By Nicole Hamilton
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Many modern-day mothers have a lot to thank George Nassauer for. The retired Procter & Gamble executive was pivotal in the development of Pampers diapers, among other products.
He was recently recognized by the American Red Cross for his charitable contributions and service.
And he helped build the Wyoming Swim Club - literally. .
"He was not one to brag," said his daughter, Barbara Roth of Oakley. "He always put other people first."
Mr. Nassauer died Monday at Evergreen Retirement Community in Wyoming. He was 83.
Born in Birmingham, Ala., and raised in San Antonio, Mr. Nassauer earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University.
In 1942 he entered the Air Force and served as a lieutenant colonel during World War II. In 1946, he accepted a position with P&G and moved to Cincinnati.
Mr. Nassauer eventually became director of engineering for P&G's paper division. He retired in 1984.
A patron of the arts, at the time of his death Mr. Nassauer was on the Board of Overseers for the Cincinnati Pops.
He was trustee of Wyoming Presbyterian Church, and former area chairman of special gifts for the United Appeal.
For many years, Mr. Nassauer volunteered at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
His wife of 60 years, Marguerite Nassauer, died in 2002.
Survivors include two other daughters, Carol Wolf of Lebanon and Janice Adler of Ross; a son, George Nassauer Jr.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held. Burial was in Spring Grove Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to Wyoming Presbyterian Church, 225 Wyoming Ave., Cincinnati 45215.
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