Graduate of 1948
George Justino was an outstanding Lyons High School athlete from 1944-1948. He earned two Varsity and one JV letter. He was a starter all four years in football and baseball, as well as three years in basketball. His enthusiastic play and leadership was acknowledged by his teammates and coach as he served as captain at various times in all three sports. The teams he played on won four league championships in baseball, three in basketball and one in football.
After graduation, George continued to be involved in sports. He played semi-pro ball for several years, and was also an avid golfer and bowler. He was a popular figure on the local sports scene as a certified umpire for high school/college baseball for 50 years, and also a referee for football and basketball for 35 years. Throughout the years, George served his community by volunteering his services as a coach, umpire/referee for youth sports.
George retired from Newark Developmental Center as policeman/fireman after 30 years of service. He also worked as a part time advertising salesman for over 36 years. He resides in Lyons with his wife, Rita of 58 years. They have two married daughters and one granddaughter.