George Anthony Orzel, 88, of Binghamton passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March, 2, 2022, in Wake Forest, North Carolina. The devoted husband, loving father, exalted pierogi-master, and beloved curmudgeon was born in Johnson City, New York. A veteran of the Korean War, George served in the United States Air Force. After his military service, he embarked on a notable career at IBM’s research lab in Endicott, NY. During retirement and before moving to Wake Forest, he was actively involved in charity work for St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, the Church of the Holy Trinity, and the Kopernik Society. George leaves behind family and friends who are better off because of his influence. Much loved, he will be remembered as a bright guiding light who inspired and guided those around him. To everyone who knew George, he radiated boundless joy, limitless love, and unending grumpiness. The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Duke Raleigh Hospital and Transitions Hospice for their kindness and care. He was predeceased by his parents George Orzel and Martha Orzel, his wife Lois (Maston) Orzel, a daughter Donna Marie Orzel, and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley and Maria Orzel, Michael and Kimberly Orzel, a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Hayes Biggs, a grandson, Zachary Orzel, a great-grandson, Zayne Lisenby-Orzel, Frank and Anne Orzel, Irene Morkunas, and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Mercy House, Endicott, NY, or Transitions Hospice, Raleigh, NC. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, April 30th at 10am at Holy Trinity Church, 346 Prospect St, Binghamton. Burial will follow at St. Stanislaus Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 30th from 9am until the time of the mass.