George Weymouth: Dear Frolic, You Are Missed
On April 24th, Operation Warm board member George “Frolic” Weymouth passed away at the age of 79.
George Weymouth was not just a partner and colleague to the staff here at Operation Warm, but a friend and a mentor. He was kind, patient and always willing to help out the team in any way he could.
Those who met George Weymouth found him to be interested and engaged in the well-being of those around him. He would often remind members of the team of their importance to the organization, and always kept a positive and motivational attitude towards his work as well as the work of others.
Frolic found a friend in many here at Operation Warm, as both his love for helping others and his generally bright and welcoming disposition made him someone who was not only easy to approach, but someone who made it a priority to show compassion towards everyone he encountered.
One of his closest friends, Operation Warm founder Dick Sanford, recalls just how monumentalGeorge Weymouth’s presence and dedication to the cause was during his time here.
“Frolic’s contributions to Operation Warm through wisdom, introductions and shear encouragement will continue to impact the organization for many years to come,” Dick says. “He was exceptionally sincere and a dear friend who truly was larger than life. He contributed so much value with land conservation, art, horses, humor, friendship and a great sense of personal and decorative style. He touched everyone who met him with grace and a genuine sense of life. He was a treasure and will be missed by all.”
Though we at Operation Warm were familiar withGeorge Weymouth as a member of our team of board members, he was likely most recognized for many of the other accomplishments and works he attained outside of the company. To put it as Wikipedia currently defines him, Frolic (as he was more commonly known) was “an American artist, whip or stager, and conservationist,” in addition to being an outstanding member of our team. His work as a conservationist led him to preserve more than 59,000 square acres of land over the course of his life. In the realm of fine art, Frolic’s painting works can be found not only in the local Brandywine River Museum, but also overseas in prestigious locations, such as Windsor Castle. The subjects of his paintings included notable figures such as Luciano Pavarotti, Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh) and Queen Elizabeth’s husband. He was even invited by the U.S. Government to paint at Cape Kennedy during the moon landing.
In addition to being an incredibly talented individual, Frolic was an exceptionally kind and compassionate person. His contributions to Operation Warm touched the lives of many both on and off the team, as his wisdom and sheer encouragement to everyone he met sparked inspiration throughout the organization. He had a gift for bringing people together – for making them feel needed and significant through his sincerity and genuineness of character. The motivational and enthusiastic spirit he brought to the team was unparalleled, as his kindness and charisma stimulated a glowing work environment to the team at Operation Warm.
Through both his exceptional character and George “Frolic” Weymouth left behind for us an awe-inspiring legacy to admire for years to come. He is survived by his beloved son, Mac, and will be sorely missed by all who were impacted by his immeasurable charm, humorous disposition, and charitable spirit.