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Jorge Antonio Miramontes, known to many as George, passed away on August 13, 2023, at the age of 65 in Long Branch, NJ. He was born on October 5, 1957, in Villa Hermosa Tabasco, Mexico, to Sylvia and the late Carlos Miramontes Rojas. He was a devoted husband, brother, and son who will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Janine Ashmont, mother Sylvia Malacon De Miramontes, brother José Carlos Miramontes Malacon (Partner: Lilia Gloria Romero Heredia), sister Sylvia Miramontes Malacon (Partner: Jose Luis Castañon Zurita), and sister Diana Leticia Miramontes Malacón (Partner: Alonso Moreno Gonzalez).
George was an adventurous soul who had a passion for the ocean, sports, and entertainment. He traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, Canada, and Mexico, embracing his love for exploration. He had a diverse range of interests and was a modern-day Renaissance Man.
In terms of education, George attended the National Autonomous University in Mexico City, where he graduated with a degree in dental surgery. He practiced for a time in Mexico and Canada. However, his path led him to various career opportunities that showcased his versatility and enthusiasm for different fields.
Throughout his career, George made an impact in several industries. He began his professional journey as a participant in Up With People Cast E 1981, where he displayed his talents during the Super Bowl XX halftime show in New Orleans in 1986. George then ventured into the hospitality industry, which included many years as a Club Med GO, teaching snorkeling, sailing and water skiing.
In more recent years, George utilized his skills as a licensed massage therapist at various spas in New Jersey. Additionally, he worked as a lifeguard at different Jersey shore ocean and pool locations. George also had a passion for the film industry and worked as a background actor in several movies. His most recent role was in the movie "A Call to Spy," where he portrayed a local mountain guide who leads a female field agent through the Pyrenees Mountains during WW II.
George held a PADI dive master status and was a 25 year member. Other memberships included Sag-Aftra and Up With People Alumni.
A luncheon to honor and celebrate George's life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to charitable organizations such as the Joan Dancy and PALS, the ALS Foundation Philadelphia Chapter, or the Jersey Shore Medical ALS Center. These organizations were meaningful to George, and any support would be greatly appreciated.
George Antonio Miramontes was a remarkable and unique individual who touched the lives of many. His adventurous spirit, dedication to his loved ones, and diverse range of interests will be remembered and cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing him. May he rest in peace.