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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

George A. Enuton Sr.FCC Engineering official

George A. Enuton Sr., 72, who retired from the Federal Communications Commission in 1989 as assistant chief of the Mass Media Bureau's FM branch, died May 5 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. He had neck and head cancer.

Mr. Enuton spent his entire career at the FCC, where he helped minorities receive licenses to start or buy FM radio outlets.

George Alpert Enuton Sr. was born in Washington and raised in the Prince George's County community of Bradbury Heights. He was a 1955 graduate of Suitland High School and a 1959 electrical engineering graduate of the University of Maryland.

He was active in parent-teacher associations, organized a singles group named the Jokers Club and started a youth group that organized community concerts at the New Carrollton public library.

He was a longtime Beltsville resident and in 1970 ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Prince George's County Council.

Mr. Enuton took singing lessons for many years and in his retirement years in Ocean City, Md., performed under the stage name Hawaiian George.

He also wrote manuscripts on subjects including global peace and his cancer.

His marriages to Barbara Schultz Enuton, Barbara Vancavish Enuton and Brenda Lagonera Enuton ended in divorce.

Survivors include a daughter from his first marriage, Robin Enuton Rothschild of Chincoteague, Md.; a son from his second marriage, George Enuton Jr. of Kona, Hawaii; two stepchildren, Michael Lagonera of Baltimore and Michelle Manimbo of Bay Village, Ohio; two children from Ethiopia he adopted with his third wife, Endalkachew "Chuck" Tadesse of Dallas and Admassu "Ed" Tadesse of Johannesburg; a brother; and five grandchildren.

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