George W. Baumiller, age 97, designer, architect and beloved professor died Jan. 26, 2016, in Greenport.
He was born Feb. 26, 1918, in Novosibirsk, Russia, to Wladyslaw and Janina Ickowska Baumiller who were in Siberian exile. George was the husband of Hanna Czerwinska Baumiller and father of Krzysztof, Anna, Tomasz and Marta.
A graduate of the 3rd Cadet Corps in Rawicz, Poland, George enrolled at the Warsaw Polytechnic University to follow his passion–architecture. With the German invasion of Poland in September 1939, he served in the Polish Army and later during the occupation joined the underground Polish Home Army. George participated in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 with the “Lawa” unit of the Kampinos Group.
After the war he earned a Masters of Architecture from Warsaw Polytechnic University and for the next two decades designed numerous buildings in Warsaw as it recovered after the war’s devastation.
During the early 1960s he spent time in Iraq from 1960 to 1963 as the architect of the City of Baghdad and subsequently taught architecture from 1963 to 1964 at Kingston Polytechnic in the United Kingdom and then from 1967 to 1971 at the University of Baghdad in Iraq.
In 1971, with his wife and two younger children, he immigrated to the United States, first settling in Michigan and later in Stillwater, Okla., where he served as professor of architecture at Oklahoma State University. He retired in 1993 and with his wife moved to Greenport to be closer to their family.
A recipient of the Cross of Valor in Poland, numerous architectural awards, and two Fulbright Senior Scholar awards, he was a member of American (AIA) and Polish (SARP) institutes of architects.
He is survived by two children, Marta Baumiller of Aquebogue and Tomasz Baumiller of Ann Arbor; Mich.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all.
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