George Lubow, née Gutel Ostaszynski, born in Poland, died in Arcadia at the age of 93.
A survivor of the Holocaust, George escaped a Nazi concentration camp and hid in an underground bunker on a Polish farm until he was liberated by the Russian Army in July 1944. He became a successful small-business man in the retail women’s clothing business with his two Caroline’s Dress Shops in South Pasadena and Montrose.
George, an avid storyteller of his personal history, wrote a book about his wartime experience, “Escape Against All Odds, A Survivor’s Story.’’
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Roslyn; three daughters, Bonnie Lubow, Elana Moses and Zvia Hempling (Brian Krieger); and his grandchildren, Dina Hempling and Aaron and Carrie Moses; and nephews Owen Lubow (Beckie) and Norman Lubow.
George was predeceased by his brother Paul Lubow, Paul’s wife Betty and niece Barbara Lubow. Funeral Services were Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles on Aug. 25.