George Massood, MGM Transport
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, August 5, 2013
WAYNE, N.J. - George "Lefty" Massood, co-founder of MGM Transport, died at his home here. He was 85.
Massood was born in Paterson, N.J., one of ten children of parents who emigrated from Aleppo, Syria, who sought refuge in America. When he was nine years old he began making deliveries of fresh fruit and vegetables with his father on their truck.
Massood was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1946 and served most of his time in Italy as part of the occupying forces after World War II.
When he returned, Massood and his brother began delivering furniture and other items and formed MGM Transport. The two built MGM Transport into a large business before selling it in 2007.
Massood was an avid Yankees fan and enjoyed joking and laughing with his friends over a cup of coffee after attending daily mass. He served as Eucharistic Minister at local churches and Preakness Hospital.
Massood is survived by his wife of 51-years, Jacqueline, and eight children.
Donations in Massood's memory can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105 or to collections at masses offered at Sacred Heart Armenian Catholic Church, 155 Long Hill Rd., Little Falls, N.J. 07424.