Obituary: George G. Carey, professor emeritus of English

George G. Carey, 78, a longtime resident of Tenants Harbor, Maine, and professor emeritus of English, died in his sleep March 2.

Carey, who grew up in Princeton, N.J., attended Princeton Country Day School, South Kent School in Connecticut, Middlebury College and held a Ph.D. from Indiana University.

A specialist in folklore, he joined the faculty in 1971. He retired in 1994. He served as Maryland’s state folklorist in 1974-75.

He leaves his wife, Susan, former wife Deborah Pease, daughter Merritt, a sister and brother and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held this summer.