George Vanwyck Alles, 74, of Media, a DuPont Co. executive, died Monday, Nov. 25, of complications from lymphoma at his home.

Born in Rahway, N.J., he moved with his family to Fredericksburg, Va., before settling in Bryn Mawr in 1949.

He was a graduate of the Haverford School, Dartmouth College - where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity - and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

In 1964, he joined DuPont in Wilmington and held a variety of marketing and financial positions in the fibers, chemicals, and elastomers businesses. Elastomers are high-strength plastic coatings.

From 1983 until 1999, Mr. Alles managed the global financial and strategic planning activities for the fluorochemicals and, later, the elastomers units of DuPont.

"He was a very smart guy, and lived modestly in comparison with his title," said his nephew D. Morgan Beever. "He was very meticulous and organized."

Since 1982, Mr. Alles had lived in Media, where he loved growing tomatoes, woodworking, maintaining his home, and rooting for the Flyers, Eagles, Phillies, and 76ers.

Surviving, in addition to his nephew, is a niece.

Services Saturday, Dec. 21, are private.

Donations may be made to the Dartmouth College Scholarship Fund via: www.dartmouth.edu/~alfund/.

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