After a life of 95 years — writing books, teaching, learning and helping others — George Immerwahr spent his last days with the people he loved.

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After a life of 95 years — writing books, teaching, learning and helping others — George Immerwahr spent his last days with the people he loved.

His time at the Gene & Irene Wockner Hospice Center in Kirkland was filled with visiting friends and family, and when he died Sunday of complications from prostate cancer, two of his sons and their wives were at his bedside.

“You had to take a number to get into that room, there were so many people there,” said his son John Immerwahr, of Rosemont, Pa.

Mr. Immerwahr, with stints as a demographer for the U.S. government and the United Nations, had a life carved out of a picture book. He researched reproductive health in Colombia, India and Sri Lanka, where he advised the government on reducing the birthrate.

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He lived most of his later years in Kenmore, working in the demography center at the University of Washington and, for the past six years, as a tutor at Kenmore Elementary School.

“When he was least happy was when he thought he wasn’t contributing,” John Immerwahr said.

Mr. Immerwahr was featured in a Seattle Times profile, “Living by the numbers,” on March 16.

He was born June 12, 1909, in Chicago and graduated from Princeton University in 1930. He married Jean Moulton in 1939, and they were together until she died in 2003.

They raised four sons while he worked as an actuary in Baltimore, Md. Then, in 1968, his youngest son, Richard, died of cancer. Mr. Immerwahr and his wife moved overseas for his demography work. Upon return, he wrote a high-school textbook and crafted papers on topics such as poverty and Social Security.

After his wife’s death, he wrote a memoir, “I Dream of Jeanie.”

“It’s really how he created and defined himself in his older age that is so inspiring to us,” John Immerwahr said.

Besides son John, other survivors include two sons, George Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M., and Donald of Seattle; five grandsons; and a great-grandson.

Services were scheduled to be held yesterday. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations can be made to Kenmore Elementary School, 19121 71st Ave. N.E., in Kenmore.

Ashley Bach: 206-464-2567 or abach@seattletimes.com