George was reported missing on Wednesday, March 2.
The last confirmed sighting of him was in Leeds the following day (March 3) when he got off a bus at Leeds bus station, having travelled from York.
Wife Irenie, said: “Both me and your granddaughter Sabrina, want you to know that we are all so desperately worried about you. We just want you to please come home or let us know that you are safe. We love you so much and just want you to be safe.”
Inspector Alex Langley of Harrogate police, also appealed direct to George. He said: “George, if you see this appeal, please get in touch with us and let us know you are safe. It’s been over a week now and you family are beside themselves with worry. If you prefer, you can call the missing people charity in confidence.”
Insp Langley added: “I would like to thank everyone who has supported the appeal to find George and everyone who has called in with information. Sadly, George is still missing and I would like to reiterate my appeal to hoteliers, guest house owners and members of the public in York and Leeds, to let us know if you believe you have seen George or know where he is now.”
George is described as white, 5ft 6in tall with white receding hair, hazel eyes and a pale complexion. He was last seen wearing a grey waterproof jacket with a blue fleece underneath, brown trousers, a dark blue hat, dark blue gloves and black slip-on shoes.
George has a habit of clenching his hands when he walks. When he is not wearing gloves he has a habit of touching each finger in turn to his thumb, as if he’s counting.
Anyone with information about George is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and pass information to the Force Control Room, or you can contact the missing people charity on 116000.