SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – John W. “Jack” George, 77, died Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida.
He was born June 12, 1943 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, son of the late John Wilson, Sr. and Adda Gertrude (Bence) George.
Jack was a 1961 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and a 1963 graduate of Warren Business College.
He was Lutheran by faith.
Jack worked as a self-employed insurance agent for 41 years.
He was a member of B.P.O. Elks #305 in Salem, OH.
Jack and Margie enjoyed spending as much time as possible with family and friends. Some of his favorite things to do included camping, playing games and cards, reading, playing tennis and pickleball. He was skilled at woodworking and other hands-on crafts and made a variety of treasured items for family and friends over the years. He was often referred to as the “Jack of all trades” because of his many talents and helpful spirit. The kids and grandkids all enjoyed their “grandpa sized” bowls of ice cream and learned to love and share in his hobbies.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret L. (McLewis) George of Bradenton, Florida, to whom he was married 55 years; a daughter, Julie (Michael) Ayres and their children, Caitlin, Alannah, Logan and Parker of Medina, Ohio; son, Chris (Lesley) George and their children, Caleb, Carson, Colton, Ethan and Ella of Columbus, Ohio and son, Nate (Lynn) George and their children, Abbie and Natalie of Westerville, Ohio; sisters, Jean Waris of Niles, Ohio and Grace Webb of Salem, Ohio and a brother, John (Wally) Grove of Canfield, Ohio.
A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Stark Memorial with Reverend Ann Marie Winters from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Warren, Ohio officiating. The funeral will be live streamed on the funeral home Facebook page for those who are unable to attend.
Calling hours will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 25 at the funeral home. The family would like to encourage the celebration of Jack’s life by sharing memories at the end of the service. For the safety of the George family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing and bring your own mask.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans at www.DAV.org.
If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.
You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.
To send condolences visit www.starkmemorial.com.
A television tribute will air Sunday, August 23 at the following approximate times: 8:58 a.m. on WKBN and 7:58 p.m. on FOX.
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