2017-08-17 / Obituaries

George F. Wilmarth, Sr.

Aug. 10, 2017

George F. Wilmarth, Sr.George F. Wilmarth, Sr.George F. Wilmarth, Sr., 88, of Laceyville, PA, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday morning, Aug. 10, 2017.

Born on April 21, 1929 in Factoryville, George was the son of the late Francis and Edith Johnson Wilmarth. He graduated from Tunkhannock High School with the Class of 1947. While he was in school he played football. On Sept. 11, 1948, he married the former Hazel Louise Webber, and they were married for 68 years until her passing on Oct. 31, 2016.

He was a manager of the Aldovin Dairy for numerous years. He also worked for Grover Milk Plant and the South Montrose Feed Mill.

In his younger years, he loved to bowl at various bowling alleys in the area.

He attended the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church.

George loved his family very much and loved spending time with them, especially his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Donna Gleason (Herbert) of Laceyville, George Wilmarth, Jr. (Sharon) of Laceyville, Susan Hoeffner (Reverend Doug) of Old Forge, Dale Wilmarth (Judy) of Springville, Karen Herron of Laceyville and Duane Wilmarth (Connie) of Laceyville. He is also survived his 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; four-great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mary LaFrance of Fabius, NY, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Anna Mae Anderson.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Biblical Baptist Church in Meshoppen with Reverend Doug Hoeffner officiating. A private family graveside service will be held at Rural Rest Cemetery in Keiserville at a later date in accordance with the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church Piano and Organ Fund, 133 Doolittle Hill Road, Laceyville, PA 18623. 

Online condolences may be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.

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