Hard worker unwound with family, sports, hunting
Paul George never worked a job he didn't like.
“He loved to work,” said his son Ron George of Monroeville. “He did cement work on the side, was a Monroeville police officer for 27 years and drove a school bus for 35 years.”
Paul R. George of Monroeville died on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. He was 77.
Mr. George started as a patrolman, advanced to sergeant, became a detective and rose to the rank of lieutenant during his career with the Monroeville Police Department.
He also got to drive his granddaughters to school, his son said.
“The girls loved that,” Ron George said. “They'd get on the bus and say, ‘Hi, Pappy.' ”
He was a hometown boy through and through, his son said. Mr. George was born on Oak Street, a block from where most of his family lives.
Mr. George came from a big family — he had nine brothers and four sisters.
An Army veteran, he drove a tank in Europe during the 1950s. In his spare time, Mr. George loved to golf and had a hunting camp in Portland Mills, Elk County, he enjoyed visiting, his son said.
“He was a great guy. ... He had a calm, patient demeanor,” said his son Greg George of Monroeville. “He was a saint. Especially putting up with three boys.”
Mr. George played football at Pitcairn High School and watched his sons “play just about every sport,” his son said.
In addition to his sons Ron and Greg, Mr. George is survived by his wife of 49 years, Olive Burkhart George; son, Shawn of Staunton, Va.; brothers, Leo of Bonita Springs, Fla., and the Rev. Patrick George of Loretto; sisters, Bernadette Tenney of Lima, Ohio, Rose Marie Maxwell of Pittsburgh and Loretta Ann Beals of Meadville; and four granddaughters.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Jobe Funeral Home and Crematory, 445 Beatty Road, Monroeville, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Entombment with military honors will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery.
Craig Smith is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-380-5646 or email@example.com.
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