Robert L. George of Scottdale, a longtime Mt. Pleasant businessman, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh at the age of 92. Mr. George was born April 24, 1922 in Mt. Pleasant a son of the late M. R. George and Margaret Forsyth George.
Mr. George was the owner of George & Cunningham Hardware on Main Street in Mt. Pleasant for 50 years. He was a 1939 graduate of the former Ramsay High School and a 1943 graduate of Grove City College. Bob was a veteran of the US Navy during World War II. He was a longtime and active member of Reunion Presbyterian Church and a member and past President of the Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club, and held memberships with the Mt. Pleasant Elks, American Legion and VFW Posts. He also served as chairman of the Mt. Pleasant Salvation Army Service Unit. For 32 years he was a member of the Board of Directors at Standard Bank. In addition, he was named Mt. Pleasant Citizen of the Month and in 2003 was named Mt. Pleasant Citizen of the Year.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edwin F. George and a brother in law, Harold W. Queer.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Marjorie (Moon) George; his daughter, Martha A. Sitler and husband Mark of Douglassville, Pa; his son, William R. George and wife Sandy of Mt. Pleasant; two grandchildren, Brandon George and wife Laura and Darcy Firmstone and husband William; a sister, Betty Queer of Cranberry Twp and a sister in law, Betty George of Greensburg and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are welcome on Friday from 2-4 & 6-9 pm at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC. 303 Pittsburgh St. Scottdale. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 am in the funeral home with Rev. Susan Washburn officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the local Salvation Army Service Unit c/o N. First St. Connellsville, PA 15425. To offer an online condolence, please visit www.gjfuneral.com.
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