Richard A. George of Bath, NY, originally of Geneva, NY, passed away Friday November 8, 2019.
Richard A. George of Bath, NY, originally of Geneva, NY, passed away Friday November 8, 2019. He was there second son of Abraham and Frieda George, born October 11, 1942. He spent his youth as an active member of St. Michael's Orthodox Church, working in his father's billiard hall, his uncle's haberdashery and driving fast cars.
He is survived by his wife Norma (Saltsman), his sons, Jeffery and Michael George, his daughter and her husband, Lyana and Casey Wood and predeceased by a son, Richard Jr.
Richard loved all of his grandchildren and he will be sorely missed by them: Granddaughter Meghan (and Thomas) Seaman, her children Ellie and Abigail, grandsons David, Eric, Thomas and Michael George, Israel and Isaiah Wood.
Surviving are his sisters-in-law; Ruth George, Aletha Smith, Marge Saltsman, Lucy Saltsman and Caroline Saltsman, his cousins and their families: Linda Beckley, Hazel Bruno, Gail Abraham, Jim George and AnnaMarie Lathrop. Still here to remember the kindness of Uncle Rich, are many nieces and nephews, and while relationships may change, Richard always thought fondly of Traci Polmanteer, Lisa Weidenhammer and Chris Saltsman as family.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Frederick and brother Michael, in infancy. Over the years many of his in-laws, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends passed before him. He kept them in his prayers daily after that.
Richard loved oldies music, coins and cars; interests that he passed to his children. He was a talented artist, a talent not known by many. Richard was a humble man that didn't want the spotlight. He was a hard-working man that did always provided for his family above all else. He worked for almost 30 years at Mercury Aircraft.
His gentleness and kind way of viewing the world was noticed by all that knew him; his family, his friends and wonderful staff at Fred and Harriett Taylor's Nursing Facility, where he resided for the past year and a half.
Family and friends paid their respects Wednesday at the LaMarche Funeral Home in Hammondsport.