LITTLE FALLS – Richard J. George, 83 of Millennium Court, Little Falls, NY passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019 at his home with his loving family at his side.
He was born on October 6, 1935 in Little Falls the son of the late John W. and Alice M. (Sagatis) George. He was a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy, Little Falls class of 1953 and following his return from the service he graduated from MVCC, Utica.
Mr. George was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the US Army entering the service on June 28, 1954. He was honorably discharged as a Private First Class on April 13, 1956 at Ft. Dix, NJ.
On June 23, 1956 he was united in marriage to his wife of 48 years the former Carol H. Edgerton at St. Mary’s Church, Little Falls. Mrs. George predeceased him on April 22, 2004.
A member of the Holy Family Parish Church, Little Falls where he served as an Altar Boy in his youth. He was also a member of the Little Falls Elk’s Lodge # 42, B.O.P.E. and managed the Monday Morning Senior Golf League at the Little Falls Municipal Golf Course. He served for many years as a member of the Little Falls School Board and was Chairman of the City of Little Falls Housing Authority.
Mr. George was employed from 1965-1991 by the QSP, Reader’s Digest Co., retiring as the District Sales Manager for the East Coast.
He is survived by his son, Richard J. George, Jr., Little Falls, his daughters, Lorraine Burger and her husband David, Richfield Springs, Jennifer Sidora and her husband Frank, Lake Wylie, SC, Sharon Ewanyk and her husband Jay, Little Falls and Amy Dewan and her husband Craig, Little Falls, his brothers, John George and his wife Marilyn, Little Falls, Robert George and his wife Lynn, Illinois and Ronald George, Mohawk, his sister, Mary Alice Rieman, Little Falls, son in law, James Camillo, Asheville, NC, his grandchildren, Kristina Ladika (Robert), Kari Zieser (Nicholas), Brittany Camillo (Melissa Lausch), Alex Ewanyk, Brian Ewanyk, Samantha Dewan and CJ Dewan, great grandchildren, Lucas and Parker Ladika, Gus and Leni Zieser, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters in law, Linda George in 2002, Jolene George in 2014, and his brother in law George (Bud) Rieman in 2018.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11:00 am from the Holy Family Parish Church, Cor. Main & John St’s, Little Falls, NY where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of Herkimer.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the church on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 10:00 am until the time of the mass at 11:00 am.
Arrangements are by the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann Street, Little Falls, NY.
In lieu of flowers it is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of Mr. George be considered to Hospice & Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413. Envelopes are also available at the funeral home for this purpose.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Mr. George’s caregivers: Henry, Marie, Emily, Danielle and so many others for their kindness, compassion and care shown to their father and his family for the past several years.