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Carl F. "Bucky" George

December 28, 1921 October 22, 2019
Carl F. "Bucky" George

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Obituary for Carl F. "Bucky" George

George, Carl F. “Bucky” – 97 of Portage, passed away on October 22, 2019 at home. He was born on December 28, 1921 in Lilly. He was the son of Unruh and Della (Marshall) George.

Carl is preceded in death by his parents, his wife: Ethel (Moyer) George, his brothers: Marshall and Nobel George and a sister: Lois Stiffler. He is survived by his children: William George and wife Linda of Cartersville, VA; Beverly George of Portage and Nancy Miller of Portage. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and he was a Purple Heart and Bronze Star Recipient. Carl previously worked in the past at the former Cresson Sanitorium on the custodial staff. He was a retired employee of Bethlehem Steel where he worked in the car shop. Carl was a member of the Lilly American Legion Post #628, where he served in the past for over 35 years as their commander and he was a member of the Sankertown VFW Post #7377. He was lifetime member of the former St. Joseph Catholic Church in Portage.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 8 PM on Friday, October 25th, 2019 at the Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. of Portage. Funeral Mass will be held at 10AM on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Portage. Military Rites by our local Veterans Organizations will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church following the Church Services. On-line condolences may be made at

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2:00 PM 10/25/2019 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/25/2019 8:00:00 PM
Decort Funeral Home

532 Main Street
Portage, PA 15946

Decort Funeral Home
532 Main Street Portage 15946 PA
United States





10:00 AM 10/26/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/26/2019 11:00:00 AM
Decort Funeral Home

532 Main Street
Portage, PA 15946

Decort Funeral Home
532 Main Street Portage 15946 PA
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Bartholomew Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cemetery Road
Wilmore, PA 15962

Cemetery Road Wilmore 15962 PA
United States

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