In memory of
Larry W. George
Larry W. George LYONS/PHELPS - Larry W. George, 84, died on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at the Newark hospital after a brief illness. Family and friends may call on Sunday, February 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Paul L Murphy & Sons Funeral Home in Newark. Committal services will immediately follow at funeral home. Burial will be in the East Newark Cemetery. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Home Meal Service, 1519 Nye Road, Suite 400, Lyons, NY 14489. Larry was born on March 18, 1934, in Alloway, N.Y., and was the son of Ford F. and Mildred (McMillan) George. He was a 1952 graduate of Newark High School and a New York state certified journeyman carpenter. Mr. George retired as a maintenance supervisor at the Newark Developmental Center after 36-plus years of service. For a number of years he installed flooring for the A.G. Schulz furniture store in Newark and Burke Flooring of Clifton Springs. He was a 20-plus-year member of Phelps Fire Department where he served as chief for six years. He served with OCARA and on the Ontario County Fire Advisory Board. He was also a committee member of Troop 46 in Phelps where he escorted numerous boys on 50-milers to the Adirondack Mountains. Larry assisted members of Troop 59 with the design and construction of an archery pavilion at Camp Babcock Hovey. He later advised on the construction committee of the Roosevelt Children's Center in Newark for Wayne ARC. It was often said Larry could build anything out of wood. He made numerous gadgets to assist his handicapped daughter with her daily functions and built both his own and his son's home. He is survived by his son, Daniel (Deborah) of Port Byron; granddaughter, Betsy (Thomas) George-Jones of Canandaigua; grandson, Morgan (Michi) George of Kaneohe, Hawaii; sister, Betty Silver of Phelps; brothers, David of Newark, Robin of Wellsville and Thomas of Victory, N.Y.; and four great-grandchildren. Larry was predeceased by his daughter, Mona Lou; and loving wife of over 60 years, Joyce (Thomas) George. Please visit www.murphyandsonsfuneralhome.com .
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