The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 9, 2014

Homer J. George

SALIX — GEORGE – Homer  “Jim” J., 73, Salix, went to be with the Lord July 1, 2014, home surrounded by his family. Born Aug. 22, 1940, in Johnstown, son of the late Homer C. Jr. and Gladys M. (Rowe) George. Preceded in death by his sister, Mary Beth George. Survived by his wife of 47 years, Betty L. (Lane) George; children, Tammy L. Kuhn, and husband, Scott, Sidman; Tracey L. George, Salix; and Bradley J. George, and companion, Amy Howell, Ferndale; grandchildren, Austin and Colt Kuhn; David, Christine and Hanna Reger; and Julie, Alex and Emili George; and an additional grandson is expected to arrive in October; also a niece, Jennifer Hill, North Carolina. Mr. George was the owner of Homer J. George Funeral Home in South Fork and Salix. He began his career in funeral service in 1969 and retired in 2009. Member of Crossroads Alliance Church, Ebensburg. Lifetime member of South Fork Volunteer Fire Department. Member of Cambria Lodge 278 F&AM and Dunlo American Legion Post 573. Past member of Somerset County Funeral Directors Association. Mr. George served in the U.S. Army in Korea. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at Crossroads Alliance Church, 1296 N. Center St., Ebensburg, Pa. 15931, where funeral service will follow at 4 p.m., Pastor Kevin Stock, officiating.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Crossroads Alliance Church. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be sent to

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