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George W. DePoe
George W. DePoe, age 98, formerly of Fernville, died peacefully on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Brookdale Senior Living Center, Bloomsburg, with his family by his side.
Born in Benton Township on August 25, 1923, he was the son on the late Frank M. and Bernice V. (Houseweart) DePoe. He was a 1942 graduate of Benton High School and resided in Fernville for 60 years.
He retired from the former Bloom Mills Inc. and had earlier worked at the Magee Carpet Company and Kawneer Company.
George was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg. He was an active volunteer and delivered Meals on Wheels for many years and also volunteered for a number of other agencies including the former Red Cross chapter.
George proudly served his country by serving in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, the former Rose Marie Fogle, on March 27, 2011; by four sisters: Lillian Barnes, May Estock, Grace Young, and Ruth Martinez; and six brothers: Jay R. DePoe, Claude DePoe, Joe S. DePoe, Ray W. DePoe, Roy S. DePoe, and Fred DePoe.
George is survived by three sons: George Wesley DePoe, Jr., and his wife Carol, of Bloomsburg, Frank T. DePoe, and his wife Lori, of Northumberland, Martin L. DePoe, and his wife Allisa, of Bloomsburg; five grandchildren: Wesley Alan DePoe, and his wife Jill, of Berwick, Stacy R. Fisher, of Bloomsburg, Scott A. DePoe, and his wife, Tiffany, of Orangeville, Christopher DePoe, and his wife Michelle, of Stillwater, Courtney, wife of Marshall Williams, of Kingsland, GA; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lena Tunaitis, of Stillwater, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 2 p.m. in the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg, with his pastor, Rev. Mark F. Reisinger, officiating. Interment will follow in New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy, with military honors by the combined VFW and American Legion Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m.
Dear family, George was a dear and gentle man who will be missed greatly by this world, welcomed in mercy and embraced in love into the next. I will miss his sweet smile and his loving nature. May the peace of Christ comfort you through your grief.
CYNTHIA WILLIS Dec 29 2021 12:00 AM
Our hearts were saddened to learn of Uncle George's passing. A true gentleman, devoted husband, faithful volunteer, and follower of Christ. He will truly be missed at our family luncheons. Uncle George and Aunt Rose will remain in our hearts forever. Please accept our sincerest sympathy at this most difficult time. Wishing You All God's Peace.
ALLEN & JEANNE KASHNER Dec 23 2021 12:00 AM
Wes: Sorry to hear of your dads passing.I remember him from our early childhood years as a kind ,gentle man with a lot of patience.Living in Fernville we always saw him on the porch.God Bless .
LARRY KRESSLER Dec 23 2021 12:00 AM