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☛ A great friend, Bobby George, dies at age 96 4-7-17



By Glory Ann Kurtz
April 7, 2017

Bobby George, a dedicated horseman, shown only months before he passed away at age 96.

It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that a friend of mine and my deceased husband Bob, Bobby Robert E. “Bobby” George, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. He was 96.


Bobby was a partner with Bob on many horses when Bob lived in Pennsylvania, including Tabano Raider, a Tabano King stallion that Bob brought to Texas with him and stood at stud for several years. They both rode descendants of Tabano Raider for years after the stallion’s death.


Bobby and his daughter Becky called me the day before he died and he kept thanking me for all the good times he had with Bob and me. His voice sounded very weak and I knew he was failing, saying he thought he had bronchitis. He died the following evening.


But Bobby had a great life and enjoyed almost every bit of it. Bob and I had spent many summer days going to horse events in Pennsylvania with Bobby, as well as trail riding in the mountains. He and his daughter and a friend came to our cabin in Colorado one summer and we had a great time trail riding in the Colorado mountains. After Bob’s death, I continued to go to Pennsylvania and visit with Bobby George and his children.


Bobby was a farmer and owned a butcher market called George Farms, but his true love was his horses, a love he shared with his children and grandchildren. Bobby was especially proud of being a breeder of Quarter Horses for 50 years.
He was a member of Masonic Lodge 224, of Danville, the Mooresburg Presbyterian Church, the Liberty Township Fire Co., the Susquehanna Valley Corral, and the American Quarter Horse Association.
Bobby was born Aug. 10, 1920, in Catawissa, a son of the late Edgar and Ella May (Creasy) George. He was married to the late Ruth E. (Auten) George for 41 years, before her passing in 1985.

George Farms was a fourth generation family business. He routinely went to Curb Market. Bobby loved his family and their regular gatherings.

He is survived by three daughters: Jane Aikey and husband Larry, Rebecca Bourbeau, and Alice Ann George, all of the Danville area; two sons, Edgar R. George and Peter George, all of the Mooresburg area; a daughter-in-law, Sharon George; longtime friend, Clara Benfer; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Martin S. George Sr.; a sister, Ruth Marqueen Wintersteen; and a daughter-in-law, Lorraine George.

He was well loved in his community and will be missed by many, including me!
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 10, at the Mooresburg Presbyterian Church, 9 Church Drive, Danville, with the Rev. John Shaw III officiating. Friends may visit at the church from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. The family recognizes that many people might like to pay their respects, so friends are also welcome to visit after the services in the church.

Burial will take place in the Moorseburg Presbyterian Cemetery.

The family gratefully declines flowers. For those wishing, donations may be made in Bobby’s memory to the Mooresburg Presbyterian Church, Liberty Township Fire Company QRS, or the Mooresburg Presbyterian Cemetery Fund.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brady Funeral Home, Danville.
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