In Remembrance of George G. Theophila
George G. TheophilaDunmore, PA September 13, 1926 ~ August 2, 2013 Date of Service: August 6, 2013
George G. Theophila, 86, Dunmore, died Friday evening in the Gino Merli Veterans Center in Scranton.
His late wife is the former Grace Maro.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Mitchel and Verna Kurtz Theophila. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and attended Penn State Extension at Scranton Tech where he studied Industrial and Electrical Engineering. George served honorably during WWII in the Army Air Force while being stationed in the Pacific Theater of Operations in Japan. He was part of the 309th Bomb Wing.
Prior to retirement in 1982 he worked for Con-Rail, the Delaware-Lackawanna, and the Erie-Lackawanna Railroads. His hobbies included bowling, hunting and fishing. His love was his family and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandson.
Surviving are a son Gary and wife Denise, Conklin, NY, a daughter, Joyce Wheaton, Olyphant, four grandchildren, Jaime Wheaton, Ridgewood, NJ, Brandy Wheaton, Dunmore, Brad Theophila, Brooklyn, NY, and Mara Theophila, Manhattan, a great grandson Cole George Wheaton, and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother James and two sisters, Mary Black and Jean Hill.
His family would like to thank the staff of the Gino Merli Veterans Center, especially the staff on the 3rd floor Alzheimer’s section, for the love and compassion shown to their father during his stay with them. The care and treatment will never be forgotten and is greatly appreciated by the family.
The funeral will be Tuesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with a gravesite service at 11:30am in the Dunmore Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday morning from 10-11am.
Memorial contributions may be made in George’s name to the Gino Merli Veterans Center, 401 Penn Avenue Scranton, PA 18503.