In Remembrance of George G. Theophila

George G. Theophila

George G. Theophila

Dunmore, 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.

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Debbie Schuckman
Posts: 18
You will be missed Uncle George
Reply #6 on : Wed August 07, 2013, 16:27:58
Joyce and Gary and family,

The time we have here is so short on earth. Your
Dad was such a kind soul and would do anything
for anyone. I just wanted to let you know how much we treasured Aunt Grace and Uncle George.
We just loved coming for our vacation and holiday visits and how your Mom and Dad went all out to make it a very special time for all of us.
All the brothers and sisters are now together with
their spouses and having one big family reunion
with our Dear Lord. You two have been terrific to your Dad and may you always remember the good times and know one day we will be with them again.

God Bless you
cousin Debbie and Gerry
Trudi Hepler
Posts: 18
Praying for your family
Reply #5 on : Tue August 06, 2013, 09:08:13
We are sorry for your loss and thinking of you all.
Ken & Pat Miller
Posts: 18
In Memory of the Best Uncle in the World
Reply #4 on : Mon August 05, 2013, 21:45:27
Uncle George, your were always there during my childhood, and we love you very much! All the holidays Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and summer vacations with my Mom & Dad we enjoyed all the good times with Aunt Grace and cousin Joyce and Gary. We love you and miss you very much. All my love, Kenny & Pat Miller
Donald Reach
Posts: 18
My Deepest Condolence to your family
Reply #3 on : Mon August 05, 2013, 20:59:53
Wheaton Family,
I would like to send my deepest sympathy, and condolence to your family from the Donald L Reach JR Family.
My name is Donald Reach, George and Grace where my customers on my paper route, he would stop me from time to time, and we would talk, about the days news and he was always one of my favorite customers on rigg street.
I am very sorry for your loss,

Donald L Reach JR
Saracco, Cynthia M.
Posts: 18
Our deepest sympathies
Reply #2 on : Mon August 05, 2013, 13:47:17
We're very saddened to hear this news. George was a wonderful uncle and will be deeply missed. Our condolences to you.
Cindy & David Saracco
Bobby Lewert
Posts: 18
Gods Comfort
Reply #1 on : Sun August 04, 2013, 22:17:31
Dear Gary and Joyce, May the Lord comfort you as only He can. I love my Uncle George and Aunt Grace. Your parents were always loving, kind and full of joy and fun. I will never forget my times with them when I was a young boy. All my love, Bobby Lewert