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George Gibson

October 24, 1925 — January 6, 2021

George Gibson, 95, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. He was born on October 4, 1925 in Cumberland, MD to the late George and Virginia (Bosley) Gibson. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary (Schaefer Rodenhauser) Gibson. George graduated from Taylor Allerdice High School in Pittsburgh, PA after serving 3 years in the Army Air Force. He attended Westinghouse Technical Engineering School. He served with the Eighth Air Force in England during WWII 1943-1946. George retired from General Motors Delphi Plant in Sandusky in 1990 after 23 years.

George was a commercial pilot and a member of the Great Circle Flying Club located at the Sandusky Airport in Sandusky, OH. He was a past member of the American Legion Post 83 of Sandusky, OH, a life member of the Sandusky Elks Lodge #285, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Fremont, OH, a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Lodge #712 in Fremont, OH, and a life member of Infinity Lodge #546 Free and AM in Pittsburgh, PA. George was a past member of the Consistory of the Valley of Pittsburgh and the Syria Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of Pittsburgh, PA.

His interests were golf, flying, fishing, and crossword puzzles.

Besides his wife Mary, George was preceded in death by his father, George Gibson; his mother, Virginia (Bosley) Gibson; his sister, Florence (Gibson) Polvinale; his brother, Thomas Smith; his sister-in-law, Shelby Smith; his nephew, Bradley Smith; and his stepson, Greg Rodenhauser.

Surviving is daughter, Patricia (Bill) Romay; stepchildren, Becky (Larry) McElfresh, Laurie (Bill) Halm, and  Andy (Arrel) Rodenhauser all of Fremont; step-grandchildren, Dawn McElfresh, Monica (Alex) Frankel, Luke (Darcy) McElfresh, Eve (David) Bartlett, Nick (Katie) Halm, Kelly (Dane) Dudley, Jake (Julia) Halm, and Derek & Arland Rodenhauser; 15 step-great-grandchildren; niece, Donna Grondin; nephews, Dennis (Christine) Polvinale, Gary (Karen) Polvinale, and David Smith; great-nieces, Dawn (Bill) Patterson, Nikki (Dustin) Bladel; great-nephew, Sean Polvinale; great-great nieces, Melissa Mason and Sarah (Sean) Harold; and great-great-nephews, Anthony (Emily) Pirolli and William Patterson.

Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church.

Funeral Services will be held privately followed by burial with military honors at Restlawn Memory Garden, Perrysburg, OH. The Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Crematory has been honored with the care of George and his family.

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