George L. Eby, 92, of 1101 W. Fern St., Coal Township, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at his residence with his family by his side.
He was born May 19, 1925, in Shamokin, a son of the late Peter and Rose (Martin) Eby. On March 4, 1950, he married the former Betty W. Dewalt who survives. They celebrated 67 years of marriage.
George attended Shamokin schools and served in Army during World War II as a private with Company C 10th Infantry. He received the Purple Heart and Oak Leaf Cluster. He was a proud veteran and was grateful for his care from the VA Lebanon Hospital.
George was a longtime resident of Shamokin and was a coal miner.
He attended Mountainside Assembly of God Church, Trevorton Road.
George enjoyed being with his wife and family and loved the Lord.
In addition to his wife, he is survived three sons and three daughters-in-law, John and Sandi Eby, of Paxinos, Tim Eby, of West Cameron, and Mark and Sandy Eby, of Sunbury, and Paula Eby, of Winfield; one daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Bill Anoia, of Sunbury; 11 grandchildren, Jenny, Steve, Christina Joshua, Caleb, Gabby, T.J., Lori, Stephanie, Max, and Jessie; nine great-grandchildren, Eli, Coraline, Madison, Josiah, Xavier, Serenity, Lance, Abby, Hunter; two sisters, Joyce Clark and Ruth Miller, both of Coal Township; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, George L. Eby Jr.; six brothers, Billy, Richard, Peter, Thomas, John, and Paul Eby; and two sisters, Mary Shaffer and Lillian Karpinski.
A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Mountainside Assembly of God Church, 1900 Trevorton Road, Coal Township, followed by the funeral at 11, with Pastor Richard Earl officiating.
Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Gowen City.
Contributions may be made in George's memory to Mountainside Assembly of God Church, 1900 Trevorton Road, Coal Township, PA. 17866.
Funeral arrangements are by the Robert G. Foust Jr. Funeral Home, 841 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton.
Published on  June 19, 2017