George William Gemberling
George William Gemberling, son of Irvin and Ethel Gemberling, was born July 2, 1931, and was welcomed into eternal rest by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Nov. 10, 2019. He was born in Shamokin Dam, and graduated from Selinsgrove High School in June 1949.

In July 1949 George joined the US Army and was stationed in Germany. For the next 2-1/3 years he remained with the US Army until his Honorable Discharge in November 1952.

While in Germany, George wrote several letters to Gloria Kauffman, a Rebuck resident who was studying nursing at Selinsgrove State Hospital. When George returned from Germany, he and Gloria courted for a little over a year before marrying on March 26, 1954. For the next 60 years they were inseparable. Within a span of 10 years George and Gloria had four children - Steven George, Kevin Gene, Lori Elaine, and Matthew Paul.

In April 1957 George started working for Capital Airlines, the precursor to United Airlines, in the Washington DC area. In early 1962 George was presented with an opportunity to transfer his United Airlines employment to San Francisco International Airport. Without giving it a second thought, George and Gloria packed their belongings and moved their family to California in June 1962. Once there, they purchased a new home in Fremont, Calif. and proceeded to raise their family. For the next 30 years George commuted to SFO until his retirement in June 1992 after serving 35 years with United Airlines.

Surviving are four children and their spouses, Steven (Victoria), Kevin (Lisa), Lori, and Matthew (Claudia; five grandchildren, Amanda, Anthony, Michael, Samantha, Shane; and three great-grandchildren, Payton, Bentley, and Harley.

His wife Gloria preceded him in death on April 14, 2014.

In honor of George's life, a celebration in his memory will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 23, at Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, 13880 Joshua Way, Sonora, CA 95370.
If you wish to make a donation in honor of George, please consider contributing to your local hospice.
Published on November 16, 2019


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Joshua green
Nov 20, 2019
I didnt know Amanda's grandpa but rest in peace George Genberling and bring joy in heaven to everyone you meet up their.
Lisa Gemberling
Nov 19, 2019
George, Pops, was a wonderful loving father-in-law. I really won the in-law lottery! He was generous, kind and funny. He absolutely loved to play with his grandkids. You will be missed greatly "Bozz".