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September 26, 2013

George A. Harrison

MEADVILLE — George A. Harrison, 95, of 31 N. Park Ave., Meadville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at Wesbury United Methodist Community.

He was born in San Francisco on July 2, 1918, the son of the late Harry P. and Leona O. (Cole) Harrison.

On Sept. 1, 1941, George married Florence G. Allen; she preceded him in death on March 30, 2000.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Meadville. He was a former member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints of Castro Valley, Calif.

After 30 years of service George retired from Pacific Bell where he was employed as a technician. During this time he also served for eight years with the Los Altos, Calif. Police Department as a reservist.

Following his retirement in 1975 he was employed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints of Castro Valley as well as for Orchard Supply Hardware stores.

A veteran of World War II, George entered the U.S. Navy on July 1, 1941, and served his country honorably in the Pacific Theatre until Sept. 4, 1945.

A December 1937 graduate of Balboa High School, he was also a 1939 graduate of Samuel Gompers Trade School, both of San Francisco. A member of the Meadville Pioneer Club, he was a former member of the American Legion of San Francisco, Disabled American Veterans of Fresno, Calif., and the Woodmen of the World Golden Gate Camp of San Francisco. His hobbies included traveling with his family, golfing, making crafts, reading and collecting John Wayne videos. He loved to attend the sporting events of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by five daughters, Joyce Baldwin and her husband, Robert, of Saegertown, Nancy Esqueda and her husband, Carlos, of Mesa, Ariz., Patricia Simpson of Livonia, Mich., Janet Sastini of Stockton, Calif., and Gayle Heinbaugh and her husband, Douglas, of Spokane, Wash.; 10 grandchildren, Robert, Beth, whom he lived with in Meadville, Tammy, David, Charlotte, Lisa, April, Dawn, Tiffany and Todd; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Harris and her husband, Gale, of Lodi, Calif., Merrolyn Purchell of Sacramento, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife of 58 years, George was preceded in death by five sisters and eight brothers.

Calling hours are Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Park Avenue Extension, Meadville, with Bishop William C. Stallard officiating.

Interment with full military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006 will take place at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Meadville.

Share your condolences at miznerfuneralhome.com.

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