William George Fuhr, 83, died Saturday morning at Regional Hospital of Scranton. He was the widower of Bernice "Bunny" Grabowski, who died Dec. 4, 2002.
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Born in Throop, son of the late George H. and Emily Richardson, William graduated from Throop High School in 1949. He was a longstanding member of the Holy Name Society of St. Anthony's Church, currently the Blessed Sacrament Church of Throop. A lifelong resident of Throop, he served in the Korean War and was an honored volunteer firefighter for 50 years with Throop Hose Company 1.
A loving father, devoted husband and avid papinky hunter. He will be dearly missed.
Surviving are four sons, William and wife, Jeanine, Dickson City; Chester and wife, Melissa, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Kenneth and wife, Gina, Dickson City; and Jeffrey and wife, Anna, Throop; a brother, Robert, Throop; seven grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, George and Richard.
The funeral will be Thursday at 9 a.m. from the John F. Glinksy Funeral Home, 445 Sanderson St., Throop, with Mass at 9:30 in St. Anthony's Church. Interment, St. Anthony's Cemetery, Dickson City. Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Rosary reciting will be at 6:30. Throop Hose Company will meet at 7.
In lieu of flowers, send memorial contributions to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509. Condolences: johnfglinsky
Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 29, 2014