George Eustice, 89, of West Wyoming passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
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Born in Pittston on Jan. 12, 1925, son of the late John and Della Hilbert Eustice, he was a graduate of Pittston High School, Class of 1942.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Wilkes-Barre, where he served as deacon.
George served as a sergeant with the 91st CML Mortar Battalion, Gen. Patton's 3rd Army, in World War II, and he participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the European, African and Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars.
George was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for 36 years and also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed for 22 years by Atlas Chain and Cable.
George was a very caring, compassionate and helpful brother, uncle and friend.
He always spoke well of everyone. He was a man who had no enemies. He had great love for cats; he fed the stray cats every day, rain, snow or sunshine.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Rachael DeMott, in 1991; nephews, Bryan Shepherd and John Kuchinsky; and brother-in-law, Carl Lumley.
He is survived by his brother, Robert and wife, Theresa Eustice, Jonesboro, Tenn.; sisters, Janet Lumley, Exeter; and Marion Kuchinsky and husband, Joseph, East Hartford, Conn.; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved cat, Precious.
The family would like to thank Dr. James Bruno and the nursing staff on the fifth floor of Geisinger Wyoming Valley, especially Kathy, Hillary and Jessica, for their compassionate care not only for George but for our family.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church, 48 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. Shawn Walker, his pastor, will officiate. Friends and relatives are asked to go directly to the church.
Relatives and friends may call at the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Interment will be held in Pittston Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the First Baptist Church, 48 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or the SPCA, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Howell-Lussi Funeral Home
509 Wyoming Avenue
West Pittston, PA 18643
Published in Citizens' Voice on Apr. 22, 2014