BLOOMINGTON-George J. Moylan Jr., 61, of Linwood Court died Saturday Feb. 15, 2014 at Vassar Bros. Medical Center in Poughkeepsie after a valiant two year battle with lung cancer.
He was born in Kingston Oct. 19, 1952 a son of the late George J. and Mildred A. Brissa Moylan.
A lifelong resident, George was a dedicated second generation funeral director, owner, and President of the George J. Moylan Funeral Home Inc. in Rosendale and Stone Ridge. He became licensed in 1977 and assumed operation of the family business in 1995. His service to the community as a funeral director was his dedication. He continuously and compassionately served throughout his illness as long as he was able. When he missed a funeral due to his illness he would always call multiple times for all the details and to make sure all went perfectly.
George was also a dedicated volunteer fireman with the Bloomington Fire Department for more than 30 years. He served in many capacities and currently was serving as Deputy Chief. His dedication with the fire department was tremendous as well, he responded courageously to help others well into his own illness.
He also enjoyed custom and antique cars, attending area car shows and proudly owning a 1950 Buick and a 1970 Austin. He was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman, enjoying deer hunting, especially bow hunting, boating, jet skiing, and his Sacandaga Lake camp. For many years he enjoyed stock car racing at area dirt tracks where he use to race sportsman and dwarf cars.
His passion was his grandchildren, Kristen, Taylor, and Connor Moylan, he enjoyed every minute with them, they made his world a better place.
George was a member of the Dutchess Putnum Ulster Funeral Directors Association, the Rosendale Street Rods and Sons of the American Legion Post 1219 in Tillson.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Darlene A. Taylor Moylan, two sons, Jason Moylan of Rosendale and George Moylan III of Cottekill, two brothers, William E. Moylan and James F. Moylan, both of Rosendale, three brothers-in-law, David Taylor of Woodstock, William Harbig of Kingston and Edward Lowe of N.C. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A sister, Mildred A. Lowe died in 2007, and a sister-in-law Joyce Harbig died in 2002.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the George J. Moylan Funeral Home Inc., 2053 Route 32, Rosendale. Rev Arlene Dawber will officiate. Interment will be in Rosendale Plains Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday 5 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday 3 to 8 p.m.
Bloomington Fire Department Services will be Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to Bloomington Fire Department Commitment to Kids, P.O. Box 55, Bloomington, N.Y. 12411. (www.GJMoylanFuneralHome.com)
Published in Daily Freeman on Feb. 16, 2014