George William Kenyon, 89, of New Milford, passed away on February 10, 2013 at the home of his daughter, Linda. His loving wife of 41 years, was the former Margaret Caroline Livingston, who predeceased him in 1989, from ALS.
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He was born, April 16, 1923, in Hickory, N.C., son of the late Floyd and Marguerite Kenyon.
He grew up on the family farm on Kenyon Hill in Deposit, N.Y. He served in the Army Air Corp from 1942-1945 and was in the Burma/India/China Theater. He was self employed as a piano tuner for 57 years. George was a member of the New Milford Riffle and Pistol Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reloading ammo, and playing cards.
Surviving are his four daughters, Meg (Leo) Sargent, Sayre, Linda (Jim) Wellman, Montrose, Audrey Carr, Hallstead, and Sue (Tony) Harvatine, Union Dale; a sister, Sara Otto, Minnapolis, Minn.; nine grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
George was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Albert Carr in December 2012; two sisters, Mary and Pat; and three brothers, Floyd Jr., Charles, and Nicholas.
The family wishes to extend special appreciation to Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their kindness and support throughout his battle with cancer.
A memorial service was held Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc., Hallstead, with Pastor Carl Silfee. Friends called prior to the service. Spring inurnment will be made in Lakeview Cemetery.
Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 207 Locust Street, Montrose, PA 18801.
Published in Susquehanna County Independent from Feb. 28 to Mar. 6, 2013