NEWARK: A funeral service for George J. Pfaff of Newark will be held Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home with Andrew Hoover, Celebrant.
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Mr. Pfaff was born May 28, 1943 in Hackensack, NJ to the late Paul and Virginia (Kappus) Pfaff. He died Friday January 28, 2011 at Licking Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was 67 years old.
A graduate of Ashville, Ohio High School Class of '61, he received his MSW from The Ohio State University and an undergraduate degree in History. He was a Licensed Independent Social Worker for the State of Ohio and Crisis Intervention for Netcare.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Angie Bionci; a cousin, Joan (Edd) Borngesser of Wisconsin; goddaughter, Virginia (Mark) Huhn of Columbus; sister-in-law, Jennifer (Bill) Bionci of Youngstown; brothers-in-law, Anthony and Daniel Bionci; father-in-law, Dominic (Darlene) Bionci of Courtland, Ohio; and many special friends and co-workers; his pet dog, Puck; six cats and one adopted cat.
George and Angie spent many wonderful vacations together, hiking through the Smoky Mountains, visiting Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon, white water rafting in West Virginia, exploring many other natural wonders in America. A student of history and politics, traveling, gardening, sports, photography, bowling, and was very committed to his dogs.
Friends may call Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Please go to www.CrissSchoedinger.com to sign an online guestbook or to share a special memory.
Floral tributes are welcome, or friends may contribute to the Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington VA 22203-1606 account # 10673282 in his memory.
Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service
179 Granville Street
Newark, OH 43055
Published in the The Advocate on Feb. 2, 2011