WAVERLY - George Kisel, 80, of Sebring, Fla., and Waverly, passed away Sunday (Oct. 13, 2013).
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Born on April 9, 1933, in Olean, he was a son of the late Wanda Coffey and Leonard Kisel. He was the husband of the late Rose Marie Anastasia Kisel.
George graduated from Olean High School in 1951. He married Rose Marie in 1955. He remarried in 1994 to Ann Hunsinger.
He retired in 1992 after a long, successful and respected career as a rail and transportation manager with Wirthmore Feed in Olean and Agway Inc. in Waverly.
He was an active member and treasurer for the Sebring Recreational Club.
George had many hobbies, including fishing, hunting, golf, tennis, shuffleboard, singing, dancing, playing cards, billiards, horseshoes, pingpong, being a baseball coach, bingo, and being a volunteer firefighter and New York Yankees fan.
George also had many achievements during his lifetime, among them being a two-time Florida/Sebring Regional Golf Champion, being a Men's Florida State Senior Golf Runner Up, earning two hole-in-one trophies, being a two-time Senior Club Champion at Tomasso's Golf Course, being a nine-time Wednesday Night Golf League Champion and spending time as a Florida Pro Shuffleboard Player.
George was best known for being a proud and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be remembered for his amazing spirit for life, being a competitive sportsman, his incredible sense of humor, his hard work ethic and his organization skills. He had a loving family and countless friends; he will be missed dearly by all.
Surviving George are his wife, Ann Hunsinger Kisel; his children, George Kisel, Jeff and Lisa Kisel, Dan and Sandra Kisel, Michael and Luisa Kisel and Wendy and Scott Welcome; grandchildren, Matthew, Brian and Annie Kisel, Kristen Wilcox, Shawn and Erika Kisel, Stephanie and Alex Kisel, and Aleisia, Vincenzo and Michael Kisel; and his sisters, Sue Melk and Sylvia Say.
He was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Pauline Kisel; his sister, Jean Bunch; and his brother-in-law, Rudy Melk.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday (Oct. 18, 2013) at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave. A prayer service will be held at 6:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
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Luckner Funeral Home
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on Oct. 16, 2013