George Edward Bridgewater
CHATHAM - George Edward Bridgewater, 61, of Chatham, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013, at his residence after a long battle with leukemia. He was born April 14, 1952, in Springfield to the late William and Louise Wallner Bridgewater. George worked as a field mechanic at Martin Equipment for 17 years. Mr. Bridgewater was a former volunteer member of the Chatham Area Fire Protection District and the Sangamon County Rescue Squad where he served as a captain. He attended Glenwood High School and was a member of the Masonic Lodge #523 in Chatham since 1984.
George is survived by his daughter, Kate Bridgewater (significant other Tyler McCutcheon) of Springfield; step son, Robert Sprinkle of Springfield; sister, JoAnne (William) Thill of Charleston; niece, Heather Doty McMullen (significant other Joe Givens) of Decatur; nephews, Kris (Kelli) Bailey of Decatur, and David Thill of Charleston.
Visitation: His family will greet friends from noon until the time of the funeral ceremony at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Staab Polk Memorial Home, 8855 State Route 4, Chatham, with Paula Staab Polk, funeral celebrant. Burial will follow at Chatham Memorial Cemetery.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to
Staab Polk Memorial Home, Chatham, www.staabpolk.com, is serving the family.