George C. Rinehimer

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May 30, 2012

George C. Rinehimer, 86, of Hobbie, concluded his journey in the life at 7:02 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in the emergency room at the Berwick Hospital Center after being stricken ill at his home. Born in Dorrance on April 7, 1926, he was a son of the late George M. and Edith Stein Rinehimer. He graduated from the former Fairview Township High School, Mountain Top. Proudly, he served his county in the U.S. Army from April 23, 1951, to April 14, 1953. As a hard worker, he farmed all his life and was a truck driver with Karns Trucking, Hazleton, and other companies. Also, he drove a school bus for Rinehimer Bus Lines, Berwick. A member of St. James Lutheran Church, Hobbie, he was a member of their adult Sunday school class. He also enjoyed mowing grass, gardening and bird watching. He is preceded in death by two sisters, Emily Bloss and Helen Rinehimer. George will be remembered by his wife of 61 years, the former Ruth Arnold; three daughters, Kathleen Hollingshead, Eileen Smith and husband David, Alice Haydt and husband John, all of Hobbie; son, George S. Rinehimer, and wife Betty, of Hobbie; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, May Fenstermacher, Dorrance; Lois Yeager, Mountain Top; three brothers, Art Rinehimer, Bloomsburg; Edsel Rinehimer, Dorrance; and Floyd Rinehimer, Hobbie. A Memorial Service to honor his life and faith will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. in St. James Lutheran Church, 827 E. County Road, Wapwallopen, with the Rev. Rachael Dietz, his pastor, presiding. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the memorial fund of the church.

Published in Times Leader on May 31, 2012