George Keib Jr.

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George Keib Jr., 94, a resident of Wyoming, passed away Monday in the Commonwealth Hospice Inpatient Unit of St. Luke's Villa, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in West Pittston in July of 1919, he was a son of the late George and Alvera Keib. George attended Wyoming public schools and was a graduate of the University of Scranton and also Temple University, obtaining his master's degree.

He enlisted in the infantry on Jan. 3, 1941, serving two years before being transferred to the Air Force Aviation Cadets. He completed his flight training in 1943, receiving his wings at Randolph Field of San Antonio, Texas. He served in the European Theater and North and South Africa and received a Bronze Star.

After his five years of military service, George worked at U.S. Steel Co., Philadelphia, for several years. George was a teacher at White Haven School District for 10 years before transferring to Crestwood School District, where he taught for 29 years.

His wife, Barbara Marie George Keib, passed away on Aug. 20, 2011.

Funeral services will be at the family's convenience from Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with the Rev. Harriet Sands of the Wyoming United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Wyoming Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.
Published in Times Leader from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2013
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