George R. Cawley

YORK George R. Cawley, 81, died Thursday, January 16, 2014, at his residence. He was the husband of Betty D. (Krohn) Cawley. The couple celebrated their 61st anniversary on August 30, 2013. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at Messiah United Methodist Church, 1300 N. Beaver St. in York, with a viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. The Rev. W. Michael Langford and Jack Krohn will be officiating the service. Burial will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens in York. Following the graveside services, there will be a gathering back at the church with refreshments. Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 1551 Kenneth Road in York is assisting the family with the arrangements. Mr. Cawley was born in Selinsgrove, on September 20, 1932, the son of the late George E. and Mary (Reinard) Cawley. Mr. Cawley retired in 1999 from Panagraphics in Dover, where he was the Controller. The family had moved to York in 1957 so he could take a job with Borg Warner and then worked for Bendix. He then worked his way to Vice President of AMF/Harley Davidson. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. Cawley leaves a son, Steven G. Cawley, Sr. of Hellam; a daughter, Sandy L. Preston and her husband, Steven of Dover; three grandchildren, Steven, Jr. and his wife, Lauren, Destiny, and Adam; a great-grandson, Jason; an aunt, Arlene Musser of Selinsgrove; nieces, Natalie and Ellen; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Sandel, and his stepmother, Keturah (Wise) Cawley. Memorial contributions may be made to Messiah United Methodist Church, 1300 N. Beaver St., York, PA 17404; or Hospice and Community Care, 224 St. Charles Way, York, PA 17403. Send Condolences at

Funeral Home

Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory Inc
1551 Kenneth Rd York, PA 17408
(717) 767-1551

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Jan. 18, 2014