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1925-2020, age 94 died peacefully at
his home June 25, 2020 with his wife Nancy by his side. George was born and raised in Philadelphia the youngest of 6 children. He was a graduate of West Catholic High School and LaSalle College. He served in the 82nd and 17th Airborne as a Paratrooper in WWII where he earned his Parachutist's and Combat Infantryman badges as well as numerous decorations and citations. He worked as a sales manager in the textile industry for the Springs Mill Corporation in New York. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years Nancy (nee Kilgariff) Stairiker, children George (Carol) Stairiker, Jim Stairiker, Tricia Stairiker, Peter (Ginny) Stairiker and 7 granchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to Visitation 10am Wednesday, at SS Philip and James Church, 107 North Ship Road, Exton, PA 19341, where his Funeral Mass will follow at 11 am. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in George's memory to the charity of the donor's choice.

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Published in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Jun. 29, 2020.
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June 30, 2020
To The Stairiker Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Husband, Dad and Grandfather. Our families don't know each other but my Dad (deceased), born and raised in Philly also was a very proud WWII Paratrooper. They truly were the Greatest Generation. Cherish the wonderful memories you shared with him, he will live on thru you.
I hope they meet in heaven as I know my Dad would love to meet him and buy him a drink. God Bless our Paratroopers. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.
From a Paratrooper's Daughter
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