George H. Givler, 90, WWII/Korea vet, Eastern Industries retiree, active at OMPH

By on December 21, 2016

George H. Givler, 90, of Lititz, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.

He married Jean A. Yatsko on September 27, 1987. They shared 30 years of marriage together. George was born in Ephrata on Feb. 21, 1926. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater and was recalled for service during the Korean War.

A longtime member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church in Ephrata, George served as Eucharistic minister, and was project manager for the construction of the new church complex completed and dedicated in 1995.

George was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the Benevolent Society of OMPH Church. He was formerly employed by Kurtz Brothers Concrete and High Industries in Denver. George retired from Eastern Industries Inc., of Allentown, in 1992.

George loved his family and was an exceptional husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

In addition to his wife, Jean, George is survived by three children: George E. Givler (Sarajane) of Ephrata; Peggy Reed of Lancaster; and John Givler (Pam) of Lititz; three stepchildren: Rita Yatsko Bevan (Richard) of Wilmington, Del.; Christine Yatsko Homan (Robert) of Mohnton; and Thomas Yatsko (Jan) of Costa Rica; 10 grandchildren: Emily Givler, Ellen Stark, Josh and Kyle Givler, Tess and Erin King, all of Pennsylvania; Lisa Butash of Florida: Matthew Daecher, and Rob and Jon Homan of Pennsylvania; and nine great-grandchildren: Sophia and Orlando Cortez, Piper Rudy, Rowan and Liam Darling; Haley and Rhett Givler, Hayden Stark, and Christopher Butash.

George was preceded by his first wife: Betty Pierce Givler; his parents: Ralph and Aurelia (Sweigart) Givler; and two siblings: Elizabeth and Robert, both formerly of Ephrata.

A memorial mass will be held at OMPH Church at a later date. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the OMPH Benevolent Society in his name, c/o OMPH Church, 320 Church Ave., Ephrata, PA 17522; or Hospice & Community Care P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604, where he received compassionate care and treatment from the doctors and staff, would be appreciated by the family.

To send online condolences, visit Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata, handled the arrangements.

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