George A. Rutt Jr., 72, operations manager at Briggs Hardware, avid golfer, dog lover

By on March 22, 2017

George A. Rutt Jr., 72, formerly of Stevens, passed away after a protracted illness on Dec. 23, 2016, in Covenant Towers, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

A son of the late George Alfred and Frances (Burkholder) Rutt, he retired as operations manager of C.H. Briggs Hardware, Reading.

He and his wife of 54 years, Gloria J. (Fry) Rutt, moved to Myrtle Beach in 2008 so he could pursue his love of golf, playing several times weekly. George enjoyed gardening; bowling; following the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies; and loved animals, having pet dogs his entire life.

Also surviving is a daughter: Tami, wife of Ben F. Noviello, Fairfax, Va.; grandson: Andrew Noviello, Frederick, Md.; granddaughter: Kelly Noviello, Fairfax, Va.; and a sister: Sandy Glass, Wyomissing.

Two sisters: Shirley and Phyllis, predeceased him.

The visitation will be Saturday, March 25, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Good Funeral Home, Reamstown, with services at 11 a.m. Private inurnment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown.

In lieu of flowers, consider contributions to Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602.

Online condolences may be offered at Good Funeral Home, Reamstown, had charge of the arrangements.

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