George Carlon Pritchard, age 87, of Dunmore, died peacefully at his home Friday, October 13, 2023.
Born February 22, 1936, at Dunmore, he was a son of the late Carlon and Sophie Pritchard.
George had a blessed life, attributed to his personal inner strength and his resilience to overcome unanticipated obstacles.
He graduated from Green Bank High School, worked for the National Forest Service, and served in the U. S. Army Armored Calvary Division during the Korean Conflict.
A year after marrying his wife, Kestra, George moved to Cleveland, Ohio, to raise his family. He worked at Jones & Laughlin Steel Company for 30 years. After his retirement, he returned to his family home in Dunmore, where, for several years, he served as an Elder at Baxter Presbyterian Church and on the board of Dunmore Community Center. He was active in other organizations, as well.
George was a person you could always depend on when in need. He displayed a calm demeanor and consistently supported others without seeking praise or thanks. He loved his family, neighbors, friends and church community.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Kestra Pritchard; son Geoffrey Pritchard; brothers, Thomas Pritchard and James Pritchard; and sister, Jo Betty McClintock.
He is survived by his son, Gregory Pritchard, and wife, Patricia; daughter, Beth Bierer, and husband, Neil; grandchildren, Shannon Pritchard and Glenn Pritchard; nephews, James Pritchard and Mark McClintock; and nieces, Betty Herbester, Leanna Bone and Tami Zmek; as well as several cousins.
The family will receive friends Friday, October 20, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m. at VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton.
Funeral service will be Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 1 p.m. at Baxter Presbyterian Church in Dunmore with Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating.
Interment, with military rites, will be in Dunmore Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dunmore Cemetery Fund, c/o Greg Pritchard, 15249 Browns Creek Road, Dunmore, WV 24934.