George W. Linz
George W. Linz, age 89, passed away peacefully at his home located near Springboro, PA on Monday, June 22, 2020 after a long illness. He was born on October 23, 1930 in Pittsburgh to Thomas and Ester (Thompson) Linz, and grew up near Pittsburgh with his parents and 8 brothers and sisters. George attended Carrick High School before moving to his father’s farm in 1946.
George married Theresa C. Oros on June 23, 1951 at St. Philips Church in Crossingville, PA. He enjoyed hunting, family events and loved watching Western Movies, the Steelers and Pirates. He cherished spending time with his 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. George and Theresa, were award-winning dairy farmers, including numerous Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) awards and Crawford County Conservation Farmer of the Year.
George is survived by his wife Theresa Linz and their eight children; George (Linda) of Bismarck, ND; Karen Marsh of Stillman Valley, IL; Celia Keene of St. Louis, MO; Debra (Doug) Fiely of Springboro, PA; Gary (Cindy) Linz, Mebane, NC; Christopher (Teresa) Linz, Canton, GA; Valerie (Jim) Smith of Springboro, PA; and Matthew Linz of Springboro, PA. He is survived by twelve grandchildren: Jacob, Gerald, Michelle, Jeremy, Cindall, Elaina, Derek, Stephanie, Eric, Laura, Kelly and Corey, seven great grandchildren: Ada, Ida, Braden, Alyse, Jasmine, Garret, and Ryan and siblings: Ruth Ann (Linz) Wertelet of Springboro; Robert Linz of Torrance, California and numerous nieces and nephews. Brothers Thomas (Bud), Charles, David, and sisters Anna, Lois, and Helen and many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins have been called home previously.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Philips Roman Catholic Church, Crossingville at 10:00 AM Saturday July 18th. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Crossingville. George’s family invites family and friends to attend a luncheon in the church social hall after the memorial service.
Arrangements are being handled by the Mattera Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Philips Church and Hospice of Crawford County, 766 Liberty St., Meadville, PA 16335.
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