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George A. Myers

June 7, 1945 ~ November 12, 2021 (age 76)


George A. Myers, 76, of Jeannette, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, November 12, after a long battle with cancer. George was born in Jeannette on June 7, 1945, the son of the late Henry A. Myers and Martha V. Hull. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his sister, Irva Mains, and brothers-in-law, Glenn Shaw and George Mayberry.  George was a graduate of Jeannette High School and the University of Pittsburgh and employed by Elliott Company in Jeannette for 41 years until his retirement in 2008. George was a champion wrestler in high school and went on to become highly involved in youth athletics and other community programs that provided support and encouragement to kids. George coached both wrestling and track in Jeannette for many years and founded a youth wrestling program for the city, as well as the Jeannette Jetts Track Club. He also served as a mentor to kids as a big brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region and through his involvement with Special Olympics of Pennsylvania. George loved the outdoors, especially being in the mountains of northern Pennsylvania, leading him to spend much time at his second home in Leeper, PA. George had a great love of family and enjoyed a large circle of friends that he cherished deeply. George is survived by his wife of 55 years Penny (Dornin) Myers; daughter Amy Trow and son-in-law Eric Trow of North Huntingdon; daughter Erin Myers and her partner Rodney Baldassarre of Jeannette; grandchildren Alaina Mastrippolito of Chesapeake Beach, MD, Heather and Michael Shurina of Hampton, and Parker Trow and Kathryn Levy of Pittsburgh; great grandchildren Mickey and Ozzy Shurina; sister Virginia Mayberry of Chesapeake, VA; sister Janet Wurzell and her husband Jim of Trafford; sister Linda Stafford and her husband Jerry of El Dorado Hills, CA; brother-in-law Bill Mains of Jeannette; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Friday, November 26, beginning at noon in the Mason-Gelder Funeral Home Inc. 201 N. First St Jeannette, followed by a memorial service at 1pm. In accordance with George’s wishes, there will be no viewing. For protection of all attending, the family is requesting that guests wear masks while inside the building. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region, Special Olympics Pennsylvania or another organization of your choice that provides support and encouragement to kids.

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Memorial Service
November 26, 2021

1:00 PM
Mason-Gelder Funeral Home, Inc.
201 N. First St.
Jeannette, PA 15644

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