George A. Kirkham

George A. Kirkham, 88, of Ellwood City passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born in Ellwood City on March 15, 1929, George was the son of the late Joseph and Hazel Main Kirkham.  He married the former Phyllis Fosnaught on June 30, 1951.  George retired from US Steel as a machinist.  He had also worked at American Bridge, the Aetna Standard and for the Borough of Ellwood City.  A US Army Veteran, George served in Germany and Switzerland.  He was Presbyterian by faith.  George had a passion for fishing.
George is survived by his wife, Phyllis Kirkham, two daughters, Debbie Cottrell and Sue (Bill) Weir, both of Ellwood City, a son, Scott (Sherry) Kirkham of Virginia Beach, VA, 7 grandchildren; Jamie (Dave) Smith, Krista Knechtel, Travis Cottrell, Jennifer, Neil and George Graham and Sara Kirkham, 14 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, a sister, Roberta Kennedy of New Castle, a brother, Charles (Eileen) Kirkham of Ellwood City and his beloved dog, Bobby.
As per George’s wishes, there were no services.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport.


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