He was full of joy. And if you were lucky enough to be around George, you would be too. Even calling him at 6 a.m., you’d hear his familiar, “Hey, How ya doin”; his smile beaming through the phone. His secret may have been that he didn’t sweat the small stuff; and George knew that, in reality, it was all small stuff.
He never stopped following his dreams, starting a business well into his fifties. Of course, it may have been to entertain his lifelong fascination with the building process. But his biggest accomplishment may have been to inspire others. He motivated and encouraged to his boys to conquer their dreams. : “Keep your head up, stay positive and look on the bright side.” Cancer may have tried to dampen his spirits, but George never let it get him down; no one ever heard him complain.
A young George would meet a pretty girl named Barbara at a hamburger joint in Springfield. Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Stephen (Gina) and Geoff (Marie) and grandchildren, Angelina, Zachary, Zoey and Grace Anne. He is survived by his brother, Russell Harbaugh (Mabel).
Come celebrate 70 great years Sunday 6-8 p.m. and Monday 10-10:45 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Joseph’s Church, Swedesboro, where there will be an 11 a.m. service. Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. Donations in lieu of flowers to American Assoc. for Cancer Research (aacr.org) will be appreciated.