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George O. Cornog, Jr.

May 12, 1943 - July 14, 2019

George O. Cornog, Jr., age 76, of Middletown, DE, and formerly of Aston, PA, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

Born in Ridley Park, PA, on May 12, 1943, he was the son of the late George O. and Olive (Van Riper) Cornog, Sr. George was a 1961 graduate of Chester (PA) High School. He dedicated his career as a pattern and model maker for the former Cornog Pattern & Model Co. in Media, PA. George loved the outdoors and spending time in his garden. He enjoyed working with his hands and restored antique outboard motors and tractors as well as building muzzleloaders. George’s greatest joy in life was being with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley C. (Baldwin) Cornog; children, George Cornog (Andrea) of Brookhaven, PA, Steven Cornog (Laurie) of Wilmington, DE, Sharon Hildick (Brian) of Townsend, DE, Ryan Cornog (Becky) of Parkside, PA, and Laura Lejman (Josh) of Presque Isle, ME; sisters, Barbara Mitchell (Walt) of Wilmington, DE, and Margaret Sanders (Sam) of TX; 16 grandchildren; and 2 great-granddaughters.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George’s memory to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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13 Guestbook messages for George O. Cornog, Jr.

  • My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Cornog family. I have so many fond memories of Hap. The entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Hap!!!

  • So sorry for your loss

    john fisher
    Jacque’ DeJesse

  • Shirley & family – we are so sorry for your loss. George will be truly missed. Keep all the great family memories close to your heart during this difficult time. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

  • Sending my deepest sympathy to the Cornog family. Thoughts, prayers & much love

  • My thoughts & prayers are with Shirley & his children. I have many fond memories of George, you could always count on him for a good laugh.
    God Bless

  • The world has lost a great man. He also treated me like family every time I saw him. I will keep him in my prayers.

  • Shirley,. We are so sad to hear of George’s passing. We met you both at the Calvert Marine antique boat and engine show in May. You were so kind to us and George helped me get the right handles for my outboards as we were parked next to you. Again we are so sorry for your loss.

  • Such a special guy. George and I grew up in the same area of Chester and attended Chester High School together. We had many of the same friends. MY wife and I went to the house in Aston to meet he and Shirley some years back. As many others who visited them, they were very gracious and hospitable. George caught us up on what he was doing in his business. We left the house very impressed with what he told us about his work and what he was doing at that time. I was always under the impression that he was an engineer only to find out later he was self taught for the most part, which made me even more impressed with him and his accomplishments. Everyone we knew was impressed with George. George and Shirley have a great family and did not mind telling us every time anyone saw them. The after life will be good to George most especially because he was such a good person and family man in this life. I am proud to have known him and called him a friend. I spoke to him only last week and was equally impressed with his struggle to remain here with his family.

  • On behalf of the Waterloo Boys Antique John Deere club, I would like to offer our condolences To Shirley and the Cornog family. George was a wonderful asset to the club and we appreciate the John Deere tractor that the club has that came from George. May God comfort and give peace to your family during this time. Chaplain Steve Koser

  • George and family, my sincere condolences to you all. I’ll be praying for peace and comfort for everyone!

    Eric Tripoli

  • Mrs Cornog and family,
    I have many fond memories of George. I delivered UPS to the business for many years. I always admired his artistic abilities and his overwhelming genorosity.

  • Shirley ,I am so sorry for your loss.George was a very special person .I remember many good times @ CHS with George .Seeing you last year was such marvelous time .

  • Shirley, I just learned of George’s passing. May I pass condolences to you & the rest of your clan.
    I have many fond memories of growing up with George whether it was hunting, boating or
    Shoveling snow or doing lawn maintenance to earn a couple bucks. He was the most industrious
    individual I’ve known. May God bless you and the family.