Joseph A. “Joe” George, Jr.

October 6, 1932 - November 10, 2021

Joseph A. “Joe” George, Jr., age 89, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.

Born in Bridgeton, NJ on October 6, 1932, he was a son of the late Joseph A. and Mary (McEllwee) George. Joe proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He worked as a Union pipe fitter for many years. Joe was quite the handyman and dedicated countless hours building his family’s house. In his spare time, he loved watching sports, especially Philadelphia teams, and was an avid harness racing fan and proud horse owner. Above all, Joe cherished time spent with his family.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his brother and sister. He is survived by his wife, Ruth H. (Harper) George; children, Michael A. George (Patty) of Baltimore, MD, Janet E. Thomson (Kevin) of Newark, and Alice M. Savoca of Kennett Square, PA; 8 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 3 pm on Monday, November 15, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 3 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Inurnment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe’s memory to Season’s Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713 or online by clicking here.  


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5 Condolences for Joseph A. “Joe” George, Jr.

  • My brother-in-law Joe will always be remembered for the way he loved children. Having 3 of his own, he was always attentive to all family children and enjoyed playing and talking with them. So glad I am to have a lot of lovely memories as well as photos of my brother-in-law.

  • Joe, or as we all called him,”Joey: will be missed by all but our fond memories of him will live on in our hearts.

  • Ruth and Family, So sorry of the loss of Joe. Joe was one of a kind, the quite man. I enjoyed car pooling, and sharing an apartment in Willwood, when we were doing the Water Treatment plant. We also did the Ocean city treatment plant. and worked Salem 1& 2 Nuke Plants Joe was a pleasure to work along side of. Joe could move the World with a 2×4 and a piece of rope. He will be missed by all.

  • We’re so sorry to hear of Uncle Joe’s passing. I remember all the Christmas dinners we had with aunt Ruth and Uncle Joe over the years and he will be missed. He was a quiet man but had a witty sense of humor.

  • Sharing your sorrow. Reed & Elaine Williams