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George B. DeBoard

Obituary for George B. DeBoard

May 6, 1934 - August 20, 2019
Roslyn, Pennsylvania | Age 85


George B. DeBoard, of Roslyn, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, August 20, 2019. He was 85 years old. George was born in Coatesville, PA on May 6, 1934 to the late George and Ruby (née Hamm) DeBoard. He was the husband to Bernadette "Bernie" (née Papp) DeBoard with whom he is survived by and together they shared 33 years of marriage. George was a graduate of New Cumberland High School and served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War Conflict. He then worked as an insurance salesman, primarily for Bankers Life and Casualty Insurance Company in a career that spanned over 30 years. In his free time, George enjoyed reading, taking annual fishing trips to the St. Lawrence River, and going to the beach. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 308 in Willow Grove.

In addition to his wife Bernie, George is survived by his son, Gregory DeBoard and his wife Lucy as well as his step daughters, Amanda Freed and her husband Timothy and Kara Kelly and her husband Dennis. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Ginger DeBoard and his step granddaughter, Ava Freed. George was predeceased by his sister, Shirley Gramm and is survived by his brother in law, Barry Gramm.

Relatives and friends are invited to George's Life Celebration on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Craft-Givnish of Abington, Inc., 1801 Old York Rd. Abington, PA 19001followed by his memorial service at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be held privately.

Memorial contributions in George's name may be made to American Legion Post 308 at 2305 Computer Ave, Willow Grove, PA 19090.

Family services are by Craft-Givnish of Abington, Inc., 215-659-2000. To share your fondest memories of George, please visit

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