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Obituary for George G. Monahan

September 24, 2019
Jeffersonville, Pennsylvania

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George G. Monahan of Jeffersonville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday September 24, with his family by his side. He was 65 years old. Born June 3, 1954 in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Francis and Geraldine (nee Stopper) Monahan, and the beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Turner) Monahan, with whom he spent 45 years of marriage.

In addition to his wife Kathleen, George is survived by his three children; Shawn (Kristin), Christopher (Vanessa) and Katie Teufel (Bill), four grandchildren; Marcus, Jessica, Abbey, and Liam, and his sister Carol Monahan. He was preceded in death by his sister Lori Schectman. He was also known to so many as Uncle George - with 14 nieces and nephews, many with spouses that also called him Uncle George. He had seemingly countless great-nieces and great-nephews that loved him as well.

George spent his life in constant betterment of himself – with his greatest accomplishment coming early in his life – marrying his soulmate Kathy. From there many highs, lows and in-betweens followed. To put himself through college he worked several jobs, from roofing (he survived the roof) to plumbing to everything between. He worked at Leeds and Northrup (meeting several of his closest lifelong friends), Johnson Controls and eventually landing at General Electric in the aerospace division. During that time working these jobs after several years of night school he earned his degree in electrical engineering from Temple. Many years (9) of hard work all for his family. GE became Martin Marietta and eventually became Lockheed Martin and George was there through years as a loyal employee, manager, mentor and friend. While working for Lockheed he again went to night school – this time earning his Masters in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. When George eventually left Lockheed, he spent a few years consulting for Leidos – mostly to save for his boat. He spent his few years in retirement travelling with his wife and spending time with his family at their house in Brigantine NJ – fishing (sometimes catching) on his boat and relaxing at the beach.

Besides fishing George also enjoyed going to all types of sporting events. A Flyers season ticket holder since 1967 – he was the true number one Flyers fan. He also had passion for the Eagles, Phillies and Sixers. His annual group outing that he arranged for the Phillies Fireworks game each year grew to a size of over 250 people over 20 years. George's passion for Philadelphia sports could only be rivaled by his love of music. He was an avid classic rock fan – and a huge Deadhead. He took his boys to their one and only Grateful Dead show in 1992. More recently – all three of his children took him to dozens of Phish shows over the years. George and Kathy went to several Billy Joel and Jimmy Buffet concerts over the years as well.

George's influence spread far and wide – and will be missed more than words can say. A dedicated husband, a loving father, a wonderful sibling, a doting grandfather, a wise mentor and a friend to all. George's legend will live on forever.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate George's life on Wednesday October 2, from 11AM to 3 PM at The Empress Room at St. Helena's Chuch in Blue Bell Pa ( 1489 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422. Those joining us will have an opportunity to participate in the celebration and share a word they may have about their times and memories of George. Interment will be private.

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200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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