Obituary of George J. Lavelle
George John Lavelle, 82, of Warwick, PA, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2019. Born in Centralia, PA, he was the son of the late Michael and Helen (Dooley) Lavelle. Following graduation from Mount Carmel Catholic High School in 1954, he served in the United States Air Force until his honorable discharge in 1962. Later, after more than 40 years of employment, George retired as a General Foreman from the General Motors Corporation. George dedicated his life to his family, friends, and church. A devoted son, husband, father, and grandfather, George embraced life to the fullest and loved nothing more than taking care of his family. He was a faithful member of St. Cyril of Jerusalem Catholic Church and an active member of the Fr. Joseph A. Gallen Council 5494 of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 51 years, Marlene (Purcell); his daughter Catherine (Jon) Kessmeier of Alexandria, VA; his son George (Karen) Lavelle of Bedminster, PA; his four grandchildren Shannon, Erik, Kaitlin, and Patrick; his two brothers Edward and Joseph Lavelle, and sister, Patricia Nestico. His brother Michael preceded him in death. Relatives and friends may greet the family starting at 11:30 on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at St. Cyril of Jerusalem Catholic Church, 1410 Almshouse Rd, Jamison, PA, where a memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Internment will follow at a later date in Centralia, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Fisher House Foundation, www.fisherhouse.org.