George H Thatcher 59, of Export died Tuesday October 6th 2020 after a courageous battle with Melanoma. Unfortunately, cancer won. George passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, and is now at peace with Jesus. George was born September 11th, 1961 to George “Butch” and Carlotta Biesuz Thatcher. He was a graduate of Franklin Regional High School. After working for Ryan Homes, and Dick Corporation he joined “Honus” Wayne Smith and started their own painting business. George loved life and was an avid bowler, golfer, and hunter. He followed all Pittsburgh sports teams and was a lifelong season ticket holder to the Pittsburgh Steelers. George loved the outdoors. He was an avid gardener and loved feeding the birds. He was very meticulous with everything that he did. George was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 234, White Valley Athletic and Social Club, St John the Baptist Society group 875, Fryburg Sportsman Club, ABC American Bowling Congress and was also a member of the Moose golf and bowling league. He’s now rejoicing in heaven with his paternal grandparents, George and Harriet Thatcher. Maternal grandparents, Eli and Mary Mediate Biesuz, and his dear sister Carolyn who passed away December 14th, 2019. George will be missed by his beloved wife Donna Karas Thatcher. His adoring children, who were his proud and joy. Haley Breann, Harrison Milan and his love Autumn Belmore. He will be missed by his siblings. Sister, Carla (Shawn) Burns, brother Greg (Nikki) Thatcher his loving nieces and nephews Brenden Burns, Tanner, Paige, and Olivia Thatcher. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and his faithful dog Mason. Friends and family welcome Friday from 2-8 p.m. at the Wolfe-von Geis Funeral Home, Inc., 5701 Lincoln Ave., Export (724) 327-1400 (CDC guidelines must be adhered to and face coverings are required at the funeral Home and at Church). A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday in St. John Baptist de la Salle Church, Delmont with Father Eric Dinga as celebrant and Father Dan Ulishney as concelebrant. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. George’s family would like to thank Dr. Hashem A. Younes, and the staff at Allegheny Health Cancer Institute. And especially Reah Rodrigues for her care friendship and support. And most of all his devoted friends who loved him and visited him daily. Memorial donations may be sent in George’s name to St Mary parish, 5900 Kennedy Ave., Export, PA 15632.
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