George H. Shean, 80, of Derry, died Thursday May 11, 2023. He was born May 1, 1943 in Harrisburg, a son of the late George M. and Geneva Haase Shean.
George was catholic by faith, a 1961 graduate of Derry Area High School, and had been a 24 year career US Air Force Veteran. He was a very patriotic man who always had a smile on his face and held lifetime memberships to the VFW, American Legion and the F.O.E. Family was most important to him, always enjoying being outside with grandchildren, family and friends. His trips to Beaver-Del were some of his favorite memories along with his beloved dog Maddie.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother William Shean and a sister-in-law Diane Shean.
George is survived by his son Michael W. Shean (Cathy) of Hunker, his daughter (whom he had been living with) Michele "Shelley" Thomas of Mt. Pleasant, three sisters; Janine Elliott (James) of Derry, Marie Thessen of College Park, MD, and Patty Fallecker (Jim) of Hillside, two brothers; Stephen Shean of Lorton, VA and Robin Shean (Elyce) of Starlight,PA, a sister-in-law Patsy Shean of Baggley, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Wednesday from 4-7 pm in the McCabe Funeral Home, 300 W. Third Avenue, Derry. The Latrobe-Derry Veterans Honor Guard will present a service at 7pm followed by his funeral service.
Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomespa.com.