George T. Micklesavage, 92, of Myerstown, PA, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his own home on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021.
Born in New Philadelphia, in upstate Pennsylvania, George was the son of George J. Micklesavage and Veronica E. (Grigalunas) Micklesavage.
George’s father died in 1945 from working in the coal mines, leaving the family of six without regular income. Within two years, and the day after his high school graduation, George enrolled in the U.S. Navy, where he served for nine years. He sent the majority of his pay home providing for his mother and siblings. George continued his dedication to his family by living with and caring for his mother until her death in 2002.
After his discharge from the Navy, George attended and graduated from La Salle University, where he earned a business degree and, in so doing, became the first of his family to earn a college degree. Among his accounting work, George served as long-time treasurer for Byram Twp. in New Jersey.
Later in life and after the passing of his mother, George finally took some time to see the world, traveling trans Canada, to Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Brazil.
George loved reciting poems and playing the piano. He appreciated the “angels” which watched over him and cared for him in his final years, although he was caring and generous on his own accord, positively impacting the lives of many people throughout his life.
George is survived by his two sisters, Gloria Edinger and Elaine McKeon. He was preceded in death by his brother, Walter Micklesavage, and sisters, Irene DeJoseph and Albina Davidavage.
George requested that his ashes be interred at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in respect to the legacy of his service for his country. A private “celebration of life” will be held in lieu of a service, at George’s wish.