COLUMBIANA - George C. Lunger Sr., 77 of Columbiana, died on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at his residence.
He was born on Sept. 23, 1936, in East Liverpool, Ohio, a son of the late Reuben L. and Leona D. (Mellinger) Lunger.
George was a graduate of New Waterford High School and received his bachelor's degree from Youngstown State University. He worked as an accountant and treasurer for 31 years, retiring from Cogun Inc. in 2001.
George was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean War. He attended the Church of the Nazarene in Columbiana where he had served as past treasurer. George had also served as past treasurer for the Way Station in Columbiana. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Cleveland Browns. George also enjoyed playing golf, but mostly he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending their various sporting events.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly A. Bable Lunger, whom he married on Jan. 13, 1961; a son, George C. (Christine) Lunger; two daughters, Julie A. (Michael) Williams and Jodi K. (Matthew) Brooks, all of Columbiana; a sister, Carol Hull of Sanford, N.C.; and three brothers, Homer Moore Jr. and Robert Lunger, both of North Ft. Myers, Fla., and Ronald (Barbara) Lunger of Alachua, Fla. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Jarryd, Treg and Tessa Lunger, Ryan, Shane and Brianne Williams and McKenzie and Cody Brooks.
George was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Melanson; and by two brothers, Paul and Richard Lunger.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home in Columbiana.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Columbiana where the family will again receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Pastor Jan Winnale will be officiating.
Military honors will be accorded by Benjamin Firestone Post of the American Legion. Burial will be in the East Fairfield Cemetery.
Contributions can be made in George's memory to Hospice of the Valley, 120 W. County Line Road, Columbiana, Ohio 44408.
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