George F. Coxe, 83 of Susquehanna Road, Northumberland, passed away on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born Jan. 31, 1933, on the family farm in Sunbury, a son of the late Gordon and Gertrude Anderson (Forrester) Coxe. On Oct. 12, 1957, he married the former Patricia J. Fernandez who survives.
George attended Sunbury area schools and on June 10, 1953, he joined the Army serving during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on May 10, 1955.
George held employment with various local business’s while owning and operating his own construction business, Coxe Construction. Most recently he was employed as the Northumberland Borough Tax Collector.
He was a life member of the Northumberland No. 1 and the Northumberland Hook and Ladder Fire companies.
George was a very talented woodworker, furniture maker and carpenter. He also had a great fondness for his many dogs over the years, surviving are Bo and Duke.
In addition to his wife of 59 years, he is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Cheryl A. and Rick Zeeger, of Prince Frederick, Md., Carol L. and William Elliott, of Selinsgrove, and Leslie M. Kauffman and companion Bob Felmy, of Northumberland; one son, Mark P. Coxe, of Northumberland; 10 grandchildren, Toby, Andrew, Corey, Colby, Bret, Joseph, Dylan, Sean, Kacey and Hayley; and six great-grandchildren, Abby, Alexa, Tyler, Kane, Audrey and Issac.
He was preceded in death by one son, George F. Coxe Jr.; son-in-law, Todd R. Kauffman. He was the last of his immediate family and was preceded by two brothers, Charles Coxe Sr., and Russell Coxe Sr.; and two sisters, Sally Wolfe and Alice Naugle.
Friends and family may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland, followed by the funeral at 11, with Chaplain Jim Taylor officiating, and assisted by Leonard Zboray.
Burial with military honors accorded by the American Legion Post 44, Northumberland will follow in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in George’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater PA Chapter, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110, or to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140.
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