Obituary of George Warnagiris Sr
George John , 64, of Plains Township, passed peacefully in his home on April 26, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Pittston on October 27, 1952, he was a son of the late Victor and Martha Hoover Warnagiris. George grew up in Pittston and attended the local schools.
George joined his dad at the age of 17, working for Jaflo Tree Service of Pittston. He worked for the company for several years as a tree surgeon. Known for his willingness to always help out a friend or neighbor, he was loved by all who knew him. He really enjoyed listening to country music and working on cars. George, also known to his grandchildren as Poppy, had a vast knowledge of classic cars and how to maintain them.
His favorite pastime was fishing with his beloved wife Barbara whom, before her passing in 2013, he would have celebrated forty years of marriage. George also enjoyed spending time at Tom’s campsite and hanging out with his best friend, John Pavelchak- who he thought of as a brother.
In his last months, his sons Jeffrey and George Jr., along with his siblings became primary care takers and advocates surrounding him with empathy and love. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their caring support when it was needed most.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Barbara; granddaughter Christina Warnagiris; sister Mary Warnagiris, and his brother Edward Warnagiris.
George is survived by his sons George and his wife Candice, and Jeffrey , both of Plains Twp; grandchildren Destiny, Jeffrey Jr.,Arianna, Kiera and Aarron; sisters Theresa, Helen and Sally, all of Inkerman; Gail and Martha of Pittston.; brothers Victor, Avoca; and Robert, Inkerman; along with several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend a celebration of George’s life on Sunday, April 30, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc.,55 Stark Street, Plains Township.
For condolences to the family or for directions to services, please visit www.yanaitisfuneralhome.com.