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Final Patrol: Trooper Glen R. George (Retired)

Glen Reed George

December 15, 1937 - December 2, 2021

MARGARETVILLE - Glen Reed George, 83, passed peacefully at his home on Dec. 2, 2021 surrounded by his family.

Glen was born on Dec. 15, 1937, the son of Randolph Reed and Emma Irene (Hull) George. He was raised on their family farm on Hubbell Hill, where two of his brothers still reside.

He married Jeanne Evelyn on Sept. 18, 1971. His greatest wish over the past several years was to be able to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, which they did, just months ago, surrounded by the family he held so dear.

Glen is survived by "the love of his life", Jeanne; their children Heather Reed and Raymond Gockel; Ryan Reed and Tara George; his grandchildren, Hailey Reed and Olivia Rae Gockel, Avery Helen Cooper, Addison Mae and Greysen Reed George, Brianna Marie and Gabrielle Lynn Fronckowiak. Glen was extremely proud of all the gang. Greysen, the littlest one, had just recently started running to Grandpa's bedside and wanting to climb on up. Glen loved every minute of his time with his family.

He is also survived by his brothers, Roy (Kathy) George, Larry George, Lynn (Sue) George; sister, Irene (Thomas) Schuman; along with several nieces and nephews located throughout the United States.

Glen entered the United States Air Force in 1956 upon graduation from Margaretville Central School. In 1962, he entered the New York State Police Academy (on a dare), serving as a road patrol trooper and instructor of accident investigation at the State Police Academy, until his retirement in July 1982.

He spent his retirement years working for Titan Drilling Corporation, Fargo Overland Protective Services and Parsippany Construction Co. In July 1985, he received a telephone call inquiring about his interest in serving out the term of Sollie Darling, Town Justice. Thus began the 28-year odyssey of Town Justice Glen George, until his retirement in 2013.

Glen was a member of the Margaretville-New Kingston Presbyterian Church, serving as member of Session and trustee of the Susquehanna Presbytery. He also took pride in being a fire commissioner for the Middletown-Hardenburgh First District.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in Roxbury. A funeral service will immediately follow at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Richard Dykstra officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Margaretville Hospital Ambulance, Attn: Pat Delameter, 42084 State Highway 28, Margaretville, NY 12455 or Margaretville Fire Department, P.O. Box 201, Margaretville, NY 12455.

Published on December 6, 2021

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