Obituary of George H. Gruber
George Hall Gruber Jr. (self-proclaimed mountain man) departed from this life to the next on Father's Day, June 16, 2019, at the age of 92. He was born and raised in Harrisburg, PA but spent the last 50 years living in Pitman, NJ. George served in the US Navy, between starting his engineering education at Lehigh University, and later graduating from Penn State University as an Electrical Engineer. He was employed by DuPont and subsequently by Gloucester County, where he retired as Assistant County Engineer after more than 20 years-service. George was a dedicated family man who devoted his life to his now departed wife June ("Wheezy") and his 4 children.
George was an avid hiker of the Appalachian Trail. He was a kind and generous man, who volunteered for any opportunity to support and spend time with his children, which included coaching ball teams, and serving as Cubmaster and Scoutmaster. After his children were grown, George continued to dedicate much of his time to the Boy Scouts of America where he received the prestigious Silver Beaver award. He was a willing volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and participated on several mission trips to Central and South America. He was a longstanding member of the Pitman First Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon, and enjoyed singing in the choir.
George is survived by his sons, Stephen C. (Charlotte), Mark E. (Penny), David B. "Buzz" (Julie), and his daughter, Amy L. Stratton. Surviving grandchildren are Tim, Matt, Hannah, Aaron, William, Robert, Kristen, Courtney and Tim (Craddock), as well as great grandchildren Christian, Caleb, Colin, Conner, Elleora, Lilianna and Kennady. He also had several grand pets which he truly loved as well.
Friends may greet the family on Saturday, June 29th at 10:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church located at 10 Wildwood Avenue in Pitman, NJ. A memorial celebration of George's life will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by food and fellowship in the church social hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Pitman, 10 Wildwood Ave. Pitman, NJ 08071.To send flowers to the family of George Gruber, please visit Tribute Store
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Pitman, NJ 08071
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