George Housworth

George Housworth – 87 – of 4219 Turnpike Road, Canisteo, NY (Town of Howard) died Friday (April 9, 2022) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, following a stroke.

Born in Easton, PA on June 10, 1934, he was the son of Edward & Mary (Godown) Housworth.

George grew up in Upper Black Eddy, PA where he resided before moving to Howard about five years ago.  He was employed at the former Riegel Paper Corporation in many capacities, including Winder Operator and Forklift Driver.  He retired in 1996 with over 40 years of service.

He enjoyed auto racing and watching Dr. Charles Stanley on TV.  In his younger years, George enjoyed hunting with his brother, Skip, who preceded him in death.

On August 27, 1953, George married the former Dorothy Ridge who survives.  Also surviving are 2 sons, George Housworth JR of Revere, PA and James (Pat) Housworth of Howard; 1 sister, Marianne Schaible of Troy, PA; 5 grandchildren, James(Faith) Housworth, Chad (Jess Moyer) Housworth, James (Stacy) Housworth, Zack (Ally Payne) Housworth and Alex (Kristen Welch) Housworth; 2 great-grandchildren, Joseph Housworth and Adaline Housworth; several nieces & nephews.

At George’s request there will be no calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

George’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to Touch Ministries.

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