EDMESTON - George E. Holbert, "Eddie," 81, of Edmeston, passed away on Oct. 4, 2017, at his home with his family by his side.
George was born on Dec. 31, 1935, in Starlight, Pennsylvania, the son of George Everett and Eleanor (Mallery) Holbert.
His childhood was spent in the Starlight area where he attended a one room schoolhouse. He was a graduate of Hancock Central School, Hancock.
He was a self-employed dairy farmer in both Pennsylvania and New York. He was also a laborer for Celotex and worked as a logger. George had a real love of horses, especially Tony and Tom.
On Aug. 17, 1957, he married Jean D. Cheresko at the Corpus Cristi Church of Montdale, Pennsylvania. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage.
In addition to his wife Jean, George is survived by his children, Edward (Elsie) Holbert of Sherburne, David (Sue) Holbert of Burlington Flats, Beverly (late Robert) Fagan of South New Berlin, George Holbert Jr. of Oxford, Joseph (Beverly) Holbert of New Berlin, Carol (Greg) Thomas of Cayuta, Nancy (Bryan) Johnson of Edmeston, Roger (Kristen) Holbert of Sauquoit, Susan (Art Carney) Holbert of Edmeston and Catherine Holbert of Gilboa. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren; as well as special family members, Cindy Holbert, Deanna Stanton, Wayne Lewis and Linda Eriksen.
He was predeceased by his brother, Harold; sister-in-law, Bernice; and son-in-law, Robert Fagan.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Dakin Funeral Home, LP, New Berlin.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 9, also at the funeral home with Father Lupa officiating.
The interment will be held in the Edmeston Union Cemetery, Edmeston.
Arrangements are by the Dakin Funeral Home LP, New Berlin.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.dakinfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 6, 2017