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RICHFIELD SPRINGS - George P. Mravlja Jr., 48, passed away suddenly Nov. 14, 2017, at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown.
He was born Jan. 4, 1969, in Cobleskill, the son of George and Elizabeth (Medved) Mravlja.
George grew up in Worcester and was raised on the family farm. He graduated from Worcester Central School.
He was a lifelong dairy farmer, loved hunting, his family and friends.
He was a recent member of the Otsego County 4-H Auction Committee and Dairy Princess Program. He was a member of the Worcester Hose Co. and Emergency Squad for more than 20 years and served a term on the Worcester Central School Board of Education.
George was very proud of the accomplishments of both of his children. He couldn't be more proud of Chris for serving in the United States Army National Guard and of Sandra for following in the family footsteps of farming and attending SUNY Cobleskill for agriculture science with a focus in dairy. His favorite spring and summer event was attending different fairs and dairy shows with Sandy and Chris and helping so many different kids get their animals ready to show.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Jodi (Griffiths) Mravlja; son, Christopher Mravlja and Katrine Davis, grandson, Lane Davis and a granddaughter who is due in March, "Little Mravlja Sprout;" daughter, Sandra Mravlja and Collin Lamouret; parents, George and Betty Mravlja; brother, Peter and Kris Mravlja; sister, Tina and Jeffrey Schoeberl; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Barry Griffiths and Chris Buddle-Griffiths; sister-in-law, Judi and Drew Lusk; brothers-in-law, Jeremy and Michelle Griffiths and John and Tara Griffiths; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, "adopted" children; and his beloved cats, Matchick and Cali.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Heller & Skinner Funeral Home, 155 Main St., Worcester. The family will receive friends before the service from noon to 2 p.m. Following the service, family and friends will gather at the Worcester Firehouse for a reception.
George's final resting place will overlook the family farm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Otsego County 4-H Auction Committee, CCE of Schoharie and Otsego Counties, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown, NY 13326 or Otsego Dairy Princess Program, Amanda Rottingen, 313 Petkewec Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326.
Share online condolences with the family at www.hellerskinnerfh.com.
Published on November 15, 2017
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