George Raymond Fields

January 28, 1931 - September 21, 2021
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George R. Fields, 90, of Montrose Manor, passed away September 21, 2021, at 9:15 PM in the Reading Hospital, where he was a patient.

He was the husband of Caroline M. (Fryberger) Fields with whom he shared 70 years of marriage. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Raymond Fichthorn and Mildred (Fields) Batz and the stepson of the late George E. Batz.

George was the foreman of inspection at CarTech for 26 years, retiring in 1986. After retirement, he worked at Spotts, Stevens & McCoy for 5 years and lastly at the Wilson School District.

George served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Shillington, and was a past president of the West Wyomissing Democratic Club. He was member of Isaac Hiester Lodge No. 660 F&AM, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Neversink Forest # 32 – serving as Past Grand Tall two times and was Trustee of the Year in 1997, serving as Director of Foundation for the Tall Cedars from 2001-2004. He was a member of the Valley of Reading, York Rite, Rajah Shrine, where he was a life member of the Gun Club, member of the Arab Patrol, Legion of Honor – serving as Commander in 1985 and MASA Commander 1989-1990 and was an emeritus member of the International Association Legion of Honor. He was a member of Reber-Moore Post #635 American Legion and served as Commander 1986-1987. He was a member of the Gouglersville Fire Company, Mohn Road Hunting Camp, Lycoming County and a Life member of Mohnton Fish & Game, Pennwyn Motor Assn., and the Lincoln Park Fire Company.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three children – Linda C. wife of Michael B. Miller, Shillington, Michele J. wife of Thomas Bortz, Mohnton, Michael G. husband of Debra Fields, Millsboro, DE, his grandchildren – Michael Jr., Leigh, Rebecca, Scott, Jessica, Kerri, Krista & Sara, his great grandchildren – Katelyn, Megan, Faith, Keegan, Cooper, Paige, Owen, Nolan & Emmett, his sister – Shirley J. Walters, Reading and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings – Violet Fichthorn Ernst, Warren Fichthorn, Pearl Mary Fichthorn, Leonard Fichthorn, Donald Fichthorn and Robert B. Batz.

Viewing from Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Avenue, Shillington on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Masonic service conducted by Isaac Hiester Lodge No. 660 F&AM 8:00 PM. Funeral procession will depart from the funeral home on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 1:00 PM. Graveside service officiated by the Rev. David L. Roper at 2:30 PM. Interment with military honors rendered by the U.S. Air Force at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA. It was George’s wish that contributions be made to Shriners Children’s Hospitals, c/o Rajah Shriners, P.O. Box 40, Blandon, PA 19510. www.kleefuneralhome.com

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

Address:

One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Service Information

Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Time: 8:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

Address:

One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Masonic Service conducted by Isaac Hiester Lodge No. 660 F&AM


Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Time: 2:30 pm

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery

Address:

Indiantown Gap Road
Annville, PA 17003

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Funeral procession will depart from the funeral home at 1:00 PM

Graveside service officiated by Reverend David L. Roper


Donation Information

Shriners Hospital for Children

c/o Rajah Shrine
P.O. Box 40
Blandon, PA 19510

 

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Born: January 28, 1931
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Janice Yost posted on 10/4/21

Belated condolences to the Fields family, Linda & Mike all the rest. Watched the tribute, and boy, what a special life he lived. It was nice to learn more about a fellow member of Grace Lutheran! May you all find comfort and peace in the days ahead and know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Jan & Gary Yost

 

Ginny and Brian Kleinsmith posted on 9/24/21

Sorry for your loss, your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Donna Fichthorn Eckert posted on 9/24/21

My heart goes out to Aunt Carolyn, Family and Friends, my love to you all

 

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