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| Philadelphia, PA 19125
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George A. Fortney, Sr.

April 12, 1942 ~ August 7, 2019 (age 77)
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George was born in Philadelphia to the late Theodore and Eleanor Buckman Fortney.  He passed  away in Temple University Hospital surrounded by his loving family, after a brief illness. 

George was a professional spray painter by trade, working for Tindale Lamp Co. and Wickerware.  He retired in 1988.  He was a avid fan of Westerns and  enjoyed movies with John Wayne.  He will be sadly missed by his furry feline friend, Baby.

He is the beloved husband of Eve M. Fortney (nee Pierson) . Devoted father of Barbara Macalis ( Robert ) and the late George Fortney, Jr.  . Loving grandfather of Lisa Macalis, Erica Lund ( William ) and ashley Griffiths ( Billy ).  Great grandpop of Collin, Bryn, Shane, Jacob, Rocco Jr, and Bella.  Dear brother of Thomas and William Fortney.  Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews.  

Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Service, Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11AM, in the McELVARR FUNERAL HOME, 1415-17 East Susquehanna Avenue, Fishtown  where friends may gather after 9:30 AM.  Interment will follow in Palmer Cem.  

For those desiring and in lieu of flowers the family is respectfully requesting memorial contributions to the American Stroke Association at stroke.org    

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