George W. Morton

George W. Morton, 84, of Bear Lake, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019, at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice House.

George was born January 29, 1935, in Bear Lake, a son to the late A. Fern and Esther (Carter) Morton. He graduated from Panama High School and then went on to Penn State and earned a degree in animal science. He worked as a dairy farmer his whole life. George was a member of the Gideon’s for 24 years, the Warren Co. 4H for 20 years, the Farm Bureau, served as a Sunday School teacher and Lay minister for the Bear Lake United Methodist Church, was the Freehold Twp. Supervisor and participated in the Farmers market for over 26 years.

George loved his family and friends and enjoyed when they stopped in to say hi and chat. He was a great source of information on all kinds of subjects. He was always making bread, pies, and cookies to share. When the season came, he enjoyed making homemade maple syrup. He loved to garden and took great pride in his glads.

George is survived by his children, Delores (Michael) Stec of Youngsville, Douglas (Lisa) Morton of Corry, John (Lily) Morton of Harrisburg and Dean (Karen) Morton of Bear Lake, 2 sisters, Flora (Ralph) Miller of Bear Lake, and Grace (Kenneth) Knapp of Franklin, his grandchildren, Timothy, Jeremy, Ashton, Tina, Melissa, Darrell, Carley, Timmy and Michael, 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and his faithful companion Smokey.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Janice Morton, who passed away April 23, 1998, a brother, Hollis Morton and a sister, Helen Blyth.

Friends and family may call on Tuesday from 24 and 68 at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services 314 North Main St. in Youngsville. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 am at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church with the Rev Rick Hamrick, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Bear Lake Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Warren Co. 4H, Penn State Ext. 100 Dillion Dr. Youngsville, Pa. 16371 or to the Gideons, P.O. Box 104 Youngsville. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.