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George Slocum Sr.

December 10, 2019

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The funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City, with services by Rev. David Repenning of the Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church, Dickson City.  Friends may call Friday 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  To leave online condolences visits the funeral home website.

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George Slocum Sr., 76, of Dickson City, died Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton.  He is survived by his wife the former Linda Flynn.  They celebrated 52 years of marriage on November 23, 2019.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late James and Frances Steiler Slocum, and he was a member of Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church, Dickson City, where he served on several committees.  He was a graduate of Dickson City High School, class of 1961, and he served five years with the US Air Force, stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 665, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11, both of Dickson City.  George was a life member of the Dickson City Fire Department serving 50 years.  He held various offices including the past fire chief and past president.

George was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who was dedicated to the DCFD, he was a Minnesota Vikings fan since 1961, and he enjoyed fishing with his son, and he will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Surviving is a son, George Jr., and wife, Christine, Dickson City; a daughter, Terri Byrla, and husband, Jerry, Norfolk, VA; granddaughter, Kelli Lyn, Norfolk, VA; nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City, with services by Rev. David Repenning of the Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church, Dickson City.  Friends may call Friday 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  To leave online condolences visits the funeral home website.

 

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Linda, and children, Were so very sorry for your loss. George was always a great guy. We remember the times we all shared together, with you & George, in our senior year in Dickson high, & just walking around together, and the time we shared together at our last reunion. We'll all miss him very much.

Posted by Richard & Julie Malinick on December 13, 2019

Linda, George Jr. & Terri, Very sorry for your loss. George was one of my heroes growing up next door. The entire Slocum family would be out the door in a full run every time the fire whistle went off. In addition to his dedication to the town via the fire department, he was one of the nicest men I ever met. He always gave me a wave and one of those great big "George" smiles any time he saw me. I recognize the huge loss for all of you. Dickson City is a better place for having a guy like George as a resident. God bless him.

Posted by Michael Yurkovic on December 12, 2019

My sincere sympathy to the entire family. Audrey

Posted by AUDREY HARRELL on December 12, 2019

George & family. We are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great man. He will be sadly missed.

Posted by Cathy & Joe Zielinski on December 12, 2019

My condolences to the Slocum family.George was a great man and he will be deeply missed.my prayers are with all of George's family during this difficult time.

Posted by Janice malchak on December 12, 2019