The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 17, 2014

George R. Cawley, 81, York


The Daily Item

— YORK — George R. Cawley, 81, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at his residence. He was the husband of Betty D. (Krohn) Cawley. The couple celebrated their 61st anniversary on Aug. 30.

Mr. Cawley was born in Selinsgrove on Sept. 20, 1932, the son of the late George E. and Mary (Reinard) Cawley. He retired in 1999 from Panagraphics in Dover where he was the controller. The family had moved to York in 1957 so he could take a job with Borg Warner and then worked for Bendix. He then worked his way to vice president of AMF/Harley Davidson. He served in the Army during the Korean War.

Mr. Cawley leaves a son, Steven G. Cawley Sr., of Hellam; a daughter, Sandy L. Preston and her husband Steven, of Dover; three grandchildren, Steven, Jr. and his wife Lauren, Destiny, and Adam; a great-grandson, Jason; an aunt, Arlene Musser, of Selinsgrove; nieces, Natalie and Ellen, and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Sandel, and his step-mother, Keturah (Wise) Cawley.

A time of visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Messiah United Methodist Church, 1300 N. Beaver St., York, followed by a Celebration of Life service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. W. Michael Langford and Jack Krohn officiating.

Burial will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens in York.

Following the graveside services, there will be a gathering back at the church with refreshments.

Memorial contributions may be made to Messiah United Methodist Church, 1300 N. Beaver St., York, PA 17404 or Hospice and Community Care, 224 St. Charles Way, York, PA 17403.

Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 1551 Kenneth Road in York is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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