George Traughber

George Traughber

He’d pull up in front of his grandkids’ homes and have them pile in his car with a smirk on his face. He wouldn’t tell them where they were going but they always knew it would be somewhere fun; usually out for pretzels or Rita’s water ice or some other little adventure. Whether they called him Grandpop, George-pop or Bert, one thing was certain: all the grands were convinced they were his favorite; and they were right. Though he’d dote on the girls and get them everything they need for proms, he also had a soft spot for “The Boy.” George could fix anything from cars to appliances. And when friends and family called with their problems he’d be there in a jiffy. And it wasn’t just his family who knew his warmth; he couldn’t pass the homeless without emptying out his pockets. George figured they needed the money much more than he. He bowled at Laurel Lanes and played a little golf, leaving a few marks on the ceiling from practice swings in the living room. He loved his cars, especially his 85 Trans-Am and was never without the companionship of a few cats. His earlier years found him working with PSEG.
He’d meet a pretty woman named Jean and they shared a 27-year marriage. A man has never loved a woman more. They are reunited now, death unable to separate them for more than a few months. He is survived by his daughters: Kelly Jean Blow (Wayne) and Erin K. Lovern; his grandchildren: Taylor, Lexi, Elizabeth, and Adyn;his siblings, Sandy Fletcher (Michael), David and Brian; sister-in-laws, Pat (Larry) Nutt and Terri (Bill) Roth and many neices and nephews.
Come celebrate 67 great years Thursday 9-10 a.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, 337 Bridgeboro Street, Riverside and tell a great story about George at a service at 10 a.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Cinnaminson.


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