Peacefully passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020 at Chartwell Elmira LTC at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Beatrice “Bea” (Yantz) Read for almost 72 years.
Loving dad to Glenn and Connie, Bonnie and Ray Kuntz, Ted and Cheryl. Devoted “Pops” to Chad (Chikage), Craig (Jessie), Brandon (Sana’a), Mirrisa (Dan); Timothy (Stacey), Jamie (Laura), Jessica, Amanda (Brendon); Owen, Carmen, and his great-grandsons Josh, Jake, Henry and Casimir. Brother of Doug and Marilyn, Betty and Henry Sippel, Ron and Gayl, Grace Brent, and Sandra Trelenburg.
Predeceased by his parents George and Magdalena (Gooding) Read, daughter Deborah (Larry Fernley), son James, brother-in-law Jack Brent, sisters Dorothy (Bob) Dickson and Muriel (Ron) Gatke.
A special thank you to the second floor nurses and staff at Chartwell for the compassionate care given to George.
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira. A funeral mass will take place on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 11 a.m. at St. Teresa of Avila RC Church, 19 Flamingo Dr., Elmira.
Please call the funeral home at 519-669-2207 to register your attendance for both visitation and service. Masks are mandatory, please remain in your vehicle until an attendant invites you in.
Cremation will follow the service. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Community Care Concepts would be appreciated.
To donate direct, please send cheques or donate online to the charity listed below. Call us at the funeral home, 519-669-2207 and we will place a card to the family (as always, we still accept cash or cheque at the funeral home).
Established in 1905 by Christian Dreisinger, the Dreisinger Funeral Home has been committed to serving Elmira and surrounding area with the care and attention only an independent family funeral home can provide.