George S. Lakis

VETERAN

George S. Lakis, 87, of 3 N. Aspen Place, Lewisburg, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 5, 2018, at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village.

A native of Massachusetts, he was born in Cambridge on Nov. 25, 1930, a song of the late Stephen D. Lakis. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathryn (Kay) in 200 after 43 years of married and his second wife, Rosaline in 2014 after 10 years of marriage.

He received a BA from Northeastern University in 1953. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving as a 1LT in the USMC receiving the National Defense Service Medal upon discharge in 1955.

He was a national sales manager for CA Reed, Inc., Williamsport, for over 30 years.

He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church where he served as an usher, the Bucknell Golf Club, was an avid follower of Bucknell athletic teams and was a lifelong Boston Sports fan. He loved to travel.

Surviving are four sons, Greg (Karen), Geoff (Amy), Jim (Deb), David; nine grandchildren, Maggie, Laura (Jeff), Ben (Caroline), Molly, Angie, Hannah, Meredith, Adam and Collin (Holly); and three great-grandchildren, Ella, Camden and Kenley; and a sister, Erasmia Smith.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Sacred Heart Church, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Mark Wilke as celebrant. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will provide flowers and asks that donations be made to either the American Cancer Society or to Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village.

Funeral arrangements are by the John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Market and Eighth streets, Lewisburg.