I would like to take a minute to express my thoughts about my friend George E Logue who has just recently passed.
Although the obituary, in the Sun Gazette, covered his life and most of his achievements very well, an obituary cannot give insight into just how the man lived his day-to-day life.
I had the honor of knowing George for many years. We lived in the same area and his children attended the same schools as my children.
When I needed pieces of equipment welded or rebuilt for my farm, I would take my business to his repair shop in Montoursville. One day while at his shop George approached me and said, "Dan you are an old farm boy and I would like to hire you to run equipment for me if you are interested". I said, "Sure, but it would have to be on a part-time basis". So I ended up going to work for George and his son Herman as a Bull Dozer and Lo Boy operator.
While working there I learned many new things and became good friends with George. Now if you did not know him personally, this is some insight into just how unique a person George really was.
We travelled to many auctions, equipment sales and historic sights and the knowledge he possessed was truly incredible. He was one of the smartest men I've ever met. If you ever had the privilege to talk to George, for even 15 minutes, and you did not learn anything from the conversationYou weren't listening!
One of his greatest life accomplishments, in which I greatly admired, was his search for his brother and the sunken submarine The Yahoo. The Yahoo, along with his brother Robert was sunk in the Sea of Japan during WWII. With his dogged determination and may years of research, George succeeded! It was an amazing story and was documented on the History Channel.
Back in the 80's, when I first started the LVAMA, George quietly backed me from the beginning. I must confess that the LVAMA would not be where it is today if was not for George's support and encouragement.
In closing I want to say that George's death is truly a loss to his family and the community as a whole. As for myself, I lost a true good friend. George Logue was a legend in his own time.
George, may you rest in peace.
Daniel F Carey
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom