George J. McIlhenny

Born: Wed., Jan. 15, 1947
Died: Mon., Sep. 12, 2016

Graveside Service

10:30 AM Fri., Sep. 16, 2016
Location: New Church Hill Cemetery

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   George J. McIlhenny, 69, of Port Royal passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, at his home.

     Born Jan. 15, 1947, in Chester, he was a son of the late George and Elizabeth (Jones) McIlhenny.

     He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Ford) McIlhenny, whom he married Nov. 1, 1974, four children, Billie and husband, Stacey, Dave and wife, Stacy, Kathy, and Ted; five grandchildren, Zach and Nikki, C.J. and Gwen, Christopher, Shania, and Joseph; and three great-grandchildren, Hayden, Mila, and Rhyston.

     He was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael and Denis McIlhenny.

     George was a veteran of the U.S. Marines.

     He worked at Standard Steel and then at Mann Edge Tool.

     His hobbies included gardening, working in his flower beds, and reading. He enjoyed the years he coached Port Royal Little League Baseball and had many good memories of the kids and their parents. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

     There will be a graveside service at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, at New Church Hill Cemetery with Stacey Myers officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council. There will be no public viewing.

     In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorial contributions to Hospice: the Bridge, 305 4th St., Lewistown, PA 17044, or Port Royal EMS, PO Box 265, Port Royal, PA 17082.

     Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown has care of the arrangements and condolences may be left at

Charitable donations may be made in George's memory to the following organizations:

Hospice: The Bridge
305 4th Street, Pleasant AcresLewistown, PA 17044

Port Royal EMS
PO Box 265, Port Royal, PA 17082

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Lois & Gene Crissman
   Posted Wed September 14, 2016
Sharon , So sorry to read about the passing af George . Hope with your family an friends there for you , it will help get you through this hard time . Thinking of you , take care . Lois an Gene

Susan (Palm) Leitzel
   Posted Wed September 14, 2016
Sharon and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You and the family are in my prayers. May God comfort you during this time.

Brenda Beward
   Posted Wed September 14, 2016
So sorry to hear about George he was such a sweet person. Prayers for the family.

Janet Lukens
   Posted Thu September 15, 2016
Sharon & Famlly,
So sorry for your great loss
Love Janet

Janet Lukens
   Posted Thu September 15, 2016
Sharon & Family,
Sorry for your great loss.
Love Janet