George R. Loveland

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Norwich, Vt. — George R. Loveland, age 73, died April 4, 2018 at the family home in Norwich, Vt.  He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carol; his son David Loveland and wife Wendy; daughter Gail Barille and husband Michael. His grandchildren, Alexis, Cayla, George and Timothy brought joy, love and laughter to his life.  His newest grandson, Nicholas Anthony Barille, born April 3, 2018 is a source of comfort and hope to us all.George was predeceased by his parents David S. Loveland and Alice Loveland McNally and his sister Roberta “Bobbi” Vest.  He is survived by his sister Nancy Loveland and husband Robert Mitchell; his brother-in-law William Vest and Sandy Jenkins; 4 nieces and 5 nephews.

George grew up in Wellesley and Needham, Mass. and graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. where he served as President of Kappa Sigma.  He served in the Army in Vietnam 1966 to 1967, returning stateside to continue his 40-year career in management with Sears Roebuck with assignments starting in Natick, Mass., N.J. and Penn., until his retirement from Reading, Pa.

George enjoyed sailing on the Chesapeake in the Fullprice, skiing, and playing bridge. He entertained his family and friends with his knack for limericks and poetry.  His sense of humor, imagination and gift for telling stories set the stage for skits and tomfoolery both at work and at home.   

George was surrounded by the care and love of his extended family and friends with whom he shared his quick wit and they shared their compassion and respect.  His unwavering courage, grace and humor never left him and will never leave us.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the UCC Congregational Church in Norwich, Vt.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in George’s memory to Vermont Public Radio at VPR.net or the National Ability Center at discovernac.org.

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Arrangements were under the direction of the Rand-Wilson Funeral Home of Hanover, N.H.