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George E. Thursby

February 10, 1924 ~ December 15, 2020 (age 96)


George E. Thursby, 96, of New Florence, died Tuesday December 15, 2020
at the Bethlen Home, Ligonier. He was born February 10, 1924 in Pittsburgh
the son of the late George M. and Gladys McCall Thursby.
George was a graduate of Ohio Northern College and had worked as an engineer
for United States Steel. He was a WWII Veteran having served in the US Army Air Corp.
He was a B-24 Side Gunner with the 455Bomb Group and had been a POW in Switzerland.
A member of the Syria Shrine, Scottish Rite, VFW and American Legion.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Pittock Thursby,
his sister Marilyn Tindall and two grandchildren; David Christopher and Danielle Kim Bonacuro.
He is survived by his son George L. Thursby of New Florence, his two daughters; Susan Bonacuro (David F.) of
Rector and Jennifer J. Plummer of Naples, Florida. Five grandchildren; George R. Thursby, Heather Simpson McQueen, Vince Plummer (Crystal), Shane and Jason Plummer.
Three great grandchildren; David C. Long Jr., Bryce Plummer and Cole Achammer.
Friends will be received Saturday from 12-1pm in the McCabe Funeral Home, 144 East Main Street, Ligonier, where a
service will be conducted at 1pm. Interment will follow in the Menoher Memorial Cemetery.
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