Obituary of George Loveland
Greece: January 23, 2018. George is predeceased by his Father George R. Loveland & son Donald Joseph Loveland. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Joan Loveland; children, Mike (Emily) Loveland, Bill “Bumper” (Jenn) Loveland & Michelle Wysocarski; grandchildren, Ashley, Nick, Rick Wysocarski, Riley & Jackson Loveland; mother Eleanor Loveland; sister Carol Broncato; sisters-in-law, Donna Wilkens & Nancy (Dave) Parks; dog Oakley; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Special thanks to the caregivers at the Lipson Cancer Center for the care they gave to George. For more information about George please visit www.bartolomeo.com
George’s visitation will be, Thursday, Jan. 25th, 2-4 & 6-8 at the Funeral Home, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.) His funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, Jan. 26th, 12PM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd., followed by his burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Gooddays, 6900 Dallas Parkway, Suite 200, Plano, Texas 75024 in George’s memory.
George was born June 14, 1944 to his parents George & Eleanor. Together with his siblings they grew up and worked in the Rochester community.
Even at a young age George was hard working. He had a local paper route. It was this fateful decision to become a paperboy that would change the course of his life forever. George delivered papers next door to a young gal by the name of Joan Fox. George was a little bit on the shy side, through a friend George asked around and before they knew it, the rest is as they say history. The two were married, March 31, 1962 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Greece.
George enjoyed fixing cars. It was a passion handed down within his family that ultimately became his career. He owned and operated Loveland & Son Gas Station for more than 25 years. It was this passion that regularly found George watching NASCAR or working as a race crew mechanic and in the pits during local races.
Joan & George went on to having four loving children of their own and 5 adoring grandchildren. George was very active in his children’s lives. He could be seen regularly in a role of assistant coach to his kid’s little league and their hockey teams as well. Family time was a treasure to George. His children & grandchildren’s friends were always welcome. George always seemed to be able to create a special bond with any of the kids who showed up at the Loveland home.
The Loveland/Wysocarski yard served as a playing field for his children and grandchildren alike. These games were spirited in nature. They could start off as soccer, turn into football and finally the match appeared to resemble something more like rugby. Their yard would regularly have so many bikes in it that George would be challenged to pull his car into the driveway after coming home from work.
George enjoyed camping and boating with family. Most of all he enjoyed golf and looked forward to time spent with his cousins, friends & sons golfing at Lima CC.
George was an avid Cleveland Browns fan. He spoke proudly about getting his grandsons to be fans of the Brown’s too. His favorite college football team was Notre Dame all the way. He enjoyed watching the Irish play with his daughter.
He did enjoy TV, movies and music. His favorite TV shows included Mash & Cheers. His all time favorite movies were varied. He loved Annie, the Hanson Brothers, Sherlock Holmes and Caddy Shack. When he listened to music his taste leaned towards old country. His favorite country artist was George Jones.
George will be remembered for many things, he was: fun, competitive, patient, positive, even tempered, well liked, generous, reliable & strong willed.
His most memorable quote was “if your stressing out over something that in 5 years won’t matter you are wasting your time” it was comments like this and the many other about his personality that his family and friends will dearly miss.