George H. Anderson, 81, of Hackettstown, N.J., died on January 4, 2014 at his residence. Born April 10, 1932 in Rockport, N.J. (Mansfield Township), he was the son of the late George W. and Elsie Sturken Anderson.
George was a resident of the greater Hackettstown area all of his life and was employed by the Mars Candy Company from 1956 to 1991 working in the Quality Center as an inspector of incoming products. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1954 in the 804th Air Squadron attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant at Hunter Air Force Base, Georgia. George was a member of Blue Ridge Post #164, Hackettstown, N.J.. .
He is survived by a niece, Emily Nunzio of Edison, N.J. and his best friend Jack Munson of Hackettstown, N.J.. He was also survived by his extended family; Linda, Shannan, Joseph, Richard & Zachary Ayers.
He was predeceased by brother's William & Raymond O'Reilly. Sister, Edith Stefan, formerly of Cedar Grove, NJ and Newton, NH, and nephew Raymond Bruce O'Reilly.
Memorial Services at St. James Church, Hackettstown, N.J. will be announced later this week. Arrangements are by the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J., 07840. Online condolences may be given at www.cochranfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. James Episcopal Church Building fund, 214 Washington Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 or to the Eleventh Hour Rescue, P.O. Box 281, Rockaway, NJ 07866.
Ron & Barbara Shaw
February 5th, 2014 12:12 am
So sorry to hear about George's passing. He will be missed. Ron worked with him at M&M's and enjoyed learning about all his bottles. He came up to look for bottles with our son. He is at peace. God Bless. Ron & Barbara Shaw
January 23rd, 2014 7:31 am
George, can't believe you are gone. I stopped by your house on Sunday to show you your blue Gardner bottle from Hackettstown that I aquired from the Hunterdon county doctor that morning. Your neighbor Linda was nice enough to tell me what happened. I will always remember the bottle talks we had for the last 25 years and all the Turkey dinners we shared on the Holidays. Every once in a while I will take Linda for a walk on the canal bed in your memory. Rest in peace Old George.
January 22nd, 2014 7:06 am
George, you were the kindest, gentlest man I have ever met. You were one of my very few best friends. I am already missing our morning talks in the driveway. May God give you the rest and peace that your so truly deserve. Please take care of my little Mindy who followed you up to God. I love and miss both of you so very much.
January 20th, 2014 8:45 am
My children,R.Josh O'Reilly and Megan O'Reilly Keith, and I are so sorry to hear of George's passing. He was a kind,quite,loving man. Rest in Peace "Uncle Herb"...
January 20th, 2014 6:06 am
So sorry to hear about George. At least he has finally found the peace he was looking for!I met George in 1991 when we both grabbed the same bottle at an antique store in Andover NJ. We became fast friends and if you knew George, he seldom let anyone get close to him! If you made it into his house, then you knew he thought you were special! I used to bring my young daughter and we would visit him a few times a month. Samantha looked forward to those visits and I know George enjoyed them even more! She thought a lot of "Old George" and we never left without him giving her somekind of little treasure! but with us it was always bottles! bottles,bottles and more bottles. He will be sadly missed by those lucky enough to have gotten close to him! REST IN PEACE GEORGE, I know you have finally found it!
January 19th, 2014 7:46 pm
George, you will be missed. I learned a lot about old bottles from you and it was a pleasure to have worked with you at Mars.
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