BURLINGTON FLATS — George A. Willix, 67, of Burlington Flats, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday morning, July 28, 2003.
He was born May 9, 1936, in Berwyn, Ill., the son of George L. and Mildred (Hickey) Willix.
He married Patricia A. Martin on May 1, 1965, in Hicksville, on Long Island.
George served in the United States Navy from 1957-1962.
He was a devoted husband and father who loved his grandchildren with zest.
George was a past member of the Edmeston Rotary and will be remembered by all who had crossed his path as a terrific conversationalist who enjoyed people. One of George's greatest joys was golf, being on the green with old and new friends. He was inducted twice to the Hole in One Club.
George is survived by his wife, Pat; his children and their spouses, June and Joe Melvin, Ed and Kim Willix, Martin and Kristie Willix and Bonnie Brennan; his grandchildren, Audrey, Sam, Claire, Sarah, George, Marissa, Max, Kali, Chelsea, Andrew and Brenda; his siblings, Darlene O'Connor, Dick Willix, Mary Catherine Howard, Maureen Gromsen, Kevin Newman and Jody Newman; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity, Edmeston, with Father John Burns officiating.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 31, at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m., with a prayer service at 8 p.m.
Contributions may be made in George's memory to the Catskill Area Hospice, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.
Published by The Daily Star on July 29, 2003.