FREDERICKTOWN — George F. Ream Sr., 98, of Fredericktown, formerly of Columbus, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday evening, May 2, 2018, at Knox Community Hospital. He was born Feb. 22, 1920, in Franklin County to the late George and Cecilia (Homan) Ream.
George honorably served his country in the Navy during WWII. After his military time, George went to work for the railroad and later worked for Timken, where he retired with over 35 years of service. He was a faithful member of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon. George’s hobbies included golfing, swimming and reading. In 2012, he was on an Honor Flight to Washington, DC.
George is survived by his daughter, Catherine Ream of Fredericktown; son, George F. (Gail) Ream Jr. of Columbus; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Boyd) Ream; son-in-law, James Joseph Marvin; and sisters, Miriam and Rita.
The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon. The Rosary will be recited following the visitation.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 7, at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Father Mark J. Hammond as the Celebrant. Entombment will follow in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Lockbourne. Military Honors will be provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude, 262 Danny Thomas Way, Memphis, TN 38105.
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