Koenig, George J.
On the morning of May 4, 2023, George John Koenig, died peacefully in his sleep at home. George was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joan Koenig of 68 years. George was a devoted father to Debbie Shirey (Dwaine) grandfather to Carrie Seckman (Dan) Melissa Becker (George). Great-grandfather to Josh, Kelly, George & Greyson, & Great-Great Grandfather to Scarlett, Everly & Harper. His extended family is Amber Jones (Krystle) & their children (Cameron, Aiden, Kinsleigh & Sarina) and Damon Shirey (Pauline) & their children (Elliott, Gabriel & Atrus).
He was preceded in death by his mother Grace Smick, his sister Ethel (Woody) his sister Mary Spurling (Chuck) & his sister Helen Lane (Ernie). Also his nephew Donnie Spurling (Sarah).
He served in the army as a radio Sergeant in 1946. He enjoyed woodworking and was a master of crossword puzzles. He had a knack for fixing anything and was always willing to lend a helping hand.
He was brought up in Baltimore, MD near Patterson Park and lived in various areas in Maryland his whole life. In the last years of his life he lived in Glen Burnie, MD and in 2014 moved to his daughter and son-in-laws home with his wife Joan until his passing on May 4, 2023 at 95 years old.
His jolly demeanor and sense of humor was infectious and to know him was to love him.
He started his career by working as a supervisor at The Buck Glass Company in Baltimore Maryland in 1945. They made the majority of glass bottles (including Milk bottles delivered to households around Maryland). Also Coca Cola bottles & other products that were popular in this time period.
He retired in 1995 from General Chemical Company (previously Peridot Chemical) at the age of 67.
He was a wonderful person loved by everyone he met and will truly be missed by all.
The family requests relatives and friends to visit the family owned GONCE FUNERAL SERVICE P. A. 4001 Ritchie Hwy. on Wednesday from 11 AM to 1 PM. The funeral service will begin at 1 PM. Interment to follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
"Your gentle face and patient smile
with sadness we recall,
You had a kindly word for each
and died beloved by all.
The voice is mute and stilled the
heart that loved us well and true,
Ah, bitter was the trial to part
from one as good as you.
You are not forgotten loved one
nor will you ever be.
As long as life and memory last
we will remember thee.
We miss you now, our hearts are sore,
as time goes by we miss you more.
Your loving smile, your gentle face,
no one can take your vacant place."
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