Bedford

George A. Conner, 81, of Bedford, formerly of Clearville, passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at home.

He was born on April 9, 1937, in Mattie, a son of the late Filmore E. and Margaret (Hoopengardner) Conner.

On July 23, 1962, in Winchester, Va., he married Irene L. (Clark). She preceded him in death on March 10, 2014.

He is survived by daughter, Gloria L. Chalfante of Everett; step-children, Edward R. Leasure, of Bedford; Barbara E. Leasure of Bedford; and Marlene I., married to Ezekial “Zeke” Clark, of Bedford, who was raised by the family; grandchildren: Shawn Chalfante, Christopher Chalfante and Shannen Chalfante; one great-granddaughter, Grace Elizabeth Chalfante; and sister-in-law, Carol Conner of Everett.

Along with his wife, George was preceded in death by siblings: Carrie Cogan, V. Earl Conner, Ada M. Hott and Conda L. Conner; and son-in-law, David Chalfante.

George formerly attended Rock Hill Christian Church.

He worked for various autobody companies and later as an electrician. George worked for the Pennsylvania Game Commission for 40 years and later for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources until his retirement.

George was a great outdoorsman who took pleasure in hunting and fishing. He enjoyed teaching the youth during Youth Field Days and other wildlife activities.

Family and friends may call at the Akers Funeral Home Inc., 299 Raystown Road, Everett on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Akers Funeral Home, with Pastor John Bennett officiating.

Burial will be held at Rock Hill Cemetery, Clearville. Online condolences may be expressed at www.akersfuneralhome.com.

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