Obituary of George Colombo
George Colombo, of Sewell, New Jersey, passed away on Friday, November 5, 2021. He was 81.
Born and raised in South Philadelphia, George married and moved to Washington Township in October of 1970. He retired in 1995 after a 38 year career at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard where he held such titles as marine machinist, shop planner and purchaser.
A loving and kind husband and father, George was devoted to his family, especially his grandchildren. Although he was quite humble about his own accomplishments, he was proud and would boast about his family. Many cherished memories were made on their family vacations and family gatherings that will bring smiles to his loved ones faces. George was sensitive and would always lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors. George and his love of 51 years, Rose Mary enjoyed traveling to destinations such as Las Vegas, Greece, Italy and Hawaii.
In his spare time, you could find George tending to his garden, watching the History channel, especially if it was about World War II and enjoying his favorite meals such as ravioli and mussels in white sauce. George was a member of a bowling league for over 50 years, enjoyed playing cards at the casino and rooting for the Philadelphia sports teams, the Eagles, Phillies and Flyers.
Beloved husband of Rose Mary (nee Crudele); devoted father of Jennifer (John) Schmitt and Alicia Colombo; cherished Pop of John and Stephanie; dear son in law of Jennie Crudele. George is also survived by many loving cousins and predeceased by his parents, Charles and Josephine (nee Vecchio) Colombo.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend George's viewing on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 6:30 - 9:00 PM and Thursday, 9:00 - 10:00 AM in the McGuinness Funeral Home, 573 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell, NJ 08080. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, 11:00 AM in the Church of the Holy Family, 226 Hurffville Road, Sewell, NJ 08080. Interment will take place privately.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in George's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org. OR Shriner's Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 3551 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19140, www.shrinerschildrens.org .
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