George Kissinger 1946-2013

POLAND – George Kissinger, 66, of Southington, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, in Hospice House of Poland.

He was born in August of 1946, a son of George and Thelma Ellis Kissinger.

George was a graduate of Neshimany High School in Feasterville, Pa., where he played on the undefeated football team for four years and was a member of the varsity wrestling team. He continued on to wrestle while attending East Stroudsburg State College.

He had traveled to Haiti in 1981 on a mission trip with Grace United Methodist Church.

George was a tool and die maker for Delphi Packard Electric for 34 years retiring in 2006.

His greatest love was his family and his involvement with his children and their activities, especially sports. He was head coach of his son’s junior high school football team as well as an assistant coach for the Chalker High School varsity football team. He helped build concession stands for both the football and basketball programs.

George loved golfing and BMW car racing, both at which he excelled at over his life. He built two BMW cars for road racing in the BMW Car Club. His biggest honor was crewing for professional race teams, Tecmark alongside his dear friend, Walter Swick, to GMG and lastly BimmerWorld.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Linda (Holinbaugh) Kissinger of Southington, whom he married on June 10, 1967; three children, Carrie Santti, Curt (Brenda) Kissinger and Lori Langley; and five grandchildren, Samantha, Spencer, Isabella, Lily and Savannah. Also surviving are three brothers, David (Karen) Kissinger, Ken (Pattee) Kissinger and Mark Kissinger; and one sister, Ruth (Lou) DiEva as well as many nieces and nephews.

George was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Merle Kissinger; and a son-in-law, Todd Santti.

Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. service on Wednesday. The Rev. Philip Banks will officiate.

Burial will be in Champion Township Cemetery.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice House of Poland at 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland 44514.