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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On February 18, 2012 @ 1:25 pm In Obituary | 5 Comments


Svob, George J.
83, born April 10, 1928 in Clarkdale, AZ passed peacefully in his sleep on February 15, 2012. Preceded in death by Ethelbert (2006), his loving wife of 49 years, George is survived by his sons, Michael (Kay) and John (Kim), his daughter, Diane, and his five grandchildren, Mikayla, Elena, Stefanie, Christopher, and Stephanie. An Arizona native and graduate of Arizona State College, George was proud to teach Industrial Arts at Sunnyslope Elementary School and serve as district consultant to other teachers in the Washington Elementary School District. He loved camping, fishing, fixing things, and visiting with people. In his Catholic faith, he loved the Lord with all his heart, showing his faith in how he lived his life, always treating others with complete respect and kindness. As a volunteer for St. Vincent de Paul, the Parish Youth Organization, Boy Scout troop leader, Eucharistic minister, and loving member of our community, George would selflessly do anything for anybody. With love and patience, George devotedly helped care for his wife in her final years and then with dignity and grace, suffered his own physical trials as he closed the last years of his own life. He will be forever loved, respected, and truly missed. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 19th between 5:00 – 8:00 pm, with a Rosary at 7:00 pm, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am, Monday, February 20th at SS Simon & Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave. Immediately following, a reception will be held at the church hall. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, 10045 W. Thomas Rd. at 1:30 pm. The family respectfully requests donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o SS Simon & Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017.

Condolences for the family of “SVOB, GEORGE J.”

Condolence from Dianne and Jack Jordan on February 19th, 2012 1:50 pm

We were so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I have many special memories of your family. You parent’s visit to Kiawah with Mom was a wonderful time to share. My last seeing your dad and Diane at Carrie’s wedding was a treasured time as well. We wish we could have arranged to see you this summer in ND. Our prayers are with you. Your dad was a very special, caring person. May the grace of God comfort you.


Dianne and Jack

Condolence from Dave Woeste on February 20th, 2012 10:25 am

Just heard about Uncle George’s death today, as Lynnette called. Diane had left a phone message with Aunt Jean, but she didn’t see listen to it or act upon it. Lynnette heard it went she went over for another matter.
I took the liberty to send the information to all of the relatives for whom I have e-mail addresses.

I will always remember him as a very gentle, loving, caring person with a quiet sense of humor. He would do anything for anybody. May he rest in peace.

Condolence from John Woeste on February 20th, 2012 11:02 pm

Uncle George was a wonderful man. He made me feel good. I could feel he loved me. My heart-felt sympathy goes out to his family and anyone who loved and lost him.
John Woeste
Salt Lake City

Condolence from Dan and Susan Gietzen on February 22nd, 2012 2:22 pm

Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I always respected him as an Uncle and a man. I remember the times he spent at the farm always in a good mood, wanting to fix things that needed repair. I’ll miss him.

Condolence from Rick on November 9th, 2013 7:52 pm

He was an amazing man and often times I considered him to be the kindest person and at times. He loved the church and the bible and could sit in his wheelchair for so long and just simply speak with an honest heart. He stood by his wife and was strong about it and for that he to me is a dignified man.

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