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George Lewis Staib
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Birth: Dec. 12, 1915
Monongahela
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 12, 1995
Baldwin Park
Los Angeles County
California, USA

George was born of a family with deep roots in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. He was pre-deceased by his mother Iva Fitch Staib and his father, Lewis George. The Staibs and Fitchs/Fitzpatricks had been living in Western Pennsylvania since long before the Civil War and were both merchants and coal barons. George lived with his beloved grandfather John Harold who had a great influence in his life and in most cases was his protector. George enlisted in the U.S. Army cavalry at an early age and served in Panama in the early 1930's. While in the service George's best friend was his horse, Dan. After leaving the service George married and he and his wife, Alice settled down in West Brownsville Pennsylvania and had two sons, George and Dale. A third child was later born after the family had moved to the State of California. George had an interesting working life. He was a coal miner in Western Pennsylvania, operating a loading machine. He also worked as a fireman on the railroad, as a hand on a river paddlewheeler on the Monongahela River, as a truck driver and for a good part of his life as a machinist. George was also very active in the Boy Scouts and gave freely of his time. He was also an excellent artist and didn't develop that talent as much as he should have. In his retirement George spent a great amount of time doing good works in various Masonic organizations including the Shriners and the Blue Lodge. He and Alice delighted in traveling to Masonic conventions and at times going back home to Brownsville to visit friends and family. In his later life he became ill and fought a long and courageous battle against cancer. He eventually lost his battle and on his death George was mourned by his family and his many friends. 
 
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 Parents:
  Louis George Staib (1887 - 1960)
  Wilma Ivadore Fitch Stephens (1890 - 1951)
 
 Spouse:
  Alice Elizabeth Lane Staib (1914 - 2006)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret Elizabeth Staib Hollowood (1908 - 1985)*
  Blanche M Staib Perry (1911 - 1988)*
  Alberta Staib (1914 - 1914)*
  George Lewis Staib (1915 - 1995)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside National Cemetery
Riverside
Riverside County
California, USA
Plot: 2A, 0, 1472
 
Created by: George
Record added: Nov 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31826767
George Lewis Staib
Added by: Dale
 
George Lewis Staib
Added by: George
 
George Lewis Staib
Added by: George
 
 
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Hi Dad:I was just over at Mom's site and left some flowers for her. Dale is right, we do talk fairly often and keep in contact with each other through writing. We are keeping our family's history alive for you and Mom. You and Mom were the best parents th...(Read more)
- George
 Added: Nov. 11, 2016
Hi Dad I remember how you loved your Pekinese. Just left a note for Mom. George and I talk every now and then but more than we ever did before. Had your old 22 rifle out the other day and cleaned it. I would like to see if it can be fixed so it will f...(Read more)
- Dale
 Added: Nov. 11, 2016
Hi Dad: I read what it has been really hot in Southern California. I guess that you would call that perfect weather for a Miller. Oh, the Dodgers are in the playoffs and will be facing the Washington Nationals. Yep, that is a new team. When you and I were...(Read more)
- George
 Added: Oct. 7, 2016
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