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 George Sima

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George Sima

  • Birth 22 May 1881 Slovakia
  • Death 26 Jun 1955 Taylor, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Moscow, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section: 1
  • Memorial ID 36287068

• Son of John & Mary Lynch Sima

Dear Ancestor,

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and the date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who cares
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

Author Unknown

»♱« OBITUARY »♱«

George Shimo Dies;
Rites Wednesday

George Shimo, 159 Oak St., Taylor, died yesterday morning in State Hospital where he had been a medical patient eight days.

Born in Czechoslovakia, son of the late John and Mary Lynch Shimo, he had lived in Taylor 54 years. Mr. Shimo was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Taylor, and its Holy Name Society. He operated gasoline service stations in Old Forge and Taylor prior to his retirement. Mr. Shimo and his wife, the former Miss Elizabeth Kandra, would have marked their 53rd wedding anniversay in August.

Surviving are his wife, eight sons, John, Elmer and Frank, this city; Michael, Cleveland; Andrew, Baltimore; Matthew and George, Endicott, N.Y., and Joseph, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Carey and Mrs. John Podracky, Baltimore, and Mrs. Joseph Skoviera, Endicott; 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 9 A.M. from the home with mass at 9:30 in St. John's Church. Interment, St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow.

SOURCE: The Scranton Times, Scranton, PA

June 27, 1955, Pg 29

Date of Burial: Wednesday, June 29, 1955
Taylor Couple to Mark Golden Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. George Shimo, 159 Oak St., Taylor, will mark their golden wedding anniversary Monday with a mass at 9 A.M. in St. John's Slovak Roman Catholic Church, Taylor.

Rev. J. A. Ondovchak, pastor, will celebrate the mass, assisted by Rev. Stephen Kollar, Holy Family Slovak Church, this city. A family breakfast will follow in St. John's Hall, Taylor. A reception will be held from 6 P.M. to midnight for relatives and friends at the hall.

The couple, natives of Czechoslovakia, was married Aug. 18, 1902, in Holy Family Church by the late Rev. Andrew Pavco. Mrs. Shimo is the former Miss Elizabeth Kandra. Mr. Shimo has operated a gasoline station near his home for the past 25 years. Prior to that he was employed in the mines.

There are 11 children: Mrs. Charles Carey and Joseph Shimo, at home; John, Elmer and Francis Shimo, this city; George, Matthew and Mrs. Joseph Skoviera, Endicott, N.Y.; Andrew and Mrs. John Podracky, Baltimore, Md., and Michael Shimo, Cleveland, Ohio. There also are 21 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.♥

SOURCE: Unknown, Scranton, PA

~•♥•~ George Shimo and Elizabeth Kandra were united in holy matrimony in Holy Family Church in Scranton, PA on August 18, 1902. They were escorted to the church in a horse and buggy driven by the town undertaker, Mr. Davis. Fifty years later for the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary, Mr. Davis again drove George and Elizabeth to the church as they renewed their vows.♥

STORY BY: Mary Elizabeth Shimo Carey

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1883 - 1961

1879 - 1955
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Memorial Sponsored:
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  • Created by: Barbara Smeton Jones
  • Added: 24 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36287068
  • Barbara Smeton Jones
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Sima (22 May 1881–26 Jun 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36287068, citing Saint Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Smeton Jones (contributor 47119949) .