George E. Severson

July 27, 1937 - August 1, 2012

Age 75, of East Koy Road, Portageville, died at home on August 1, 2012.

He was born July 27, 1937 in Cheektowaga, NY, son of the late George E. and Helen Stackler Severson. George was employed as a machinist for 32 years at LeRoy Industries prior to his retirement in 1994. He was an accomplished woodworker and enjoyed bird watching and working around his property. George was a devoted family man who loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. His family remembers fondly his wonderful sense of humor.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Ada Martin Severson whom he married on March 16, 1957; his children, Rebecca (Gordon) Strain of Dalton, Daniel (Juli) Severson of Dansville, Deborah (Edward) Koerner of Pike, Gregory (Joanne) Severson of Warsaw, Vicky (Lawrence) Drozdowski of Castile; 12 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; his sisters, Ellen (Geoff) Alcock of Arizona, Donna (Francis) Motts of Warsaw, Jacky (Donald) Reniff of Dansville. He was the grandfather of the late Ashley Severson, great grandfather of the late Ethan Abbott and brother of the late Edgar Severson and Ava Reitz.

There are no calling hours and services will be private. Memorials may be made to the Pike Rescue Squad or the Pike Fire Department, Pike, NY 14130. Arrangements are being completed by Harmon-Watson Funeral Home, Castile.

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Aug 9.12 from Barbara (Stackler) Manley:
Ada - I'm sorry I never got to meet and know my cousin George. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Aug 8.12 from Barb & Gary Beardsley:
Ada, Just heard of George,s passing, so sorry, our condolences to you and your family. You and George were such great neighbors many years ago.

Aug 8.12 from Geoff and Ellen Alcock:
I got lucky in life when I traveled to Portageville area many times with my wife, Ellen, for her family reunions and met her brother,George. I have visited many places in the World but George was the nicest man I have ever known.
Our deepest sympathy to Ada and all the family.

Aug 8.12 from mark panepento:
I worked with Edgar from 1977 to 1990 at Leroy Machine co. I always liked Edgar and knew him as one of the "older guys" that we young guys all respected. He was always friendly and I feel richer for knowing him. My condolances to his family and may God bless.

Mark P

Aug 5.12 from Laura Martin Lewis:
My thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Ada, and cousins.

Aug 4.12 from Jean M Sullivan:
Ada and Family: My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. George was a wonderful man. He was a great friend to all who knew him as well as a loving husband and father to all of you. Keep the memories of him close to your hearts and he will be with you forever. I will miss the emails and notes back and forth, he was a good friend.

Aug 3.12 from Ronald Pattridge:
Our prayers and condolences to all the
Severson family.We are glad we visited
George and Ada two weeks ago.On a trip to
Branson George and I, only ones that smoked
had to go out side theaters. Now I Lost my
E-Mail Buddy.
Ron And Nancy Pattridge

Aug 3.12 from Donna Murphy:
Although I did not know George personally, by working with Greg the past 6 years we've talked about family and especially the grandkids on many ocassions. My prayers and condolences go out to all the Severson family.