George L. Uhlman, Sr., 76, of 17527 Mullen Road, Meadville, passed away peacefully at home, Tuesday, August 21, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. A true gentleman, he was born in Pittsburgh on August 19, 1936, the son of the late Edward and Alice Ruetschi Uhlman. His family moved to Woodcock in 1946 and George attended Woodcock Academy. He graduated from Cambridge Springs High School in 1954.

Uhlman, George L. Sr.Thereafter, George was employed by Walker Brothers Buick, Edinboro, Greenleaf Corporation, Saegertown, and Coinco Inc., Cochranton. He also owned and operated Uhlman’s Furniture Store in Black Ash from 1971 to 1988. He retired from Coinco in 1999 as a tool-maker.

In addition to his parents and an infant brother, Edward, Jr., he was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Jean Bennett Uhlman. On August 12, 2006, he married Elaine Limano-Uhlman and she survives. He is also survived by two brothers and three sisters – Donald (Louise) Uhlman of Cambridge Springs; Barbara (Frank) Grippe of Edinboro; David (Rita) Uhlman of Woodcock; Katherine (John) Waitkus of Franklin; and Patricia Fosburg of Townville. Six children – Judith (Donald) Miller of Meadville; Debra (Jim) Greer of Essex Junction, VT; Heidi (Bradley) Wright of Meadville; John (Pam) Orr of Meadville; Brenda (Jim) Mazurak of Apopka, FL; and George, Jr. (Tracy) of Allison Park. 13 grandchildren, 5 great grand-children, and 3 step-children also remain. His step-children include – Debra Monico (Tony) of Chicago; Joe Limano (Jackie) of Erie ;and David Limano (Stacy ) of Meadville. He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews.

George’s life was centered on his family and work. He took great pride in his ability to build and fix things. He loved people and enjoyed entertaining family and friends. For the last six years, he and Elaine made a home that was the hub of activity for special birthdays, holidays, and celebrations. He also enjoyed garage sales and finding a great bargain.

In addition, George had a quick wit and pleasant sense of humor. A kind man, he had a life-long passion for automobiles (most recently, his red Cadillac XLR convertible, which was the 94th automobile he would own in his lifetime.) Nonetheless, his happiest moments were those spent with his children and grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of Crawford County, 310 N. Monroe St., Titusville, Pa 16354 or 464 Pine St., Meadville, PA 16335.

A funeral service will be held at the Gravel Run Presbyterian Church in Woodcock Boro on Thursday, August 23rd at 11:00 with the Reverend Donald H. Gordon, pastor of the church, officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00. Interment will follow at the Gravel Run Road Cemetery, near Woodcock. A memorial luncheon in celebration of George’s life will follow the interment at the banquet room of the Riverside Golf Course in Cambridge Springs.

The family wishes to extend thanks to all of the relatives and friends who have supported George during his illness. A special thanks to George’s niece and nurse, Tricia Kramer, of Hospice of Crawford County, is gratefully given. His family also wishes to thank the staffs of the Barco Oncology Center of Meadville, The Hillman Cancer Center and Shadyside Hospital of Pittsburgh.