George Gaydosh, age 85, of Cambridge Springs, PA and more recently of Harmar Village Care Center in Cheswick, PA, passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at St. Margaret Hospital, Fox Chapel, PA. George was born on June 14, 1929 in Clymer, PA to the late Michael Gaydosh and Mary Papson Gaydosh. He was preceded in death by his wife – Loretta Jean Steeves Gaydosh.

A U.S. Air Force veteran, George was a retired high school business teacher who also had a tax and accounting business in Cambridge Springs. Besides spending time with his family, he loved golf and was a long time member at Riverside Golf Course. George enjoyed watching Pittsburgh Pirate baseball and Pittsburg Steelers football and an occasional visit to the casino. Always quick with a joke to tell, George also enjoyed polka music, playing the according and whistling.

George is survived by his five children – Georgean Wardzinski and her husband, Stephen; George Gaydosh, Jr. and his wife, Lisa; Mark Gaydosh and his wife, Kristin; Lori Green and her husband, Thomas and Timothy Gaydosh and his wife, Karen. His surviving nine grandchildren are – Brittany Wardzinski, Brian Wardzinski, Lindsey Gaydosh, Lauren Gaydosh, Grant Gaydosh, Mark Green, Eric Green, Gregory Gaydosh, and Grace Gaydosh. Brothers surviving are John Gaydosh and Edward Gaydosh, both of the Cleveland area. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and great nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Loretta, George was preceded in death by three brothers – Joseph Gaydosh, Michael Gaydosh, and Paul Gaydosh.

Friends and family will be received at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Sunday, October 19th from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Vigil prayer services will be held at 7:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Cambridge Springs on Monday, October 20th at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Matthew Kujawinski, pastor of St. Agatha Catholic Church in Meadville, will be celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, the Gaydosh family suggests that memorial gifts be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1128 State Street, Erie, PA 16501.