OBITUARY

George Andrew Greaf

August 22, 1931November 28, 2018
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George Andrew Greaf, age 87 of Cocoa, FL and formerly of Beavercreek, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in Florida. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Greaf in 2010, his parents, Forrest and Maggie Greaf, sister Mary Lou Bosworth and brother, Glen Greaf. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Maxine (Smiley) Greaf, he is also survived by a daughter, Marla Helfinstine (Greg) of FL, and two grandchildren: Sara Jones of Dayton and Andrew Helfinstine of FL. George was a proud Air Force Veteran, having served from 1951-1955; he spent his career as a machinist, retiring from the trade in 1996. George’s favorite thing was spending time with family, especially camping. He was a skilled gardener and handyman and could, and would, fix most anything that found its way into his shop. He was a doting parent to his best dog friend, Harold. He was a member of Hillside Chapel and was attending New Life Christian Fellowship in FL. Friends may call at the Hillside Chapel, 3515 Shakertown Rd. on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 11 AM until 1 PM with Pastor Don Dillavou officiating. Funeral services will be held at the church at 1 PM on Friday. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in George’s memory to either Hillside Chapel or The American Heart Association. Condolences for the family can be made at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Burial Friday, December 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

George Andrew Greaf

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Patty Geary

December 7, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. I remember George from the East Dayton Church of the Brethren and Hillside Chapel. We are sure you will find comfort in knowing he knew his Lord and Savior Jesus and is with Him. Due to circumstances we are unable to attend today but we will remember him with a donation to Hillside in his memory.
With sincere sympathy,

Patty & Jim Geary






Chuck Moore

December 5, 2018

Dear Maxine and Marla,

We have such warm and wonderful memories of George and each of you. Even in the difficult times of saying "goodbye" to Jeff and Uncle Harold, you demonstrated such grace, strength and courage; all of which are evidence of the Lord's presence and peace in your lives. We loved George's joyful spirit, positive approach to life in spite of challenges, quiet sense of humor, deep and abiding faith and more. We are praying for you that God's comfort and care will fill you as you celebrate our special friend's life and legacy.

(Former Pastor) Chuck and Marilyn Moore

Estella Woodard

December 5, 2018

I wish I could attend Uncle George's celebration of life this Friday but actually will be traveling to Indy the following week to help move our parents to a new home. I think of your family often & hope the transition will not be too difficult. He was always such a rock & presence for your family. I know he will be greatly missed every day but also know that he is now happily a carpenter in heaven. I'm so thankful Alan & I were able to visit your family and say goodby to my favorite Uncle. I will always cherish the fond childhood memories of being with your family. Love you guys ❤️ Estella

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