George Washington Jr.

October 13, 1919January 21, 2013

George Washington Jr., 93, of Harrisburg, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013 in the Community General Osteopathic Hospital. He was born in Harrisonburg, VA., he was the son of the late George and Mattie Marie (Stewart) Washington Sr. He was a retired employee from the PA Department of Transportation, and a U.S. Army Air Force Veteran of WWII. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and the American Legion Post 733, Harrisburg. Surviving is his wife of 63 years, Ruth Washington; three daughters, Cheryl J. Wright, Jacqueline M. Washington and Kathryn Washington, all of Harrisburg; two sons, Richard T. Washington, (Sherry), of Clarksville, TN and Michael R. Washington, (Lynn), of Harrisburg; 8 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1439 Market St., Harrisburg. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. A viewing will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday at the church till time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 4219 E. Trindle Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17011.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Tamme Folks

February 5, 2013

Sending out my deepest sympathy to Michael my co-worker & all of the Washington family. Mr. Washington was a GREAT man, I enjoyed growing up & the P-Funk around him, aka MW Smith homes, aka the P-J's. He'll be sorely missed, but not forgotten, & he leaving a good Legacy, may he R-I-P!

Genoa Sissi Mitchell

January 30, 2013

The Washington Family my thoughts n prayers are with you


January 30, 2013


Therese LeMelle-Kenley

January 29, 2013

Miss Ruth, Cheryl, Richard, Jackie and the rest, I certainly want to express my condolences at the loss of your father. I still remember Mr. George walking down Herr Street so many years ago . . . along with our dad. He was so proud of you all, always talking about you whenever I ran into him. And such a wonderful historian about the Tuskegee Airmen and African Americans in the military during world war II. I will certainly miss his wisdom. But what a wonderful life he led. Thanks for sharing him with the Harrisburg community. I know he is resting in all kinds of peace. Love you all

January 29, 2013

Deepest Sympathy Mike, Tanisha

Brenda (Reaves) Moore


January 29, 2013


Geoffrey Patterson

January 29, 2013

To the Washington family

I have known Mr. George since I was a youngster, he was and will always be MR.WASHINGTON to me.

A gentle man, full of grace and a quick smile. He always seemed as though he was on his way somewhere but he'd stop and give you that minute that you thought you needed.

While our experience and relationships with our fathers were probably different, I can't help but feel your sense of loss as I too have had to say goodbye to my Father.

I wish to share with you the heartfelt condolences from my family at this your time of sorrow, and leave with you this thought, we were blessed, and that blessing does not fade away just because we can no longer sit together.

The Patterson Family,

John (Carrie), Orus, Joyce, Bill(Vanessa) and Geoffrey

Mrs Charlie M Bass

January 29, 2013

To all the family Mr George was a very well liked man, we will miss him walking, may all the family be blessed, all my sympatny

January 28, 2013

Cheryl and the Washington Family:

So sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you and His Holy Spirit give you "beauty for ashes." Cherish the memories of him and know that..."To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord!"

My prayers are with you!

Connie Franklin-Frisby

Stephanie Williams

January 28, 2013

To Mrs. Ruth, Butch, Cheryl, Jackie, Mike and Kathryn, My sincere condolences go out to you all during the loss of Mr. George. I will always cherish the memory of Mr. George, we loved and respected him just as if he was our uncle. May God's loving arms comfort you all during this time of bereavement. I love you all and send Prayers to you from Atlanta. God Bless you! Steffy and Leesa and Family!