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George William Karlovich
December 14, 2021


George William Karlovich, 86, of Clymer, PA went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 from the Indiana Regional Medical Center in Indiana, PA.

The son of Nicholas “Nick” and Mary (Fayak) Karlovich, he was born on September 21, 1935 in Green Township, Indiana Co., PA.

George attended the Commodore and Green Township schools.

He was a member of the Purchase Line Church of the Brethren for many years.

George married his wife, Kay Lon (Buterbaugh) Karlovich, on June 21, 1969 and they shared over fifty-two years of marriage together.

After being employed at Star Manufacturing in Homer City, PA for eighteen years, he retired when the business closed.

George was fond of many sports. He loved any sport or team if it involved a ball, but he especially enjoyed following the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Pirates. More locally, he liked attending the Marion Center high school football games.

Although it must be shared that his favorite hobby was his love of eating. George was a man who was accomplished at creating and enjoying a sandwich. One of his favorite local restaurants to visit was Hoss’s.

George is survived by his loving family, wife Kay Lon Karlovich of Clymer, PA; his three sons: Gregory Karlovich, Sr. (Becky) of Ernest, PA; Ken Karlovich (Alexsandra) of St. Pete Beach, FL and Doug Karlovich of Indiana, PA; his two grandchildren: Gregory Karlovich, Jr. and Ashley Nagy (Ty); his three step grandchildren: Josh; Michael and Kathryn West and his brother, Ed Karlovich (Marcia) of Grand Rapids, MI.

George was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Ann; his brother, Fred and his favorite cat, Fluffy.

Family and friends will be received from 3-5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 17, 2021 at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale, PA. There will also be visitation at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until Noon on Saturday, December 18, 2021 prior to the Noon funeral service to be held at the funeral home with Pastor Dale Leverknight as the officiant. Interment will follow at the East Mahoning Cemetery in Purchase Line, PA.

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Rairigh Funeral Home
18944 Rte 286 Hwy East
Hillsdale, PA 15746