George was born on December 27, 1917 to Emery Leo Kilmer and Jennie Avery Kilmer in Ellenton, PA. George married Anna Schmouder on February 9, 1941 and she passed away in June 19, 2002.
He was in the Tree Service business for most of his adult life. First, he was employed by the Davey Tree Company and later was self-employed with Kilmer Tree Service.
George loved meeting new people and they soon became friends. He enjoyed railroad history; antique automobiles; country and bluegrass music; sharing pictures; traveling; and children.
He is survived by a large and loving family including three sons: Claude and his wife, Stella; Butch and his wife, Cathy; Roy; four daughters: Helen McCarrick and her husband, Dale; Darlene Marett and her husband, John; Karen McCord and her husband, Dave; Ginny and her friend, Dave Dacko; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; and twelve great-great grandchildren. He was affectionately called Great Pop Pop by many of them. He also is survived by three sisters: Evelyn Matson of Canton; Elsie Marsh of Marsh Hill and Bertha Albrecht of Clyde, NY
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Anna; one son, Larry; and one daughter, Nancy.
The private funeral was held on August 11, at the Smith Funeral Home in Leesburg, with Pastor Gary Hilton, former Pastor of Volant United Methodist Church officiating.
Interment followed at Volant Cemetery.
George was the last surviving charter member of the Volant Volunteer Fire Department.
Memorial contributions may be sent in memory of George to the Volant Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 203, Volant, PA 16156 or to the Ellenton Old Home Association, % Herbert Eby, 10013 Ellenton Mount Road, Shunk, PA 17768.