George August Cheesman was born August 30, 1932 in Camden, NJ, the youngest child of the late George and Freida (Eschel) Cheesman.
After graduating in 1951 from Haddon Heights, NJ High School, George worked at the Sun Ship Yards in Chester, PA, retiring in 1982 as the yard’s superintendent. He also was a talented carpenter and helped build several homes. On September 24, 1976, George married the former Berneda Ellen “Peggy” Sullivan in Magnolia, NJ.
An avid sportsman, George appreciated all nature’s beauty. In earlier years he loved fishing in the ocean and hunting in the mountains. He always worked a large vegetable garden and tended beautiful flowerbeds. George also enjoyed just watching the wildlife from his porch with a favorite beverage.
George was predeceased by daughter, Nancy Cassario in 2011 and grandson, Davin Ward in 2001.
The funeral will take place on Feb. 20, at Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, Canton. Rev. Herbert Eby officiated the funeral service.
Interment will be private.
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