George W. Nead

April 18, 1939 - April 10, 2019

George W. Nead, 79, Roaring Spring, loving husband of 31 years to Dorothy, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, surrounded by his children at his home.

He was born in Williamsburg, son of the late Wilbert A. and Jessie Marie (Stevens) Nead.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; four children: Pam Hinterberger (Don Ott) of Duncansville, George Nead Jr. of Altoona, Karen Salsgiver (Joe Crasser) of Roaring Spring and Shawn Nead of Altoona; three stepchildren, who he considered his own: Mary (Chad) Olivieri of East Freedom, John (Sharon) Montgomery and James Montgomery, both of Wilmington, Del.; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers: Robert of Altoona and Wilbert of Manchester, Conn.; and his beloved dog, Gina.

He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Jamie Montgomery; and three sisters: Betty Isenberg, Beverly Beach and Darlene Fonner.

He was a 1959 graduate of Williamsburg High School. He was active in several sports in high school and was on the Blue Pirates football team that won the Inter-County Championship in 1957.

He retired from Appleton Papers in 2003 and enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, reloading, traveling, spending time with his family, watching sports, especially basketball, football, Little League baseball, softball and enjoying the summer weather on his porch during his retirement.

Per George’s request, there will be no viewing or service and his wishes were to be cremated. Arrange­ments are by Robert Reed Funeral Director.