George Torch

June 1, 1955 - June 18, 2019
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George Torch, 64, of Dennison, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in Riverside Manor at Newcomerstown following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.

A son of the late Frank Peter and Irene (Ross) Torch, George was born June 1, 1955 at Dennison, Ohio.

A lifelong resident of Dennison, George graduated from Claymont High S…

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George Torch, 64, of Dennison, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in Riverside Manor at Newcomerstown following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.

A son of the late Frank Peter and Irene (Ross) Torch, George was born June 1, 1955 at Dennison, Ohio.

A lifelong resident of Dennison, George graduated from Claymont High School in 1973. Then on August 30, 1980 he married the former Alice M. Hren and the couple raised two sons, David and Timothy.

George worked as a machinist at Ruger Equipment for 28 years and later retired from Beech Engineering at New Philadelphia. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church at Dennison.

During his younger years George was quite active with Dennison Little League Baseball. He served as the president, vice-president and coach for many years and was known for his passion of the game that he shared with the many children he coached over the years.

He also enjoyed woodworking and took great joy in making items for his loved ones and friends as gifts.

George’s great love of family and his kindness was known by all. He was also known for his great love of his German Shepherds; especially his last one, Chica, who was constantly by his side as he faced the growing challenges of Alzheimer’s. Chica preceded George in death in 2016.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Torch; his sons, David J. Torch of San Antonio, Texas and Timothy G. (Kandis) Torch of Warren, Ohio; a granddaughter, Nora Quinn Torch; a sister, Shirley L. Torch of Dennison and many nieces and nephews.

George was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Louise and brothers, Frank Jr. and Thomas J. Torch.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia with a Christian Wake service starting at 1:45 p.m. Father Jeff Coning will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery at Dennison. Following the committal service a luncheon will be held in the Knights of Columbus Hall at Dennison.

Contributions may be made in George’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter, 408 9th St SW, Suite 3400, Canton, OH 44707 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm

End Time: 5:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Monday, June 24, 2019

Time: 10:30 am

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Address:

206 North 1st Street
Dennison, OH 44621

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Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, June 24, 2019

St. Mary's Cemetery

Address:

Eastport Rd SE, DENNISON, OH, 44621

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Reception Information

Date: Monday, June 24, 2019

Knights of Columbus Hall - Dennison

Address:

122 Grant Street, DENNISON, OH, 44621

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Donation Information

Alzheimer's Association - Greater East Ohio Area Chapter

408 9th St SW, Suite 3400
Canton, OH 44707

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

PO Box 2151
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38101
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Born: June 1, 1955
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Bonnie Celuch posted on 6/22/19

Dear Alice and family, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your dear husband, father, grandfather. While it is a void that will be there the rest of your lives, it s a blessing that you have so many memories to fall back on. He will forever be in your hearts and souls. My love and sympathy to all. Take care of you now, Alice. Your George, I’m sure, would have wanted that.

 

Tracy Schlegel posted on 6/21/19

Alice, So very sorry for your loss, George will be greatly missed. You have been an amazing spouse, friend and caregiver to George during this difficult illness. Take time to remember your happy times together and know he is in a better place now, free from pain. Thoughts and prayers......Tracy

 

Anna Lee (Torch) Watson posted on 6/20/19

I am so sorry for your loss of George. My sympathy and prayers are with and for you.

 

Nikki fox posted on 6/20/19

He will be forever missed. He was a great man with a heart of gold ?? One of my favorite uncles and I will always cherish the memories I have. Thoughts and prayers to aunt Alice, Tim and David ?? Love, Nikki, cooper, Anthony and Micah ?

 

MELOD posted on 6/20/19

ALICE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS … GEORGE WAS MY BUDDY !! MELODY FOR LAKELAND FAMILY MED

 

Rita miller posted on 6/19/19

Alice and family so sorry for your loss . We are praying for you .love Rich and Rita Miller

 

Debbie and Roger Thornton posted on 6/19/19

George was one of the sweetest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Watching him grow from a 12 year old to a wonderful, strong and loving man has been a great joy. His hugs will be missed! God Bless you all!

 

Hank Greene posted on 6/19/19

Tim I am deeply sorry that you have lost your father. May he be at rest with the Lord. I ask for prayers of comfort and peace to you and your family.

 

Valorie Hren posted on 6/19/19

I will always remember you as kind and gentle giant .You will be missed .

 

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