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George R Hirst

March 2, 1929 ~ November 5, 2018 (age 89)

  George R. Hirst, 89, of Lorain passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018 at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Lorain following an extended illness.   
     Mr. Hirst was born in Cannonsburg, PA on March 2, 1929, the son of the late George and Eula L (Wilson) Hirst. He graduated from Trinity High School in Washington, PA. The family moved to Lorain in 1958 when he was transferred to the Wilson Freight Forwarding terminal in Cleveland.  
     He was a active member of Heritage Presbyterian Church in Amherst, serving as an usher and was active in the Community Luncheons at the church.  In 2014, he  became site manager for Lorain Cooperative Ministries Food Pantry at Heritage.   
     Mr. Hirst was a retired truck driver at J. W.  Perkins in Elyria and had worked for Wilson Freight Forwarding in Cleveland for many years.  He was awarded the "Million Miles" Safe Driver Award several times. He was a member of the Teamster Union.
     He was a member of the Masonic  Lodge in LaGrange # 399 F & AM.served as Master three times, Scottish Rite-Valley of Cleveland, 32 Degree Mason, Past President Lorain County Scottish Rite Society, Al Koran Shrine, O.E.S. Madelyn Chapter 204 in Vermilion. 
     He was also a member of the Sons of Amvets Post 22 in Vermilion. 
     Mr. Hirst was the recipant of the Founders Day Luncheon - Award of Distinction in 2014. He was an avid Sports fan following the Indians, Cavaliers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, He and his family could be found frequently at the Lake Erie Crushers Ball field cheering on their team. 
     He is  survived by his wife  of 70 years, Dolores M. (nee Runnion) Hirst, daughters, Sandra L Hirst Schoonmaker of Elyria, Kristi L Hirst, of Lorain; grandchildren: Heather Camacho, Ana Marie (John) Pyecroft, Tabetha (Bryan) Rivera, Holly (Josh) Weisenberger, great grandchildren: Jordan Rivera, Briana Rivera, Colin Pyecroft, Brendan Oswalt, Angelina Rivera, Gabriell Thomas, Danielle Rivera, J.J. Weisenberger, Carter Pyecroft, Siera Thomas, Liberty Weisenberger, Camden Pyecroft, great great grandchild Andy Ross, a sister Alice M Cursi, of Washington, PA and many nieces and nephews.  
     In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son-in-law Don Schoonmaker, 2015 and his in-laws, Alfred and Dorothy Runnion. 
     Friends may call on Thursday evening, November 8, 2018 from 6-8 pm in the Heritage Presbyterian Church, 515 North Leavitt Road, Amherst. Masonic services will be held. 
     Additionally, friends may call on Friday at the church from 11:00 am until funeral services at Noon with Rev. Jenni Walker-Noyes, pastor, and his daughter, Rev. Sandra L. Hirst Schoonmaker, officiating
     Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park in  Amherst Twp following the funeral service. 
     The family suggest that memorial contributioins may be made to the Heritage Presbyterian Church, PO Box 834, Amherst, Ohio 44001 or to American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio  44106.

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