Dr. George E. Schweinebraten, Jr.July 4, 1927 ~ August 8, 2017 (age 90)
Dr. George E. “Ginger” Schweinebraten, Jr., 90 of Washington, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in Noble Village Senior Living Community, Peachtree Corners, GA where he had been living recently to be closer to his daughter and son.
He was born July 4, 1927 in Manifold, South Strabane Twp., PA, a son of George E. and Caroline Hudak Schweinebraten.
George was a 1945 graduate of Chartiers High School where he played football and baseball. He was also a catcher on the local industrial league baseball team. He graduated from of the University of Pittsburgh in 1949. Following his graduation, he went to work for Fisher Body Division of General Motors in West Mifflin, from 1950 until 1961. While there, he was an active officer in the union. He was also employed by the Meadow Racetrack and was active in forming the workers union when it first opened.
Returning to school, George received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 1965 from the University of Pittsburgh Dental School. Dr. Schweinebraten practiced dentistry from 1965 until his retirement in 1997.
His memberships included the Canonsburg-Houston Rotary Club where he was president in 1975, the Western Pennsylvania Odontological Society, Bears Club in Meadow Lands and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Washington and Syria Shrine.
Dr. Schweinebraten enjoyed golf and was a member of the Washington Country Club and Lone Pine Golf Club.
On July 1, 1950, he married his high school sweetheart Patricia Ann Carroll who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter Dr. Marie Schweinebraten and her husband Dr. Chris McFarland of Duluth, GA; a son Mark Schweinebraten of Roswell, GA, six grandchildren, Ian McFarland (Kristin) , Leslie McFarland, Nicholas Stoltz, PhD., Emily Stoltz Schmidt (Matthew), Eric Stoltz (Courtney) and Patrick Stoltz (Alexandria); five great grandchildren, Samantha, Leslie, Jacob and Nora Schmidt and Henry Stoltz; a brother Billy Schweinebraten and his wife Agnes of Washington; a sister Carol Bowers (William III) of West Chester, PA; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a daughter Leslie and her husband Nick Stoltz; a brother Leslie Schweinebraten; and two sisters, Alice Gleokler and Kathryn Mannix.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 Friday in the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 in the Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in the Washington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Washington County Community Foundation, PO Box 308, Eighty Four, PA 15330.