George G. Duskey, 79 - Akron, Ohio

George G. Duskey, 79, went home to be with the Lord January 24, 2009.

George was born March 27, 1929 in Calhoun Co., West Virginia to Charles and Lydia Duskey. He faithfully served in the United States Army and worked as a train engineer for the Akron Barberton Belt Line for many years.

He was a charter member and Deacon for the Clinton Freewill Baptist Church where he faithfully served.

Mr. Duskey was preceded in death by his first wife of 37 years, Betty; and son, George "Pete".

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Frances; daughters, Sue (Ken) Breiding, Tracey (Tim) Hopkins; step-children, Don (Brenda) Shackelford, Kay (Pat) Blanc, Rick (Sherie) Shackelford, Laurie (Mike) Fulton; brothers, Robert and Frank (Martha) Duskey; sisters, Jean Bell, Jeanettia (Jim) Smith; grandchildren, George (Theresa) Duskey, Angie (Joe) Watters, Aaron (Sarah) Breiding, Matt Duskey; three great-grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren and 15 step great-grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd., Norton, on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

A celebration of George's life will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastors Paul Daniels, Bruce Sparks and Kyle Allen officiating.

Interment and military honors will be held at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio. Funeral home map, direction and the Duskey Family condolence book are available online at in memory of George.