Conroy Funeral Home

George Edward Alig

Service: 10:00am Sat. July 10th, 2021
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church
ALIG, George Edward, 84, of Donnelsville went to till the fields with his heavenly Father on June 30, 2021 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Springfield, Ohio on June 14, 1937, the second child of George A. and Ida A. (Trauscht) Alig. After graduating from Greenon High School in 1957, George served in the U.S. Air Force. He is retired from General Motors and the U.S. Air National Guard. George’s love was farming but in the Air Force, his job required him to fuel Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, which allowed him to meet former Presidents Kennedy and Johnson as well as his wife of 57 years, Maureen (Byrnes), who survives him. He is also survived by his children: Theresa of Donnelsville, Marilyn (Steven) Riley and Dianne (Gregory) Alig Sneed of Springfield, Anne (Stephen) Chirico of Peachtree, GA, Amy of Cincinnati, Liz of Columbus, and George T. (Gina) of Union, OH: grandchildren: Stephen II (Esther), Joshua (Janda), Alan, Amber, Aidan, Gabriella, and Alyson; great-grandchildren: Opal, Talia, and Stephen III; siblings: Frank of Springfield and Anna Laudenslager of Anchorage, AK as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Benjamin, and granddaughter Madeline. He enjoyed singing in the church choir, attending auctions, watching any movie with John Wayne, frequenting local mom and pop eateries, dropping by family and friends’ homes, and feeding the farm cats. Known to many, George did not know a stranger and could easily make friends wherever he went. In his final years, he enjoyed cooking and making ice cream, watching Family Feud and listening to Luciano Pavaratti. Visitation is on Friday, July 9 at CONROY FUNERAL HOME in Springfield from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, July 10 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with entombment and military honors at Rose Hill Mausoleum to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

I knew George as we were both Class of 57, one of the most famous classes of all. Although I moved to California, I still saw him at our class reunions. He was always happy at those functions and had I contagious laugh. Rest in eternal peace classmate

- Bill Walters, Saturday July 24th, 2021

Anne — I often think of those delightful days of working with you. Your Father certainly passed on his joy and resilience in life to you! Blessings as you deal with this loss.

- Visha Ritter, Friday July 9th, 2021

What a dear friend George became over the years as he shared his heart and touching stories with our family. Many of his stories made us laugh and some brought tears to our eyes. We were always pleased when he visited us just at dinner time. He would often say he was not hungry, but would still have double portions! We also observed how unselfish he was and how he gladly reached out to help anyone in need. We were especially touched in the beautiful way he unselfishly assisted Larry Spicer with transportation, and even arranged for him to have a car when Larry 's broke down! We appreciate and honor His Military Service to our Country and His True Legacy of Love He leaves with us. Our prayers ascend for George and his entire family. May our Lord hold them all in His Loving Care!! Sincerely, Don Simones Family

- Don Simones Family, Friday July 9th, 2021

Rest in heaven Uncle George. No more pain or anguish you are free of all ailments.

- Leslie Rae Lewis, Thursday July 8th, 2021

Anne — I often think of those delightful days of working with you. Your Father certainly passed on his joy and resilience in life to you! Blessings as you deal with this loss.

- Visha Ritter, Thursday July 8th, 2021

George was a wonderful friend and co-worker. I will miss him greatly. Rest in peace.

- Rollie Hamilton "Arkansas", Thursday July 8th, 2021

I met George when I became a member of the St. Joseph choir. I stood next to him and it was very obvious to me he enjoyed singing and he attended every Sunday he could. It became George's habit to have fun along with his singing. He loved to joke and stir up issues with those choir members who willingly participated and enjoyed being free spirited. George also had a serious side and he showed me that numerous times when we went out to eat. If he was avid about something, he was not at all shy about expressing his feelings. He loved his wife and family and they were the topic of many conversations he had with me. George was kind and had a big heart. When I became ready to return to church after being hospitalized for 87 days and losing my leg, George appeared at my house and volunteered to take me to church every Sunday. When I had several vehicles which stopped running at the same time leaving me with no transportation, George found a car at an estate sale. He gave the vehicle to me and told me to pay him for it as I was able. From time to time, George would drop by the house just to say hi and many times, he brought me a dinner from one of the many eating places I introduced him to when we ate out after church. I have been told I know a lot of people and I do, however, George also knew many people. He truly cared for people and was very easy to get to know. George attended many funerals and typically, he had a unique story to tell about each person. It is really hard for me to imagine life without George. He use to remind me that death was inevitable. He would say "Don't tell anybody but I a going to be listening in my casket to see what everybody says about me." The last year has been most difficult for George! Here was a man that had both his mind and his body until several years ago. Then his health took a turn for the worse. George was use to doing whatever he wanted whenever he wanted. That all came to an abrupt stop. The last few times I visited him in the hospital, it was obvious he was facing the facts that life as he knew and enjoyed it had ended. That thought was one he could not accept. George, I will miss you so very much. Hold your head up high, sir. You were a man who lived a Christian life as a very popular person. Enjoy the peace and tranquility which heaven offers you. Finally, please remember your promise to me "If I get there before you, I will let them know you have a great singing voice!" You never know, George, that may indeed be the best thing you have ever done for me, so thanks and Rest In Peace! Love, Larry!

- Larry E. Spicer, Wednesday July 7th, 2021