Obituary of George E. Lindow
George Edward Lindow
February 24, 1932 - April 13, 2022
George E. Lindow, age 90, of Bridgeville, died on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at Friendship Village in Upper St. Clair, after courageously fighting a series of health challenges. He was the son of the late Albert A. Lindow, Sr. and Gladys (Mehrmann) Lindow; devoted husband of Kathleen “Kay” (Lindow); beloved father of Colleen Lindow, Denise Lindow (deceased), Raymond (Theresa) Lindow, Jennifer (Scott) Fell; grandfather of Raymond Lindow, Jr., Samantha Lindow, Sienna Fell and Savanna Fell; brother of the late Albert and Doris (Kleinhample) Lindow, Gladys (and the late Melvin) Shepler, and the late Audrey (Louis) Pomrenke.
Upon graduation from Westminster College in New Wilmington, in 1954, George was drafted into the US Army. He met Kay while on leave in London, England, in 1956, while serving 19 months in Germany. The couple married in 1957 in Union City, PA. During his long career in journalism and communications, he was a reporter with the Union City Times; editor of the Carnegie Signal-Item; and worked in several public relations roles at Peoples Natural Gas, including chairing the Peoples Gas 100th Anniversary Celebration. He retired as Director of Government Affairs for Peoples in 1989.
A long-time, active member of the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, he helped publicize the church’s programs and worked on the committee that prepared the church’s 100th Anniversary Book. George also served on the Bridgeville Public Library Board and delivered Meals-On-Wheels to people in the greater Bridgeville Area for 22 years. He was an avid fisherman, a bags-always-packed traveler, an amateur photographer and successful genealogist, tracing his lineage back to the 1600s in Germany. The family is especially grateful to the staff in the Memory Card Unit at Friendship Village for the care, warmth and collegiality they offered George as his health declined in the past year.
George extended kindness and courtesy to everyone he met. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor, his journalist’s enthusiasm in a good story, and his deep love for his friends, family and community.
Family and friends are invited for visitation on Saturday, April 16, from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the Warchol Funeral Home Inc., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville (412.221.3333). Following visitation, the family will hold a private funeral. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in George’s memory can be made to the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, 3319 West Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA. 15216. View and share condolences at www.warcholfuneralhome.com