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George E. McCullagh

Born: Fri., Dec. 23, 1960
Died: Tue., Jun. 29, 2021


Visitation

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 03, 2021
Location: LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc.


Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sat., Jul. 03, 2021
Location: LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc.


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Music by The Piano Brothers


It is with great sadness that the family of George McCullagh announce his passing on June 29th at the age of 60.  
        George was born to Bill and Sue McCullagh on December 23rd, 1960 in Rome N.Y..  He graduated from Camden schools in 1979 and in his senior year was voted Most Likely to Succeed.  And by real life definitions his was extremely successful: he married the love of his life and soul mate, he saw his two boys grow into incredible men who were also lucky enough to find their soul mates, he was blessed with a grandson who shared his love of nature and adventures, and he worked at a job where his coworkers were like family; they truly cared for and respected each other.  At the news of his passing the company flags were lowered to half-staff and his department was told they could go home.  
       He grew up at the family homestead in Florence, the youngest of three kids.  Although he would never agree he was definitely spoiled as the baby of the family.  He learned to love nature from his father and how to polka from his mother.  His brother was his hero, and his sister was his life long friend.  He met the love of his life and best friend, Tracy, and they married in 1985.  This year they celebrated their 36th anniversary.  They were so blessed to welcome two wonderful boys, Jesse and Wyatt, to share their life with.  And even though they only birthed two children, they were mom and dad to many children over the years.  Their home was filled with family, many kids, dogs, love, laughter and treasured memories.  When they thought life couldn’t get any better, their grandson, William was born.  William truly was the light of George’s life and he enjoyed every adventure that they had together.  
     George worked at Camden Wire and found his calling at Nine Mile Nuclear starting as a security guard and eventually moving to the mechanical maintenance department.  In this last year, George and Tracy both felt the love, care and support of his coworkers.  They did more for George than ever could be expected.  George and Tracy were grateful every day.  
    George was the epitome of an honorable man.  George was selfless, sincerely devoted to his family and friends, and when he loved, he loved hard.  His true passion was building things.  Some of which included toys, bird houses, kids beds, Adirondack chairs and furniture for anyone who asked (although it may have taken a while).  The thing that he truly loved to work on the most was his home and estate.  He was never happier than when he was on his tractor clearing brush and ever expanding the grounds.  Over his lifetime, it was truly a labor of love for him.  
    People always ask, “What can we do for you?”.   As everyone knows, there really is nothing anyone can do.  We are just going to be heartbroken.  
    He is survived by his wife Tracy, son Jesse and his treasured wife, Sara Jane and grandson William, son Wyatt and treasured fiancée Kim;  his sister Cindy McCullagh Arquette, and nephew Dylan;  his sister-in-law Linda Yerdon; his beloved niece Nicole McCullagh Gonzalez and her husband Anthony and their four children Brian, Adam, Evan, and Natalie.
   He was predeceased by his brother Brian, his brother-in-law Rob Arquette and his parents Bill and Sue McCullagh.  
    Calling hours will be on Saturday, July 3rd from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, with a memorial service immediately following at LaRobardiere Funeral Home Inc., 109 Main Street,  Camden, N.Y..  
   Donations in George’s memory may be made to the Florence Volunteer Fire Department.  Our family deeply appreciates everything they have done for us throughout the years

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Laura C Serway
   Posted Thu July 01, 2021
So very sorry to hear of George's passing. We had some great times as kids in high school that I will always treasure. Your family is so very blessed to have shared your lives with him. He as a true gentleman, kind soul and a whole lot of fun. God bless you all and may he rest in peace.

Robert Goodnough
   Posted Thu July 01, 2021
George was an awesome guy to work with,I just wish he wasn’t taking from us so soon.My condolences to all the family

Sharon & Rich Jaenson
   Posted Thu July 01, 2021
We are so heartbroken for all of you. George was such a wonderful man and we enjoyed spending time with him so much. I have memories of his Hawaiian shirts while he bbq'd and played music and when he played yard games with his family and friends. He was very outgoing, had a great laugh and instantly became friends with people he met. We are honored to be called his friends! May all the wonderful memories help Tracy, Jessie, Wyatt, Cindy and family through the days ahead. RIP George! We love and miss you!

Mary Teelin Futterman
   Posted Thu July 01, 2021
Went to high school with George, was a great guy even then. So sorry for your loss. Mary Teelin Futterman

Jocko
   Posted Thu July 01, 2021
Blew me away when I heard about George’s passing. One of my fondest memories/witticisms from George was when we walked out thru the U2 Security Bldg towards our cars at the end of a work day & he stated “I can’t remember where I parked but I know it’s next to somebody”…I laughed so hard & it’s my memory of him. Condolences to the family!

Randy Towsley
   Posted Thu July 01, 2021
Hi Tracy, sorry for your lose I have been to your cabin a bunch times, and I had visited when he broke his legs in the accident, I worked at the plant with him in Security and in Maintenance, we had so much fun together, he had me laughing all day long. He was a great person, I haven’t seen him in awhile I had a heart attack but I talked to him on the phone, again sorry for your lose, Randy but everyone called me Rat. RIP George I loved you like a brother.

Mason Farnham
   Posted Fri July 02, 2021
I only knew George for the last few years, but every time I saw him he had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. He was the kind of person who would raise the spirits of a group of people simply by being around. We will miss you around the shop George, rest in peace. My most sincere condolences to the family he left behind and who he loved so very much.

James P. Milazzo
   Posted Fri July 02, 2021
Worked with George for many years at the Nuclear Station. The most honest, trustworthy, respectful, kind man that you will ever meet !! George you will be greatly missed !! My condolences to all his family and friends.

Tonya Jones
   Posted Fri July 02, 2021

Blooming Blues was sent by Harry Greeney, Paul Fischer and everyone in the Nine Mile Point Security Department.

With Sympathy, from your family at the Nine Mile Point Security Department


Tonya Jones
   Posted Fri July 02, 2021

Among the Clouds Basket was sent by Nine Mile Point.

With Deepest Sympathy, from Pete Orphanos, Adam Schuerman and the Senior Leadership Team at Nine Mile Point


Al & Rosanne Hargrave
   Posted Fri July 02, 2021
We are truly sorry to hear about George. While it has been a long time, I always had a great time visiting and playing with "Georgie" and the family when I was growing up. You and your family will be in our thoughts & prayers.

Cousin Al, Rosanne, Alaina & Adam Hargrave

Sharon Welsh
   Posted Fri July 02, 2021
Wyatt and family, please know that we are thinking of you all. May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. ~ Sharon and Ellie

Miranda Swanson
   Posted Sat July 03, 2021

Spring's Bounty Basket was sent by Cornell Engineering.

The Cornell Engineering community sends our deepest condolences to Wyatt and the entire McCullaugh family.


Miranda Swanson
   Posted Sat July 03, 2021
Wyatt and family, my heart goes out to you. My deepest condolences. Sincerely, Miranda Swanson

Jim Oldenburg
   Posted Sat July 03, 2021
Tracy, Jesse & Wyatt,

It’s taken a while for this terrible news to sink in. Just speechless right now ! George was the most beautiful person, who would help anyone in need, which he did help me ! I’ve been blessed to have George as a friend for many years, and I’ll cherish the great times we had working together. Both Diane and myself offer you all our love and prayers at this most difficult time in your lives. Rest In Peace my friend George, I look forward for the time we meet again.

Jim & Diane Oldenburg

Peter Orphanos
   Posted Sun July 04, 2021
Tracy - my wife Carol and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. George was always so enjoyable for me to run into. I saw him most days on my Maintenance tours, always talking, coaching and engaging others and always with a warm welcome upon running into me. Thank you for sharing his time with the Nine Mile Point Team. He will certainly be missed by our site family as well. Again our sympathies.

Regards,
PeteO

Tamara Platt
   Posted Mon July 05, 2021
I just learned of George's passing and it broke my heart. I send my deepest sympathies to his entire family. I will always remember him as a young boy with a sparkle in his eyes, teasing me and making me laugh so hard my stomach hurt. He was so thoughtful and good hearted he lent me his guitar so I could take lessons, which would had been unfeasible otherwise. I got to witness him mature into a wonderful young man who like his Dad was a kind hearted, generous, hard working and a stand up man. I only knew his parents and siblings, hugs to you sweet Cindy- I send my love and heart felt condolences. 💜

Carla Mitchell
   Posted Thu July 08, 2021
Dearest Tracy & Family I am so sorry to here of the loss of George.
I went to school with George and have many fond memories.
May God Bless You and your Families

Michael Bradshaw
   Posted Tue July 20, 2021
Tracy, as business representative for IBEW local 97 I would like to pass along our deepest condolences from all of Georges brothers and sisters of the IBEW. If there is anything that I can be assistance with please contact me. Our prayers are with your family.

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