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George T. Moreau

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On August 27, 2021 @ 9:41 am In Obituaries | 9 Comments

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George T. Moreau passed away on August 23, 2021. He was a resident of Willow Valley Retirement Communities, Lancaster Pennsylvania.

George was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania on March 10, 1936.  He was the son of the late Walter Moreau and Ruth Jones Moreau.  He was a graduate of Indiana Joint High School and served in the United States Army, 15th Engineer Battalion, 9th Infantry Division, stationed in Germany.

After his army days, George attended and graduated from Bucknell University with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1961.  The first 8 years after graduation he worked in the highway construction industry working in Pennsylvania and Connecticut.  In 1970 he returned to Indiana to accept the presidency of   A. F. Moreau & Sons a company started by his grandfather and continued by his father and two uncles.  Leading the way for growth at  A. F. Moreau & Sons, George and three of his cousins took on the franchise of Star Pre-Engineered Buildings.

In 1979 George was offered and accepted a position with Dunphy Construction, the Butler Buildings Systems contractor in San Diego, California; rising to the position of Chief Operating Officer of that firm.   After opening an east coast office for Nielsen in Charlotte, North Carolina, George retired in 1998.  Along the way George became a Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and California.

George was the husband of Joan Marie Trone Moreau for 63 years and the father of Jennie (James Caulfield) of Chicago, Illinois, Mary Ann (Deborah Lung) of Fort Mill, South Carolina, and Walter (Carolyn Moreau) of Austin, Texas. He leaves behind 6 beloved grandchildren, Willem and Alec McGowan of Chicago Illinois, Paul and Maeve McGannon of Fort Mill, South Carolina, and Adam (Lindsey Paricio-Moreau) Paricio-Moreau of Denver, Colorado and Gabriel Moreau of Austin, Texas. George is also survived by his sister, Mary Ann (Moreau) Trone and brother, Walter Moreau, both residing in Lancaster, Pennsylvnia.

George was an active church member at the various Episcopal Churches he attended serving as both Junior and Senior Warden on several occasions.  He was also a member of Free & Accepted Masons, Consuelo Lodge 325.  The children, golf, and in later years bridge, were his greatest joys.

A virtual celebration of George’s life is being planned. Interment will be at a future date at Christ Episcopal Church, Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Condolences for the family of “George T. Moreau”

Condolence from Diane DeBord on August 28th, 2021 7:18 am

Dear Joan,
Sending you my sincere sadness for the passing of George. We met several times and I enjoyed his dry wit! Seeing your tapestry in our office reminds me of you quite often. Wondering if you still make all of your beautiful creations?
You are in my thoughts and prayers, Joan.
Sincerely yours,
Diane DeBord

Condolence from Lauri Thomas Shoup on August 28th, 2021 11:24 am

Dear Moreau Family,
Sending our sympathies from someone in the Indiana area who still remembers the impact AF Moreau & Sons had in building our community. His wife, Joan, is remembered as well as an exemplary homemaker, and his children, who were a delight to grow up with, are being thought of fondly as well. Sharing your sadness in the loss of your father, husband, uncle, grandfather, and friend. Thinking of you, especially, MaryAnn. Lauri Thomas Shoup, 42 Wolf Run Drive, Indiana, PA 15701 724-357-9001

Condolence from Mary Ann McGannon on September 16th, 2021 9:29 pm

Hi Lauri, Thank you for your kind words. It truly means so much. I hope you are well!

Condolence from Gloria Hubley on August 28th, 2021 2:07 pm

George became my “Brother of another Mother” when he married my Sister Joan Trone, 62 years ago.
He’ll be remembered for the kind, & unexpected nice things he might do for someone. I was one of those persons, several years ago, at THANKSGIVING. He surprised me by appearing at my door in St Thomas, that morning @ 6:30 AM..prepared to drive us back to Lancaster in time for DINNER @ Noon! R.I.P. George, you will be missed.♥

Condolence from Amanda Condon on August 29th, 2021 5:45 pm

It was a pleasure getting to know you and George. My thoughts are with you and your family during this time.
My sincerest condolences.

Condolence from Pearl Murren on August 30th, 2021 9:22 pm

The family of Donald and Pearl. Murren extend our Deepest Sympathy for the loss of George. He was very successful in his life and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Our Sympathies for your great loss. Pearl Murren

Condolence from Col CM Cunningham (USAF retired) on August 31st, 2021 5:47 pm

I grew up with George. He was a fine young man. Served his country in difficult times/locations. May he rest in PEACE. I extend my Sincere and Deep Sympathy to his wife and family.

Condolence from Bill and Barbara Skelly on September 5th, 2021 10:42 pm

Dear Joan and family,
We feel so fortunate to have known George the last 10 years in our retirement community. He was always kind and interested in both of us as we shared common health concerns. We each tried hard to encourage each other. We will miss him and offer our sincere condolences to each of you. We love you, Joan , and hope to always be a listening ear. With love, Bill and Barb

Condolence from Bill Cox on September 28th, 2021 12:41 pm

Dear Joan, Jennie, Mary Ann, and Walter:
I’m blessed to have known George as a boss, mentor and friend. That began at Dunphy Construction in 1987, through Nielsen Construction in 1998, and into his retirement years. When you moved away from San Diego, I made it my mission to call George each year on his birthday, Marth 10th. Each call was to thank him and bless him for becoming a mentor and friend. I will miss those phone conversations now. But my profound feelings and memories of George will last through my life. In our last conversation I shared with George a quote from one of my favorite authors, Philip Yancey: “We will never know, in this life, the full significance of our actions here, for much takes place invisible to us.” Thank you for sharing George with me! May God comfort you as only He can.

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