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George Gerard Libor

George Gerard Libor, age 71 of Waverly, died Monday, Dec.6, 2004 at his home.

He was born Dec. 14, 1932 in Delano, the son of Peter P. and Mary T. (Kittock) Libor. His twin brother, Gerard, passed away Oct. 13,1933.

He was baptized in the Catholic faith and served as an altar boy in the 1940s.

George was united in marriage to Jeannie A. Lockwood July 25, 1953 by Father Francis Neuman at St. Peters Catholic Church. One son, Leslie Allan Libor, was born to this union.

George spent his entire adult life repairing engines and was a certified hydraulic mechanic and traveling trouble-shooter for Tel-E-Lect in Bloomington for several years; and a hydraulic mechanic for Burnip & Sims in W. Palm Beach, Fla., where his boss told his wife, Jeannie, “He was the best hydraulic mechanic that company had ever had.”

In later years, George also worked in this field for a truck repair company in Georgia.

He was an avid sportsman, loving duck, pheasant, and deer hunting; as well as baseball and football games.

George is survived by his son, Leslie Allan Libor of Buffalo; grandchildren Joel Libor, Shawn Libor and Dawn (Steve) Suess; sisters and brothers,Clem Pillatzki, Marion Murray, Jenny Annette and friend Alfred, Elizabeth (Joe) Gueningsman, Arthur and friend Karen, Stephen (Joan) Libor, Rosella Hudson, Delores Quast-Sikkala (Marvin), Annette (Larry) Thielen, Mary (Mike) Dongoski, and Paul (Joan) Libor.

He is further surrived by sisters-in-law Mabel Libor, Bernie Libor, Joan (Steve) Libor, and Joan (Paul) Libor; godchildren Jeffrey Quast and Rhonda Schuler; and special former sister-in-law, Joann ”Joni” Libor Ingersoll; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; as well as former wives, Jeannie Libor-Bowers (companion and best friend), and Nellie Libor.

He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother Gerard; brothers Edward, Lawrence, and Peter Libor Jr.; sister Anna Hanson; and brothers-in-law Bruce Hanson, Leo Pillatzki, Robert Murray, Lee Annette Stanley Quast, and Tom Hudson.

George will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

A memorial service took place Saturday, Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Joseph Catholic Church, Delano, with Deacon Joe Kittock officiating. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery.

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