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George L. Baab

December 16, 2018

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George L. Baab Sr.

December 16, 2018


George L. Baab Sr., born February 8th, 1922 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa, passed on peacefully in the comfort of his home on Sunday, December 16th, 2018.

He was a 1940 graduate of St. Nicholas High School and a member of St. Jude Parish.

George Sr. served with honor and distinction in World War II as a part of the 100th Bombardment Squadron 13th Fighter Command in the Army Air Corp. in the South Pacific from January 1942 until December 1945.  His Sacrifice and dedication truly made him a part of the greatest generation.

He was united in holy matrimony to Dolly (Kindler) Baab in February of 1947.  This union was blessed with three children.  Dolly preceded him in death on August 5th, 1996.

George founded Baab Optical in 1972 and continued to work there until 2017.  George’s greatest achievement was sharing his business and work ethic with his family.

His life and legacy will forever be cherished in the lives of his children, George L. Baab Jr. and wife Lujean of Blacksburg, Va, John J. Baab Sr. and wife Susan of Mountain Top, son in law Francis Thomas of Sayre; his 12 grandchildren, Michael Thomas, Daniel Thomas and wife, Magda, Adam Thomas and wife, Heather, Janet Hock Balli and husband, Adam, Megan Louvet and husband, Matthew, George L. Baab III, Jason Baab and wife, Nicole, John J. Baab Jr. and wife, Kendall, Amanda Jankowski and husband, Arthur, Kevin Baab and wife, Jessica, Amber Armellino and husband, David; 19 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and a numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his loving wife, George is preceded in death by Margie Thomas, daughter; Eric Thomas, grandson; his brothers, Frank Baab and Carl Baab; and sisters, Rita Baab and Betty Dohman.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 9:15 am from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 am in St. Jude’s Church, 420 South Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top.  Interment with Military Honors will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 5 – 8 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart as gratitude for their gentle support, kindness, and guidance to George Sr. during is end of life journey.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting George’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.