George Botic, age 84, passed away at Heartland of Martinsburg, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010.
He was born May 9, 1926, in Steubenville, Ohio and was the son of the late Daniel and Anna Botic. He grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa.
George was employed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (and ultimately CSX) for a total of 40 years. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where he served as a past chairman of the Board of Trustees, past president of the United Methodist Men, and a former communion steward. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. George was a member of American Legion Potomac Post 202 Williamsport, Md., and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Member-at-Large.
George was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 45, F.&A.M. Pittsburgh, Pa. He was a 32 degree KCCH Scottish Rite Mason. He was also a member of Syria Shrine Temple and Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Pittsburgh. He was past venerable master, Lodge of Perfection, Scottish Rite; past high priest, Lebanon Chapter No. 2 Royal Arch Masons; and past commander Palestine Commandery No. 2, Martinsburg. He was also member of the Eastern Panhandle Shrine Club. In addition, George was a member of the National Railway Historical Society and various other organizations.
In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by two brothers, Alexander and Milan Botic, of Pittisburgh.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Naomi Lee Wood Botic, whom he married on Dec. 28, 1963; by his son, George Raymond Botic (Pamela); and grandson, George Alexander Botic, of Herndon, Va.; and two sisters, Rose Heller, of Simms, N.C. and Helen Campbell, of Philadelphia, Pa.
Viewing will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, with funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at Brown Funeral Home. Masonic graveside services will be held at Rosedale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any contributions in George’s name be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19019.
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