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George H. Roxandich

August 19, 1925 — May 23, 2016

  George H. Roxandich, 90 of Pottsville, died Monday at Schuylkill Medical Center-East Norwegian St .   He was born August 19, 1925 in Landsford son of the late Harry and Anastasia Geusic Roxandich.   He was a graduate of Landsford High School and attended Princeton University.   He was an Army Veteran of World War II, where he served with the 104th Timberwolf Infantry Division. On October 31, 1944 George was wounded and captured in Holland by the German Army where he was a POW for seven months prior to being liberated by Allied forces in May 1945. In those seven months George kept a note book writing about his fears and the conditions within the camp. The story of his experience as a POW is on display at the National World War II Museum, in New Orleans, LA. He was also the recipient of the Purple Heart Medal for being wounded in action.   He was employed at Prudential Insurance Company and National ChemSearch, prior to retiring.   George was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville and the Pottsville Lions Club.    He is survived by his wife Margaret Pisklak Roxandich, Pottsville : a son George Roxandich, and his wife Alexandria, Bethlehem : a daughter Susan Roxandich and her spouse Olivia Gilinger, Philadelphia : 7 grandchildren, Carly, Hallie, Maddie, Tory, Emily, George, and John: 2 great-grandchildren, Ethan and Caleb: a sister, Catherine Hedes, Allentown : nieces and nephews.   Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, 11A.M. at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville. Family and friends are invited to call beginning at 9:30A.M at St. Patrick. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions made to St. Patrick Memorial Fund, 319 Mahantango St., Pottsville PA, 17901 or the National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St ., New Orleans LA , 70130 . Interment with military honors will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.  James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville , is in charge of arrangements.   Please share your memories and condolences with George’s family by signing the guest book at www.jehumphreyfuneralhome.com    
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