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George J. Rawlings Jr.

November 7, 1945 ~ May 4, 2017 (age 71)

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George J. Rawlings Jr.
George J. Rawlings Jr., age 71, of Philadelphia died with honor, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday May 4th, 2017.
George served his City for 31 years, retiring from the Philadelphia Fire Department as a Lieutenant from injuries sustained in the line of duty.. He was also a CWO4 in the United States Coast Guard Reserve where he served, with pride, for 30 years; five of them on active duty on the cutter Half Moon.  All those who knew George will cherish his sense of humor and his welcoming demeanor. He was an honest, loving and generous man.  In his free time, he enjoyed working in his garden, playing the stock market, or taking his friend’s money at their bi-weekly poker games. He was a dedicated family man and is the Beloved husband of Kathleen M. (nee Birkenstock). Loving father of Rachel Rawlings (Christine Lombardi) and George J. Rawlings, III.  Devoted grandfather of Erin, Kelly, Cory and Mike. Dear brother of Nancy Dunn.  Also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews. Services will be private. Donation's in George's name may be made to the Local 22 Widows and Orphans Fund, 415 N. 5th St., Philadelphia PA 19123, 


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