by Carla Hayes and Jack Bauer
We of the Washington County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Council of the Blind are saddened to report the death of George Culp, a dear friend and a long-time faithful member of our chapter. George J. Culp, age 79, of Washington, PA, passed away on November 9, 2018 at Manor Care in McMurray. A son of Walter and Mary ELIZABETH Garner Culp, he was born on July 26, 1939 in Mahoning Township in Montour County.
Mr. Culp was a man of many achievements. A graduate of Collingswood High School and Lehigh University, he worked as a railroad engineer for Conrail in Pittsburgh and SEPTA in Philadelphia. He enjoyed scuba diving, golfing and cross-country skiing.
George gave freely of his time to help others. He was a dedicated chapter member for several years. He used to pick up the members of our chapter and drive us to the Washington and Green County Association for the Blind or to local restaurants for chapter meetings and to other Council events. He spent many hours writing letters and making phone calls to legislators, doing research for our chapter, and helping us with fundraisers and other projects.
George Culp was also a family man. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, three grandchildren, one great granddaughter, a brother, a brother-in-law, and several nieces and nephews. He also had a sister who is deceased.
finally, George was a loyal friend to all of us in the Washington County Chapter of PCB and to many other people. He was always willing to give a piece of advice, a word of encouragement or comfort during difficult times. We could call him, and he would always be there to lend a helping hand.
As you can see, George was a very special man. His positive outlook, ingenuity, integrity, and sense of humor were only a few of the many qualities that made him an extraordinary individual. We all love him, and we will miss him very much!