George Luke Lord 74 formally of Union City, NJ lost his battle with cancer on September 23, 2023, in Summerville, SC.
He is survived by his wife Deborah Lord (nee Metcalfe), his children George L. Lord Jr., Jennifer Hettinger, and Jessica Turner, his son-in-law’s Tony Vargas and Brian Turner, and his grandchildren Evan and Bridgette Hettinger and Kayleigh and Liam Turner. His brothers and sisters, Lillian and Daniel O’Sullivan, William and LiLi Mahoney, Debie and Daniel Fong, Harry and Lori Mahoney, Thomas and Nellie Mahoney, Robert and Renee Mahoney, Patrick and Desiree Mahoney, Patricia and Matthew Salvatore, Colleen Salvatore, Brendon and Millie Metcalfe, Kevin and Marie Metcalfe, Maureen Maillet, Brian Metcalfe, Lauren Metcalfe, Sean and Laura Metcalfe, along with countless nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.
He was proceeded by his mother and father William Mahoney and Evelyn Mahoney (nee Corby), his mother and father in-law Brendon Metcalfe and Bernice Metcalfe (nee Casler), his brothers John Lord and Brian Mahoney, his brothers-in-law Terance Metcalfe, Ralph Salvatore, Martin Maillet, his son-in-law Frederick Hettinger and nephew Michael O’Sullivan.
George grew up in and around Union City, NJ. He was drafted into the army during the Vietnam War and served his country proudly. For many years he was a tractor trailer driver hauling products from upstate NY down the east coast. After he left the trucking business he started working for the Wood-Ridge board of education in their maintenance department, this allowed him more time to spend with his children. During this time, he began coaching little league softball and baseball in Wallington and gymnastics at Carlstadt Turn Hall. George coached not only his daughters in gymnastics, but also many of his nieces who found love in the sport.
George loved life. He was never one to sit still, always finding one project or another to complete. If he was not working on something around the house then he was outside playing with his grandkids, or his “neighborhood grandkids”. He would aways be seen walking the dog around his neighborhood, talking with all his neighbors because that was just who he was. He made friends with everyone, and all loved him. During the spring and summer, he was usually found up at the pool with his grandkids, enjoying the sun and time spent with his family. Outside of the family and his dog, his next love was softball, and up until just a few months before his passing he was playing on two different softball teams. He played on a morning league and an evening league in both the spring and the fall.
George was a special individual who loved everyone he met and was loved just as fiercely. He will be missed greatly.
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Simplicity LowCountry Cremation & Burial Services Inc | Summerville