George A. Gathercole

Jan 1 1942
Jun 5 2021
79 Years

George A. Gathercole, 79, of Sadsburyville, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Phoenixville.  He was the husband of the late Kathryn A. Keefer Gathercole who passed in 2016.  Born in Beckley, WV, he was the son of the late Thomas A. and Hazel Cupp Gathercole.

George was formerly employed by Pillsbury in Parkesburg as a forklift operator. He was a member of Sandy Hill Community Church in Coatesville and a former member of Kingsway Independent Church in Sadsburyville. He enjoyed volunteering at the food cupboard, witnessing the love of God to all those who came in contact with him. George Loved baseball, and above all else the Lord and His Family. He will be forever missed. 

He is survived by his children, Son Thomas E., husband of Dawn, Gathercole of West Chester, and Daughter Tia de Min of Lebanon. 12 grandchildren Zachary, David, Alexis , Nicholas, Jason , Tommy, Anthony, Alayna, Juliana, Emma , Aleczander, & Jemah and 1 great-grandchild Calvin.  As well as brother, John Gathercole & wife Janice of Newtown Square.  He was preceded in death by daughters, April Lynn and Tolene, and by 7 siblings.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, June 11, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. from Sandy Hill Community Church, 420 Sandy Hill Rd., Coatesville, with visitation from 1pm until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Sandy Hill Church at the above address.

Service Date: 
Jun 11 2021 - 2:00pm
Service Location: 
Sandy Hill Community Church


Tommy & Tia,

I am so sorry for your loss. I know your Dad loved you and your children dearly. May he now be able to rest in peace with your mom, sisters, his brothers and sisters, and parents. I hope that your wonderful memories of him will help to comfort you all during this most difficult time. Much love, Brenda and John Roach

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Tommy Tina and families 

We were so sorry for the passing of your father. He was a kind and loving man. He loved his family and will be watching over you all. They are all welcoming him in heaven. A glorious homecoming. I loved Uncle George so much and enjoyed spending time with him as a child and hearing all the stories. Love hugs and prayers. May God comfort all. Brenda and Family

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I am so sorry for all the family of the passing of my Uncle George let a good memories of us growing up and him with my mom and pop pop

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We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle George.He was my favorite uncle for years.I can still hear him call me Dee Dee bug. He will be missed.

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We are very sorry to hear of the passing of cousin George.  We enjoyed the visits when he came to the Cupp Family Reunion.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family during this difficult time. He will be missed.  Rick & Dot

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Tom & Tia:

You were blessed to have a father so special and caring.  We were so honored to have known your dad, seeing him at numerous family gatherings in West Chester.  In times of loss and sadness, let the memories of your wonderful father bring you comfort.  Those memories never die, and only get sweeter in time.  

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I am saddened by the passing of your Dad. Uncle George was very special to me and our family. Our prayers and thoughts for you and your families. Love Bubba

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Uncle George was a kind and caring person who always put the needs of others before self. Just being in a room with him you felt his loving spirit envelop  you.  God bless all of our remaining family especially Tia ,Tommy and all the grandchildren . May you all feel Gods abundant and loving embrace around you  guiding you to peace .


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We moved in across the street from George three weeks ago. I was outside and saw him strutting toward me, all decked out in Red, White, & Blue. He stretched out a warm handshake and said, "Welcome to the neighborhood! I'm George." I said, "Nice to meet you, George. My name is Dick." He said, "How are you, Dick?" I said, "I'm a blessed man!" His reply: "Hallelujah!!! Praise the Lord!! Are you a believer?" I assured him I am — 100%!

I was so thrilled to learn that we had a Brother in the Lord as a neighbor! George went in the hospital a few days later. We spoke only once more by phone before his passing.

I pray for his family during this time of grief. However, we can rejoice in the fact that George was welcomed by the open arms of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. And George, enjoy your second honeymoon with your wife Kathryn!

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Tommy and Tia,

I just heard about your dad the other day, sorry for you lost. Your mom and him were both good friends. Will miss them both.  Barb and Vinnie Richards (Barb was a friend from school to your mom).

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