George J. Litts, 77, of Stroud Township, died Saturday afternoon, January 14, at St. Luke's Hospital - Anderson Campus in Bethlehem Township. He was the husband of Marilyn (Groner) Litts with whom he shared 58 years of marriage on December 30, 2011.
Born on October 13, 1934 in Easton he was the son of the late James and Virginia (Counterman) Litts and lived in Monroe County for most of his life.
He served in the United States Army in the early 1950's.
George was self-employed working in sales and also owned and operated an outdoor billboard company. After retiring he was a private driver.
He was inducted into the East Stroudsburg High School Hall of Fame and was an avid Cavalier and Dallas Cowboy fan. George was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Stroud Township; a member of the Barger Lodge #325 F&AM and was a former active member of the B.P.O. Elks #319 in East Stroudsburg.
In addition to his wife he is survived by three children, J. Richard Litts of Walnutport, Cheryl Hahn and her husband Keith of Jonas and James A. Litts and his wife Lisa of Effort; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and a sister, Ernestine Schaefer of Scotrun. He was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Smallacombe.
There will be a viewing from 10:00 to 11:00AM Thursday, January 19, at Faith United Methodist Church, Hill Street, Stroudsburg. The Barger Lodge #325 will conduct a masonic service at 11:00AM Thursday at the church which will be followed by religious services with the Rev. Amy Banka officiating. Entombment will follow in the Mountain Laurel Mausoleum at Laurelwood Cemetery, Stroudsburg.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial remembrances be made to Animal Welfare Society of Monroe (A.W.S.O.M.), P.O. Box 13, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 or to American Diabetes Association, 65 East Elizabeth Avenue, suite 502, Bethlehem, PA 18018.