Haverhill, MA — George Albert West, age 61, longtime Haverhill resident, died Tuesday afternoon at Merrimack Valley Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Haverhill, May 20, 1952, he was the son of the late Ralph W. and Ruth (Casey) West, Jr., attended Pentucket Regional High School and chose to proudly serve with the U.S. Army from March 10, 1970 until his honorable discharge on January 13, 1971.
For many years George worked for Scandia Plastics in Plaistow, New Hampshire, where he retired as a supervisor.
A member of the Haverhill Elks Lodge No. 165, he enjoyed fishing, watching classic old movies and was a lifelong fan of the Red Sox, the Patriots and the Bruins.
Predeceased by his beloved wife, Alice (Dadekian) West in 2010, he leaves behind his sons, Donald West of Danvers and Derek West of Barrington, NH; his daughter, Sherry West of Haverhill; his grandchildren, who held the key to his heart, Skyla and Derek West, Jr., Dawn Loring and John Higgins; his brothers, Ralph West of Groveland and David West and wife, Jean, of West Newbury; his sister-in-law, Margaret Oakes and husband, David, of Salem, NH; along with several nieces and nephews and their families. He was also predeceased by a brother, Donald West and a sister, Christina Keenan. His winning personality, sense of humor, kindness and devotion, is a lasting tribute to those he loved so dearly.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours at the Paul C. Rogers-Scatamacchia Funeral Home, 334 Main Street, Haverhill, will be Sunday, November 24, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment at Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill will be private for the family. Donations in his memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation, 9 Erie Drive, Natick, MA 01760.