George A. Reymond

December 9, 1942 - September 19, 2021
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George A. Reymond, Tuscarawas County’s former director of community and economic development, died Sept. 19 at age 78. Born in Midvale to the late Helen (nee Hines) and Henry Reymond, he graduated from Midvale High School and joined the U.S. Marine Corps, a brotherhood that was important to him throughout his life. F…

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George A. Reymond, Tuscarawas County’s former director of community and economic development, died Sept. 19 at age 78. Born in Midvale to the late Helen (nee Hines) and Henry Reymond, he graduated from Midvale High School and joined the U.S. Marine Corps, a brotherhood that was important to him throughout his life. For many years, he was active in the local Marine Corps League. After serving in the Marines, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kent State University in anthropology, with the latter having a concentration in North American archeology, followed by post-graduate field studies at the University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale. A self-described history buff, his lifelong interests in nature and culture were evident in his hobbies, including flint knapping, quillwork, and various outdoor pursuits.

In 1983, he was hired as development coordinator for Tuscarawas County’s Regional Planning Commission, where he established the track record leading to the creation of his own department, which administered state and federal grants for smaller communities and worked closely with other organizations on economic initiatives, including development of industrial and technology parks. He was honored with a Zeisberger Heckewelder Award in 2005 and was a TUSCParks 2017 Trail of Fame Inductee. Redefining the role of county government in economic development was what he considered one of the most important accomplishments of his career. His most important “job titles” though were husband and dad. In the mid-80’s, he spent much of his time outside the office renovating an old house for his family to move into, but he still made time to take his daughters to Tuscora Park. Years later as his wife worked and took courses to establish herself in a new field, he was her strongest supporter despite having to manage additional household responsibilities as his own work became more demanding.

One could not write about him without mentioning his sense of humor. When the Times-Reporter featured him in a “First Person” profile, one of the questions asked was his most irrational fear. His response was being ordered by the county commissioners to polish the copper dome on the courthouse. Among family and friends, his love of dogs was well-known, and he greatly enjoyed his canine family members.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Becky, daughters Sarah and Meredith, sisters Helen Golder and Nellie Guinn, extended family, and many friends and neighbors who became family. He was preceded in death by siblings Pauline Maher, Mary Alsept, and Robert “Bob” Reymond.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. in the church at Schoenbrunn Village State Memorial with visitation one hour prior and site mask requirements observed. Military honors will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to One Cure at the Robert G. and Mary H. Flint Animal Cancer Center, https://advancing.colostate.edu/CVMBS/ONECURE , or to any charity benefitting children.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am


Service Information

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021

Time: 11:00 am


Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021

Sharon Moravian Church Cemetery

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4776 Moravian Church Road SE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Born: December 9, 1942
Died: September 19, 2021

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Wayne Crilow posted on 9/27/21

My condolences to the Reymond family. It was a pleasure and a privilege to know George and be associated with him during his tenure with Tuscarawas County. He was a great individual.

 

Thomas Hall posted on 9/26/21

Sincere condolences to Becky and the family on this loss. I did not know him but I am sure this is a blow to all of you. Our thoughts are with you in this time of loss.

 

Susan clink posted on 9/25/21

Becky and girls just want you to know I’m praying for you all. When I was a kid I used to think Uncle George was sooo good looking in his marine corps dress blues. Stay strong. I’m with you all today in thought and prayer ???

 

Kathy Arend-Kraft posted on 9/24/21

My most sincere sympathy to Becky and daughters for your great loss. I knew Becky and girls from St. Johns in Dover. Kathy Kraft

 

susan amstutz posted on 9/24/21

Becky, family and friends, Our sincere condolences. We pray that the Lord upholds you during this time of great loss. May you find comfort in each other, in memories, and in knowing George is now with his Lord and Savior, Jesus. Sincerely, Sue and Jim Amstutz Ashland, Ohio

 

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 9/24/21

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of George A. Reymond, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Marine Veteran, George A. Reymond, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Gary Chlan posted on 9/23/21

Rest in peace my friend. one day I'll be rejoining your squad in the sky. Semper Fi Corporal Reymond

 

David Fishburn posted on 9/23/21

Rest in peace George, we will miss you ! Semper fi !

 

Daniel Jaworski posted on 9/22/21

I never met George, that I can remember, But I served at Fort Meade after him and I know that the Duty left you with little free time. I have a lot of respect for all Marines that served through those times. I give my sincerest to those who served and my sincerest condolences to his Family. Semper Fi. Dan jaworski

 

Ken Bohman posted on 9/22/21

George and I served together at the Marine Barracks NSA. He was mostly quiet and certainly serious about his duties, and his intelligence was evident. Several years ago we agreed to keep in touch although a couple states separated us, and we did. His struggles are over, and all who knew him will have their personal fond memories. May our Lord comfort his family at this unfortunate loss.

 

Rich " Hands" Foley posted on 9/22/21

i kept in touch with George After our service together for over 50 years by phone. i would call him often. We lost contact in or around 2015. *** After we got out of the Marines, we went to Florida for 2 + months, and spent ALL of our ' getting out' pay, - back when GETTING OUT PAY went a very long way,... unlike today. - We had a blast. Too many stories to tell just one...sorry... - At one time during his tour in the Marines, George was assigned ' even one more special honor ' - to be the top Marine posted for " The Director and Commanding Admiral - Frost, of the ' National Security Agency ", to be posted in front of the Admirals special office area, as the Admirals personal guard. - They actually became friends of a sort over time. - knowing George, becoming friends with an Admiral, was a piece of cake. That SPECIAL POSTING HOWEVER,....was an honor only offered to a few Marines, and George CERTAINLY earned that honor as well. - He will always be remembered by his fellow Marines as a fun, tough, fair, kind, funny, smart, and super competent Marine. One who any Marine would be proud to call his friend. - i did call him that. - i have missed him since we got out of the Marines. i miss all my Marines. - BUT,... Corporal George Reymond,.. was special.

 

Sandra Seymour posted on 9/22/21

So very sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle George, it has been years since we have had contact much to my regret..sending prayers and sincere condolences Aunt Becky and the family..

 

Thomas Kiniry posted on 9/22/21

I met George at NSA Marine Barracks in February 1962. We have been friends since that day. I will always remember him, first of all as a good man. He was totally committed to his family, his country and the Marine Corps. He was fun to be around. I can almost hear him laughing. Bill Talaber and I were “boots” when we arrived straight from boot camp, and George loved to tease us about that. He was very conscious of the responsibility of his job as a marine security guard at the sensitive NSA. He placed a lot of emphases on the importance of the military bearing in which he presenting himself while on duty. The Marine Corps could be very proud of the young man from Ohio who they turned into a loyal and devoted lifetime marine.

 

Lee Morrison posted on 9/22/21

I'm so sorry to hear about George. Spent a lot of time talking over the years while covering the county beat for The Times-Reporter and after he retired when we would cross paths at the former Lam's Oriental Cuisine in New Philadelphia. He was good, kind, intelligent man, who served his country and Tuscarawas County well. I'm sorry I missed the opportunity to talk with him recently, as I've been thinking about calling. He will be missed. Lee Morrison

 

Polly Thompson posted on 9/22/21

So sorry to hear of George's passing. I worked with him for at the county. He was a quiet man but a really good guy. Condolences to his family.

 

Jane Clay posted on 9/22/21

George was one of the first fellows I have been blessed to work with at the county. He quickly took me under his wing and gave me great guidance. So sorry to hear of his passing. He was a true public servant with a heart of gold. Hugs and prayers to his fabulous family that he truly adored. He made a difference in our community. ?? Jane Clay

 

Patti sorsby posted on 9/22/21

Dearest Becky, Meredith and Sarah, We are sincerely sorry for your loss. We know that you will all miss your husband/father tremendously. You are in our prayers, Love, your Iowa family Patti, Bill and Kim

 

Becky posted on 9/22/21

Deepest sympathy to his wife Becky and daughters. I worked in the same building as Mr. Reymond and he was a very kind and knowledgeable man. So sorry for your loss. Becky Pierce

 

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