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It is with profound sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Mr. George James Fairley III, a man of courage and honor, on September 6, 2023, in Timonium, MD. Born on October 15, 1946, in Baltimore City, MD, son of the late George J. Fairley II and Lillian Chaney Fairley. George was a beacon of strength and resilience, whose warmth and kindness left an indelible mark on all who knew him.
George was the beloved husband of Connie Fairley, whom he affectionately referred to as "Con" for 54 years. Their enduring love story was a testament to their shared values, mutual respect, and deep affection for each other. Their bond was a source of inspiration and admiration for their family and friends.
A devoted father, George was blessed with two children, Christopher Fairley and Dana Stromberger. He was extremely proud of his son Christopher, his daughter-in-law Kathleen, his daughter Dana, and son-in-law Matthew. George's love for his family was boundless, and he cherished every moment spent with them. He was a cherished "Pop-pop" to his grandchildren, Delaney Fairley, Parker Fairley, Aiden Stromberger, and Leah Stromberger who brought immense joy to his life.
George is survived by his siblings, Robert Fairley and his spouse Debbie, Kathleen Hanson and her spouse Steve, and his lifelong friends David Bisaha and his wife Bernice. He was preceded in death by his brother, Patrick Fairley. Their shared memories and mutual support have been a source of strength during this difficult time.
George was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, a testament to his bravery and dedication to his country. After his service, he devoted over 30 years of his life as a firefighter with the Baltimore City Fire Department, a role he embraced with utmost dedication and courage. His selfless service to his community was an inspiration to many.
George enjoyed deer hunting and found peace and solace in the mountains of Deep Creek and the ocean. He also enjoyed bowling with his friends and listening to the oldies on his back patio.
George was a man defined by his courage - a trait that was evident in every aspect of his life. Whether it was serving his country, saving lives as a firefighter, battling 25 plus years of cancer, or standing up for what he believed in, George was fearless in the face of adversity. His courage was not just physical but also moral; he was unafraid to stand up for what he believed was right, and he instilled these values in his children and grandchildren. He is our hero.
In remembering George, we celebrate a life well-lived, marked by love, service, and courage. His legacy will live on in the hearts of his beloved wife, children, grandchildren, siblings, and the countless lives he touched throughout his journey. His memory will continue to be a beacon of strength and resilience, reminding us of the power of love, the importance of service, and the value of courage.
Family and friends will honor and celebrate George’s life at Evans Life Celebration Home-Forest Hill, 3 Newport Drive on Friday, September 15, 2023,from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm with a funeral service on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 10:00 am. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansfuneralchapel.com
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