Robert “Bob” Harwood George of Seaford, passed away on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at AdventHealth General Hospital in Dade City, Fla.
Born on Sept. 27, 1943 in Ridgely, Md., Bob was the son of the late Phillip Harwood George and Lillian Arminta Coverdale George.
Bob graduated Bridgeville High School in 1961. He worked briefly through that summer and on Nov. 30, 1961 started his lifelong career at the DuPont Nylon Plant in Seaford. He worked as a Group 6 Mechanic and retired on Nov. 30, 1992 at the age of 49 with 31 years of service.
Bob was a jack of all trades and could fix most anything. He had a knack for repairing automobiles and motorcycles. People near and far sought his expertise when they had mechanical problems or questions. He loved Nascar and followed it closely through the years. He owned and raced his own stock car in his younger years.
Bob also had a love for motorcycles and owned Honda Goldwings. In 1989, he joined the Gold Wing Road Riders Association and in 1992 helped start Chapter B in Seaford. He served as the Area Representative, later known as the Chapter Director. In 1993, he bought his first new Honda Goldwing. His future wife also rode a Goldwing, was a GWRRA member, and started Chapter H in Maryland at the same time. The association brought them together. He and his wife, Diane L. Long George were married on May 29, 1998, at the Maryland District Rally in Aberdeen, Md., and resided in the country near Seaford. Bob rode his 1993 Goldwing through all the original 48 states and most of Canada and it has over 180,000 miles on the odometer.
In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by three stepchildren, Denise M. (Eddie) Scarborough of Bridgeville, Cynthia L. (Jerry Richardson) Campisi of Street, Md. and Joseph Campisi of Pylesville, Md.; two loving step-grandchildren, Bethany and James Scarborough of Bridgeville; and his nephew, Brian (Karen) Jones of Harrington.
He also has three biological daughters from previous marriages and a niece.
Bob’s wishes were to be cremated, which is being done in Florida. He will come home to Delaware with his wife when she returns, and a celebration of his life will be scheduled and announced at that time.