George William “Zeke” Cecil, 60, of Connellsville, PA, died Tuesday, May 2, 2023, in Connellsville.
He was born March 11, 1963 in Connellsville, to the late Raymond Cecil and the late Nancy L (Clausner) Cecil.
Zeke was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church and St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Dunbar, PA.
He was a heavy equipment operator by trade, working for the Local 66 Operating Engineers Union and most recently with Cecil & Son’s Tree Service as well.
Zeke will be remembered as being larger than life! He made everyone feel welcome in his presence. A story teller by nature, he was loud, boisterous, funny, always telling jokes and making people laugh. He was the "fun one" that captivated everyone’s attention and lit up the room. He loved kids and was always the first that was willing to play a game or come up with some other fun way to make them laugh and have a good time.
“Generous” is a word often used when describing Zeke. He would give absolutely anyone the shirt off of his back without a second thought; a tremendous man at helping people, no matter what was needed.
He will also never be forgotten as the best 50/50 seller ever!
He was the Connellsville High School Class President of 1981.
A former member of the Knights of Columbus, Connellsville ELKS 503, Connellsville SLOVAK Club, Connellsville MOOSE Lodge #16 and the Dunbar Volunteer Fire Company.
Zeke will be remembered most fondly, by those that loved him the dearest, his family. He had a huge heart, and he loved all of his kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews with every bit of it.
He is survived by his children, Judy (Frank) Ross, Jared (Chelsey) Harrer, Georganne Cecil and Ashley (Kyle) Bauriedl; eight grandchidlren, Gabrielle, Dylan, Jace, Delaney, Rohan, Emma, Vance and Rex; sister, Darlene; mother of children and longtime companion, Jackie Harrer and sister-in-law, Judy (Jack) Franko, several nieces and nephews, as well as an overwhelming number of friends, far too numerous to mention by name.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Andrew Cecil and his brother, Raymond Cecil.
There will be NO PUBLIC VISITATION.
Zeke’s children and grandchildren are asking all of those that knew him to do the following to honor his memory:
Give a helping hand, Have a good laugh, and Live life to the fullest.
Arrangements by Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, PA.
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