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Dr. George R. Creegan

January 12, 2018
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Message from Marianna Paprocki
February 25, 2018 10:52 PM

Just noticed on this site that Mr. Creegan passed away in January. Please accept our sympathies and prayers. “Those who live in the hearts of others never die.”
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A candle was lit by Marianna Paprocki on February 25, 2018 10:46 PM
Message from Raymond Bell
January 20, 2018 11:34 AM

A great man and benefactor that influenced countless children. He will sadly missed and remembered fondly.
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A candle was lit by Raymond Bell on January 20, 2018 11:31 AM
Message from Brenda Schilling
January 18, 2018 5:32 PM

My heart felt condolences at George's passing. He will be missed. Prayers and blessings to his children and grandchildren. Love to you all.. Brenda
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A candle was lit by Brenda Schilling on January 18, 2018 5:24 PM
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A candle was lit by Mary Jane (Cline) Mathess on January 17, 2018 1:11 PM
George and JoAnn had worked on an American Cancer Society children's educational puppet and coloring book package, for healthy habits. I was the Educational Chairman for the American Cancer Society, Laurie Welday, Director, at the time. George ended up hiring me to do sales and marketing, mid 1980's. What a great experience this was for me, thanks to these two brilliant people, George and JoAnn. Praying God brings you comfort, during this time of great loss.
Message from John Pestian
January 17, 2018 12:06 PM

Sean and the entire Creegan family,

So sorry to read of your Dad's passing. His creativity was only dwarfed by his kindness and caring nature. He surely was a good man!

It is true that as one generation comes to life, another dies away. In George's case, though, he has left a legacy of love that is seen in you and your family.

Be assured of our prayers for all of you.

John Pestian and Sheri Selk
Cincinnati, OH

Message from Melaina Grimm
January 17, 2018 11:58 AM

Sean, Jean and all of the family, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a special man. When I saw the piece they did on him for the news, what memories came back to. Creegan & Crow, that show was watched by many, even as a high school student, I watched it. Sending prayers to cover all of you.
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A candle was lit by John Pestian on January 17, 2018 11:49 AM
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A candle was lit by John Piverotto on January 17, 2018 7:52 AM
Message from Stanley Tuchalski
January 16, 2018 9:05 PM

My grandmother lived on North 10th Street. As a child in the late 1960's and early 1970's when we would visit her, there were times we would walk down to the Creegan Company to see the displays and marvel at what was being created in the backroom shop. Certainly, to have lived in the Upper Ohio Valley was to have been influenced in some wonderful way by the knowledge and creativity of this faith filled man! His death notice has sparked text messages from my siblings in Weirton, Pennsylvania and to me here in Florida, recalling the magical world of Creegan Creations like the talking Christmas tree in the Hub Department Store!
Message from Randy Malick
January 16, 2018 7:57 PM

Deer Creek and family it's with great sadness that I hear of your father's loss. I loved him very much as an older mentor and brother in Christ. His friendship meant a great deal to me and I have often tried to reach him over the last couple years but have not been able to locate him now that I live a couple hours away. Please know that you will be in my prayers and so will he. In many many ways he was a great figure in our community and he is already missed.
Message from Kathy Creegan Postlewait
January 19, 2018 7:22 AM

Hi Randy: I am sorry you were not able to reach us. YOu can call me anytime to talk about Dad..330-705-8106
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A candle was lit by Stephen C. Nagy of Tucson, Arizona on January 16, 2018 7:55 PM
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A candle was lit by Tony & Mary Ellen Colabella on January 16, 2018 4:43 PM
Message from Cheryl Snider King
January 16, 2018 12:23 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. George went above and beyond for my former husband Red Snider. George was a very sweet gracious person. He had so much talent. I'll never be able to look at any animated display without thinking of him and Joann. May God give you peace and comfort.
Message from Dr. John & Theresa (Smarrella) Metcalf
January 16, 2018 10:59 AM

To the Creegan family,
Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear father. George Creegan was a genius. His creations delighted our children in their younger days, and a visit to the Creegan Company store was a special treat during the Christmas season. We have fond memories of your parents and our family occasions together on Belleview Blvd. What fun we had and what wonderful days those were. May your love sustain you at this difficult time. We will hold you close in our hearts and prayers. We are so sorry that we are away from home and unable to attend the funeral.
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A candle was lit by My heart is with the family at this time on January 16, 2018 10:31 AM
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A candle was lit by Bill McKean, Austin Texas on January 16, 2018 9:36 AM
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A candle was lit by Lisa Graham on January 16, 2018 7:41 AM
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A Serenity Cross with flowers was ordered on January 16, 2018

Message from Thomas and Deborah Oldaker
January 15, 2018 6:56 PM

Please accept our heartfelt condolences in the .Loss of your father
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A candle was lit by Ann Knowles on January 15, 2018 6:42 PM
I was so sorry to hear that George had died. He was a gift to the world and to the children with his Puppet Shows. I was fortunate to do some in Pittsburgh for him. He and Joanne were a remarkable pair and world travelers. My sympathy to his family and many friends. We say REST IN PEACE, George. He was generous to the Steubenville Art Association and local Libraries with his time and his books and his public speaking.
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A candle was lit by Marcy Starkey Ryan on January 15, 2018 4:36 PM
Dear family, your father was an inspiration and true friend. My association with him was over 20 years at the Fort Steuben Mall. He created wonders for children that were enjoyed by children in the OHIO VALLEY. His attention to detail was endless. We, and your dear mother, enjoyed a personal and professional friendship. He shared with me his travels and I was enthralled with his knowledge. He gave me a few precious gifts that I will cherish. His staff and all members of his family were devoted to him. Steubenville has lost a true gem, but we will meet again.
Message from Patti Mannarino
January 15, 2018 2:47 PM

Memories are the legacy of love and life. May all your happy memories and family give you strength and peace through this time of sorrow. George's talents and stories of life and adventures will be missed.
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A DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was ordered on January 15, 2018

Message from Patti (Ossio) Ruggieri
January 15, 2018 11:16 AM

To the Beautiful Family of George Creegan,
I express my deepest sympathy to you all. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time! I feel part of this lovely family with many great memories to cherish with the Creegan family! Their home was so welcoming and i so appreciated all the wonderful music that came from within that house! George would sing Opera, listen to opera and educate me about opera! A great memory I totally enjoyed. As i send this, I believe George is probably singing to the love of his life "JoAnn"!
He had a big spirit that i can say touched many lives!
Shine on George! God rewarded you eternal life as He promised you!
I celebrate you today and always with all the joy you brought to this world!
Go in peace my dear George for God is waiting for you!
Peace be with you my dear Creegan family
love Patti
Message from Sharon Davis Green
January 15, 2018 10:16 AM

I worked at the Creegan Company in 1969. My 'official' job was secretary but I was often painting yellow brick roads or other 'props' and once did the puppet show at the Cherry Hill Mall near Philadelphia. Several of my cousins also worked for George and JoAnn, as puppeteers or talking Christmas trees or setting up holiday displays all over the place. It was always a fun and sometimes hilarious experience which created the sort of memories which we still talk about. Thanks for that, George. Rest in peace.
Message from Deborah and David Rayburn-Skaggs
January 15, 2018 9:48 AM

Our deepest sympathies to the Creegan/Feist/Benzo families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We pray for strength and peace for you all at this difficult time. George is in glory and peace with your mother and sister now. What a reunion I'm sure they are having! RIP George and give Mary Elaine a big hug from me......
Love Deborah and David Skaggs
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A candle was lit by Deborah Rayburn-Skaggs and David Skaggs on January 15, 2018 9:43 AM
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A candle was lit by Lee and Janice McCarthy on January 14, 2018 9:45 PM
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An A GARDEN PATH was ordered on January 14, 2018

Message from SheilaStevensPoole
January 14, 2018 4:14 PM

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I took care of your mother years ago when she was in the Kindred Hopital of Pittsburg. God Bless All Of You.
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A candle was lit by SheilaStevensPoole on January 14, 2018 4:07 PM
Message from Mr & Mrs Burke D Sullivan,jr.
January 14, 2018 1:50 PM

Sean sorry for your loss and the sorrow your family feels at this time. Sorry we will not be able To be with you at this time. Your Dad was a great man and friend. God bless. You all. Our Love Burke & Polly Sullivan.
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A candle was lit by Mr & Mrs Burke D Sullivan,Jr on January 14, 2018 1:39 PM
Message from Jim Keagler
January 14, 2018 1:36 PM

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I pray for your peace and a quick return to the beautiful smiles you all have. Love to you all.
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A candle was lit by Patrick F. Murphy on January 14, 2018 10:13 AM
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A candle was lit by Gary & Marilyn Ford on January 14, 2018 8:16 AM
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