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“George was a good buddy, missed and thought of every day. I remember hanging out at many good meals, singing, playing the guitar and hearing his...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Richard Syvertson - Lancaster, PA

“George had such a big heart. I will always remember him being in my yard and woodworking the most beautiful tree swing for my first born grandchild....Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Brenda Bradt-Lazarou - NY

“George will be missed dearly by all who knew him. he was the most honest,fun loving and trusting man. I am glad to have known him. I am sorry...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Danielle Sorel - Schenectady, NY

“Rest in peace my friend, God Speed and God Bless ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Pamela Hopkins - Schenectady, NY

“George was a great person & friend! God bless. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Nancy Butler - Schenectady, NY

“May the wonderful memories comfort you during this difficult time. George will truly be missed...Kim Tibbitts-Dunn ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to the family. George is going to be missed by all of his family and friends. I always enjoyed riding with him, we shared many stories...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: John Affinito - Scotia, NY

“I loved working with George on a couple of projects several years ago. He was a terrific person to have with you during the kinds of 'disasters' that...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Bob Hanlon - Scotia, NY

“So sorry for your loss!!! George was a very good friend to me many years ago. He was a positive guy with a great attitude. He was always there for...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: wendi thornton - glenville

“May GOD bless and comfort the family at this time of pain and sorrow, and may memories and prayers comfort you ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Richard


11 of 20 | Posted by: Michael Pedone - Scotia, NY

“My memories of George will always be good ones. He welcomed my friendship and received me with good will. I remember his home on Blueberry Hill Rd...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Richard Syvertson - Lancaster, PA

“Ah Georgie, my gentle giant. You were always there when trouble was knocking at the door. Heaven must be getting pretty full up there, another...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Jennifer Hellijas - Ballston Lake, NY

“My sincere condolences to George's family and friends.I never met a more friendly and honest man. I will miss him deeply. God Bless America. ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Bill Pascucci - Latham, NY

“To the friends & FAMILY of George...So Sorry & SAD & Shocked of his passing... ...Many good times Starting from the "LEATHER & LACE" Days and ALL the...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: BiLL Lesiewski - HAGAMAN, NY

“Georgie and family,We are so sorry about George's passing. We will miss him so much. We do have alot of great memories to hold near our hearts....Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Chantal Cooke - tribes hill, NY

“George was a wonderful person to know. I wish i got to him better. ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Ralph Rehbit - middleburgh, NY

“George, thanks for the memories. We will miss you. Rest in peace friend. Mike & June ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Mike & June Di LOrenzo - NY

“To my loving friend who always had my back since I was so young I love you and will miss you more then you know my condolences to your son sister and...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Robin Amell - Schenectady, NY

“Remembering George with loving thoughts and fond memories. You will never be forgotten, you are always in our hearts!!! ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Susan and Bill Brown - NY


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SCHENECTADY – George Gourlay, 64, master licensed plumber, died at Albany Medical Center surrounded by loved ones, following a brief illness, on Tuesday, September 22, 2015.
George was born in Scotia and graduated from Scotia-Glenville High School. He was the son of the late George and Louise (DiLornezo) Gourlay. He lived most of his life in Schenectady.
In his younger years, George was an Altar Boy at St. Joseph's Church and received the distinguished Eagle Scout Award. George was a big motorcycle enthusiast. He enjoyed riding "Thumper" through the Adirondacks. "Big" as George was so lovingly known as, was an avid hunter and fisherman. One of his biggest pleasures in life was having family, friends and his fellow hunters come to his home, where he would cook and entertain them.
His wit and generosity will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
George is survived by his devoted son, George Gourlay; loving sister, Joyce 'Sadye' Hems and her husband Harold; niece, Christina Dancy and her husband Joe; great niece, Renèe Dancy, great nephews, Justin Dancy and Leon Loubier; great-great niece, Victoria Pierce; and many great friends.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 11am at St. John the Evangelist Church, Union Street.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home, 501 Union Street, on Tuesday evening from 4 to 7 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made in George's memory to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY , 12211