George P. Read Jr., 71, U.S. postal police officer, firearms instructor, Alzheimer’s advocate

By on February 6, 2019

George P. Read Jr., 71, of Lititz passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 at his home.

Born in Jamaica, N.Y., he was the son of the late George Read Sr. and the late Florence Read. He was the husband of Mary A. (Howard) Read, with whom he shared over 30 years of marriage.

He worked as a postal police officer for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for over 37 years, retiring in 2002. George served as a past police firearms instructor, and was a talented shooter who won several awards, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. After retirement, George went to work at the Walmart in Ephrata in the meat department, and then as a people greeter, which he really enjoyed.

A fourth degree knight in Knights of Columbus Council #4191, George was a big advocate for Alzheimer’s.

He is survived by a daughter: Theresa M. Read of Los Angeles, Calif.; and other extended family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at St. James Catholic Church, 505 Woodcrest Ave, Lititz. A viewing will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., with the recitation of the holy rosary at 7:30 p.m., at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz. Another viewing will be held an hour prior to mass at the church on Saturday. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in George’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater PA Chapter, 706 Rothsville Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

To send an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Arrangements by Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz.

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