George Tarbuck, 87, passed away on February 7, 2023 following a six week illness. He was born October 2, 1935 in the coal mining village of Lincoln Hill, outside Washington, Pennsylvania to Mike and Sadie Tarbuck.
He graduated from Case Western Reserve University and would later obtain his EdD from Akron University. He began his career in education at the Ashland, Ohio Public Schools and would later serve many years with the Perry Local School District as Assistant Superintendent. He was known for his organizational skills and innovative learning programs to inspire opportunities for boys and girls. After retirement he worked with Appalachian schools in Ohio.
He loved his family dearly, was devoted to his faith and enjoyed gospel music. He was a loyal member of the East End YMCA in Madison, Ohio. He closely followed high school athletics, especially the Perry Pirates. For 17 years he served Lake Metroparks as a volunteer at Erie Shores Golf Club, a sport he loved to play.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marjorie (nee Frank); son Jeffery; son-in-law, Michael Jackisch; grandsons, Daniel (Hayley) Jackisch and Bryan Jackisch; sister, Martha (David) Ward; brothers-in-law, Roger (Marcie) Frank, Robert Frank and many nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Mary Ann Tarbuck; brother, Mike Tarbuck; and sister, Sophie Tarbuck.
Friends will be received from 5 pm to 7 pm on Friday, February 10th at Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street in Madison. Funeral service will be held 11 am Saturday, February 11th at the funeral home, followed by internment at Perry Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to East End YMCA 730 North Lake Street, Madison, 44057 or Chapel United Methodist Church, 2019 Hubbard Road, Madison, 44057. Online obituary and condolences may be viewed at www.behmfuneral.com