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George E. "Cubby" France

Born: Mon., Jan. 26, 1931
Died: Mon., Jul. 15, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 18, 2019
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jul. 19, 2019
Location: Redmond Funeral Home Inc.

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George E. "Cubby" France, 88, of Cabot, passed away peacefully Monday, July 15, 2019, at Concordia Lutheran Ministries in Cabot. Cubby is formerly of New Kensington. Cubby was born in New Kensington on Jan. 26, 1931, and was a son of the late Mildred and George France. Cubby was a 1949 graduate of Ken High and attended Michigan State on a football scholarship, majoring in education. Because of the death of his grandfather who raised him, Cubby had to quit his studies at Michigan State to come home and get a job to help support his family. In high school, Cubby was a four-year letterman on the football and baseball teams. He was a three-year starter at quarterback and a four-year starter as a shortstop. His football team was undefeated in 1946 and '47, and they won back-to-back WPIAL Championships. Cubby is a member of the Alle-Kiski Hall of Fame. He was employed at the Freeport Area School District for 33 years. Cubby worked as an industrial arts teacher, assistant principal and a guidance counselor. He coached both football and baseball at the high school. He retired in 1993. Cubby is survived by his wife of 22 years, Martha L. (Dougherty) France; and his two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Kathy France, of Minneapolis, Minn., and Dr. James and Vicki France, of Irwin. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Cubby was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Patricia (Voyten) France; and a sister, Patty Brokaw. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at REDMOND FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 High St., Freeport. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 19, in the funeral home with the Rev. Jack Hartman officiating. Burial will be held in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell

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Paul White
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
Warm memories of Mr. France from my years attending FHS. My sympathy to you, Martha, and the entire family. May George rest in God’s peace.
Paul White
Sarasota, FL

Keith Beattie
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
One of the finest men I ever new. Cubby was my first football coach and mentor. I was lucky to have had him in my young life. My deepest condolences to you and all your family. David and Jimmy I will never forget Sunday’s at your family home and the guidance and love your father gave freely to all of us. Thanks for sharing him.

Gretchen McBride
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
“Cubby” was a good neighbor back on Edward Street. I send my condolences to Martha, David, and Jimmy.

Gretchen McBride
Exeter, NH

Philippa ( Ames-Toncini) Friend
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
We send our thoughts from our extended families, and regards to Martha and sons. We have found that memories and family stories keep our loved ones close. May all of you find peace in this way.

Holly Walker
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
My deepest sympathy to all the France family and friends. George and Martha were two of the most influential people in my early years, and I still hold them both in great respect and affection. Prayers and love to the entire family.

Tom and Janice Blackburn
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
Martha and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Your husband sounds like he was quite the athlete! Prayers to you all.❤️

Ruth McAninch
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
I am so very sorry for the loss of Cubby. A vey special man, a good teacher, and an excellent athlete. Prayers to his wonderful wife and family.

Mike King
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
So sorry to hear about the loss of Cubby. There are many fond memories of the King and France families spending time together. I think my father will be waiting to see Cubby and welcome him home! God Bless You & Take Care
Mike King & Family

Jeff King
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
Cubby & Patty France were two kind souls whom I was so lucky to know as a child. Cubby coached with my father (Bob King) at Freeport HS and we were family friends. The France house was always a fun and happy place to be. My sincere condolences to David and Jim France, and all of his family for your loss.

Garrie and Christine Davies
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
Dear Martha and family,
Mr. France was always helpful to us as a guidance counselor and mentor. His sincerity in words and actions guided so many.

We will always have great respect and affection for your family.
We are so sorry to be out of town at this time.

Please accept our condolences and flowers, and know that we will continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Garrie and Christine Davies

Janet Ritchie
   Posted Wed July 17, 2019
Deepest sympathies to Mr. France’s family. I was fortunate that he was an administrator at Freeport High School while I was on the faculty in the 70’s. He was always a gentleman and professional. He was a role model for the students. He was truly a wonderful man. God Bless!

Sue & Dave Lindell
   Posted Wed July 17, 2019
So sorry for the loss of your loving husband! Our very deepest sympathy!!!!!

Bill Hagins
   Posted Thu July 18, 2019
Martha and family, so sorry for the passing of Mr. France. I will never forget him as a teacher & coach. He was special and what a athlete. I’m blessed to have known him. I apologize for not making it to the funeral home, I have a commitment but I truly wanted to honor him. God Bless!

Linda Leri Baker
   Posted Wed July 24, 2019
Deepest sympathies to the France Family. Mr. France and “Ms. Dougherty” are FHS icons whose smiles and guidance had such a positive influence on hundreds of students and will always be a part of our happy high school memories. Rest in the arms of our Savior Mr. France. Your wife and family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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