On September 4, 2019, George John Pumphrey, "Bud," passed at the age of 92.
Born in Baltimore, the son of Edward L. and Margaret B. (nee Krause), he would spend his youth and early adulthood in "Pigtown," South Baltimore. He would later become a resident of Millersville in 1960.
During World War II, Bud served in the U.S. Navy, working at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard on tugboats. He later had a career at General Motors Corporation where he spent over thirty years in service for which he received letters of appreciation and other recognition. Bud was a "handyman" at heart and liked to do his own repairs at home and for others. He loved to take care of his house and yard and enjoyed helping people with their projects. Ironically, he was reluctant to accept help from others when offered, preferring to serve rather than be served. Throughout the years, he was an integral part of a number of projects including building garages and fireplace-outdoor grills and the like; Generally, Bud enjoyed masonry as a hobby.
The dear husband of Evelyn M. for over forty years before her passing in 1998, they were a most devoted couple. It was said that, if opposites attract, then Bud and Evelyn were the perfect match. Together they enjoyed bus trips to places like Nashville and vacations in Hawaii and frequently joined with family for colorful gatherings. Bud was a man of few words but strong character and Evelyn was more outgoing, but even after her passing, he was in attendance for get-togethers which was much welcomed by family and friends.
Bud is survived by his beloved sister Mildred Parks and joins his brother Melvin in passing. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
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Hospice of the Chesapeake