George Raymond Isaacs, 80, of Trucksville, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
George was born in Wilkes-Barre to the late Howard and Verna Miller Isaacs.
On Dec. 10, 1968, he married Carol Elizabeth Herwig. They raised three children, Betty, Brian and Caroline, and were further blessed with six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
At an early age, George was involved with the family business, Howard “Duke” Isaacs car dealership in Trucksville. After his father’s death, he ran the business for decades until it was transitioned to Ertley Motorworld through a joint venture/partnership in 1994. George continued as president of the new division and remained in leadership for many years thereafter. He was involved in development of the former site of the Isaacs dealership, establishing Pendragon Center in 1996 and overseeing the development of the Trucksville Sheetz gas station in 2001.
George was an avid sportsman who enjoyed shooting, boating and fishing. He and Carol literally traveled the world together, snorkeling and scuba diving, sport fishing and sightseeing. He also raced cars, drove a motorcycle and amassed a fleet of vehicles from boats to trucks to tractors. If the saying, “he who dies with the most toys wins” is true, George was the undisputed champion.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his mother and father, were his stepfather, Richard Staub; and his beloved wife, Carol, in 2021.
Surviving are his daughter, Betty Bowman and husband, Kevin; son, Brian Bridger and wife, Colleen; daughter, Caroline Isaacs and husband, Bill Hustad; grandchildren, Hilary Crossley; Molly Bridger and husband, Adam Mellen; Kelly McDade and husband, Michael; Freya Hustad; Ned Crossley and his partner, Alli Snyder; and Robin Crossley and partner, Sarah Seashock; and great-grandchildren, Makenzie and Makayla McDade and Vaida and Louie Crossley.