George M. Longaker III, 84

George M. Longaker III, 84

George M. Longaker III, 84, ex-husband of April (Stolpe) Longaker, passed away peacefully at his home in Pottstown on Saturday, July 23, 2022.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Dr. George M. Longaker, Jr., and Helen (Feldman) Longaker.

George was a 1964 graduate of Ursinus College but was known to many in the community as an expert plumbing and heating specialist. He was immensely proud of his profession and never chose to retire, continuing to work as an independent contractor until his death. He had a well-earned reputation for making sure that people throughout the area had heat during the winter, especially his elderly customers, and he probably spent time in more cellars in the Pottstown region than any other person, living or dead. He was also an ardent sports fan all his life but the Phillies’ frequent penchant for losing eventually caused a love-hate relationship with the team to develop. He was one of a kind and will be forever missed by his family and friends.

Surviving are his ex-wife, April Longaker, his son, Mark Longaker, and his niece, Kristina (Gehris) Higgins.

He was predeceased by his sister, Olivia (Longaker) Gehris, and his nephew, James H. Schade, Jr.

A memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in George’s memory to Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia ( or Jefferson Office of Institutional Advancement, 125 S. 9th St., Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19107).

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April, I just saw this notice about George. I am so sorry for your loss.

~ Rose Schoenly
8/9/2022 11:00:27 AM

We will really miss George he was such a great person with great knowledge about so many things! He taught us so much and was always there to help us. We are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many of us who considered him a friend. They don't make them like him anymore. - Joe & Tara Giunta

8/8/2022 8:52:03 PM

My condolences to Mark, his mom, and the extended Longaker family for the passing of his dad. Though I never met him, I felt I had come to know him through Mark’s stories. George, may you rest in peace.

~ Tony
8/6/2022 4:47:15 PM

A great guy whose smile and kind words always brightened your day. May the Lord of us all comfort his family.

~ Paul Prince
8/2/2022 8:35:19 AM

We were very sorry to hear about George. Lots of memories over the years of the many get togethers with all of his many friends. Sincerely, Howie & Judy

~ Judy and Howie Bedell
7/30/2022 9:47:28 PM