Mr. George T. Schlehuber

  • Born: April 24, 1940
  • Died: March 23, 2020
  • Location: Reading, Massachusetts

Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home

11 Linden Street
Reading, MA 01867

Tel. 781.944.1589

Tribute & Message From The Family

George T. Schlehuber, 79, of Reading, MA passed away on March 23rd at his home surrounded by his adoring family after a brief battle with cancer.

George was born and raised on Mission Hill in Roxbury, MA by his parents, Andrew and Dorothy (Otto) Schlehuber. He often spoke of his childhood memories and particularly his love of basketball. He was an outstanding basketball player widely considered by many to be one of the best players to come out of the City.

He and his wife of 55 years, Maureen moved to Billerica, MA where they would raise their three children, George, Laurie, and Jeff. He started his career as a lumber salesman and worked for several companies before starting his own business. He was truly a family man and loved gathering his family to share holidays, birthdays, and vacations. He and Maureen enjoyed seeing shows in Boston, time spent with friends, and fun weekends in New Hampshire. One of his most enjoyable family times was an annual fall trip to New Hampshire with his wife, children, and seven Grandchildren. His grandchildren were truly the loves of his life and he was their number one fan at any and all sporting and/or school events. They affectionately referred to him as "Coach George" as he always had some advice to offer. As a Dad, he was no different, a great listener always giving wise, fair, and measured advice.

Eventually he and Maureen moved to Reading, MA and resided in an In-Law with his daughter Laurie Marshall, her husband, Michael and their triplet boys Matt, Brian, and Nick up until the day he passed. He is also survived by his son George, his wife Katie and their sons, Ryan and Sean of Billerica; His son, Jeff, his wife Kristine and their children, Olivia and Drew of Billerica; His brother, Andrew and his wife Winifred of Roxbury, MA, his brother, Steven and his wife Patricia of Hyannis, MA and was pre-deceased by his sister, Carole Morris, brother Richard (Chubba), and his Nephew, Richie, in addition to many friends and several nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by all in the old Billerica neighborhood as he was like a Dad to many and kind to all.

The burial will be private and a Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a future date.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Happy Birthday George, we miss you we are having your favorite ice cream cake. I'll have a big slice for you.

Posted by Michael Marshall - Reading, MA - Family   April 24, 2020

Happy Birthday George, we miss you we are having your favorite ice cream cake. I'll have a big slice for you.

Posted by Michaelx Marshall - Reading, MA   April 24, 2020

Hey coach, I miss you so much. I cant believe that it has been 1 month without you I miss you so much it has been very hard but were gonna get through it as a family and I know that's what u would want. love Sean

Posted by Sean Schlehuber - Billerica, MA   April 20, 2020

George was always a decent person. His passing brought back memories from Mission Hill; The Project days; school years in the Mission School System; a teammate in both basketball and baseball; Games at Harvard Medical School where he proved to be one of the City of Boston's great basketball players His sense of humor. Our prayers and best wishes to Maureen and his family during this time of sorrow.
Rich and Anne Reidy

Posted by Richard and Anne Reidy - Melrose, MA - Friend   April 04, 2020

George was a second father to all the neighborhood kids growing up. He really loved having everyone gather together for games, outings, neighborhood parties, etc. He touched so many people and will be remembered with love and kindness by all. Sending my love and prayers to the entire Schlehuber/Marshall family. I love and miss you all!

Posted by Anne Cole - Billerica, MA - Friend   April 04, 2020

George ... Still hard to believe your gone. You were like a second Dad to all of us in the neighborhood growing up (we were all really more like family than neighbors). You were always so kind & generous, an all around GREAT person. There are so many great memories growing up across the street. Carline Drive was so special! You will forever be missed. To the Schlehuber clan ❤ My heart breaks for all of you, such a terrible loss
Thoughts & prayers for peace & healing from this terrible loss & know he is in a better place and no longer suffering

Posted by Doreen Leverone - Tewksbury, MA - Neighbor   April 02, 2020


Dear George,
I am so glad that Maureen's classmates of 1960 got to meet you and spend time with you at one of our reunions. I know that you had a wonderful time! I could see it in your eyes.

God Bless!

Peg Ducharme and friends of the Arlington High School Class of 1960

Posted by Peg Ducharme - dracut, MA - Friend   April 02, 2020

Maureen, children, grandchildren and family,
Words cannot express the sadness we feel over the loss of George. He was family and we loved him.
George was such an extraordinary family man. He cultivated the very tight bond between himself, Maureen, and their wonderful children and grandchildren. They created so many great memories of holidays, vacations, and so many football Sundays together.
We are so grateful he was father in law to our Kristine and Grampy to Olivia and Drew.
That was the bonus we got when lucky enough to get Jeff as our son in law. ❤
Sending love and wishes for comfort to all of the Schlehubers at this deeply sad time.
You will always be in our hearts George and remembered for your life well lived.
Love, Rick and Kathy

Posted by Kathy and Rick Latham - Hudson, NH - Family   April 02, 2020

Dear George,
From the first day I met you, you welcomed me with a big smile, a gentle laugh and a warm embrace. Through the years that followed, I felt blessed to have such a generous, loving and supportive father in law and grandfather to my children. I'm am so thankful to have had you in my life and for the impression you have left behind on all those fortunate enough to know you. I wish I had told you more how grateful I am for how much you touched our lives. Jeff is the man he is today because of you. I see you in him everyday and I am so thankful for it. You will forever be in our hearts.
Love Always,

Posted by Kristine Schlehuber - Billerica, MA - Family   April 02, 2020

George, so many things to thank you for. You always loved and never judged. I am so blessed to have had you as a father-in-law, a grandfather to my boy's and a great friend and roll model. I could go on forever. I love, I miss you RIP until we meet again.

Posted by Michael Marshall - Reading, MA   April 02, 2020

We are devistated by the untimely passing of our dear friend George, Friends for over 50 years, we will fondly remember our trips to the mountains with Maureen & George and Elaine & Bill. We would dub ourselves "the four seasons" characters and laugh histerically while watching the movie. Trivial persuit was a Friday night staple for years and years. We will so miss our friend.

Posted by Bev and Bud Morrisroe - Tewksbury, MA - Friend   April 01, 2020

George was the second father to everyone in my childhood neighborhood. He loved to be around everyone and would often take the whole crew to the movies, baseball games, hockey games, skiing....My fondest memory is spending time down the cape with the whole Schlehuber family. George taught me how to search for Quahogs in the sand. In truth, he is one of my favorite people of all time and I will miss him dearly.

Posted by sharon Murphy - Wakefield, MA - Family Friend   April 01, 2020

Love and miss you, Dad.

Posted by Laurie Marshall    April 01, 2020

I will always remember the times we were teammates playing basketball at Mission High School and in the Boston Park League. You were a great player and an even better teammate and friend. I will miss you.

My condolences to Maureen and all your relatives and friends. God Speed George, you will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Mike Foley "57"

Posted by Mike Foley - West Roxbury, MA - Friend   April 01, 2020

Hey coach I still have a hard time processing that you are gone , but I know God is taking care of you up in heaven. I would do anything to have you back here so we could make more great memories. I love and miss you everyday buddy and I will always be thinking of you no matter what! You are the best and I'll make sure to catch some fish for you over the Summer! ❤❤❤

Posted by Brian Marshall - Reading, MA   March 31, 2020