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“Happy Birthday George, we miss you we are having your favorite ice cream cake. I'll have a big slice for you. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Michael Marshall - Reading, MA

“Happy Birthday George, we miss you we are having your favorite ice cream cake. I'll have a big slice for you. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Michaelx Marshall - Reading, MA

“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...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Sean Schlehuber - Billerica, MA

“George was always a decent person. His passing brought back memories from Mission Hill; The Project days; school years in the Mission School System;...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Richard and Anne Reidy - Melrose, MA

“George was a second father to all the neighborhood kids growing up. He really loved having everyone gather together for games, outings, neighborhood...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Anne Cole - Billerica, MA

“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...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Doreen Leverone - Tewksbury, MA

“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...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Peg Ducharme - dracut, MA

“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...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy and Rick Latham - Hudson, NH

“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...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Kristine Schlehuber - Billerica, MA

“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...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Michael Marshall - Reading, MA

“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...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Bev and Bud Morrisroe - Tewksbury, MA

“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...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: sharon Murphy - Wakefield, MA

“Love and miss you, Dad. Laurie ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Laurie Marshall

“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...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Mike Foley - West Roxbury, MA

“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...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Brian Marshall - Reading, MA


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.