George Daniel Selby, 73


BRIDGEPORT — George Daniel Selby, age 73 of Bridgeport, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 12:23 p.m. at the Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana, with his loving family at his side.

He was born on Nov. 14, 1946 to Alverna (Lagout) Selby and Durwood Selby in Vincennes, Indiana. George married the love of his life, Betty (Crump) and celebrated over 53 years together, she survives.

George served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War as a Tank Engineer.

He honored his fellow veterans by serving in the Military Rites for over 300 veterans’ funerals.

He retired as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Ambraw Asphalt.

George loved spending time at the river with his family and friends.

He was a lifelong dedicated member of the Moose Lodge, the American Legion and the VFW.

George is survived by: his wife Betty; his three loving children, Shannon Dwight Selby and wife Amy of Bridgeport; Steve Cassem and wife Susan of Bridgeport; and Paula Leg and husband Terry of Chauncey; four grandchildren, Hailey Nichole Selby of Bridgeport; Nathan Dwight Selby of Bridgeport; Cohen James Cassem of Bridgeport; and Calvin Daniel Cassem of Bridgeport; and three great-grandchildren.

George was preceded in death by: his parents, Alverna and Durwood; two sisters, Helen Jones and Nora Kurowski; and one brother, Wayne Schoonover.

George’s wishes were to be cremated with a Celebration of Life at a later date.

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Glasser Funeral Home is trusted with the arrangements.