George E. McDonald

December 31, 1957 ‒ April 26, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

George E. McDonald, 61, of Delaware passed away Friday, April 26, 2019 at his residence.

He was born December 31, 1957, the son of the late Raymond & Eva (Patterson) McDonald. George graduated from Delaware Hayes High School in 1976. He worked for Sika manufacturing in Marion for 27 years as a production manager.

George is survived by his loving wife of 31 years Debra “Debbie” (Basham); sons Mike (Chenoa) Inglish, Ian (Katlyn) McDonald; daughters Karmen (Kyle) Litteral, Sarah (Chris) Kaiser; grandkids Makala, Zoee, Jack, and one on the way; sister Mary Lou (Bob) Gnade; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Norman and Chuck McDonald, and sister Norma Buck.

George was very eclectic when it came to his hobbies, and past times. He enjoyed fishing, guitar playing, and the occasional alcoholic beverage. He was also a collector of many things including tools, records, musical instruments, the more interesting or unique, the better. George’s greatest accomplishment in life was the family he and his wife made together. They will remember him as the funny, stubborn, and sometimes the goofball that he was.

The family will receive friends from 4pm- 6pm Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside (Formerly 1510 West William), Delaware, Ohio 43015. Services will take place immediately following the visitation.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed towards Heartland Hospice, 685 Delaware Ave, Suite 300, Marion, Ohio 43302

Condolences may be expressed at

The Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • Deb, Thinking of you and the family thru this Hard time. He will be sadly missed sweetheart. George was such a gentle sole. And a gentleman he was to all. His smile would light up a room. Always positive , even when he was pushed. Tony and him had alot of great times at Sika. Back when they first started at Sika George worked under Tony and he always said to Tony what a great superviser Tony was. Always told him to keep smilng even when he had a rough night. So many memeories they had together. His music will luve on forever in my ears. I loved watching him play cause he always put his heart and sole into it. Now he is up ther jamming w My brother Rick and all his blues sole brothers jamming in the sky. Rock on Sleepy G. Love ya RIP George!!!

  • So so sorry for your loss. He was a good man and a great friend. Your in my thoughts and prayers Debbie and family. Rip my friend.

  • so sorry for your loss debbie.i love you guys. my love and prayers go to you. rih george. love you family

  • Debbie, an d all of the family.
    Please know I am thinking of you and praying for you. This is so sad- George
    was such a great guy – must have been a terrible shock for you;

    Keep in touch – and know our family is thinking of you

    Aunt Betty

  • Debbie & family,
    Thinking of you with love and sympathy but also gratitude for the wonderful 31 years you shared.
    Rozella & George

  • My condolences to the McDonald family. So glad I had the pleasure of meeting George and hearing him play his guitar!! He will be missed for sure.
    Love and Peace ☮️

  • Debbie Mike and Chenoa so sorry to see this you guys are in my prayers and thinking of you.

    Love Sha Angela and Harold

  • You have my heart felt sympathies for your loss. George was a good friend. I enjoyed very much hearing him and Tommy trade rifs.
    He will be missed by many.
    Beth Coats

  • I met George 20 years ago when I came on board with Sika. One of my first memories of him back then was him grilling a bunch of fish on the grill at work. He had made up a special Mountain Dew batter. The fish was fantastic and was shared with everyone around there. Over the years I got to sample many unique dishes that he would bring in. We also shared a passion for finding thrift store, e-bay and junk treasure. I will miss being able to share these things with him. He was the coolest person I’ve ever known. I was blessed to have known him and to have him as a friend. I am so sorry for your loss. I miss him terribly.

  • Dear Family please accept my sincere apologies for your recent loss. Revelation21:3,4–Death will be no more,nor mourning, nor outcry,nor pain,the former things have passed away.Please let Gods word the Bible be a comfort to you in the coming days ahead.

  • So sorry for your loss.He will be greatly missed,never forgotten.Rest in peace my friend! Sincerely Bob

  • I worked with George at Sika. He was such a gentleman, always had a smile, and loved to talk about music. My heart goes out to his family. Rest In Peace, my friend.

  • Debbie and family, please know that you have our deepest sympathy. Just the thought of having known George and being able to spend time with him on stage will always make me smile. He is in our hearts forever.

    Bill and Ginni Bostwick

  • So sorry for your loss. George will be missed. He was a kind person who always spoke to me. I am a distant co worker at SIKA.

  • Debbie and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. May George rest in peace.

  • Debbie and family please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you.
    Kay Cotter and family

  • I will miss my sweet friend… Your smile, your laugh , your bear hugs and amazing guitar licks…
    Love you George ❣️

  • I’m remembering a day that maybe never happened in just this way. But I’m going to hold it in my heart and remember it this way.
    I go into George’s office and he’s sitting behind his computer with a big goofy grin on his face. Reading some silly joke one of his buddies sent him. He had a lot of buddies. Now George and I were on different sides of things. It was my departments job to sell stuff, and George’s job to make it. Sometimes that put him in some bad spots. But this day isn’t one of those days. So I go into his office and plop down in the chair across from him.
    He tells me the joke and we laugh. Then Rick comes in done with his day because he started at five AM. He could have gone home instead he takes out his Twinkie left over from his lunch because George was always fun to be around. Meanwhile Dave is sitting in his corner eating one of his food loafs. He just took what every was in the fridge and stuffed it into Tupperware and brought it to work. Right now he is eating and I’m wondering how all those flavors could taste good. Dave didn’t care, it was food.
    Scott is at the other desk with his boots up. He is eating that deer stew he was always trying to get me to try.
    Then Billy comes into the room, and leans up against the desk. He’s been working since five as well. He rolls his eyes and says, “Mark and his loose ends. That man has too many loose ends.” We all laughed and agreed. A few minutes later Mark walked in, “Billy, we need to go. We have some loose ends to tie up still today.”
    Then we really laugh. All of us together. Even Mark.
    That is how I remember it.