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George Lancaster – The leader of Gloversville Herald

Schenectady – George Lancaster, 73, died on February 6, 2022 after many years of courageous battle with illness. He was born in Schenectady, NY on December 23, 1948. The son of the late George Lancaster Jr. and Rose (Costello) Lancaster.
George lived his life for faith, family and community. He was a devout member of Saint Ann’s Church in Wells. NY belonging to the Holy Rosary Society, a former parish council member and participated in all activities serving the needy in his community.
He was an avid participant in the food pantry and ensured that anyone in need could access their nutritional needs, and also helped provide assistance during the holidays by providing dinners and toys to families in need. He belonged to the Wells Seniors Club where he shared many happy adventures, events and social gatherings.
George was an avid fisherman and hunter, skills he passed on to his son and grandson. When he was no longer able to participate in these activities, he rendered necessary services to the Wells Fish and Game Club. George was also an active member of the snowmobile club, supporting the sport until his physical limitations no longer allowed him to do so. For the benefit of his community, he became a member of the Wells Volunteer Fire Department as fire police, the only duty he could perform due to his lung disease.
He was a former officer of the Jolie Montaigne Homeowners Association. George also saved two kittens from the James Brennan Memorial Humane Society, Zoey and Ziva, who gave him great zest for life. George was a true and loyal servant of Jesus. He practiced his teaching “to love one another as I have loved you”.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 50 years, Christine; his beloved mother Rose (Costello) Lancaster, his sons, Michael John Lancaster and Daniel Andrew Lancaster, his brother; Thomas (Paula) Lancaster, his sister, Theresa (Gerald) O’Connor, four grandchildren, Michael Lancaster Jr., Taylor Lancaster, Mia Lancaster and Elijah Lancaster, two nephews, Keith O’Connor and Paul Lancaster and his great nieces and nephews. George is also survived by two kittens he rescued, Ziva and Zoey, who brought much joy into his life. He was predeceased by his father and two children Allison and George.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wells Altar Rosary Society, POB 214, Speculator. NY, 12164, Wells Volunteer Fire Company, NYS RTE. 30, Wells, NY 12190 or James Brennan Memorial Humane Society 437 Nine Mile Tree Road, Gloversville, NY 12078.
A service for George will be held in the spring. Sincere gratitude from the family for the love and support received during George’s long journey with his illness. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Northville Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered to the family online at