- 58 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 24, 1957
- Date of passing: Jul 21, 2016
|Love and memories last forever...|
George B. Jump, “Jumpy”, of Mullica Hill, age 58, passed away suddenly on July 21, 2016 at home.
George personified making your vocation a vacation, as he enjoyed every minute spent in his backhoe. Whether it be out on the jobsite “playing in the sandbox of life” or riding around plowing snow, making sure his neighbors could get out of their driveway, George would always say how much he, “loved the smell of diesel in the morning.”
If he wasn’t out on the job, George was always spending his free time outdoors. An avid fan of riding off road, George could often be found riding a vintage dirt bike, or even a snowmobile if we were fortunate enough to have snow.
His one true love, however, was the woods. George loved to hunt, and traveled all over the country in search of the next big trophy. From Wyoming looking for antelope, to the Everglades hunting for gators, George was determined to make the most of his time on this earth doing what he loved best. George eventually developed a special affinity for Alabama, a state he ventured to numerous times to go hunting with friends.
Known for his big heart and mischievous smile, those who knew Jumpy have many fond memories and stories of his life. He would do anything for anyone, and will truly be missed.
George is survived by son, Justin P. Hengel (Amanda) of Mullica Hill, mother Dorothy Bay (Woodward), grandchildren Jackson and Declan Hengel and sister Echo Gould (Matthew). He was predeceased by his father, George Jump.
Visitation will be held Tues., July 26, 2016 from 7-9 pm at FERTIG FUNERAL HOME, 63 N. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062. There will be no formal service. Interment private at the convenience of the family.
"I was passing by Georges house that night when a police car was on his front lawn. As I did the sign of the cross my son said "I hope George is OK" but later received word that George had passed away. I met George 10 years ago and even before I ever moved in he has called me his neighbor. George was very caring and thoughtful to my
wife and son and would always clear the snow out of our long driveway without ever being asked to and never wanted anything in return. It was acts like this that I would always turn to George first
for any job that dealt with dirt or heavy equipment. Thank you George, Rest in Peace.
Your Friend and Neighbor,
"Rip uncle George"
"We Met in High School.. He was a always one of a kind.. Mischief Night in 1975 will always be etched in my memory.. Not to mention the time at Great Adventure when the Monkeys found our Mc donalds breakfast trash in the back of George,s F-150.. Who Knew Monkeys loved Maple Syrup !!! .. Peace be with You George"
"Wow , I'm totally shocked right now . George was a childhood friend from good ole Bridgeport . I rarely saw him in our latter years but when I did it was great to see him . Another Bridgeport legend is gone!
REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER"
"George was such a great guy! Always willing to help you with anything he could. Prayers for his family. RIP George..keep running your backhoe in the heavens!"
"I met George in 1985 at Eagle power and equipment.Throughout my 32 year career hear I've only made a handful of friends.Many people in this business keep their relationships just as that,business.But not George,he always went out of his way to make you laugh or offer a helping hand.im proud to say he was my friend and I will always remember him.Rest in peace my friend! Dave Garcia"
"We are so sorry to hear of George's passing. It is not very often that you are lucky enough to have known someone like George Jump. Always laughing, never complaining. just a good person for which nothing was too much trouble. We are also residents of South Harrison Twsp. and will very much miss seeing him around. "Rest in Peace George.""
"You will be missed, I didn't know you that well, but you were a very caring person. Rest in peace"
"I meet george about 23 years ago when he came into where I work (eagle power) and we became friends that day he was in such a happy mood and always had a joke to tell befor he left.so glad I meet george you will be truly missed my friend RIP until we meet again"
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