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George Joseph Ciarrocchi

Born: Fri., Nov. 6, 1953
Died: Sun., May 19, 2019


6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thu., May 23, 2019
Location: Ruffenach Funeral Home , Drexel Hill

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM, Fri., May 24, 2019
Location: St. Mary Magdalen

Funeral Mass

10:30 AM Fri., May 24, 2019
Location: St. Mary Magdalen

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George Joseph Ciarrocchi


1953 - 2019










George Joseph Ciarrocchi, 65 of Media, formally of Drexel Hill was called home to the Lord suddenly on Sunday May 19, 2019. Preceded in death by his daughter, Taylor Ann, his beloved parents Attilio J. and Sophie M. (nee Hiczan) Ciarrocchi.  Loving husband of 43 years to Mari Ann (Taylor). Loving father of George J. Jr. (Elizabeth), Daniel (Nicole), Andrew (Craig), Jennifer, and Alexandra (Lauren). Amazing grandfather, known as “Big Pop” to Christopher, Mikayla, Samantha, Abigail, Liam, Meredith, Isabella, Nathan, Evelyn, Dominic, and Emma. Brother of Phillip Ciarrocchi and beloved by many nieces and nephews and was “uncle” to many others.


George was a 1971 graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School. He received his Undergraduate and Master degrees from Widener University in ’94 and ‘00. He worked as an HVAC/Heating Technician in the Local 420 union until he returned to his true love of teaching in 1996. George, known as “Mr.C” to his kids in school, was an enthusiastic educator and teacher of all things life could offer. He was an accomplished leader who empowered and inspired his staff. He loved and truly cared for all his students.


George enjoyed Sundays with Sinatra and cooking way too much food for family and friends. His family meant the world to him. His unique mustache, Ray-Ban sunglasses, and exceptionally loud voice made a lasting impression on everyone who met him.


Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Thursday eve after 6pm at the Ruffenach Funeral Home, 4900 Township Line Rd., Drexel Hill. There will be an additional viewing Friday morning 9-10:15am  at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2400 N. Providence Rd., Media, PA 19063. His Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30am. Interment Ss Peter and Paul cemetery.  


In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Keystone Elementary School for a memorial in honor of “Mr. C”.  Donations may be sent to Bristol Township School District, to the “Mr. C Keystone Memorial Fund” at 6401 Mill Creek Road, Levittown, PA 19057.






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Scott and Lisa Cosmo Winneberger
   Posted Tue May 21, 2019
Dan, Nicole and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. May all the wonderful memories you have of him help fill your heart and console you during this difficult time. God grant George eternal life.
Love Aunt Lisa and Uncle Scott

chris mcginniss
   Posted Tue May 21, 2019
Dearest Mari Ann and family, My heartfelt love and sadness are with you today.

Monica Berrocal
   Posted Tue May 21, 2019
I express my deepest condolences. George was a great man and added a great deal of value into our lives daily here at Keystone Elementary. I miss him, we all miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.

Carolyn O'Neill
   Posted Tue May 21, 2019
We truly will miss George. I've had the pleasure of working with him at Keystone these past few years, and he has been nothing but welcoming and supportive. He certainly will be in our memories always. Fly high like your Philadelphia Eagles. You have certainly earned your wings. Condolences to all friends, family and acquaintances. RIP, Mr. C

Marianne Chorba
   Posted Tue May 21, 2019
MariAnn, my thoughts, prayers & sympathy to you & your family during this shocking loss. As your journey continues , may you be blessed with the courage, strength & peace to cherish the memories & mourn your loved one. God bless you all! RIP, George. Kate has welcomed you with arms open wide!

Cheryl and Charles Gross and family
   Posted Tue May 21, 2019
We are at a loss for words. Mr. C was more than just our sons' principal at Barton followed by a year as asst principal at Millcreek. He was the person our special needs son went to when he needed support throughout his elementary school years. He even helped out during his middle school years and chatted with us on Thanksgiving. Our educational community lost a great man. Our sincerest condolences to the family
We will miss him.

Diane Jackson Graham (Boni)
   Posted Wed May 22, 2019
Dear Mari Ann,
My prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort in knowing that the Father has you wrapped in His arms during this emotionally challenging time. Always remember that George has left his smile and loving kiss on your heart and that it will be there forever.

Michele Tremblay
   Posted Thu May 23, 2019
Dear Marianne,
I was so saddened to hear about the sudden passing of your husband George. I did not really know him, but I do remember that your relationship started in High School and that you two have shared a long life time of loving each other. Please know that you and your family remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Michele Tremblay

   Posted Fri May 24, 2019
Dear Mari Ann,
I am saddened to hear of George's sudden passing. Please know you and the family are being remembered in prayer.

Loretta Grimaldi
   Posted Sat May 25, 2019
Dear Marianne:
There are not enough words to express the sadness of your loss. I have known you and George for so many years. My memories of the both of you were always so sweet & loving. He will be missed, but his spirit will live on in the children. Your own children and the children he has taught to go on into the future. My thoughts and deepest condolences go out to you and family at this time.

Laura Herzog
   Posted Sat June 08, 2019
Dear Maryann, I could hardly believe it when I recently learned of George's sudden passing. I know it's been many years since we've seen each other but my memories of you and George at Dot's or Connie's make me smile. George will be sincerely missed by so many hearts he touched along the way. God bless and comfort you and your family during this saddest of time and beyond. Laura Herzog

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