George J. Hollenden, 80 of Surfside Beach, SC died Thursday, December 27th , 2019.
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George was a long-time resident of Warminster and Horsham, PA. He spent his retirement years in
golfing paradise, Surfside Beach, SC with his second wife Diane Hollenden (decease 2002). He was born
in Philadelphia and was the son of George and Jeannette Hollenden.
He was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1957 and Millersville State College 1961. George
was an avid athlete through high school and college and excelled at football and wrestling. He began his
teaching career at Upper Moreland High School as the Industrial Arts Teacher and would quickly lay the
foundation for Upper Moreland’s wrestling program in 1961 and continued his dedication to coaching for
19 years and teaching for over 30 years.
He was a “Friend of Bill’s” since January 28, 1977 and spent much of his adult life as a mentor and
sponsor to so many others in need.
He is survived by his children, Joseph Hollenden (deceased 2017) (Linda), James Hollenden and Patricia
Jones (Teri) and his seven grandchildren, Devon Hollenden, Nolan Hollenden, Aaron Hollenden, Seth
Hollenden, Samuel Hollenden, Kelly Griffin, Nicholas Griffin, two great grand-children, three step-
children, Todd Shoaff, Kevin Shoaff and Scott Shoaff and his long-time partner Kristie Griggs.
The family will receive relatives and friends for a Celebration of Life luncheon on Saturday, January 4th ,
2020 at The Willow Inn, 210 York Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.