George G. Schanz

George (Lumpy) Schanz 60 of Mountville passed away on Friday Jan.11th 2019 at Susquehanna Valley Nursing Home,Columbia.He was the loving husband of Dorothy Anne Schanz.
He was born in Lancaster,PA to Grace Schanz (Bonholtzer) and the late George Schanz.
He is survived by a son Joseph K.Buohl II(Kristen) and daughter JoAnn M.Casey (Matt) and Pap to grandsons Alex and Riley.He is also survived by his brother Kerry,sister Dawn(Hoover) and step-mother Doris.He was preceded in death by his brother Terry.
He graduated from Manheim Twp High School and worked at Armstrong for 43 years.
He was involved in micro-sprint racing for many years,loved horse racing,gambling and playing cards.
He was a diehard Eagles and Phillies fan.
At George’s request there will be no service.In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to Hospice and Community Care,Box 4125,Lancaster 17604

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  • RIP, George.
    I remember you like Yesterday from our old HS days @ MT. You always had a great attitude and when someone was ‘down’ you brightened their day. You are a good man, George.
    A life well lived – but too short.

  • Dear Anne,
    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. You could not ask for a more compassionate man such as Lump. He was my best friend and I’ll never forget all the times we had together at the track, bingo, etc. No matter who knew him they always knew he was a straight shooter and an honest person.
    Many a time he would come to my aid and give me a “care package” to keep my spirits up. God bless him and you and the Schanz family. He was the brother I never had.
    Your Friend,
    William F. Lugaro (Lucky Eddie as Lump would call me)

  • RIP Lumpy, it was great to serve with you at 285 your common sense went a long way during big decisions. Enjoyed you and Anne Wedding in Vegas. You will be missed by all who knew you. Memories never leave, I could never forget. Once again RIP Union Brother. Anne stay strong my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Many great times ..card games..track and football..and Vegas wedding and better times as a good friend.always a go to guy who will be missed. Sorry for your loss Anne hope you can find peace.

  • I was truly blessed to know Lump and call him my friend. I had differences with some Union people, but I could always sit with Lumpy, and he understood where I was coming from, when most other did not. I am forever grateful he asked me to help Kerry and the Wee Bee racing crew. It helped get me through the darkest time of my life and the memories are priceless. Enjoy the game big guy, it lasts forever!!!

  • I only knew George briefly as he traveled with his dad on occasion to our shop with Kerry. I was really sad to see that Terry passed as well. I wish all of you well at a very sad and trying time. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  • Anne,
    Am so sorry to hear of Lumpy’s passing. I am so glad I was able to get in and see him at Hospice. He was a great guy who would help any one that needed it. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
    Kathy Shelley and family

  • I always looked for George when I visited the production line. I will miss his teasing. He was always George to me.

  • Words cannot express what a wonderful guy Lumpy was, may he RIP, and watch over you from above Anne. I am so sorry for your loss Anne . Prayers for you and your family

  • RIP my friend you will not be forgotten, for you will always be in are heart and minds ill never forget All the good times and you just being my friend. Ann my heart goes out to you. Take care of yourself.

  • Lumpy,
    R.I.P. – My Brother. Condolences to you Annie on the loss of a Great Guy that only a few of us were privileged to really know. Together we moved the Union cause at Armstrong. We gambled from Lancaster to Las Vegas and back together, we talked about continuing the trip in retirement, but it was not to be. You are the only person to deal me a Royal Straight Flush to beat Aces over. As you travel through this Universe do not be afraid to spread some of that Lumpy Luck/Mojo my way as I am sitting at a card game. Save me a spot at the Table in the Sky so we can finish that card game to Break the House!!!

  • I am sorry that I didn’t know about his medical problem sooner. He was a friend and a union brother. My condolences to your family. May he rest in peace.

    Larry Warfel

  • Anne and Family,

    Please accept my condolences. Lumpy was a good guy. I always enjoyed playing cards with him.
    He will be missed.
    John Zander

  • Anne, I am so sorry to hear about Lump. He was such a great guy and passionate about his causes. You will be in my prayers.

  • So sorry Ann For Your loss Lumpy was a great Man I really liked Him. You and Your Family Are in Our thoughts and prayers.

  • George, RIP. I remember your Dad bought my brothers wrecked Ducati motorcycle just to use the engine in one of your Sprint cars. I hope your life was full of love and happiness…you are certainly missed.

    • Dear Ann, we are so sad to hear of Lumps passing. It just seemed like yesterday that we were all heading to Vegas for the wedding. What a time we had out in Vegas. Only Lumpy could pull off a party for 30 in Vegas. I will always remember Lumpy as a strong union man and fought hard for workers rights. He will be missed by many, God bless Ann and the family.

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