George H. Volz
Heaven called our father home Monday May 8th, 2023. Our hearts are heavy but at peace. We appreciate all the wonderful memories that have been shared as he was not only a great dad but a good employer to many over his lifetime and a great friend to many. His infectious smile will be missed.
George H. Volz a resident of
Warwick, Pennsylvania died Monday, May 8, 2023 at Holy Redeemer
Hospital. He was 87 years old. George was born July 23, 1935 in
Eberstadt, Germany, son of the late Georg J. Volz and the late
Eva Volz (nee - Schafer). He is the beloved husband of the late
Martha Rilling Volz; father of Carl Volz and his wife Kathy,
Michael Volz, and Diane Volz; grandfather of Ryan Volz and his
wife Bekah, Amanda Volz, Joseph Tino, and Silvio Tino; great
grandfather of Beau Tino. He was predeceased by his two sisters
and is also survived by his sister in law Lillian Decker, nieces,
George apprenticed as a machinist in Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1957. He and Martha met at the Town Hall Pub after attending a funeral in June of 1958. They were married on April 11, 1959. Initially they lived at Martha's family's farmhouse in Johnsville before moving to Feasterville. In 1965 they moved to live above the family business, Rilling's Bakery, on Frankford Avenue where they stayed until 1972. Churchville was their home until 2001 when they settled in Heritage Creek in Warwick.
Martha and George became owners of Rilling's Bakery in 1977. George was a lifetime active member at the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein and was an honorary director. He was also a long time member of Herman Humboldt Lodge No.125 F. & A.M. and past President of the Philadelphia Master Bakers Association.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA 19114 or The German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123.