Matamoras Rod & Gun Club



George E. Topel

George E. Topel, age 87, of Matamoras, PA, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011 at his home. He was born on October 26, 1923 in Dingman Township, PA, the son of the late Otto and Bessie Greening Topel.

George was a retired, self-employed Automotive Mechanic. He was an active member of the Matamoras Rod and Gun Club, and a former member of the Pike County Boys Band..

A family statement read "Daddy will be remembered by many for his unique sense of humor and his ability to share his views openly. He enjoyed going to the hunting camp, breakfast on Thursday mornings with the Guys, and still on occasion playing his guitar. Our thanks goes out to his neighbors and friends for their kindness, companionship and vigilance."

George married Ruth A. Swartwood, who pre-deceased him.

He is survived by his daughter, Audrita Rybak and her husband, David of Port Jervis; his brother, Edgar Topel of Port Jervis; two grandchildren, Eric and Alyssa Rybak, and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his two sisters, Maude Hotalen and Carolyn Hulse, and his brother, John Topel.

Private Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Matamoras Rod & Gun Club, PO Box 213, Matamoras, PA 18336

Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, directions, or to send a condolence note to the family, visit