LIMA — George E. Byerly is celebrating his 95th birthday.
He was born Oct. 7, 1922, in Lima, to Glen and Mary Byerly. On June 25, 1949, he married Ruth L. Althoff, who died Nov. 3, 2009.
He has six children, Wayne Byerly, Joyce (Mark) Smith, Peggy (Greg) Harmon, Carol (Randy) Sanner, Darlene (Bob) Lewis and Kevin Byerly. He has seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He worked at Neon Products and Lima Electric. He is a founding member of the Bath Township Fire Department, where he volunteered for 32 years. He is a member of Pleasant View Church of the Brethren. He was stationed in Italy during World War II. He enjoys mowing the lawn, gardening and cooking.