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Official Obituary of

George Joseph Assenat, Jr.

March 11, 2024

George Assenat, Jr. Obituary

George Joseph Assenat Jr.
(February 9, 1979 - March 11, 2024)
George was a hugger.  He had neither hesitation nor fear telling someone he loved them.  He was always willing to help (sometimes with some prodding), always kind and never spoke ill of anyone.  He wanted to see the good in people.  He was far more intelligent than he believed, but accident prone.  He absolutely and effortlessly loved others in a way that Jesus could use as an example of genuine brotherly love.  He was the opposite of a loner.  He could be sappy, but was reliably a sweet and caring man.  He thoroughly enjoyed outdoor work and would cut grass or weed whack at all hours, apparently for the fun and satisfaction of it.  George loved his family.  He enjoyed our large parties and small get-togethers.   He loved going shooting at Julian's or joining an adventure with Alyssa, his sisters and the nieces and nephews.   He never missed a Christmas party.  George was a campfire rock star (although he shared his father's aversion of the water and avoided getting in a raft with the river rats).  He was an essential part of our Cook Forest trip, particularly the late-night under the stars campfire.    George could tell a good story about someone, especially if it involved laughing.  He had an extended and variable laugh that embodied life's humor.  He loved swapping stories and talking about history or shared remembrances.   George had a talent with food and was a definitive grillmaster.  He was a Carrick Yinzer sports fan and watched the Penguins with wild animation.  He was a loving father and a delighted grandfather.  George was selfless and put other people before himself to a fault.  He was an altar server at St. George Church in his youth.  He helped his parents and was always available to family or friends for random projects like getting a disgusting couch out of a mouse-infested investment property.  We will miss his thick Pittsburghese, sincere warm hugs and fun company.  We will miss especially his loving kindness and gentle goofiness.  Regardless of his challenges, he always made sure his daughter was ok and happy.  He was always there for Alyssa in whatever way he could be.  He is survived by his daughter Alyssa Assenat, granddaughter, Royalty Marie, parents George and Diane Assenat, sisters Mary Latimer and Katherine Fink, brothers Julian, Damien and Michael, along with nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins, aunts and uncles.  George believed in God and we pray that he has found peace and unity with that power and love greater than any force on this earth.
Viewing will be held at Boron Funeral Home, Inc., 1719 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210-3905 on Thursday March 14th from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Funeral prayers will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 15th just prior to Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Basil Church (Blessed Trinity Parish) and burial at St. George Cemetery in Carrick.  Reception and remembrance follows at the American Legion Post 935, 280 Joseph Street, Pittsburgh PA 15227.    
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March 14, 2024

1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Boron Funeral Home, Inc.
1719 Brownsville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15210

Mass of Christian Burial
March 15, 2024

10:30 AM
Blessed Trinity Parish at St. Basil Church
1735 Brownsville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15210

Committal following funeral services
March 15, 2024

St. John Vianney Cemetery
920 Brownsville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15210


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