Nearly $25,000 raised for family of Army vet killed in road rage incident

By EMILY GRAHAM | Republican & Herald, Pottsville, Pa. | Published: April 17, 2021

(Tribune News Service) — A GoFundMe for the family of Army veteran George Marcincin, victim of a road rage homicide on April 12, has raised nearly $25,000 as of Saturday.

Lori Sweigart, of Leesport, aunt of Marcincin's wife, Shelia, started the fundraiser Tuesday to collect donations for funeral expenses with an original goal of $5,000.

"George was an awesome guy and an amazing father to a daughter and 3 sons! He was a Military Vet who served in Iraq. He didn't deserve to leave his family this way," Sweigart said in the GoFundMe post.

The fundraiser met the $5,000 goal on Tuesday, and then the goal increased to a $25,000. 

Shelia Marcincin wrote in a post on the site that the funeral expenses have been covered.

"George is going to have such beautiful viewing, services, and burial, because of each and every one of your kind and generous hearts," she wrote. "Any donations past the goal will be used toward other expenses such as rent, electric, propane, vehicle payments, car insurance, food, etc. during this very difficult time."

According to an obituary published in the Reading Eagle, Shelia was Marcincin's wife of seven years.

George Marcincin, 38, was an Army 101st Airborne veteran who served two tours in Iraq, according to the obituary. He worked at the Orwigsburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and had four children, Teresa, Harley, Jaicen and Mervin.

His funeral will be held in Leesport on Tuesday, and he will be buried in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.


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