George Francis Sefcik

April  30th, 1946 May  18th, 2024
Edgecomb, ME
George Francis Sefcik


    Born in Belford, NJ on April 30th, 1946, George Sefcik served in the army before becoming an auto mechanic. He went on to teach high school auto shop, spending 20 years training the next generation of mechanics.

Always a "doer"  George could frequently be found lending a hand to friends and family with a car repair or DIY project. He was a classic car and model train enthusiast, skier, duck hunter, woodworker, and tinkerer.

Following his retirement to Edgecomb, ME, his most recent volunteer positions were with the Railway Village Museum in Boothbay and Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

Most importantly, he was a devoted husband to his wife Susan (Apgar) Sefcik, with whom he recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, and a loving father to four daughters, Debbie (Butch Burdge) Sefcik, Carrie Sefcik, Susie (William Miller) Sefcik and Kathleen Sefcik.

George is survived by siblings William (Barbara) Sefcik, Donald (Rosemary) Sefcik, Susan Sefcik, Carol Hoffman, Edward Sefcik, and John Sefcik; grandchildren Jessica Burdge, Chelsea (David) McCrystal, Katrina Burdge, and Cody Burdge, Emmett Miller and Owen Miller; and four great-grandchildren, who will lovingly remember the antics of their "Papa George." He is predeceased by his parents, Clara and William Sefcik and sister Nancy Geiger.

He was proud to be called "Uncle George" by many nieces and nephews, both biological and honorary.

George was a three-time cancer survivor who persevered, maintained a sense of humor, and "dreamed the impossible dream" until his final day. He will always be remembered and appreciated by those who had the good fortune to know and love him.

Plans for memorial services are below and George's family encourages you to contribute your photos and memories here.


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June 13, 2024
Sending love, prayers and my warmest condolences to you all. Such great photos of your father and interesting to read about who he was over his lifetime. Thinking of the Sefcik family ♡
Jen Rutherford
June 5, 2024
Papa George, I have so many memories of the days playing at your house in Red Bank. The kids playroom, running through the kitchen and football playing on the living room tv. Even aunt Susie sharing her awesome photos of her adventures abroad, all within this house. Us running across the street to the local convenient store, or getting Italian ice from the local truck that came by. Not to mention all the wonderfully fun times at grandma Graces! A helper or giver is exactly what I think of when I remember you! You not only flew out for my wedding to be a part of such a big piece of my life, you helped with our honeymoon, which made our honeymoon happen. And what wonderful memories we made and places we experienced because of you! I love you and you will be greatly missed. You live on in our memories. Rest in paradise Papa George 💕
Chelsea McCrystal
May 20, 2024
Uncle George, Thank you for leading such a kind and loving life and giving so much of yourself to your family and community. We had so much fun visiting you and Aunt Sue in New Jersey as kids, and you raised an incredible group of women we're fortunate to call our cousins. Thank you for being an inspirational partner and parent for the younger generation still figuring it out. Every year on your birthday/our wedding anniversary, we'll think of the 50 years of love and commitment you gave Aunt Sue. I have fond memories of you driving us around in go carts at Big Brook, taking Taylor and I to Water Country USA, enjoying cook outs and holidays in Edgecomb, coming to Harrisonburg for my graduation (and meeting your future great-nephew-in-law!), and being there the night we announced we were engaged, years later. I'm glad we got to share many dinners together at the wharf, celebrate the arrival of your precious grandchildren, and most recently, spend an evening honoring 50 years of you and your beautiful bride. I'm so grateful for the decades of friendship you gave Grandma and Grandpa and for being such a wonderful son-in-law for Grandma Grace. I wish there were more people like you in the world, and you will be greatly missed. All our love from Virginia, Megan, Jacob, and Emilia
Megan Chandler-Melton
May 19, 2024
I love you grandpa. I'll miss you and cherish all the memories we shared.
Cody Burdge
May 19, 2024
Dad, you will be sorely missed. You have been the best father, grandfather and great-grandfather a girl could ask for. Thank you for being my father. You will always be my shining star and my guiding light.

I will always love you !!

Debbie (Sefcik) Burdge
May 19, 2024
I couldn't have asked for a better guy to be my dad. I love you and I am SO proud of you.
Carrie Sefcik


Please join us to remember George and celebrate his life.
We have selected NJ for the memorial service, since it is more central for family members.
Refreshments will be served following the service, in Fellowship Hall.

We will also schedule a small celebration of life for George's friends in Maine later this summer.
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In lieu of flowers, George's family encourages you to make a donation in his honor to a local vocational education program near you, or to make a donation here, which the family will contribute to a vocational program near George's home in Maine.

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