Obituary of George R. Muller
On Friday, October 21, 2022, our treasured Dad and grandpa George R. Muller, passed away a few days
after his 92 nd Birthday to be reunited with his beloved “Honeybee”, Patricia.
They celebrated 70 years of marriage on October 20, 2021 until her death in May of this year.
Together they raised four children: Mike (Debbie) Muller, Patrick (Linda) Muller, Cindy (Gary) Thompson
and Tim (Deb) Muller. In addition to his four children he is survived by eight Grandchildren: Eric Muller,
Kelly (Tony) Dickson, Collin (Tara) Muller, Mitch (Nikki) Muller, Ryan (Sanjana) Thompson, Cassi (Katie)
Thompson, Mandy Muller, and Nick Muller; Great-Grandchildren include: Spencer, Lillian and Lydia
Dickson; Parker and Aspen Muller; sister: Betty Hopkins and sister-in-law Kitchie (Neal) Julien and over
100 Nieces, Nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents: Frank and Susan Muller Sr.; Brothers: Charles (Esther) Muller, Frank
& (Barbara) Muller Jr., Fred (Mary Ellen) Muller, Sister Phyllis (Ronnie) Nielsen; Grandson, Anthony
Muller; In-Laws: Frank and Mary Shoemaker.
Our Dad was a meat cutter/butcher most of his life. He started out at the Kanona Slaughter House
working side by side with his mother-in-law, Mary. He then worked at various Grand Unions until he
purchased his own store in Avoca, NY from Dick Hunt in 1976. It was soon to be renamed “Muller’s
Market”. Before long, his honeybee and two sons Patrick and Tim, joined him in this family business
venture. They proudly served the community and surrounding area until 1993. To this day we have
adults that come up to us saying they will always remember our Dad having Tootsie Rolls at the store
that he would hand out to them when they were kids! It was truly a family oriented environment. In
addition to the store, the family owned business expanded, adding the Avoca Laundromat and Carwash.
Dad also loved playing the stock market and dabbling in real estate.
George was a member of the Bath Elks, Avoca Lyons Club and past board member of the Bank of Avoca.
As a Grandpa, he was one of a kind! He was animated, full of life and always joking around. He taught
the grandkids how to fish and eat their veggies. He had a genius way of convincing them to eat any food
by prefixing it with “huckleberry”. He was known for wrapping gifts with boxes inside of boxes. One of
his favorite sayings was, “I’ll see you on the late show OR if you can’t find me there, look for me in the
As a family, though we will miss him, we are relieved that he is no longer in pain and suffering. We are
grateful we were able to keep him home until his last few days where he entered Bampa’s House,
Corning, NY. A special thank you to all of his caregivers. He loved you all!
We ask that if you are inclined to make a donation in his memory, please consider the following
organizations: Bampa’s House; Care First (Hospice) or the Finger Lakes SPCA.
At this time a memorial service is tentatively scheduled for May of 2023 when all family can be present.