Obituary of Georgianna Clymer
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Known to all who knew and loved her as “Georgi,” Georgianna Clymer, born in Lansdale, PA on September 3, 1952, left this earth on February 19, 2023, following a four-month illness. Georgi dedicated the past 45 years of her life to educating and helping the children she taught as if they were her own, as she patiently and graciously helped them open the worlds encompassed by learning to read. Her last gift upon her passing was her donation of both her corneas to the Gift of Life program in hopes that the recipients will be blessed with Georgi’s optimistic view of life.
Georgi was blessed with a loving family and many close friends. She was predeceased by her parents Wellington Clymer and Mary Ann Clymer (nee Robb). She is survived by her devoted sisters, Diane Thompson and Karen Clymer, admiring brother-in-law, Harvey Thompson, niece, Miranda Thompson, and her husband Alberto Garcia-Carbonero, and their children Lena and Ander, and nephew Shane, his wife Mandy Thompson, and their son, Liam.
Georgi taught remedial reading and math to elementary students with CORA services in St. Matthew’s Parish school in Philadelphia. Until three years ago, Georgi taught incarcerated teens during summers at the Montgomery County Youth Center for 35 years. In addition to academics, the youths learned from a woman who walked the path of God.
A 1970 graduate of North Penn High School in Lansdale, PA, Georgi earned her B.S. degree in elementary education from Penn State University in 1975. For decades Georgi was an alumna advisor at several universities statewide to chapters of her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma, where she helped guide young women. She enjoyed attending Penn State football games with her friends and family. Georgi was a member of Old First Reformed Church, UCC, in Philadelphia where she sang in the choir and volunteered for the church’s homeless shelter.
Georgi loved traveling with her sisters and friends, attending concerts with friends, and her sister and best friend, Karen, and being with her family in Ocean City, NJ. She loved laughing with friends and family, particularly her niece and nephew, their spouses, and children.
Georgi had many interests during her lifetime, including arts and crafts, photography, music, and sailing. She became a certified Captain and was able to sail both the Chesapeake Bay and the Americas Cup route off the coast of Newport, RI. Georgi also loved everything Disney and we affectionately referred to her as “Captain Disney.”
You know Georgi. Words can't begin to describe Georgi's exuberant, tolerant, irrepressible, wonderous spirit.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held for Georgi in the Sanctuary of Old First Reformed Church, UCC at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2023. The church is located at Fourth and Race Streets, Philadelphia, PA. The service will also be broadcast via zoom. Check the church’s website for details.
The family is planning to host a celebration of Georgi's life at the family home and 14th Street beach in Ocean City, NJ, beginning at noon on her birthday on September 3, 2023. All are welcome to attend either or both services. Donations in Georgi's memory may be made to THON at Penn State University, Old First Reformed Church, UCC, the Gift of Life program, or the charity of your choice.