David George, 72, of Sandusky, passed away early Sunday morning, May 12, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center following a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 30, 1940, in Portsmouth, Ohio, son of the late Greenville Earl and Ruie (Caudill) George.
David retired from the Sandusky Police force in 1989 after 23 years of service. Following retirement he donated his time to local charitable organizations and volunteered at the Sate Theatre. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force who proudly served his country from 1960-63. David was a certified Peace Officer Instructor.
He was a member of American Legion Post 83, Sandusky AMVETS Post 17, the Sandusky Exchange Club, and an advocate of Bay Area Friends of Abused Children. In his spare time he enjoyed motorcycles, fishing, playing guitar, and spending time with friends and family.
David is survived by his two daughters, Kimberly Boyd and Debra (Joe) Ritzenthaler, of Sandusky; two stepchildren, Bill Miller, of Sandusky, and Lisa Stone, of Huron; seven grandchildren, Brittany Huarcas, Brandon Boyd, Carlee Richardson, Jason Miller, Jennifer Miller, Paul Grega and Hannah Stone; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Norma Lavender, of Sandusky; and many nieces and other family members.
He was preceded in death by two wives, Laverna (Miller) George and Sally (Thom) George; his son, Douglas (Linda) George; his parents; sister, Phyllis Ann George; and his stepdaughter, Kathleen Miller.
Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, until F.O.P. services and memorial services at 11 a.m. at Faith Memorial Assembly of God, 1320 E. Strub Road, Sandusky. The Rev. Ken Hiser will be officiating. Inurnment will be held at Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron at a later date. Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory are handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made in David’s name to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870; Faith Memorial Assembly of God, 1320 E. Strub Road, Sandusky, OH 44870; or F.O.P. Lake Erie Lodge No. 17, P.O. Box 580, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.