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George A. Sheriff, 65, of Carlisle, passed away on Friday, February 11, 2011, at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. He was born on Monday, August 27, 1945, in Carlisle, a son of the late George A. Sheriff, Sr. and Laura J. (Kuntz) Sheriff Bouder.

George graduated from Carlisle High School in 1963 and shortly thereafter enlisted in the United States Marines Corps. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and was awarded several medals and honors for his service. George worked 40 years in the telephone industry, having started with United Telephone Co., Carlisle and retiring as a system analyst with the former Embarq Co., Carlisle. He was a life member of Carlisle VFW Post 477 and enjoyed playing golf, fishing and listening to music.

He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Nona I. (Powers) Garner-Sheriff, daughters; Kelly J. Koser of Shippensburg and Jenny Sheriff-Evans of Melbourne, FL, sister, Nancy DeWalt of Carlisle, grandsons; Andrew and Benjamin Koser, step-sons; Roger Garner of York and Jeff Garner of Columbia, step-daughter, Lynn Garner of Harrisburg, four step-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. George was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie (Schappell) Sheriff, who died Aug. 31, 1994, a daughter, Sherry Troxell, brother, Robert Sheriff and a sister, Shirley Sheriff.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle. Rev. Timothy A. Funk will officiate. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle, with military honors by Cumberland County Honor Guard. Viewing will be on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until time of services. Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 20 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle, PA 17013.

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A good friend and a great Marine left this life and we will surely miss him.

Texas friends Jan and Joseph Kast
We would like to express our sympathy to the Sheriff family. He will missed at our 9th Marine reunions

Ralph and Karen McKinney
Dear Sheriff family - although I didn't know George, I am saddened by his passing.  I am an ex-Marine, having served with Hdqts. Co., 9th Marines in Vietnam.  I offer you my condolences and love at this difficult time.  Bob Ellis/Martinez, CA

Bob Ellis
You will be truly missed by all of your U.S.M.C./ Vietnam brothers.  Semper Fi my friend.  Your Michigan friends: Carol and Dale Smith

Dale R. Smith
Semper Fi and thank you for your service from your fellow Marines  Headquarter Company 9th Marine Regiment 3rd Marine Division
Republic of Vietnam 1965-1969

Jack Loveday

Only met you once but enjoyed the time spent together in Charleston. Our sympathy to your family in this difficult time.

Your Marine friends from Ohio, Ed & Gail Zapatony

A Marine and a friend. We all mourn the loss of a comrade in arms.  He will be truly missed.
Semper Fidelis and Welcome Home George.

Carl "MajorK" Kachauskas

Kelly, Jen and families....We have lots of great memories of your Dad!!  You have our deepest sympathy!

Gene & Sharon Walters and family

Dear Sheriff Family. I Served With George In Viet Nam. I Didn't Know Him At That Time.  My Wife Barbara And I Met Him At A Hq.Co.9th. Marine Reunion. What A Wonderful Person He Is.  Our Condolences To His Family.  He Will Truly Be Missed But Not Forgotten.

Semper Fi
Barbara And Mike Rich

Dearest Nona and Family,  So sorry to read of your loss..Please accept my sincerest sympathy!  My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours...Always your friend.

Caroline (Griffie) Newcomer

We, at the phone company, will truly miss George.  He became a good friend to many of us.  Our prayers are with the entire Sheriff family.

Cindy, Andy and Susan, CenturyLink (previously Embarq)

 We shall always be remembered by the stories left behind us. we are bound together by our love of Country; and we few, will always be happy young Marines.

Jimy Fain Scout/Snper


Once a Marine, Always a Marine!  He will be greatly missed.

Chuck and Kathy Steele
9th Marines

I lost track of George after we both entered the service. We both played on the same teener league baseball team.  George was a power pitcher who could do it all. Never forget I threw a one-hitter and George knocked in the winning run. He was an outstanding baseball player. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. God bless the family.

Paul Stull

George was a brother Marine and friend.  He will truely be missed by all his 9th Marines/Vietnam brothers.  To his family we offer our condolences and prayers.  Semper Fi

Bill and Jo Valentine


What a shock! Tucker and the 2 Georges were the welcoming committee at the 9th Marine reunions.  They would sit at the front door of what ever hotel we stayed in and greet newcomers, even if they weren't from our group. We will miss George a lot!

Tucker and Linda Conely, Dade City FL


I am so sorry for yet another loss to your family. My heart goes out to you. I am sorry I won't be back in time for his services, but know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Clarissa (Crissi) Kuhn-Setzer


So glad to have met you at the last three reunions.  Sorry - you will be missed.

Don Shantz


Our condolesences to the family.
May the lord keep you close and help to heal your broken hearts.

Mike, Judy, Patience, & Orion

George A. Sheriff, a Marine, a fine person and my friend, has reported aboard and is ready to "Stand His Watch" - on the streets of Heaven.  Little George-you are missed.

Jim Connell HQ-9, 1stSgt., 64-65

Through the nights while Carlisle slept during his many years of service to the phone company, it was George who made sure the phones kept working when someone had an emergency.  May God bless you George.

Tom Shively


Semper Fi Brother. I did not know George but served with HQCo 9th Marines 68-69. I wanted to meet him this reunion.So sorry for the loss of a fine Marine.

Warren Brazas-LtCol.USMC(ret)


Semper Fi Brother. I did not know George but served with HQCo 9th Marines 68-69. I wanted to meet him this reunion.So sorry for the loss of a fine Marine.

Warren Brazas-LtCol.USMC(ret)


To George's family-
..so sorry for your loss -- a fellow class-mate of 63'

.Also George, remember the days at LeTort Grade School - how you won all the games of marbles at recess - you were such a sharpshooter!

Reg VanAsdalan

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