George G. Seibert

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George G. Seibert ELIZABETHTOWN George G. Seibert, 80, formerly of Lebanon and Gretna Springs, passed away Tuesday morning, April 29, 2014, at Hershey Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Sara Ann Bucher Seibert, whom he married on January 8, 1956. Born on December 4, 1933, in Marion Twp., Berks County, he was the son of the late Selas H. and Iva C. Wolfe Seibert. George graduated from Bethel High School, Berks County, where he played soccer and baseball. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1953, where he served over 21 years, retiring as Chief Master Sergeant in 1974. During his enlistment George was Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent. He served as Non Commissioned Officer in Charge of Aircraft Maintenance during the evacuation of Hanoi Hilton Prisoners of War during the Vietnam War. Among his many awards, George received Meritorious Service Medal, Airman's Commendation Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Expert Rifleman's Medal, National Defense Medal, Philippines Outstanding Unit Award, along with several Air Force Longevity Awards. After retiring from the Air Force, George worked in Civil Service at New Cumberland for 20 years as Quality Control Inspector. He retired from that position in 1995. Following that retirement, George continued to work at the Manheim Auto Auction. George was also a Licensed Barber and enjoyed sharing his time in that occupation. He was licensed to barber in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Oklahoma. George was very active and proud of his Masonic Affiliations. He received his 50 year Membership Pin from Pyramid #92 F&AM, New Egypt, New Jersey in 2011. He was very active and respected in the Order of Amaranth in which he served as Past Royal Patron and current Secretary of Victory Court #149, Elizabethtown. He was Past Grand Royal Patron of the Grand Court of Pennsylvania, Order of Amaranth and Past Supreme Royal Patron of the Supreme Council, Order of Amaranth, Inc. George also served as Past Worthy Patron of Lebanon Chapter #115, Order of Eastern Star. He was a member of National Sojourners, a Masonic Veterans Group. George was a member of the Annville VFW #8023 and a member of Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. He was a member of Cornwall United Methodist Church. He enjoyed water skiing and skeet shooting, and was an avid soccer and football fan. George was known for his sense of humor. He loved his family and supported his wife, daughters, and granddaughters in all their life's goals. His wish was for his daughters to be successful and self sufficient and was so proud they were able to fulfill that for him. In addition to his wife, Sara Ann of Elizabethtown, George is survived by his daughters, Amanda S., wife of Peter J. Lisowski of S. Windsor, Conn., and Emily S., wife of Allen D. Moyer of Elizabethtown. His granddaughters who survive are Elizabeth V. and Virginia A. Moyer, both of Elizabethtown. Two sisters surviving are Shirley Ross of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Jean Cummings, wife of Reginald of Bethel. He was preceded in death by a brother, Selas H. Seibert, Jr., and sisters, Marlene Seibert and Ruth Butt. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend services for George on Sunday, May 4, 2014, from the Carpenter Chapel at Patton Campus, 1244 Bainbridge Road, Elizabethtown 17022 beginning with Masonic Services at 3 p.m. followed by Order of Amaranth Services conducted by Supreme and Grand Officers/Members and the Memorial Service officiated by the Rev. James Heath. Friends will be received at the Chapel prior to the services beginning at 2 p.m. Casket Burial with Full Military Honors will be private at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Please omit flowers, Memorial Remembrances may be made in George's memory to Grand Court Charity Project, c/o Mrs. A. Joann Karpinski, 13 Eleventh Ave., Shamokin Dam, PA 17876. Arrangements entrusted to Melanie B. Scheid and James A. Porterfield. For further information please call 717-272-4634 or to submit an online condolence visit www.porterfieldscheidfh.com
Published in Lebanon Daily News on May 2, 2014
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