George T. Weisbecker, 91, passed away peacefully, Thursday October 24, 2012. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Anna Grace.
George was born on July 24, 1921 in Stapleton, Staten Island, New York. He was a United States Marine during the Second World War, serving with the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. During his service in the Pacific he participated in the amphibious invasions of Guadalcanal, Cape Glouster, and Peleliu. He was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, the Presidential Unit Citation with one bronze star
, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with four campaign stars, the American Campaign Medal and the World War II
After the war he married Anna Grace Lowery, of Jefferson County, Alabama and fathered one child, George T. Weisbecker Jr. He joined the New York City Police Department in 1952 and served over twenty years in Manhattan. After his retirement from the NYPD he moved to Cullman County, Alabama and joined the University of Alabama Police Department. He retired from the UAB after ten years service. For the last twenty years of his life he was a full time resident of North Fort Myers, Florida, including many happy years in Lazy Days Park.
George was a child during the Great Depression, a combat Marine during our country's greatest war and dedicated his life to serving and protecting the citizens of the greatest nation the world has ever seen. He was a shining example of the very best of the "Greatest Generation".
George is survived by his son George T. Weisbecker Jr., his daughter-in-law Robin and an extended family who loved him very much.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East. Cape Coral, FL 33909.
Visitation will be today, Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907 (239) 936-2177. Burial will be Monday the 29th at Sarasota National Cemetery. Visit www.harvey-engelhardt.com
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