George Erik Shoremount, 93, of Edinburg, died Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Greenfield of Woodstock.
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George was born December 4,1919 in Sweden, the son of the late Jonas Adolph and Nancy Rostrom Shoremount, and he moved soon after to the United States with his family.
He lived in Brooklyn, New York and worked as a carpenter.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Mr. Shoremount entered the Army as a crewman for anti-aircraft guns in Panama, where he achieved the rank of Tech Sergeant. While in the service, he later became an electrical technician, flying remote control aircraft to be used as targets for the anti-aircraft guns. He was a pioneer in unmanned aircraft for the US Military.
After the war, he worked at the American Can Company and married Esther Josephine Blade Shoremount, who preceded him in death on November 19, 2012. He was a member of the St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Plainfield, New Jersey and a member of New Jersey Model A Restorers Club.
George is survived by his son, Paul Erik Shoremount and his wife, Tammy of Edinburg, Virginia; two grandsons, Joseph Erik Shoremount of Edinburg, Virginia and Paul Daniel Shoremount of Winchester, Virginia; a niece, Randi Bly of Frederick County, Virginia and a nephew, Robert Shoremount of Oxford, New Jersey.
He will be missed greatly by all. Paul and Tammy would like to thank all of the caregivers for both George and Esther, from Greenfield of Woodstock for their excellent and compassionate care. They would also like to thank Blue Ridge Hospice for their care and support.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 15, at Valley Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Keith Simmons officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Jackson Cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
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14116 S. Middle Rd.
Edinburg, VA 22824
Published in Northern Virginia Daily on July 13, 2013