George McComesky


George Ellis

George Ellis McComesky, age 69, of Elliot Lake Eveleth, Minnesota, died Saturday, July 6, 2013. He was born March 7, 1944 in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Edward and Rose (Swiczkowski) McComesky. He was a graduate of Rogers High School and Tiffin University. George entered the Marine Corps in 1962 and proudly served with the 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion during the Viet Nam War. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star with Combat V, Purple Heart with Star, Good Conduct Medal with Star, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with Star, and a Presidential Unit Citation and was discharged from duty in 1972. He retired from the St. Louis County Sheriff's office in 2004.

George is survived by his wife, Diane; children, Mick (Laurel) McComesky, Michelle (Brian Grannemann) McComesky, and Lisa (Earl) Salisbury; grandchildren, Earl IV and Cameron Salisbury, Keifer and Katie McComesky, Cody Grannemann; siblings, Ed (Maggie) McComesky, Diana (Bud) Osterman; nephews, Jason Osterman, Rusty McComesky; nieces, Marda (Chuck) Perotta, Amy McComesky. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Shirley.

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Published in Toledo Blade on July 10, 2013