HOMEWORTH, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – George E. Sheen, age 93, passed away Saturday, August 7, 2021.
He was born and raised in Greenford, Ohio.
After serving in U.S. Army combat during the Korean War, he returned to Alliance and worked in manufacturing. He retired from B and W Research Center as a master welder and foreman of the fabrication shop.
George was actively involved in the community. He was a Cubmaster and Scout Leader for Boy Scouts of America, going on to serve as a District Commissioner, Council Trainer and Camp instructor. He spent many hours at Camp McKinley in Lisbon, Ohio and Seven Ranges Scout Reservation in Hanoverton, Ohio, building and maintaining camp equipment. George was awarded the Silver Beaver Award for Outstanding Service. George was also very active in the Knox Ruritan Service Club, working with construction and maintenance of the Knox Township ballfield, participating in multiple service projects and running pedal tractor pulls and dunk tank activities. George got to know many of the Knox Township community through his work at the polls with the Columbiana County Board of Elections. He was always ready for a good conversation.
George married his one true sweetheart, Joan C. (Marchinke) Sheen in September, 1950. She preceded him in death in 2016 after 66 years of marriage.
He is survived by two of his 11 siblings, Hazel Nichols and Charles Sheen and his children, Martha (David) Daniels, Raymond (Holly) Sheen, Kenneth (Michelle) Sheen and Norman (Debbie) Sheen, as well as 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
The staff of Stone Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care are much appreciated for their care in his final months.
Visitation will be held Friday, August 20, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Gednetz-Ruzek & Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 126 W. Vermont Avenue in Sebring and again Saturday, August 21, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Alliance, 1659 W. State Street, Alliance, OH 44601, where a memorial service will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Interment will immediately follow at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit, Ohio.
Donations can be made to First Baptist Church, 1659 State Street, Alliance, OH 44601.
You may sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com.
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A television tribute will air Sunday, August 15, at the following approximate times: 8:58 a.m. on FOX and 9:58 p.m. on MyYTV.