George Joseph Stiffler

Born: Thu., Feb. 22, 1923
Died: Tue., Apr. 20, 2010

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George Joseph Stiffler of Greensboro, GA, died April 20, 2010, of natural causes. He was 87. George is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mildred, and their four children: George Stiffler of Arlington, Virginia, Therese Barnes of Atlanta, Georgia, Tim Stiffler of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Valerie Suessmith of McDonough, Georgia. He is survived also by six grandchildren: Whitney, Matthew, Charlie, Sam, Jack and Banning, all of whom will miss their "Pops" dearly.

George was born February 22, 1923, in Belleville, New Jersey. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Rose, and his younger sister, Rose Stiffler.

George graduated from Belleville High School and began a 34-year career with the Prudential Life Insurance Company in Newark, New Jersey. After the outbreak of World War II, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving valiantly as an artillery forward observer with the 78th "Lightning" Division in Europe. George was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for his bravery during the assaults on the German Siegfried Wall and the Battle of the Bulge. He embodied the best of "The Greatest Generation," honoring both his family and country with his service.

In 1952, George married Mildred Mahoney and settled in Nutley, New Jersey, as he continued his career with Prudential. The family moved to Bedford, Virginia, in 1974 to enjoy the slower pace of country life. Retired, George and Mildred moved to Greensboro, Georgia, in 1990 to be closer to their beloved grandchildren.

A true gentleman, George was loving and generous, always putting others first. His greatest enjoyment came when he was surrounded by his family, and reveled in their accomplishments. Possessing a witty sense of humor, he reserved a special twinkle in his eye for those he adored. The finest husband, father, grandfather, and friend, George will remain an everlasting inspiration. His family will miss him tremendously.

The viewing will be Thursday, April 22, from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at McCommons Funeral Home with a prayer service starting at 6:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, April 23, at 10:00 A.M., at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, Georgia 30642. Interment with military honors will be Monday, April 26, at 11:00 A.M. at the Georgia National Cemetery, 2025 Mount Carmel Church Lane, Canton, Georgia 30114.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Judy McGovern
   Posted Wed April 21, 2010
Dear Mildred and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God sometimes takes the best to sit next to him and George will being sitting right up there with him. Judy and Dick McGOvern

Marie Cooksey
   Posted Wed April 21, 2010
I'm sure that Mr. Stiffler was an inspiration to everyone he came in contact with. After reading the obituary I decided that Valerie must be a lot like him. She certainly is an inspiration to me and everyone who works with/for her. I am so sorry for your loss. I know that he will be missed by all who loved him. Your family is in my prayers. Marie Cooksey

Estelle Howell
   Posted Thu April 22, 2010
He was indeed a gentleman! I am glad I got the opportunity to care for him, and meet his family. Estelle.

Don and Anita McCoy
   Posted Thu April 22, 2010
Our sincerest sympathy to Mildred and her family

John and Ginny Williams
   Posted Thu April 22, 2010
Our sympathy goes out to you in this time of sorrow. Remember the great times you had together. May God bless and keep you.

   Posted Thu April 22, 2010
Dear Mildred: My sincere sympathy is with you and your family in the loss of your dear husband. I have fond memories of him always being so gracious and sweet to us when we visited in your home especiallly our bridge games. Sincerely, Linda Stephens

Bobbie Gray
   Posted Thu April 22, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. Even though I had never met George, from what I read, I know he will be dearly missed.

De Leggett
   Posted Thu April 22, 2010
Mildred, My sincerest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your husband and father. I knew George had not been doing well but was still surprised to learn of his passing. Please let me know if there is anyway I can help you. De Leggett

Maggie Dunn
   Posted Fri April 23, 2010
Yo Mildred, While I was unable to attend the visitation or funeral, I appreciated being able to pay my respects during our visit on Thursday. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. Remember: Tears are God's gift to us. They heal us as they flow. Peace and Plenty, Maggie

jim/elizabeth hughes
   Posted Fri April 23, 2010
Two very sweet people. he will be missed but always remembered. sorry or your loss Jim and Liz Hughes