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Leslie J. "Les" George
Retired Lorain & Amherst Police Officer; Enjoyed Spending Time With Family & Friends
Age 77
Born: May 24, 1943   Died: February 17, 2021

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Leslie J. “Les” George, 77, of Amherst, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.  He fought a courageous battle with cancer the past 10 years and never stopped despite what life threw at him. 

He was born on May 24, 1943 in Lorain, Ohio.  He graduated from Admiral King High School and was a lifelong resident of both Lorain and Amherst.

Les had a strong work ethic we all can learn from, beginning as a teenager working at Meyer Goldberg grocery store in Lorain to serving the city of Lorain as a police officer from 1966-1999 where he was well-known and respected by his peers, leaders, and citizens alike. He had a love for service and was a dedicated officer, he served many roles including President of FOP, Traffic commissioner, narcotics detective and firearms instructor.  Thirty-four years in uniform wasn’t enough for Les, so he joined the Amherst Police Department where he served as a part-time patrolman from 2001-2018 concluding a 50-year career in public service.  Les also operated a snow-plowing business for many years.  

He was a life member of the Amherst Sportsmen’s Club, Beavercreek Hunt Club, American Legion # 118, Amherst Eagles, and the Lorain Fraternal Order of Police. He enjoyed being on the go, making you laugh, meeting for coffee, spending time with family, friends and grandchildren, hunting, fishing, boating, golfing, and attending gun shows and car shows. For many years Les also taught CCW classes.  

He is survived by his daughters: Traci George and Kellye George, grandchildren: Taylor Gonos and Ethan George; step-grandchildren: Spencer Jolley, Chase Jolley and Keurin Denicola, stepdaughter Danielle Jolley, sister Marie Stack and many cousins and friends he was very close with.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 25 years Laurie P. George (nee Rein) in 2010 and parents Schaffer “Schuffy” George and Agnes George (nee Fundak)

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