Sergeant George William Piper Sr. (1935-2020)


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Sergeant George William Piper Sr.

George was born September 1, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Charles and Ruth (Shields) Piper.

George joined the United States Army during the Korean War.

George joined the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff and served in the Patrol Division.  He was promoted to Sergeant on June 17, 1973.  He also served as academy director, and district commander in Symmes, Sycamore, and Columbia Townships.  Retired with more than 25 years of service to his country and county.

Sergeant Piper died on November 10, 2020 at the age of 85.

He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Betty (Roycroft) Piper (2009), and siblings, Robert Piper and Charlotte Piper.  Sergeant Piper is survived by his children George (Lisa) Piper, Michael Robert (Kathy) Piper, Jeffrey Scott (Jackie) Piper, and Jay Matthew (Mena) Piper; grandchildren, Collin, Brandon, Gabriella, Jennifer, Matt, Brandon, Brad, Kelli, Sarah, Cory, Christopher, and Jason; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Savannah, Briana, Cameron, Emery, Laney, Lily, Kieorn, Landen, Elliot, A.J., Salem, and Lincoln; and brother, Roy Shields.

Visitation at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on November 25, 2020 at Avance Funeral Home, 4976 Winton Road, Fairfield.  Covid-19 protocols will be followed including masks and social distancing.  Interment will follow at Crown Hill Memorial Park, 11825 Pippin Road.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Cincinnati.


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