Former Hastings resident George E. Usher Sr., of Tequesta, Fla., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 4. 

George was born in Hastings, to the late Margaret and Edward Usher, on Dec. 28, 1932. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. In Hastings, he was a member of the VFW, the Hastings Volunteer Fire Department, and the Southside Social & Athletic Club.

After George retired from the Hastings Police Department, he and his wife, Helen, moved to the upstate hamlet of Palenville, where George joined the Palenville Volunteer Fire Department, until they became residents of Florida.

George is survived by his loving wife; his children Cheryl (Joe), George Jr. (Lynnette), Maryellen (Phillip), Kathleen, and Douglas; his grandchildren SeanRyan (Becca), Savannah, Erin, Patrick, Tanner (Megan), George III (Trey), and Sam; and his great-granddaughter Lorraine. He is also survived by a brother Edwin (Lorraine), his sister Lottie Ann, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his beloved granddaughter Shannon Marie and his brothers Robert, Kenneth, and David, and brother-in-law Edward Forshaw.

A celebration of his life will be held when time and circumstances permit.

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