George Edward Altenberger

May 30, 1954September 10, 2012

George Edward Altenberger age 58, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 2:15 P.M. on Monday, September 10, 2012 at Troy Care and Rehabilitation Center in Troy. George was born May 30, 1954 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina to Eileen R. (Jones) Altenberger of Greenville and the late George E. Altenberger Sr. In addition to his mother, George is also survived by his wife, Jerri Lee (Sharp) Altenberger; son, Jared Altenberger of Greenville; daughter, Erin Altenberger & Corey Roessner of Dayton; brother & sister-in-law, Dana & Judy Altenberger of Virginia; sisters & brothers-in-law, Sherry & Michael Gallagher of Bradford and Anita & Tommy Welch of Oklahoma; mother-in-law, Dorothy Sharp of Greenville; brothers-in-law & sister-in-law, David & Carrie Sharp of Greenville and Doug Sharp of Tipp City; sister-in-law & brother-in-law, Lisa & Jeff Byram of Bradford; his two beloved pets, Chloe and Sadie; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his father, George is also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Victor A. Sharp. George graduated from Tucumcari High School in Tucumcari, New Mexico. George served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. George worked for 34 years at ITW Hobart Brothers in Troy. George was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Greenville. George loved the outdoors; rather it was riding his bicycle, fishing, mowing, washing his cars or just sitting on the porch swing. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, September 14, 2012 at St. John Lutheran Church 7418 St. Rt. 121 North Greenville with Pastor Alan Knoke officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville and Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the church. A Veteran’s graveside service will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Darke County Cancer Association or to St. John Lutheran Church.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 13, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, September 14, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 14, 2012

George Edward Altenberger

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Jim Barnes

September 18, 2012

Dear Jerri and family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I worked with George over 18 years at Hobart Brothers. Having lived in and around Greenville all my life, I would run into him at the fair and local stores. I will always miss his smiling face and great personality.

Theresa Smith

September 18, 2012

Dear Jerri, Jared and Erin,
George was such a great man. I had such respect for who he was as a husband and father and a friend. We moved away years go, but have thought of all of you throughout the years. We were so saddened when we heard. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Matt and Theresa, Luke, Emily, Stacey and Sam Smith

Tom Argabright

September 18, 2012

Dear Jerri and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I was very saddened when I learned of George's passing today. I worked with George for several years at Hobart Brothers. He was a pleasure to work with and guaranteed to make you laugh each day. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dwight A. Fry

September 17, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Charlotte Henninger Sherman

September 15, 2012

Jeri and family,
My sincere sympathies to you. May God grant you the peace and strength at this time.

Donna Burnett

September 14, 2012

Jerri & family sending our deepest sympathy in this difficult time.
May God wrap His loving arms around you all.


September 14, 2012

Jerri, Jared, Erin

So sorry to hear about George. Please accept my sincere condolence and sympathy. I will miss the G in G2JE.

September 14, 2012

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Pam and Betty Niles
Hobart Brothers

Anne & David Slaybaugh

September 13, 2012

Jerri & Family - Our heart and prayers go out to you all in this time of transition. I met your husband as a student of mine many moons ago at Edison, he was taking my sign langauge class. Little did I know that years later down the road your son would become a dear friend of ours also. My husband David also knew George very well from working at Hobart together. He will be missed remembered by us always. Anne and David Slaybaugh _\../

Kelly VanDeGrift

September 13, 2012

Jerri, our thoughts are prayers are with you all. What an incredible man and fighter he was. Asking that God wraps you all in His arms during the days ahead and give you strength. Love you. Kelly