George Daniel Sharp

August 14, 1946April 30, 2013

George Daniel Sharp of Gilbert, Arizona, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2013. George was born August 14th 1946 in Santa Monica, California to George and Glady (Rose) Sharp. He was raised in Torrance, CA. George was a decorated track and field star at West Torrance High School. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy. He defended his country in Vietnam and was decorated with 2 Bronze Stars and 1 Silver Star. After the Navy he received his degree from Long Beach State. George met the love of his life Dorothy Jane “Doti” Martinez and they were married in Las Vegas, on October 18th 1969 at the Little White Wedding Chapel. In 1972 he was accepted into the Los Angeles Police Department. He spent his career as a dedicated police officer. In 1970 their first daughter was born- Danielle Layne and in 1976 their 2nd daughter Taryn Nicole was born. George and Doti raised their family in Whittier, California and moved to Gilbert Arizona after George retired from the LAPD.

George was a devout Christian and raised his family with his faith and conviction. George was a musical prodigy. He had a love and passion for music that was contagious. With the ability to play any instrument by ear he brought music to everyone who knew him. His sense of humor drew people to him. He was generous and gave what he had to those who were in need. George was a man of honesty and integrity and a role model for his 4 beloved grandchildren. Connor, Cole, Raegan & Callie. He will be deeply missed by all.

A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 3:00pm at Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park 6747 East Broadway Road, Mesa, Arizona 85206.

In lieu of flowers, we are asking that you send a donation in my dad's name to Hospice of the Valley. We are grateful for all the loving support they provided during this difficult time.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 11, 2013

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Carol & Ed Kingsafer

May 14, 2013

What a precious gift from the Lord above to know George. We will cherish the memories of bible studies, dinners and evenings of talking with you and Dottie til wee hours in the morning. George was always willing to share what the Lord was telling him with us. So much information to glean from George's walk with the Lord. We will miss our talks, learning from you George. We were praying you would be with us during the times to come, but I know that you will be there, leading us, thru the power of the Holy Spirt. We were so very blessed to know you and we will miss you greatly.

Larry Malkin

May 11, 2013

You were a great friend and will be missed by me and Donna. It was an honor to know you for over 10 years. Your odd humor made me laugh. May you rest in peace in the big patrol car in heaven.

Carla Nagle

May 10, 2013

We are so grateful and honored to have known George and am thankful to Dorothy for making him a part of our family. He ALWAYS made me laugh. Now he is making angels giggle.


May 10, 2013

You lived a full and blessed life George and I'll cherish all the good times we had making music together. We're all a little richer to have known you...

May 10, 2013

Linda and I were deeply saddened to hear of George's passing. He will always be in my thoughts and prayers; we were friends since childhood (over 60 years) and he will be missed very deeply. Dave Burch

May 9, 2013

Sweetheart, You were the light in my life and the void you left behind is sometimes unbearable..I know you are my Giant Angel and watching over me...I will talk and pray with you everyday my Love..take care of our kids....MIss YOu!

Your bubba!

Sherri Jackson

May 8, 2013

George will be sadly missed by all of us who worked with him. He was a great driving instructor who displayed kindness, patience and a passion for keeping students safe on the road. He had a great sense of humor and he brought a smile to all of us. We enjoyed his music at every meeting/luncheon. A very dear, sweet man...may you rest in peace, George. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

May 8, 2013

" He is not gone; He is just in another room." As his uncle, I loved him as much as any one. I know where he is now; I just hope I will be with him in the by and by. George-Butch we called him- R I P

DaRinda Sharp/Mattox

May 7, 2013

For this man i can stand proud to have had him as my brother. I love you so much and you will be in my thoughts every single day. Your Loving Sister, DaRinda

Cindy Frazier

May 7, 2013

You have a wonderful family that is very close and filled with love to help you through these lonely days to follow. May all that love and support guide you through your sorrow. Your family will be complete again when you all reunite with your loving husband, father and friend...God bless you all...