George L. Sharpless, Sr.

  • Born: October 12, 1948
  • Died: August 14, 2019
  • Location: Paoli, Pennsylvania

D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008
Tel. (610) 356-4200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother

George L., Sr., Age 70, of Paoli, PA, on August 14, 2019.

Survived by his beloved wife Linda D. (nee Traxler); his loving sons George S., Jr. and Benjamin M.; his cherished grandson Kaeden, and his adoring sister Elaine Robinson. Cherished brother of the late Raymond, Edward, Michael, Robert, Ronald, and John Sharpless. Precious son of the late Catherine L. (nee Williamson) and Raymond S. Sharpless.

George was a proud patriot, a skilled mechanic, an honorable businessman, a talented musician, a reliable friend and, above all, a dedicated family man.

George served his country as a member of the 196th Infantry Unit in Vietnam, where he was awarded a Purple Heart after being injured in combat. He was a peaceful man but fought bravely and selflessly for his brothers—and for the country he loved so deeply. He had great respect for the military, especially for those with whom he served.

After returning from Vietnam, George put his skills as a mechanic to work, opening Sharpless Equipment Service, where he specialized portable construction equipment repairs. He was widely known as the area's best 2-cycle engine repairman. He later worked supplying automotive parts for Mercedes-Benz at Carson-Petit in Devon and Wilmington Motorcars in Delaware. After leaving the automotive business, he worked with Liberty Tool Company of West Chester.

Outside of work, George spent time with his passion—music. Both a connoisseur and musician, music was his first love, and a constant in his life. He loved to check out the local live music scene and attended dozens of concerts by his favorite acts. Most of all, he loved to perform with his group, The Bad Habit Band, who played and performed in the Chester Country area for more than three decades—including their annual gig at the Malvern Christmas parade.

George was drawn to water and spent as much time as he could on or near it. Whether it was a fishing trip with his buddies, a casual boat cruise with his family or simply casting a line from the beach or a pier, George found peace and tranquility in the ocean. It's no wonder why he and Linda's favorite getaway spot was Key West, Florida.

Most of all, George loved and adored his family—his wife and life partner Linda, his sons George and Benjamin, his grandson Kaeden and his siblings. He always put his family first, and set an incredible example for his children about the meaning of family.

The country and the world have lost a great man. But his memory and his life will continue to on through the lasting impact he made on his family, his friends and his community.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation on Friday, August 23th, ALL IN CHURCH, from 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM, at St. Patrick Church, 104 Channing Ave, Malvern, PA 19355. Funeral Mass to follow 11:00 AM. Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to the following charitable organizations: OR

Arr; Danjolell Memorial Home


Condolence & Memory Journal

Aunt Linda, George, and Ben, I am so sorry to hear about Uncle George. He was always will to give so much love to me and my family. He was my favorite of all of my Uncle's. I will always remember him for his humility and quiet confidence and love for his family and friends. RIP Uncle George
Love Bill,Brittany,Lexe,and Billy

Posted by Bill McKenna - Horsham, PA - Family   August 21, 2019


Linda, my heart aches just learning of George's passing. My prayers are with you and your family. God bless you at this sad time. Much love - Carol Rubino Burke

Posted by Carol Burke - Sisters, OR - Friend   August 21, 2019


Dear Ben, I am so sad to hear that your father passed away. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family at this sad time. Sincerely, Karen (Bauman) Lane

Posted by Karen Lane - Philadelphia, PA - Family Friend   August 21, 2019

I was always greeted by a warm smile from George, my heart is broken for you all. He was one of the kindest men I've known and I feel blessed to have gotten a chance to know him and his wonderful family through my lifetime. What a great loss, you are all in my prayers.

Posted by Danielle Coleman Payne - Family Friend   August 20, 2019

Dear Linda. I am heartbroken for you and your family. Please let me know if I can help you with anything. 610-420-3250

Posted by Katey Engel    August 20, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about George!! Please take comfort in knowing that he knew how much he meant to everyone and will always be watching over you!!

Posted by Lucia Miesse - Phoenixville, PA   August 18, 2019

Aunt Linda,George and Ben , We are so very sorry and so shocked to hear about Uncle George passing,he was a wonderful man and Father, Grandfather, Husband and Uncle. He will be sadly missed. Sending our love and support to you all during this difficult time. Love Chuck, Colleen, Kelly Ann, Kevin and Christopher

Posted by Charles&Colleen Rubeo - Philadelphia, PA - Family   August 17, 2019


Linda and family -- So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. George was a great husband,father and friend to many RIP George! Bunny

Posted by bunny duffy - wallingford, PA   August 17, 2019


Linda I am so very sorry to hear about George. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. RIP George I will miss that smile.

Posted by Sharon Connor - Malvern, PA   August 17, 2019

Linda and Family,

I was so sorry to hear the news of George passing. Please except my sympathies to all of you. George was a wonderful man.

Posted by Val Caggiula - Trappe, PA   August 16, 2019

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