Honor Mission
SSG George A. Girtler IV
New York Air National Guard
Multi-City, NY - 01/31/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of SSG George A. Girtler IV has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Sergeant Girtler, 37, passed on January 11, 2020 while serving in Antarctica with the 109th Airlift Wing, Stratton Air National Guard Base in support of Operation Deep Freeze.

Born in Albany, George was a 2001 graduate of Stillwater High School. He received his Associates Degree at HVCC and then his Bachelors in the Technical Management Program at DeVry University. After graduating from HVCC in 2005, George worked for Arcadia MFG until 2011. In May 2010, he joined the USAFR/ANG, serving one year at the Westover Air Reserve Base before transferring to the 109th Airlift Wing at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia. He was an aircraft electrician who served as Crew Chief on planes such as the C5 Galaxy. Most recently, he worked as an Aircraft Electro-Environmental Systems Technician on C130's at Stratton ANG Base. During his years in the ANG, George also worked for LQK and Globalfoundries.

George was known as a hard working, kind-hearted man by all who knew him. He was a proud American who enjoyed hunting and spending time with his wife and kids. He was also an avid beer brewer who enjoyed sharing his brews with his friends at work.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Sergeant Girtler's obituary, available for viewing online on the Devito Salvadore Funeral Home website by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 01/31/2020
Primary Staging Time: 09:15
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Devito - Salvadore Funeral Home
39 South Main Street
Mechanicville, NY 12118
Lead Ride Captain: Dan Nolin
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Special Information: Staging at the funeral home with a flag line for the dignified transfer. Members can accompany the funeral vehicles to the Vischers Ferry Fire Department where the family will join the procession.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 01/31/2020
Second Staging Time: 10:30
Second Stage - AM or PM: am
Second Location: St. Anthony's Cemetery
27 Glenridge Rd.
Schenectady, NY 12302
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Second Lead Ride Captain: Ray Sestak
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Second Stage - Special Information: The arrival of the procession is expected around 11:00 AM. When you arrive, please follow Cemetery Directors instructions for parking. Interment will take place in Section H, just inside cemetery from Glenridge Road.
Submitted by: Ray Sestak
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