George Hugo Stahle, 71, of Kingsland departed this life on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Our Lady Star of the Sea. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.
Pallbearers will be Patsey Schreiber, Jessie Wayne Davis, Ken Stansis, Sean Farrell, Alan Weber and Robert Freeman. Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Peitzmeyer, Quinton McArthur, George Mahieu and Roger Rillo.
Born Jan. 9, 1945, in New Orleans to the late Gosta H. Stahle and Annie Elliott Stahle. He was a retired U.S. Navy veteran and served in the Vietnam War. After retiring from the Navy, he worked as a Department of the Navy civil service supply systems analyst at U.S. naval bases in Europe and in the United States including Naval Station Pascagoula in Mississippi and Kings Bay. He has been a resident of Camden County since June 1999 and an active member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8385, serving as post commander from 2004-2005. He was also a member of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 248. He always had time for comrades who needed help.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Patrizia Fama Stahle; son, George Arthur Stahle and wife Leah Marie Hartfelder Stahle; daughter, Crystal Stahle Donoghue and husband Sean Donoghue; grandchildren, Randy, 9, and Ella Marie, 2; daughter, Nicole Stahle Trahan; grandchildren, Andrè, Adrienne and Angelique. He is also survived by his sisters, Anne Marie, Catherine, Anna Karen, Caroline; and his brother, Stephen.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at VFW Post 8385. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to VFW Post 8385.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.