|GEORGE H STURM, JR
October 14, 1940 - November 25, 2014
George H. Sturm, Jr., 74, died on Nov. 25 at his home in Edison, N.J. after a lifetime of public service.
Born on Oct. 14, 1940 in Passaic and raised in Clifton, George lived in Edison for 35 years. He earned his BA from Rutgers University and was a U S. Air Force Veteran, serving in the Far East before joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent.
George retired from the FBI after serving 35 years in Cincinnati, New York City and Newark. He participated in cases ranging from kidnapping, bank robberies, espionage, and finding fugitives, to domestic terrorism and Organized Crime. After retirement he was an investigative consultant for the FBI, Air Force and U.S. Customs service.
George was a member of American Legion Post 471 in Iselin, N.J., a Trustee of the Abraham Lincoln Society of Jersey City, a member of the Civil War Round Table to Central, N.J., the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and several literary societies.
A passionate Sherlock Holmes fan after a boyhood discovery of The Hounds of the Baskervilles in his attic, George was a member of the Baker Street Irregulars (BSI), the international literary society dedicated to the study of Sherlock Holmes. He received his BSI investiture in 1979 as "J. Neil Gibson, The Gold King."
George was a wonderful husband and a great father. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, a son, Christopher, who is an Iraq War Veteran, and daughter-in-law, Ann, who is expecting his first grandchild.
BRIG. GEN. WILLIAM C DOYLE