Greece: Born, February 24, 1929, Passed, Monday, April 7, 2014 at age 85. Predeceased by his parents, George and Erma Ehle; son-in-law, Rusty Burkland. Survived by his loving wife, Ada L. Ehle; his children, Gail Burkland, Greg (Tori) Ehle, Warren (Keri) Ehle, Irene (Raghu) Athimoolam; grandchildren, Ryan, Joshua, Lindsay, Nathan, Marissa, Madison and Vijay; sisters, Beverly DeMitry and Erma Vinciquerra; many dear friends. George was a proud Marine veteran of the Korean War. He was a 35 year retiree of the Rochester Police Department. He was the recipient of the Golden Pen Award for his editorials. George enjoyed boating, fishing and spending time with his family. Friends may call Friday (April 11th) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday (April 12th) 10:00 AM at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3450 Ridge Road West. Entombment, Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Veterans Outreach Center in his memory. For more information or to sign George's online guestbook please visit

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  1. George was a mentor to so many and will be sorely missed by his RPD family. The Thursday morning breakfast group has missed, and will continue to miss his presence and world observations. Condolences to the family and may he rest in peace.

  2. Al Brunette Retired Detective RPD

    When I was a young detective, all the knowledge and no how I learned working with you helped me thru my career. You were a life long friend and will be missed.

  3. All those that knew Sgt. George Ehle was aware that when this man showed up at any crime scene his presents would extend confidence & calmness to others. He had a way to mentor others that would not offend & he did it with that friendly Irish smile. If you were lucky enough to be with him or in his vicinity at any private function you went home with a smile. With deep respect Sgt. George sleep well.

  4. Everyone that had the distinct pleasure of working with Sgt. George Ehle became a better cop and person. George had the ability to communicate with everyone using compassion and understanding. He was the originator of ‘Effective Communications’. He was truly one of a kind, a ‘Cop’s Cop’. RIP Sgt. Ehle, your work is done.

  5. George Ehle was a true gentleman. As a mentor, he constantly emphasized the importance of talking with citizens, witnesses, suspects, establishing a human connection and treating all with respect. He will be missed. Deepest sympathies to the Ehle Family. Dia Bless, An chuid eile i Síochána. Semper Fi.

  6. George was a true family man. My brother Rusty was fortunate to marry into such a wonderful, loving family. We are fortunate to have Gail as our sister-in-law, and Ryan, Lindsay, & Marissa as our nephew and nieces. God Bless Ada and the entire Ehle family. Rest in Peace George. Say Hi to Rusty for us!

  7. George will always be in our hearts, our sincerest sympathy to Ada and family. Gary and Bonnie Birkahn.

  8. George you were the greatest. Always had time for everyone no matter what the situation called for. God bless you and your family.

  9. I cannot add any more that has not been stated already. Except that when Greg would take him fishing with me each year, he would become the Captain of the ship and I would become the first or second mate, depending on the catch that day. Always a gentleman, always a cops cop, always a Marine. I can hear him and Louie Bertino solving the world problems already. What a great man.

  10. Prayers for a good man and a good cop…. George had no ego, just a passion for his city, his fellow officers and the people he served. Rest in peace Sarge.

  11. Sgt. Ehle was a fine Police Officer who helped bridge the gap among local Law Enforcement Agencies. His motto of cooperation and sharing info with his Law Enforcement partners helped solve crimes that may never have been solved. I always admired George for his dedication, his work ethic and how he treated others. May You rest in peace good and loyal friend.

  12. Sgt. Ehle was a great man and mentor for all of the police officers he came in contact with. We all learned so much from him that his teachings still are imbedded in present investigators and officers. I learned so much just by asking him questions and and he would always take the time to give me his views, and they were always right. God Bless Sgt., and my you Rest In Peace!!!

  13. Sorry to hear of George’s passing. We missed his great stories at the Thursday morning breakfasts. He will always be remembered for his dedication, work ethic and wise advice.

  14. Very sorry to hear of George\’s passing. He will be very missed he was a really great person and a man of great integrity..

  15. Sgt. Ehle shall always be the finest example of a professional police officer in every sense of the word. Everyone who treated him with respect got that same treatment in return. The best roll model every young officer should have. Some of us were that lucky! May the Heavenly Father welcome him with open arms and grant Ada and their family the ‘peace that passes all understanding.’ Amen

  16. I worked under George in the mid 80s when I was a full time-temp at RPD. He was so wonderful, full of wisdom and very protective. He had a wonderful moral standard that you don’t often see. A great, great man!

  17. So sorry to hear of George’s passing. He was a good friend of my dad’s years ago (Pete Torrelli). I use to run into Ada and George shopping at Wegmans after dad died. I’m sure the ‘boys’ are together now looking down on us and talking ole times:)
    My deepest sympathy to Ada and family.

  18. George was one of the nicest people I ever met and always always had time to help people .thought and prayers from Walter .

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