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George H. Menter, 72, of Bellewood Circle, North Syracuse, died Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital after a long illness. A native of Parish, Mr. Menter lived in Eastwood before moving to North Syracuse in 1954. He retired in 1985 as a safety engineer after 35 years with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

Mr. Menter received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1950 from Syracuse University. Mr. Menter was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, Cicero, the National Society of Chemical Engineers, the American Society of Safety Engineers and the golf and bowling leagues of Bristol-Myers Squibb. He was a little league coach for 19 years with the Taft Road Little League in North Syracuse.

Mr. Menter served with the Army's 508th Paratroop Infantry of the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II and jumped behind enemy lines during the Normandy D-Day invasion.

Surviving are his wife, the former Anne Murphy; two daughters, Kathleen A. McNulty of Watertown and Mary P. Menter of North Syracuse; five sons, Robert G. of Syracuse, Paul A. of Oakland, Calif., Mark H. of Denver, Colo., David L. of Glens Falls and Daniel J. of Portland, Maine; his step-mother, Betty Menter of Syracuse; a brother, Gerald of Manlius; two sisters, Marilyn Maier of Liverpool and Janet Gerlach of Tulsa, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Fergerson Funeral Home, North Syracuse, and 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in the North Syracuse Cemetery. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 215 S. Main St. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

(Syracuse Herald-Journal, Syracuse, NY, 17 Sep 1994, Page A4 - Courtesy of Tedd Cocker)

  (courtesy of Rick Stevens)

[courtesy of K. S.  Halstead]

Grave markers for George H. and Anne K. Menter in North Syracuse Cemetery, North Syracuse (Onondaga county), New York.


George registered for the draft in Syracuse, NY on 30 June 1942 and was inducted into the Army at Syracuse, NY on 12 October 1942 and was assigned to Company F, 508th PIR..

Pvt Menter was quickly elevated through a series of appointments in the short span of 8 months --- to Corporal on 16 March, to Sergeant on 13 May and to SSgt on 3 November 1943.

SSgt Menter was wounded in action in Normandy on 17 June and briefly hospitalized for the removal of artillery shell fragments from a wrist joint. He returned to duty on July 6.

He was transferred to the 9th Reinforcement Depot on 15 February 1945 and received a commission sometime thereafter..