Those who knew longtime Georgetown County Sheriff A. Lane Cribb described him as a dedicated leader who loved his community.
“It’s a tremendous loss,” Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson said. “I don’t know what we’re going to do now.”
Cribb, 73, died Thursday morning following a brief illness at the Medical University of South Carolina, according to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Department. Cribb, who was first elected in 1992, was re-elected six times to the sheriff’s position.
Cribb, who was born in 1946 in Pleasant Hill, began his career in law enforcement in 1973, serving as an investigator with the South Carolina Alcohol Beverage Control. He attended Horry Georgetown Technical University, Limestone College and the University of Alabama, according to his profile on the GCSO’s website.
He then worked as a criminal investigator with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office until he returned to work as an investigator with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.
“Lane was friends with everybody,” said Richardson, who has been friends with Cribb since he was an assistant prosecutor. Cribb, Richardson and Richardson’s son, Joshua, used to ride in the Fourth of July parade together.
Richardson used words such as “humble” and “wonderful” to describe the long-time sheriff.
Cribb established the Georgetown County Re-entry program, established more than 30 neighborhood watch programs and set up the Safe Families initiative to combat domestic violence, according to a 2016 Sun News article following Cribb’s seventh term victory as sheriff.
Assistant Sheriff Carter Weaver said Cribb was a beloved leader in his community.
“Right now our only concern is getting him back home to Georgetown County,” Weaver said.
Almost immediately after Cribb’s death was announced, the community began posting about his legacy. The GSCO Facebook post has over 1,000 shares and 500 comments. Dozens of people shared their memories of Cribb and praised him as a hardworking, community-oriented man who served his community well.
Georgetown’s U.S. House Rep. Tom Rice, R-7, said Cribb had a remarkable ability to relate with all people in Georgetown regardless of political party or background. Rice added that Cribb truly embodied what it meant to be a good elected leader.
“I never heard anyone say a negative word about him,” Rice said. “I know he left his office in good shape, but I also know it’s going to be tough for them because we all miss him so much.”
Members of the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office accompanied Cribb’s body to Georgetown County later Thursday. Funeral arrangements are pending.
TYLER FLEMING, AND
SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 04:42 PM, THE SUN NEWS
Terrence “Pops” MacMahon, 74, of Newport, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at Vidant Health in Greenville, after a long 14-year battle with cancer.
His service is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Glad Tidings Church, officiated by the Rev. Ben Burrows.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Munden Funeral Home.
Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. of Morehead City. Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net.
RETIRED...HAWORTH PD, N.J.
Jim R. Meyers, 61, of Conway, SC, formerly of Harrington Park, NJ, passed away on June 11th, 2019 with his family by his side. He is survived by his adoring wife Susan (nee Scordato), as well as children Daniel and Joseph. He was predeceased by parents Robert and Muriel Meyers and brother Jack. Having served four years in the United States Air Force and twenty-one years with the Haworth Police Department (PBA Local #206), Jim proudly dedicated his life to the service of both his family and community. Those fortunate enough to know Jim will recall his warm greetings and strong moral compass. His free time was spent on long motorcycle rides, keeping his skills sharp at the shooting range, and spending time with family and friends. A memorial service will be held at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood, NJ on Friday, June 21st, 2019 from 4pm to 7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations towards cancer research may be made in memory of Jim at gatewaycr.org. Alternatively, donations may be sent to Gateway Research, 500 E. Remington Rd., Schaumburg, IL, 60173.
John P. Stadelmann, 57 passed away, Saturday May 28, 2011 at his home surrounded by family. He was born January 9, 1954 in Queens, New York, a son of Miriam McLaughlin Stadelmann and the late Henry Stadelmann. Mr. Stadelmann was a retired United States Navy Veteran; retired from the New York City Police Dept. as a Detective and moved to Myrtle Beach in 2002 from Freeport, NY. He was a charter member of the Coastal Carolina Shields and was instrumental in forming the group. John was a loving and devoted son, husband, father, and grandfather and touched the lives of all who knew him. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Stadelmann, daughters and son in law, Michelle Stadelmann, Jennifer Stadelmann, Cheryl and James Martin, Keri Stadelmann, Joyce Stadelmann and adopted daughter Jaquetta Franklin all of Myrtle Beach, SC and two grandchildren, Alex Stadelmann and Maggie Martin.
John's cancer was due to his actions on 9/11 and after as a member of the NYPD.
James T. Giery entered into rest peacefully in his sleep at his home in Myrtle Beach, SC on September 20th, 2016. He was 63 years old. The son of the late James T. and Jeanne (nee Burger) Giery, Jimmie was born in the U.S. Naval Hospital in Queens, NY, and grew up in Marine Park, Brooklyn.
He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1977-1983 with the Military Police, stateside and in Germany. In July 1984, Jimmie was appointed to the New York City Police Department earning the rank of Detective. He served one year in Bosnia attached to the United Nations Police Task Force, 1996-97. In 2005, he retired from the NYPD Forensic Investigation Division. A second career drew him back to Germany working as an investigator for the Department of Defense. In 2012, he retired to sunny Myrtle Beach, SC with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Catrine Antonie Kyster Christensen Giery and his children: James J., Sean T. and Karen Irene; siblings: Jeanmarie Spadaro, Dawn Blades and Sean M. Giery.
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Eugene Francis Madden, a 9/11 first responder and retired New York Police Department officer who retired to Myrtle Beach, passed away on Tuesday, February 6. He was 51 years old.
Madden was born on November 29, 1966 in Hoboken, NJ, according to his obituary. He worked at the NYPD for 20 years, and was promoted to detective in 1996. He served alongside his colleagues as a 9/11 first responder for many months after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
After Madden's retirement, he settled in Myrtle Beach.
"Gene was a true patriot, avid history buff, and loved to take part in a good debate," his obituary states. "He was proud of his Irish heritage and loved to spend time at his family home in West Cork and sharing that experience with friends over the years."
Scott Cameron Hamilton, 56, of Cobblers Circle, died Monday, December 9, 2013 at the Medical University of SC.
Scott was born in Mineola, NY, a son of the late John C. and Nancy J. Hamilton. He attended Mattituck High School where he met his best friend and future wife Beth, whom he married in 1976. Collectively, Scott and Beth were together nearly 40 years. They had two sons Chris and Steve. Scott loved warm days at the beach and had many triumphs deep sea fishing and on the golf course. Above all, he cherished the time he spent with family and friends.
Scott dedicated 36 years of service to the Cornell University Police Department serving as a patrol officer and an investigator with the Major Crimes Unit. He left the department in 2012 at the rank of Senior Investigator. Scott was honored and privileged to work with agencies including the US Marshalls Service, Scotland Yard, FBI, US Secret Service, DEA, Department of State, Justice Department, Israeli Secret Service, as well as several local and state law enforcement agencies throughout New York. Scott had also been the Tompkins County representative for the New York State Counter Terrorism Committee Zone 6. He also proudly served as a patrol officer with the Dryden Police Department in New York for over 11 years. Upon moving to North Carolina, he became a proud member of the Coastal Carolina Shields.
Despite a bustling career, above all, Scott's first love was always his family; his devotion to his wife was unmatched. He took great pride in his profession and was honored by the family's legacy in public safety. Without exception Scott could not be more pleased with his two son's careers in emergency service, the men that they have become, and the fathers that they are. Honest and sincere, he was a loyal friend and a man of great integrity. He will be missed by many.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Beth Heaney Hamilton; two sons, Christopher Cameron Hamilton (Qi Zhang) and their son, Jack Cameron Hamilton and Steven Cameron Hamilton (Jenny Riebe) and their daughter, Gracyn Elizabeth Hamilton and a God Child, Matthew Scott Poletti; sister, Dana Hamilton Willis (Jeff); brother, Brett Cameron Hamilton (Alicia) and their children, Katie, Maya and Ross Cameron Hamilton.
BLADENSBURG MARYLAND PD (RET)
Joseph Michael Cardillo, age 77 passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018. Born in Brooklyn New York, Joseph was the son of Geraldo and Maria Cardillo. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife Lucille Cardillo, sister Lucille Denis and Nephew Joe Denis.
Joseph is survived by his loving wife Kathy Cardillo of Myrtle Beach, his son and daughter in-law Gerard and Kim Cardillo of Leesburg Va., daughters Laura Casano of Howard Beach NY and Lidia Rodriguez of Wantagh NY and their respective spouses John and Joe, grandchildren Jake and Nicole Cardillo, Annamarie and Rosemarie Casano, Jennifer and JP Rodriguez and step daughter, Stacy Zimmerman.
Joseph became a New York City Police Officer in 1964 serving in the Harlem riots, was the first car on the scene at the shooting of John Lennon and served his final seven years at Lincoln Center before retiring in 1984. Joseph was a founding member of the Coastal Carolina Shields, an organization for current and retired Law Enforcement Officers now residing in North and South Carolina. He was an avid and professional coin collector who loved boating, long rides with his wife and friends on his custom motorcycle, antique car shows, yard sales, socializing and traveling.
Always smiling and quick to tell a joke or story, Joseph was beloved by all for his innate and rare ability to listen, give his counsel and simply share a beer.