Gregory D. Schlieper, 49: Former police officer, loved family

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GORHAM — Gregory Dwight Schlieper, 49, died Oct. 13.

He was born in Nuremberg, Germany on Aug. 30, 1962. Growing up, he attended schools in Maine, Pennslyvania, Texas and Massachusetts while his father served in the U.S. Army.

A graduate of Ayer High School in Ayer, Mass., he attended the University of Southern Maine where he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, sociology and history. After graduating, he served as a police officer for the Lisbon Falls and South Portland police departments. He later became an employee of Unum, in South Portland, where he worked as a disability chief underwriter for 26 years.  

Schlieper loved his family and had many hobbies. He was always the first one to lend a helping-hand, to build a rock wall, to move a tree and especially, to build a deck. His love of movies, his smile, witty jokes and loyalty to loved ones were some of his most admired qualities.

He is survived by his partner, Anne Dionne of Gorham, his daughter Donna Marie of Waltham, Mass., his parents Col. David and Nancy Schlieper of Topsham, his brother Steven and his wife, Nathalie of Bowdoinham and his sister Lisa Williams and her husband Timothy, of Jericho, Vt. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

Visiting hours were held at Brackett Funeral Home 29 Federal St., Brunswick, earlier this week.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to the Big Brothers Big Sisters York County chapter or The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland.

Condolences can be expressed at www.brackettfuneralhome.com.

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