George Edward Birkhoff, departed this life on Sunday, October 4, 2020, at his home in Harvey, LA. He was 70 years old and a native of Surabaya Indonesia, and a long-time resident of Harvey, LA. George showed an interest and a gift for building and fixing just about anything at a young age, especially cars. He enlisting in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict and was awarded THE ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL while serving as a Crew Chief aboard a Huey Helicopter. Later as a civilian, George along with 2 of his brothers owned and operated an automotive repair shop where he would spend countless hours doing what he loved, most of that time with his beloved dogs at this side.
He is the son of the late Machiel Edward Birkhoff, and Ida Klees Aguilera. Step son of the late Gabriel Aguilera. Devoted husband of 50 years to Jewell Williams Birkhoff. He was the beloved father of Victoria Leeper Dupont (Charles Hogan), Gerald Eugene Leeper, Machiel Edward Birkhoff and the late George Edward Birkhoff Jr. Brother of Johnny, Bernard, Jan, James, Rudy Birkhoff, Maria Aguilera, and the late Gary Birkhoff.
Mr. Birkhoff is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers in law, cousins, other relatives and devoted friends.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend funeral services on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at St. George’s Episcopal Church located at 4600 St. Charles Avenue., New Orleans, LA., at 12 p.m. The visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Archbishop John N. Rubar officiating, and entombment will follow at Westlawn Cemetery located at 1225 Whitney Ave., Gretna, LA.
Due to COVID – 19, everyone in attendance MUST wear a face mask or other proper facial covering and practice social distancing.
Funeral planning entrusted to ROBINSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 9611 LA – 23 BELLE CHASSE, LA 70037 (504) 208 – 2119
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