George Oppenheimer Jr. age 93, a kind and loving soul, an uncle to me and my sister, David Oppenheimer and Patricia Jacobus; great-uncle to my children, Alex and Nicole, and my sister’s son, Mathew; great-great-uncle to two nieces, Nika and Nia, and nephew, Nikola.
The last survivor of three brothers, including my father and our uncle Bob. A man dedicated to his community wherever he found that to be.
George passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in his home in Rio Rancho, where he moved to be near my mother and father, who in retirement came back to a place they had loved. George is survived by his daughter, Jana Snyder.
The following are remarks made by the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce in recognition of George’s dedication to community:
“The Rio Rancho Regional Chamber would like to recognize Mr. George Oppenheimer Jr., who passed away this week. George moved to Rio Rancho and served our community since 2004 in a wide range of areas such as Leadership Sandoval, Rotary, Rio Rancho Chamber of Commerce, City of Rio Rancho, chaplain for VFW Post 5890 and many more.
“Originally from Kansas City, Mo., George was an Army veteran of the Korean War, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and attended Wentworth Military Academy. George was active in municipal events like the committee planning for the annual Veterans Day and Memorial Day remembrances in Rio Rancho.
“Anyone who met him once will remember him forever, especially when he shared his latest phrase or quip. He was very active in our community, with a full appointment book every day of the week.
“No matter the challenge, he brought perseverance, persistence and wise advice. George was at most community events and a regular at city council meetings.
“We are honored to recognize George, and we appreciate all he did to make our community a better place. George was a friend to all, and the world is a better place for knowing him and being blessed by his presence.”
A committal service will be held on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, 9:45 a.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook for George at FrenchFunerals.com.
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