OBITUARY

George Ellis Siebert

September 21, 1955March 21, 2018
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George Ellis Siebert, age 62, of Kingwood, Texas passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born September 21, 1955, in Baltimore, Maryland. George was a long time resident of Kingwood and known for his willingness to always lend a hand to anyone in need. George could often be found in the backyard grilling up his "famous ribs" or in the garage customizing his pride and joy, his Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe. George was a proud and dedicated employee of Continental/United Airlines for the past 30 years. He loved his family and most recently becoming a grandpa.

George is survived by his wife of 33 years, Brenda Siebert; daughter Melissa Siebert; son Jonathan Siebert; and daughter Amber Unglesbee Reinke; brothers William Siebert, Mark Siebert, Michael Siebert and sisters Sharon Drumwright and Mary Jane Barnes; grandsons Grey Ellis Siebert Richter and Joshua Martin.

George was preceded in death by his parents William Siebert and Mary Lou Lamkin Siebert.

A visitation for George will be held Sunday, March 25, 2018, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Kingwood Funeral Home, 22800 Highway 59 North, Kingwood, TX 77339. A funeral service will occur Monday, March 26, 2018, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Kingwood Funeral Home.

Contributions in George's memory may be made to MD Anderson, https://www.mdanderson.org/donors-volunteers/donate/honor-loved-ones.html; Apert International, PO Box 2571, Columbia, SC 29202, http://www.apert-international.org/; and Children's Craniofacial Association, 13140 Coit Road, Suite 517, Dallas, Texas 75240 US, https://ccakids.org/.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.kingwoodfuneralhome.com for the Siebert family.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 25, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 26, 2018
REMEMBERING

George Ellis Siebert

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Brenda Siebert

December 3, 2018

George,

When we said “I Do, till death do us part”, almost 34 years ago, I had no idea it would be so soon. I imagined us sitting on our patio somewhere in a tranquil place having a cup of tea in the morning, watching our grandkids play, traveling the world and enjoying retirement. But, that was not to be... I loved you deeply and am grateful for our children and the memories we shared. Thankfully yours, ...until we meet again, all my love!

Johnny Bair (continued)

December 3, 2018

I am very saddened by the news that my friend George will not answer the phone the next time I call him, we won’t be able to ride our Harley’s together in retirement like we planned and we won’t be able to be the boys we were in our youth; in our senior years. But my memories of us together and my relationship with him over the years will always be with me.
Brenda, I am so sorry that I could not make George’s memorial. It breaks my heart that I am not able to break away from my work, but please know that I am here for you. I will visit you when I am able.
Love, Johnny Bair

Johnny Bair (continued)

December 3, 2018

I had mentioned to George that just before I met him I was enrolled in the Spartan school of aeronautics and that someday I wanted to work on airplanes. In 1983 I enrolled in the Maryland, Frederick Community college Airframe and Powerplant course, and tried to convince George to join me. He didn’t join me the first year but after he saw how much I liked it and realized our future career potential, he did sign up in 1984. By the time George had completed his two year class I was already working for New York Air out of Dulles. George was hired in 1987 and they merged with Continental where he and Brenda moved to Houston, and I moved to Seattle. Despite our separation we stayed in touch and visited with each other from time to time over the years. Whenever we talked I could hear in his voice just how proud he was as a dedicated husband and father. He loved his wife and family very much.
George was my best friend, a mentor, and one of the most trustworthy people I have ever known. Those who knew George are well aware of what a fun loving and genuine husband and father he was, and our memories of him will live within us forever. The loss of such a special friend, husband, father and grandfather like George is always hard to accept but I pray that Brenda, Melissa and Jonathan always remember just how much he loved them.

Johnny Bair

December 3, 2018

25-Mar-2018
George Siebert has been my friend since 1977 where he and I met in Linthicum, MD. We met on the loading dock where George was driving an Isle Picker and I was driving a Fork Lift. George had just got out of the Army and I had just graduated high school. We got along so well that within a month we moved into a 2 bedroom apartment together in Maryland.
George was always a very free spirited individual and I felt that no matter what he dealt with in life, every challenge was met with confidence. I will always have fond memories of how we both respected each other and I can’t remember one time where George did not include me because of my age. He was a dedicated friend and one that I will cherish for the rest of my life. And no matter what stage of our lives, we still acted like kids together when we met up again or when we talked on the phone. It was as if nothing had changed from the time we met and it was always refreshing to see him or hear his voice on the phone. It wasn’t long before we both changed jobs and went our separate ways but we were still best of friends.

Mike Leonard

December 3, 2018

Brenda,
How do you put into words all our conversations about work, family and everyday life that were discussed over the past eighteen years with George? When I mentioned to my daughter who's about the same age as Jonathan that my boss passed her reaction was "George Oh No". This really showed me how George's passing is felt at many different levels I wish you and your family all the best
Gods speed
Mike Leonard

John Wiitala

December 3, 2018

Hey everyone,
Sorry I could not be there at the celebration of life for George but I wanted to ask if someone could please relay my regrets if there is an appropriate time to do so.
I have known George for what seems like my entire airline career. First and foremost, I cannot recall a time that he was not willing to help me out. When I think of George I think of one of the hardest working individuals I have ever met. He treated everyone like they mattered and were important, whether you just an Engineer or a VP in the company. Technically he was sharp; he had a great knowledge of the aircraft and the systems in the airline. He also was a great leader, and finding talent within the organization was something he was especially good at.
He was taken so suddenly from us, I will miss his voice on calls, seeing him in meetings, and even reading his emails. For those of you who were his friends and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss and share your sorrow.
I will miss you greatly George. You were always there for me and countless others.

With heartfelt condolences
John Wiitala,

Vice President
Technical Services, United Airlines.

Melissa (continued)

December 3, 2018

I know you were so scared of death and what the afterlife was like or if it even existed, but I find peace in the fact that you will no long have to worry about cancer and will no longer suffer. You are free. I can also find peace in the fact that you stuck around long enough to meet Grey. I know you loved him so much and were pained by the fact that you won’t get to see him grow. I can only hope that you’re watching him from another dimension and not missing a single thing. I am so proud that I made you a grandpa and can’t help but feel like his arrival was fate. Although I really don’t want Grey to ride a motorcycle, I am going to honor your wish and keep it for him. Safe travels my daddy, my Starman, my forever angel. I know you’re a bird flying free and now you can rest peacefully.
Love forever,
Your Dooger

Melissa (continued)

December 3, 2018

As I became an adult, I became your confidant in a sense. I knew you were a deeply complex person and your eyes spoke a thousand words. You didn’t often show the outside word what was going on with you, but I knew. We could look at each other and the exchange of thoughts happened telepathically. Despite the anguish you carried from your childhood, you always tried to help people out and were the ultimate provider. What am I going to do now that you aren’t here to remind me to get my oil changed and take care of all things mechanical? I loved that you were smart and could figure anything out. I think I share the same impatience as you and like everything to be perfect and straight too. You were even worried about pictures being straight the day before you died (haha). I know that we had some fights when Donald Trump came into the picture but that stuff doesn’t even matter anymore. What am I going to do without you? You were one of my best friends and best margarita pal.

Melissa

December 3, 2018

Dad,
My first memory is of you. I don’t know if it’s a real memory or a learned memory but for some reason my brain chose you. I was riding on the back of your bicycle and associate you with the first feeling of freedom, the wind on my face, being a rebel. You were adventurous back then and I loved doing things outside with you, especially picking blackberries. As I grew older and became a teenager, I thought you were the coolest person ever, you were my idol. I loved that you loved rock music (particularly our favorite, David Bowie), would entertain my love for scary movies and all things supernatural, and that you acted more like a friend than a strict dad. My friends thought you were really cool too. One time you even caught my sneaking out and then sang the “Cops” theme song to me the next day. I know I gave you hell too, like when I jumped off the roof and you chased me down the street. I’m also really sorry for stalling your Porsche all the way down the street when you tried to teach me how to drive a manual. Regardless of the crap I did, you always loved me and made me feel understood.

tommy klender

April 7, 2018

i have known george since the 70's. we shared the basement of my father's house in the early 80's when he was cleaning carburetors at glen burnie carburetor i believe it was. george was determined to make something of himself and often vocalized it. staying at my fathers house allowed him the time and money to pursue his career and he did so. i remember george's funny giggle laugh and his love for bob dylan who i couldn't stand at the time. he slept on a mattress on the floor in the part of the basement where the sump pump was and we often used that as a urinal LOL. I haven't kept in real close touch with george in past years as much as we all would like too but george did offer to fly me to texas which i declined due to being wheelchair bound and its such a hassle but the offer was there. he died much to early but seemed to have lived a good life. see you in the next world george! tommy