George Apostol Sr.

May 15, 1939December 5, 2013
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George Apostol Sr.(1939-2013)

George Apostol, 74, was born in Gonzales, CA on May 15, 1939 to parents Lorenzo and Berna Apostol. He passed away peacefully at his home in Yuma, AZ on Thursday, December 5, 2013.

George attended school in El Centro, CA and married Adelaida (Della) Viramontes Apostol on June 16, 1959. They made their home in Yuma, AZ in 1962. George was a migrant farmworker for several years, working in all fruit and produce farms up and down the California coast. He worked his way to the state government at the Department of Economic Security and then Project PPEP as a social worker developing jobs for the unemployed. A certified instructor and abuse counselor, he also worked on behalf of the Indian Nations directing their educational programs. As an entrepreneur, he owned and operated Apostol Income Tax Services, processing returns for many families in Yuma.

George had a tremendous zest for life and loved to sing and dance and spend festive times with family and friends. He performed regularly with Mariachi bands and carried his guitar wherever he went. He loved to travel and had a love for western movies. George is survived by 4 children; Virginia, Celia, George Jr, and Javier; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren, along with 5 sisters and 3 brothers and numerous nieces and nephews. He loved his family dearly.


  • Funeral Mass Friday, December 13, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, December 12, 2013
  • Recitation of the Holy Rosary Thursday, December 12, 2013

George Apostol Sr.

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Danell Pastores

December 19, 2013

Poppa George we will truly miss you and your smile. You had the biggest heart and loved life,family. Thank you for taking my family in as though it were your own. We will miss you dearly.

Les Baumgarner

December 16, 2013

Praying for your family in their grief. Mr. Apostol was a truly good father. Not to mention a really good human being.

Rosie & Ruben Valenzuela

December 16, 2013

RIP George you will always be remembered with that Beautiful personality & smile!
Apostol family:
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
With Our Deepest sympathy

Taylor McBride

December 13, 2013

Rest in Peace Mr. Apostol you have left this world a better place than you found it. God Bless You.

December 12, 2013

My dear George, my heart is saddened by your leaving. I will miss you so much. Thank you for everything you did for me when I was a child/teenager. I will always treasure the picture you gave me to me last Christmas. You wrote that I had always been like a daughter to you, well George you were always like a father to me. Love Annie Bannini.

December 12, 2013

My dear George: My heart is saddened by your leaving us, but I know you are in a better place. I will your miss visits, your voice, and your love for living. Thank you so much for giving our family so much happiness and joy during our childhood. I will always treasure your painting that you have gave to me last year. You told me that I had always been like a daughter to you...well George you were always like a father to me. Love Annie Bannini.

Robin Wilson

December 12, 2013

Rest in Peace Mr. Apostol. If it wasn't for you I would have not been so happy today. You helped me see my potential and understand just how important higher education was and would be in my future. Thanks cannot be enough. You will be missed and I'm grateful your path crossed mine here on the Fort Yuma Rez. My prayers are to the loved ones you left behind, stay strong and remember him with a smile.

Priscilla Harris

December 12, 2013

To my uncle George who has always been their for our family. I will miss seeing you at family gathering and hearing you sing song with your guitar. I will miss your big smile and your funny and sometime crazy jokes!
Even though I will not be able to visit you I know that you are in a better place with our heavenly father. I'm sure you and grandma are having fun telling each other jokes and reminiscing of the good old times.
You will be greatly missed but not forgotten.
Love your niece, Priscilla Harris


December 11, 2013

Querida Familia Apostol, Lamento la perdida de su ser querido. Al leer su obituario se ve que era un hombre de grandes logros.Y una persona muy querida. Espero las palabras de Salmos 46:1 Sean de animo y consuelo ya que nos dicen que, "Dios es para nosotros refugio y fuerza, una ayuda que puede hallarse prontamente durante angustias."

Tina Corpuz Pocowatchit

December 10, 2013

Truly a man that will be missed. Enjoyed his love for music and life. FATHER IN HEAVEN keep the family safe as they come together to lay George Apostle to rest.