The Lord called George to rest on October 5, 2020. George was born on May 24,1932 in Knightsen, California. He graduated from Brentwood Liberty Union High School in 1951. As a young teenager, George worked at the neighborhood market in Knightsen. He then briefly worked at the U.S. Steel Mill before he enlisted in the U.S Navy and proudly served our country during the U.S. Korean War (1952-1956). He was a brave and patriotic sailor who received an honorable discharge. He often reflected and spoke of fond memories of traveling the world by sea that provided him a wealth of knowledge. Alongside his beloved wife, Jackie, he enjoyed listening to variety of music, taking a Sunday afternoon drive, or a boat ride along the Delta. Most of the time, you could find him sitting at the riverfront peacefully watching the waves roll in while catching the sunset. Any holiday was his favorite time of year as he admired the spirit of the season, but more particularly, the annual pumpkin carving and Christmas light display. He always made time to watch black and white movies with family. The annual State Fair was another one of his all-time favorites. He treasured the old times spent with the family at Fisherman’s Wharf and sincerely enjoyed himself at the infamous San Francisco’s Playland at the Beach. He was an avid Giants fan and, as you may know, won many dance competitions with his wife, Jackie. For almost six decades, George adored and cherished his wife, Jackie, and undeniably devoted his life to making her happy, every day. In fact, after serving in the military, and retired from the Fiberboard, he fulfilled Jackie’s life-long dream, and together, they owned and operated Las Palmas Restaurant, well-known to many in the community for good food, good music, good friends and many good laughs making beautiful memories along the way. Surely, he will be deeply missed by many.
George is survived by his loving wife, Jackie, and his daughters: Gloria Schatz, (Robert), Shirley Thomson, (William), Helen Butler, (Michael), Christine Howard, (Chris), Carol Young, (Marc), and his son: Cesar Ramirez, (Diane). Predeceased by his parents: Mariano and Christina Aguilar; his son: George Lee Aguilar; and siblings: Benny Aguilar, Victoria Aguilar, Paul Aguilar, Peter Aguilar, Mary Berumen, Patsy Rogan; Joe Aguilar and Johnny Aguilar. Known as “Papa” to his grandchildren: Katrina, Tiana and Sabrina Ramirez; Catalina and Cameron Howard; Starrleena Jennings; Erica, Robert and Kevin Schatz; William and Gary Thomson; Marissa Garcia, Monica Colwell and Steven Farrah. Great-grandfather of Calvin Brown; Elaine Garcia; and Brinley and Brielle Colwell. He is survived by his youngest sibling: Marian “Babe” Duarte, (Jerry), and by his numerous nieces and nephews.
George will forever remain in our hearts and be remembered for his kind mannerism, gentle soul and witty sense of humor. His family will remember him as a wonderful husband, a dedicated father and true friend to the end of time, a person who lived a life so beautiful and full.
May he rest in peace until we meet again...
On Friday, October 30, 2020, the Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. at Pittsburg Funeral Chapel, to be followed by requiem Mass at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Antioch. Interment will be at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Antioch, California. Following with a gathering at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in Brentwood.Read More