George Elliott III, 65, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022 in Virginia Beach, VA surrounded by family and with the grace of the Sacraments. George was born in Paris, France to George Elliott II and Monique Morel. He was a graduate of Laurel High School in 1974, the US Coast Guard Academy in 1978, and Harvard Business School in 1984.
George graduated high school intending to be the king of a small country, but while at the Coast Guard Academy, he met Andrea Elliott, who quickly became the queen of his heart. Leaving behind his regal dreams, he became a servant of the nation and of the helpless on the seas, serving in the US Coast Guard on a buoy tender and then becoming a Captain, taking command of the cutter Point Arena. After studying business, he stepped into the private sector working for Kimberly-Clark as a manager, where he sought to solve problems, improve production, and protect his people.
Retiring young from Kimberly-Clark, he dedicated himself full-time to his greatest loves: God, his family (especially his grandchildren!), the unborn, and sailing. A true servant at heart, in George’s last years he could more often than not be found praying, serving his family, and serving the Church. His knack for fixing problems and managing people served him well in building and repairing houses for the poor (and his kids – not poor, but very appreciative!), organizing pro-life efforts, and mobilizing his 6 grandchildren to play, work, and pray.
George is predeceased by his parents and his father-in-law, Fred Kemp. He is survived by his wife, Andrea, his daughter and son-in-law, Kristin and Luke Fier, his son, Fr. George Elliott IV, his grandchildren, Tommy, Isaac, Cecilia, Clara, Ben, and Freddie Fier, his sister, Joan Bond, and his beloved mother-in-law, Norma Kemp.
A visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30am followed by a rosary at 10:30am on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Altmeyer Funeral Home’s Maestas Chapel, 1801 Baltic Ave. in Virginia Beach. A second visitation will be held from 1:00-1:30pm followed by a rosary at 1:30pm and funeral Mass at 2:00pm on Monday, January 10, 2022 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 120 W Main St, Front Royal, VA 22630. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Catholic CAST Media
and/or Hope4Life Virginia