George B. Stoesser
September 8, 1940-Santa Rosa, California to April 15, 2017-Roswell, New Mexico
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of George Stoesser at the age of 76. George was raised in Carmel, California by Eric and Mildred Stoesser. George became a competitive tennis player at an early age. He played tennis on scholarship for the University of Arizona where he was an All American and was a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. George played at many tournaments including California State Championships, Southampton, NY Invitational, National Tennis Championships at Forest Hills and the US Open. His love of the game was second to none and you could always find him on the Quail Valley Tennis Club courts in Missouri City, Texas on early mornings in the 70s and 80s.
George was an independent insurance agent in Houston for many years. He was very social, loved a good party and had an infectious laugh. He was a very caring, supportive and loving father who always put his family first. He loved all sports and co-founded the Quail Valley Soccer Association and he coached all three of his children in sports, never missing any of their games.
After surviving a brain aneurism at age 50, George's health began to decline, however his faith grew stronger and he was a steadfast volunteer at Holy Family Catholic Church in Missouri City as the head usher and member of the Knights of Columbus for many years. He began a life of charity works and helped many people, both friends and strangers, a true Good Samaritan, whether it was driving a veteran to the VA hospital or taking those without support into his home as adopted children.
George rose to life challenges with faith and positive attitude. We were blessed to have him for as long as we did. George loved and lived for his seven grandchildren who will miss Grampa George deeply.
He is predeceased by his wife, Ellen Stoesser (Lowery), who he was married to for 37 years and his parents, Eric and Mildred Stoesser. He is survived by his sons William Stoesser and Jeffery Stoesser; grandsons Eric Stoesser, Henry Stoesser and Thomas Stoesser; granddaughter Vivian Stoesser; daughter Melissa Stoesser Young (Graham); grandaughters Mia and Payton Young and grandson MacIntyre Young and his sister, Annette Stoesser, MD.
Rosary, tributes and funeral mass will be held at St. Peter Church in Roswell at 9am on Saturday, April 22, 2017 with a lunch reception to follow. A separate memorial service will be held in Houston at a later
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Society, 1355 Peachtree St NE Ste 600, Atlanta, GA 30309 or the USTA Foundation 70 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 10604
in his memory.
On behalf of myself and George's KC brothers, I offer our deepest condolences to George's family and friends.
He was a great brother Knight and contributor to all aspect of Holy Family. His personality and indomitable spirit was an inspiration.
May God bless George and his Family.
RIP George - job well done.
Paul Czervinske - Former Grand Knight Holy Family Council 7728Missouri City, TX
Mr Stoesser used to come in often to ISPM. He told me many stories about his family. He tome me how the Board of Directors' of large corporations were taking all the money in sallay leaving no money for the stock holders. I enjoyed his conversations and was glad to be someone he could come in and talk to. I will and actually have missed him in the past few months. I know he's talking everyone's ear off in Heaven. I hope my son and him have some great conversations.
Irene Montoya--ISPMNMRoswell, NM
It proves difficult to think about George’s being gone, because George was the type of friend who, no matter how long it might have been since we last talked, we could just immediately pick up again, as though no time had passed at all.
George and I were never at a loss for words, and our conversations were always both lively and enjoyable. Regardless of whether he agreed with you or not, and regardless of the subject, George was always ready to weigh in on any and every topic, and I always walked away from our discussions having learned a great deal, feeling satisfied and re-energized. George exuded optimism and enthusiasm in everything that he did. His storytelling, power of recollection, and ability to educate and entertain, made all of our times together, whether in person or by telephone, truly pleasurable and memorable.
I will always remember and think about George, my charismatic friend, who proved sincerely interested in everything and everyone. He was exceedingly proud of each of his family members, and his eyes shone and his voice sparkled whenever he spoke of his children and grandchildren.
George’s memory will remain in our hearts forever.
Your friend Ron Angert
Ron AngertHouston, TX
John BeersAustin, TX
I had the opportunity of getting to know your dad while he was on services with us at Interim Health Care. He was a wonderful man with great stories to tell. I am so sorry for your loss.
Interim Health Care
Marlisa Bevers-WallsRoswell, NM
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother.
I know you and he were very close. My prayer are with
you and if there is anything you need, please let me
Jimmy WhiteBosque Farms, NM