George W. Loomis, III

George W. Loomis, III

August 18, 1954 – December 17, 2019

 

George W. Loomis III passed away suddenly on December 17, 2019.  George was born to Dr. George and Frances Loomis in Omaha, NE on August 18, 1954.

To say that George was an avid sports fan is an understatement.  His knowledge of husker players and scores, baseball statistics and Cowboys trivia was encyclopedic and matched only by his in-depth expertise of the Civil War, its generals and their battlefields.  George was proud to have been employed for 32 years with the Environmental Services Department at Clarkson Hospital/UNMC.  A proud Omaha Central graduate.  He made friends wherever he went including the Franciscan Center, New Cassel Retirement Center and Bickford Cottage.

He was preceded in death by parents; and infant brother, William.  He is survived by stepmother, Kathleen Loomis; sister, Patricia; brothers, Charles (Kelly) and David; stepsister, Sarah Zahm (Brian); nephews, Patrick and Peter Loomis, Gavin, Owen and Elliot Zahm; nieces, Cecilia and Bridget Zahm; and longtime friend, Gary Lobel.

Family will receive friends Saturday, December 21st from 12 noon to 2pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by a MEMORIAL SERVICE at 2pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Central High School Foundation.

 

6 Comments

  • Celeste Norman Posted December 18, 2019 10:15 pm

    George was an amazing, exuberant gentleman! Although it has only been a few hours since he left us, he is deeply missed. He brought joy to our hearts while at Bickford Cottage. His spark is no longer with us, and that makes me very sad. We loved George at Bickford, and are honored to have had the privilege of knowing him.

  • Denise Richards Posted December 19, 2019 8:11 am

    Dear Loomis family,
    I was saddened to hear of George’s passing. My mother was at Bickford, and we saw a lot of George. He was my favorite resident there. I found him fascinating and loved to talk to him. I never saw him without a book. George loved life; he was happy at Bickford. He was active there, always out and about. If there was an activity, George was there. I don’t think George ever met a person he didn’t like. He loved people and loved engaging them in conversation. He particularly looked forward to his outings with Gary. I think he would get ready hours ahead of time and would pace the halls looking for him. Of course, Gary was always “late.” I think that was by George’s standards. When my mom left Bickford and moved home, I knew I would miss George. He certainly was a character. Peace to you, Loomis family, and know that George lived a great life. I’m sure when he met God in heaven, he shook God’s hand and said, “I’m George Loomis III.” He will be greatly missed!

  • Dave Begley Posted December 19, 2019 10:09 am

    I met George III at a dinner with his Dad and Kathleen. And, yes, he did know his Cornhusker football. I’m sad that he will not see the revival of the mighty Huskers in the next few years and their return to success.

  • Mark Digilio Posted December 19, 2019 10:16 am

    George worked for me at Nebr Med in EVS (hskpg)…What a wonderful, heartwarming individual who made a friend daily and left an immediate positive impression on everyone he encountered….not to mention his extensive knowledge & expertise regarding history and anything having to do with sports. I always enjoyed conversing with him on Mondays after a football weekend to hear his take on the weekend games and his outlook on the season. He not only worked hard, but reported earlier than his shift to watch his VHS history movies in our breakroom, and then school us all on his brilliance of American history. Thanks for being a part of our lives and making a difference!

  • Gillian Hanus Posted December 20, 2019 10:22 am

    George always made me feel so comfortable and his kindness to and interest in the world is a beautiful legacy I will carry forever in my heart.

  • Tavi Baker Posted December 20, 2019 12:56 pm

    George was a joy to know all of the years he worked at Clarkson/Nebraska Medicine. I had the pleasure of spending a lot of time on the ground floor during my nursing career and was fortunate to talk with him frequently about his trips to the battlefields and of course, Husker football. He was a kind and caring man who brought smiles to the faces of many co-workers and patients. He will not soon be forgotten. Blessings to the Loomis family.

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