George Christel was born on December 4, 1909 in Neuhausen, Germany, near Bamberg. He came to the United States on the S.S. Resolute in 1926, sailing from Hamburg on September 7 and arriving in New York City ten days later. He married Anna Gerling in 1933, and together they raised Don, Norm, Eddie, Catherine, George and Carol in Buffalo, New York. Fast-forwarding to 2013, we the extended family of George Christel are proud to celebrate his 104th birthday with him at Scharf's Restaurant in Buffalo, New York. George Christel died peacefully in January 2014. The extended family and friends gathered at his funeral to remember a great man.
George Christel, 104 years young!
George Christel, turning 103 in 2012
You can look back to Grandpa's 100th birthday party.
You can look back to Grandpa's 95th birthday party.
You can see how much George's great-grandchildren have grown up (with two more additions as well since 1999) by looking back to Grandpa's 90th birthday party.
This picture was taken in the dining room of George and Anna's home on Alma Avenue in Buffalo, New York.
George, Norm, Don, Anna, George, Eddie, Catherine and Carol
Last updated by Mike Christel, Feb. 6, 2014.