Jorge Pedro Said, Sr., age 88, passed away with his family at his side at his home in New Orleans. Jorge was born in La Ceiba, Honduras on February 22, 1932, to Botros K. Said (Pedro) and Edna J. Padilla Speer.
He is preceded in death by Lillian Said, Ida Said, Charles A. Said, and Rosinda Said Zelaya. He is survived by his four devoted and loving children daughters; Edna S. Mazier (Carlos), Martha Said, and Arlene Said (Wanda) and son Jorge Pedro Said, Jr. He is also survived by three sisters: Ruth S. Martin (Richard), Syria S. Mughrabi (Ahmad), and Patty S. Drewes (Mark) and one brother William T. Said (Eda) and his sister-in-law Amalia R. Mondoy. He is the treasured grandfather of Jarrod Said, Lauren Said, Sarah Mazier, and Christopher Mazier. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and friends both human and furry (Rocko and Cricket).
Jorge received an Associate’s Degree in Automotive Mechanics at Delgado Community College. He worked as a Machinist at Westvaco Philip and Paper Company. He also worked at Schwegmann’s Grocery Store and National/Canal Villlere as the produce Manager. He loved reading Harry Potter, watching the Dodgers and listening to his bolero’s, cumbia’s and
meringue. He loved people and enjoyed having conversations with all who were willing to listen. He always greeted his neighbors with a big smile, a wave and enjoyed the conversations they had.
The family would like to thank the staff at Vitalink and Heart of Hospice for the loving kindness they showed Jorge towards the end of his life. They’re welcome to join in our celebration of Jorge’s Life.
Relatives, friends, the staff at Vitalink and Heart of Hospice are invited to attend the visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, starting at 9:00 AM, followed by a Catholic Service in the Chapel at 11:00 AM. Burial will take place later in his beloved country of Honduras.
Due to COVID 19 regulations, please follow the current restrictions and everyone attending is required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing.
Click here to view a webcast of the service on 9/9/2020 at 10:50 AM, Central Standard Time.