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George Joseph Vulevich Jr.

September 28, 1948 ~ November 19, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

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In loving memory of George Vulevich Jr., a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, who peacefully departed this world on November 19, 2023, at the age of 75, surrounded by his loving family. George was born on September 28, 1948, to the late George Sr. and Evelyn Wehl Vulevich. George grew up in New Orleans and attended Mater Dolorosa Grammar School, followed by De La Salle High School and then graduated from Nicholls State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. For over five decades, he shared an unwavering bond with his wife, Bay Mary Vulevich, celebrating 53 years of marriage. George was a proud father to five daughters and one son: Valerie V. Howat (Chip), Jennifer Vulevich, Eugenie Vulevich, Meredith V. Hornsby (Charlie), George Vulevich III (Liz) and Adair V. Moseley (Marsh). His legacy extends to 10 (soon to be 11) beautiful grandchildren who were the joy of his later years: Olivia, Harrison, Emery, Pearl, Miles, George IV, Lucy, Wyatt, Liam and Shelley. He is also survived by his sister, Gayle V. Bordes (Gary) and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Beyond his role as a family man, George was a businessman, dedicating over 40 years to his car business, Dixieland Auto Sales, on Canal Street in New Orleans. He was also a benefactor and lifetime member of the NOAC and a well-known pillar at other local establishments, including Mandina’s and Ye Olde College Inn. A warm and thoughtful soul, he loved everyone he met and never met a stranger. George also had a passion for music that was a defining aspect throughout his life. Whether it was family celebrations, the vibrant atmosphere of local establishments, or the camaraderie of local fundraisers and events, he captivated everyone with his soulful melodies on his guitar, piano, and the warmth of his voice. His love for entertaining created an atmosphere of joy and togetherness that will forever resonate in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. He will be remembered for the warmth and liveliness he brought to every occasion. In the embrace of his family, George found peace in his final moments, leaving behind a legacy and memories of love, music and laughter. As we mourn his passing, we also celebrate and remember a life well-lived and the enduring impact he has had on all who had the privilege of sharing in his journey.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Visitation from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, 1230 S. Carrollton Ave. New Orleans, LA 70118, followed by a Mass at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be at a later date. For condolences, visit www.tharpcares.com .

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