George Alexander Drobshoff, husband, father, grandfather & great grandfather to the family he lived for. He passed unexpectedly on March 3rd, 2010. He was 84 years old. Married to Helen, his sweetheart for 62 years, living in the San Francisco Bay Area for their entire married life.
George was born to Joseph & Mary (Shubin) Drobshoff in Elmira, California on October 21st, 1925. He was one of 15 children, raised primarily in San Francisco & graduating from Mission High School.
Registering for the draft during World War II, he was inducted into the Army & sent to Fort Lewis, Washington. There he trained for the Medical Corps. In 1945 he was sent to the Pacific Theater of operations. He worked in the 29th General Hospital as a Laboratory Technician & Water Plant Foreman.
After Hawaii, Okinawa & Japan, he was sent to Korea as a member of the occupation troops. He then was returned to the US & discharged from Camp Beale, California, where he thanked God for his safe return.
George was a man of many talents. He was an artist, musician, inventor as well as a builder. Using his GI bill he attained his commercial pilots license. He owned his own gas station and later a welding shop. He had a long career as a tool & die maker, as well as being an accomplished welder, draftsman & designer. He retired from General Motors in Fremont, CA in 1978. As a hobby, he repaired clocks & watches.
As a young man, he attended Bible College in Caldwell, Idaho. He was a faithful member of the Rock Church of Mountain View, CA and attended the United Pentecostal Church of San Jose, CA for many years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Helen Jargot Drobshoff, his five children, Georgia & Dan Ray, Jean Remer, Alice & Don Gatz, Paula & Mike Rhodes and Alex & Angie Drobshoff, as well as eight grandchildren, David Ray, Beverly McManus (Jason), Kristi Yarbrough, Tawni (Johannes) Escudero, Scott (Cheryl) Shoemake, Andrew Remer, Ben Yarbrough, and Davey Drobshoff, four great-grandchildren, Eden Shoemake, Rori Escudero, Colin McManus and Huntley Shoemake, his sister, Paula Lorente, sister- in- law, Rachel Lulchuk, niece, Shirley Bataeff and a large extended family.
Expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers can be sent to www.upci.org, Russian Foreign Missions, George Drobshoff Memorial.
Please take the time to sign the guestbook. Your remembrances and kind words are a great comfort to all of us. George, "Daddy","Grandpapa" will be forever missed and we were blessed to have been called his family.