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George Neavoll

August 20, 1938 - June 6, 2023

His love of birds began at an early age when he would watch the California Quail at his home in a small rural community near Lebanon, Oregon.  His mother gave him the Peterson Field Guide and the bird world opened for him.


Although he traveled the world, his North American birding life list alone impressively contained 621 species.  During his two years in the Peace Corps in India, his travels to every country in South America, and his four excursions on the Trans-Siberian Railway taking him to most European countries gave George an additional 257 species to his total world life list.


George was a lifelong journalist, a regular on the Jim Lehrer show, a Pulitzer Prize juror, and an advocate for freedom of the press around the world.


He will be missed so very much, but the memories of his sharing his birding knowledge and his kind and gentle soul will remain always.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Sunday, June 25, 2023

Time: 02:00 pm

St Stephen's Episcopal Church


1432 SW 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

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