George William Mohoff
(November 17, 1924 - September 28, 2009)
George William Mohoff, 84, was born on November 17, 1924 in Guadalupe, Mexico, and passed away on September 28, 2009, in Montebello, California.
George is survived by his loving wife, Hazel Tim Babishoff-Mohoff of Montebello, daughters, Nydia Beanes of Arcadia, Sarah Currie of Long Beach, sons, Jim Mohoff of Lake Arrowhead, George Mohoff on Montana, sister, Vera Kornoff of Vista, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at Risher Mortuary Chapel in Montebello, California, with the Dressing Prayer beginning at 3:00 pm.
Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2009, from the Russian Molokan Percy Church in Los Angeles, California, with services starting at 1:00 pm at the Russian Molokan Cemetery in Commerce, California.
George is best known for his 25 years of research and publishing the Jumper history of Mexico, Flats, and several extensive genealogies
The Russian Colony of Guadalupe Molokans in Mexico.
A book by George W. Mohoff, 226 pages, 1995. 199 photos / illustrations, plus a cross-indexed map of each home in the colony by head of household name. Everything you should know about Molokans and Jumpers in Mexico is in this book — from V.G. Moloff fleeing the Tsar's army while doing guard duty in St. Petersburg, to land ownership, swimming in the river, cowboys and indians, farm animals, church services, why they left, and more. $25 from the UMCA Heritage Room, Hacienda Heights CA; or from George Mohoff, 2221 Via Camille, Montebello CA 90640; phone: 323-721-8610 — Also check out this book at your local library via interlibrary loan from at least 6 libraries in California.
A Stroll Through Russiantown, by George W. Mohoff and Jack P. Valov, 268 pages, 1996. 202 photos and illustrations, plus a large (23"x33") color map of landmarks in Bolye Heights, emphasizing the "Flats". The authors quote and extend Young (Pilgrims of Russian-town) and Berokoff (Molokans in America) focusing on social conditions — lifestyle, people (16 photos of athletes), clubs, institutions, and churches (new and old). — religion (9 spiritual incidents, some related to immigration) and the neighborhood landmarks are number referenced to the map. $35 from the UMCA Heritage Room, PO Box 5790, Hacienda Heights, CA 94745; or from George Mohoff, 2221 Via Camille, Montebello CA 90640; phone: 323-721-8610