Dr. George M. Haik, Jr. passed away peacefully on September 4, 2021 at age 72 in Birmingham, Alabama where he had evacuated during Hurricane Ida. Survived by his son, George Haik, III. George was the son of the late George M. Haik, Sr. and the late Isabelle Saloom Haik. He is also survived by his sister Suzanne Haik Terrell (Lee) and his brother Dr. Kenneth Haik (Diana) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Dr. Barrett Haik. A lifelong resident of New Orleans, George served his community as an exemplary ophthalmologist who cared deeply for his family and his patients. George graduated from Metairie Park Country Day School, Tulane University and Louisiana State University Medical School. Dr. Haik completed his residency in Ophthalmology at L.S.U.’s Department of Ophthalmology and practiced ophthalmology at the George M. Haik Eye Clinic from the completion of his residency until his death.
George was an avid reader and chess player. He had an intense love for life and a deep interest in all things related to science and the world around him. He was also well known for his love of his family’s Lebanese heritage and had an almost encyclopedic understanding of it. His pursuit of knowledge never wavered throughout his life, as he found joy in discovering new things on a daily basis. A motto he repeated frequently was “it is always good to learn a little bit about everything.”
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services at the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70119, on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 11:00 AM with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery. In lie of usual remembrances, contributions to your favorite charity are preferred. To view and sign the guest book, visit www.schoenfh.com.
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