U.S. Air Force
Reformed Protestant Dutch Church Congregant Family Since 1665
George W. Kokell, Jr. was raised on Cottage Place.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1962-1966 as an Aircraft Mechanic attaining the rank of Crew Chief Sergeant. He had a thirty-year career as Vice president of Operations for the Arthur Lipper Corporation. Among his many duties was the Publication of the Lipper Mutual Fund.
He was an allied member of the New York Stock Exchange. After retiring from the Lipper Corporation, he spent ten years as Administrative assistant at New Dorp High School’s Custodial Ofﬁce. He is married and has three children and four grandchildren.
Kokell’s sixth generation maternal ancestor, Hendryck Kroesen, was the Lay Pastor or Vorleezer of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church ca. 1696. Located then in Richmondtown, in a house similar to what is today known as the Vorleezer’s House, he led Sunday worship, taught the children and kept the records of the ﬂedgling colony. Today, his descendants are still members of the Congregation.