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Gilbert Francios Oosthuizen
July 7, 1971 – June 10, 2016
Gil Oosthuizen was killed by an unknown gunman outside of Ft. Lauderdale’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1966 on June 10. The Fort Lauderdale Police Department continues to investigate the incident.
Mr. Oosthuizen worked as a manager of the heat exchanger/oil cooler department at Airmark Components, an aviation accessory repair station in Ft. Lauderdale. He worked with the company for about 10 years and had expertise in repair, product manuals and employee training during his 15 years in the aviation industry. He was born in Amsterdam, moved to Suriname as a child and later to Miami. He also worked in the real estate industry.
Mr. Oosthuizen worked with The Triton’s monthly and bimonthly networking events primarily for attendee check-in.
“He was with us from set-up through breakdown and was the tech guy at our events,” long-time friend and Triton employee, Beth Black said.
“He remembered people’s names when they checked-in,” Black said. “Always smiling and reassuring us that everything would go well.”
A viewing for Gil Oosthuizen will be held Tues., June 14, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Forest Lawn South (the pyramid) at 2401 Davie Rd, Davie, Florida (33317).
A wake party will follow at 4 p.m. at Big Dawgs Bar at 10000 NW 6th Ct., Pembroke Pines (33024) in the Palm Johnson Plaza.
Mr. Oosthuizen worked at Triton networking events at the check-in table.
Family, friends and colleagues are invited to celebrate the life of Mr. Oosthuizen.
In lieu of flowers, family and friends suggest a donation to Gil’s Final Arrangement Fund at www.gofundme.com/28wv4b54.
Fort Lauderdale Police detectives are encouraging anyone who has more information on this homicide to please contact Det. Jim Jaggers at 954-828-5970 or Sgt. Steve Novak at 954-828-5556.