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Eli Joseph Hirschberg, 29, of Gloucester, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. He was born on Dec. 1, 1990 in the northern state of New Hampshire, and was a true southern man who remained a loyal New England Patriots fan. He was the most loving and amazing father his son Jaxson could ever have. He was a loyal, trustworthy, compassionate son, brother and friend.

He completed most of his education through Gloucester County; however, he graduated and received his diploma from Mathews High School. As a teenager he worked as a waiter in his parent’s restaurants, Richardson’s Family Restaurant and Chef Todd’s. Later he went on to work for Curtis Contracting, Inc., for several years, advancing to the position of foreman.

Eli was an avid hunter, expert fisherman and a warrior spirit who loved the drama series “Vikings,” stories based on medieval times and he was always intrigued by dragons. Ever a mud bog and tractor pull fan, he enjoyed listening to country music and lived life to the motto of “Live Free or Die,” the official motto of the state of New Hampshire.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Lillian K. Hirschberg, Martin H. Hirschberg and Antoine A. Guertin Jr. He is survived by his son, Jaxson Thomas Hirschberg; his younger sister, Hannah N. Hirschberg; his older brother, Jefferey T. Hirschberg; sister-in-law, Lauren McKenzie Hirschberg; nephews, Brennan S. McKenzie and Jacob C. Hirschberg; older sister, Nicole Hirschberg Barnes and her husband Zachery R. Barnes; his mother, Suzanne Guertin Hirschberg and father, Todd J. Hirschberg; grandmother, Louise F. Guertin; several aunts, uncles and cousins on both sides of the family.

A Celebration of Life (drive in/parking lot service) will be held on Saturday, May 16, at 1 p.m. at Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Cobbs Creek, Virginia.

Because he loved his son Jaxson more than anything else in the world, in lieu of flowers please make donations in his memory to the Eli Hirschberg Memorial Fund for Jaxson, P.O. Box 1078, Mathews, Va. 23109.

Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, Virginia, is assisting the family with arrangements.