Author: Marcia Ochoa

Mildred “Millie” Griggs (nee Tatalovich)

Mildred (Millie)Griggs (Nee Tatalovich)

Mildred Griggs, age 93, a long time Hobart resident, passed away February 17, 2022, with her family by her side. Millie graduated from Hobart High School in 1946. she was a bookkeeper for both Calumet Securities and Karras Tire in Gary, IN for many years. She was a member of St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, as well as the St Sava Serbian Sisters Circle, King Peter II Lodge, and a supporting member of the Karageorge Choir.

She was preceded in death most recently by her husband of 67 years Clyde Griggs, her parents Sava and Sara Tatalovich, sisters Violet Shematz and Mary Magurean, brother George Tatalovich.

Millie is survived by her sons Jeff (Chris) Griggs and David (Deb) Griggs; four grandsons, Garrett, Jeffery, Joseph, and Alexander; numerous neices and nephews and many longtime friends.

Millie had a loyalty and dedication about her that brought her respect from all that knew her. She loved her family unconditionally; her friends were like family to her. She enjoyed simple things in life, peach picking with her sisters, family gatherings, watching her grandson’s sporting events, trips to Shipshewana, Serbian Music, Serb Fest and of course the Chicago Cubs.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022, at 10am at St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 9191 Mississippi St, Merrillville, IN with V Rev Marko Matic officiating. A visitation will begin at the church at 9am. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VNA Hospice Valpo, 501 Marquette St. Valparaiso, IN 46383 or St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

For further information please call Mileva or David at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 219-736-5840

Margarita Gomez

Margarita Gomez, age 61, passed away on February 17, 2020 with her loving family by her side. She was a wonderfully generous woman, whose favorite thing to tell everyone was “I don’t have much, but whatever I have you can have.” As her friends and family knew well, she loved dolphins and Betty Boop and was seldom seen without one of her many Betty Boop purses.
Margarita is survived by her loving children, Nicolette Luyando and Eric R Gonzalez: siblings; Minerva Munoz, Ascencion Gomez, SanJuana Gomez and Gerardo Gomez; 6 grandchildren, Alex, Brandon, Aurelia, Kenny, Keyshawnna, and Kionna; 2 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends who will dearly miss her.
Margarita is preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Aurelia Gomez: sisters; Rosemary (Henry) Russi and Bertha Gomez.
Friends may meet with the family on Wednesday, February 23, 2020, from 3-7 PM at Rendina Funeral Home, 5100 Cleveland Street, Gary, IN, where all flowers should be sent.
Celebration of Life Service at 6PM.
Cremation to follow.

Sava Stefoski

Sava Stefoski, age 84 of Lowell, passed away with her family by her side on February 10, 2022. 

Sava was a member of SS Peter & Paul Orthodox Cathedral. She was retired from Arthur Winer Company with many years of service. 

She loved spending time with her family and loved the outdoors. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed knitting and reading her Bibles. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Vlase Stefoski, son Ilija Stefoski, her parents Jonce and Kostadinka Pejoski, and her siblings Klime Pejoski and Mitra Gerasimoska. 

Sava is survived by her two sons, Aleksandar (Sophie) Stefoski and Orce (Gordana) Stefoski; 5 beloved grandchildren, Kristina Stefoski, Savana (Dimce) Taneski, Veronica Stefoski, Nikola and Olivia Stefoski; brother Vasil Pejoski and many other relatives both here and in Macedonia. 

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, February 17, 2022 at SS Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, 9660 Broadway, Crown Point at 10am, with Father Georgij Gligorov and Father Aleksandar Mitrov officiating. Visitation will begin at 9am , one hour prior to the service. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. 

For further information please call Mileva or David at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (219) 736-5840

Jose J. Galvan Sr.

Jose Juan Galvan, 80, of Monterrey Nuevo Leon Mexico and Gary, IN, passed away on February 9th, 2022, at home with close family by his side.

Jose was a member of Local 81 as a General Laborer for most of his life. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Glen Park Eagles, where he enjoyed the company of his friends and sons.