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George Gilea

December 17, 2021

George Gilea Sr., age 92, of Merrillville, passed away on December 17, 2021.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 485 and the VFW Merrillville IN.

George was preceded in death by his wife, Joann Gilea; parents, Nick and Kristina Gilea, brothers, Paul, Ben, and Pete Gilea; sister Dorthy Pavel.

He is survived by his children, Georgan (Larry) Yuha, Pat Houston, George Gilea Jr. and Carol Harvey; brother, Bo Walker; six grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

George served in the United States Army and honored his county by serving in the Korean War. He enjoyed bowling and gambling at the casinos. He loved and enjoyed his bartender position at the American Legion. George adored his family and his presence will be missed by all that knew and loved him. His memories will be kept alive and he will forever be in our hearts.

Friends are invited to visit the family on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 from 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (7535 Taft St. Merrillville IN. 46410) Funeral service will be on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. Burial at Calumet Park Cemetery. For further information please call 219-736-5840.

Visitation

Wednesday, December 22, 2021
4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft St., Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128

Service

Thursday, December 23, 2021
11:00 A.M.
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft St., Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128