George L. Georgevich

George L. Georgevich, 95, of 226 Russ Lane, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018, at his son’s residence in Sewickley, PA.

He was born October 2, 1922, in Bitola, Yugoslavia, son of the late Lazar and Anna Talevich Georgevich. He had been a resident of St. Marys since 1936, was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1947, and attended Duquesne University.  George was a retired employee of Airco Speer, retiring after 25 years of service.

On July 17, 1944, in the St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, in Tyler, PA, he married Louise M. Candido, who survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Gloria Petter and her husband Richard of Houston, TX, and Mary Louise Georgevich, PhD of Buffalo, NY; and by a son, Dr. Philip G. Georgevich of Sewickley, PA; three grandchildren, Christy, Justin, and Leah; two great granddaughters, Grace and Sofia; and by a sister, Elena Karanffilova of Canada.

In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by a sister, Menka Kushovska.

George was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the Living Rosary Association. He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving in the Atlantic and Pacific Fleet as a First Class Petty Officer.  He served in Iwo Jima, Africa, and the invasion of Sicily.

A Requiem Mass will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Ananias, OSB, as celebrant. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, PA 15857, or to the Elk County Right to Life, PO Box 15, St. Marys, PA  15958.

Beverly Wilson May 30, 2018 at 12:47 am

Gloria – I was saddened to hear of your Father’s passing. Your admiration and love for him always inspired me. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Phillip- your devotion to your Dad was profound. He was truly blessed to have you in his life. I don’t think a father could ask for a better son and I pray you take comfort in knowing you served him well. May God’s light shine upon you both and fill your saddened hearts with His blessed assurance of eternal life for those who followed him during their stay here on earth.

Beverly Wilson May 30, 2018 at 12:53 am

Mrs. Georgevich & Mary Lou – I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you during this sad time.

Jan and Chris Mostowy May 30, 2018 at 8:12 am

Dear Family,
Your husband and father was such an amazing man. Seeing him at Mass every Sunday and watching him walk up the aisle to receive Holy Communion was an inspiration to us. May he rest in peace.
Our condolences,
Chris and Jan Mostowy

Arthur and Marcia Candido May 30, 2018 at 8:03 pm

Louisa, Gloria, Philip & Mary Lou:
Sorry to hear the sad news of George’s passing on Saturday, 5/26th. Our heartfelt sympathy and much love to each of you. May the memories over the years give strength to each of you. May the assurance of Psalm 121 give each of you peace. May George rest in eternal peace in His everlasting arms.
Love, Arthur and Marcia Candido

Paige Buffone May 31, 2018 at 9:12 am

I am so sorry for your loss. I was fortunate enough to get to know Mr. G over the past two years. May your family find comfort in this trying time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
-Paige Buffone and family

Hanna Family June 1, 2018 at 12:54 pm

Dear Phil and Family,

George’s legacy continues to thrive as we witness how you touch so many lives with faith-filled service. Phil, you have been a most dedicated son in mind, body, and spirit. May you have peace and comfort in that last rosary you said with your father knowing that he is now at the heavenly banquet. Praying that God’s angels will surround you and your family through this next chapter. It has truly been a blessing to know you. Love, Mike, Debbie, Katherine, and Natalie Hanna

George & Gail Zernell Shturtz June 5, 2018 at 4:28 am

Dear Mrs. Georgevich, Gloria, Mary Lou, & Philip,
We are sending our sincere sympathies to all of you. We were sorry to have been out of town for the services….please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers. He was such a kind & gentle man…who loved you all so very much! God bless!
George & Gail

Jan Badeau Foster July 26, 2018 at 2:54 pm

Mary Lou and Mrs. Georgevich:
I am so sorry for your loss.
May the passing of time,
Ease your sorrow,
And surround you,
With comforting memories.
God Bless!

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