Edmund “Ed” Bannon Jr., age 76 of Griffith, passed away on Saturday October
He is survived by his children Michael (Sue) Bannon of Chesterton, two sons
and one daughter, five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
Also surviving are his sisters Joyce Calgaro (nee Bannon) of Missouri and
Edith Costello (nee Bannon) of Arizona, and his extended family Margaret
Verkuilen and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents Edmund and Elsie and by his sister
Ed was retired from IBEW Local # 697. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic
Church, the Griffith Lion’s Club (recipient of the Progressive Melvin Jones
Award), Griffith Emergency Fund, Boy Scouts (Recipient of the Bronze Pelican
Award). Ed was also an Air Force Veteran.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday October 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at
St. Mary Catholic Church 525 N. Broad St. in Griffith with Fr. Theodore Mens
celebrating. Burial will follow at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville.
Friends may meet with the family on Tuesday, October 4 from 3-8:00 p.m. at
the White Funeral Home located at 921 W. 45th Ave. in Griffith. There will
be an afternoon wake service at 4:30 p.m. and an evening Lions service at
Memorials may be given to the Indiana Lions Cancer Control Fund Inc., the
Griffith Emergency Fund, or Hospice of the Calumet Area.
For information, please call White Funeral Home at (219) 924-4100.