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Memorial Services Saturday for George C. Jandura

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George C. Jandura, of Chesterton, Indiana, age 93, passed away on February 1, 2017 with his family gathered at his home.

George was born in East Chicago, Indiana on July 27, 1923; grew up in Gary, moving to Chesterton, Indiana in 1993.

He was preceded in death by his parents Steve J. and Helen Jandura, his brothers Stephen M. and Richard C., his sister Helen M. Jandura, wife Geraldine, sister-in-law Marian, nephew Brian.

George is survived by his children Robin (Eddie) Carr, Lynn (Doug) Armstrong,

Thomas (Patricia) Jandura; brother John (Betty) Jandura; nephew Richard (Buffy) Jandura, Jr., five grandchildren, three nieces and five great grandchildren.

Growing up in Gary, George was a parishioner of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He attended Holy Trinity grade school and graduated from Froebel High School.

George was a veteran of World War II. Eager to do his part, with his dadís permission, in 1942 he enlisted in the U.S, Marine Corps. at age 17. He became part of the elite 3rd Marine Parachute Battalion which earned combat stars in the Solomon Islands (Vella Lavella, Bougainville, Guadalcanal, Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa.) At warís end he was stationed in Nagasaki, Japan before being discharged in January 1946.

George was a dedicated supporter of disabled veteranís causes in the U.S. He was a founding member of the Slovak American Legion Post 367, and also a member of the VFW.

George was employed at the U.S. Steel Gary works for more than forty years, belonging to the AFL-CIO. Upon retiring, George became a handyman, helping neighbors , enjoying friends and family, gardening and caring for wildlife.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 7533 Taft Street, Merrillville, Indiana. The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:30 am; services will immediately follow with Rev. Michael Yadron, a special family friend, officiating. Interment will be private.

The family appreciates the honor, kindness and care bestowed on George by his many health care practitioners.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a veteranís organization or to VNA Hospice, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN, 46383.

 

 

Posted 2/9/2017

 
 
 
 

 

 

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