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,
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
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
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.