|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1935|
|Death: ||Jan. 17, 2007|
71 years 5 months 22 days
George N. Kolarac, 71, of Harrisburg, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2007, in his home, surrounded by his loving family.
George was born July 26, 1935, in Lorain, Ohio, the son of the late Stephen and Anna Javersac Kolarac. George was raised in Steelton, PA and was a faithful member of St. Catherine Laboure Parish.
George attended Catholic High, where he excelled as a football player and a student. He received many awards, including Lineman of the Year and the B'Nai B'Rith Sportsmanship award.
George was a graduate of The University of Maryland, where he continued his football career. He was a member of the 1953 National Championship Team at Maryland and played in the Orange Bowl.
George began his professional career as a teacher at Bishop McDevitt and the Harrisburg School District. He was a teacher for over 35 years. George also coached football at Bishop McDevitt, William Penn, Harrisburg High School, and Lebanon Valley College. After his coaching career, he was employed at Firestone Tire and The Patriot News.
George was preceded in death by his son, George Kolarac, Jr., his sister, Carol Kolarac, and his brother, Samuel Kolarac.
George is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dolores E. (Weaver) Kolarac; daughters, Karen Kolarac McCarthy and her husband, Michael, of Harrisburg; Lisa Kolarac of Pittsburgh; and son, Thomas Kolarac and his wife Sharon, of Pittsburgh; sisters Mary Meyer of Spokane Washington; Nancy Elhajj of South Hanover Twp. and Clair Mummert of Steelton; brother Stephen Kolarac of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 8 grandchildren, Corey, Chad, Caitlin, Megan, Maureen, Nick, Josh and Devin; two great grandchildren, Nicholas and Corrina; and a host of many nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 20, 2007, at 11 a.m., in St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 4000 Derry Street, Harrisburg. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. A viewing will be held on Friday, from 6 to 9 p.m., with an 8:30 p.m. Rosery, in the Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry Street, Harrisburg.
Contributions may be made to the George Kolarac Memorial Scholarship Fund at Bishop McDevitt, to be set up at a later date.
[Patriot News - January 19, 2007]
Stephen Kolarac (1893 - 1976)
Anna Javersac Kolarac (1912 - 1966)
George N. Kolarac (1954 - 1999)*
George N. Kolarac (1935 - 2007)
Carol B Kolarac (1938 - 2006)*
Samuel D Kolarac (1943 - 2006)*
Holy Cross Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Dick Quenzer
Record added: Jan 19, 2007
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