|Birth: ||Apr. 16, 1957|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 2013|
Our dear friend and neighbor
George John Rudovich
George J. Rudovich, 55, of Valparaiso, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2013 at home. He was born April 16, 1957 in Gary, Indiana to John and Ginger (Stroia) Rudovich. On August 26, 1989 in South Africa, he married Debra Greyling, who survives.
George is also survived by his mother, Ginger of Valparaiso; his daughters, Jessica, who currently attends Valparaiso University and Megan, a student at Indiana University in Bloomington; sister, Tami (Steve) Nicksic of Valparaiso; brother, John (Cindy) Rudovich of Snellville, Georgia; brother-in-law, Dewet LeRoux; his nieces and nephews, Peter, Ana, Marija Nicksic, Mac Rudovich, Luke Nicksic, and niece Payton Rudovich. He was preceded in death by his father.
George was Godfather to his nephew Luke and niece Payton. He was a journeyman bricklayer and ceramic welder and allied craftsman. George worked for Fosbel for 25 years and for the last three years worked for Sun Coke in East Chicago. George was a member of Bricklayer's and Allied Craftsmen Union Local 6 and a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Valparaiso. Rev. Joseph Pawlowski will officiate. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 PM Wednesday at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St., Valparaiso and 10:00 AM until the time of mass, at the church on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. To sign our guestbook, please visit bartholomewnewhard.com
Obituary published in The Times on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.
On the back of the funeral card was this touching poem:
You Toiled So Hard for those you Loved
You toiled so hard for those you loved.
You said goodbye to none,
your spirit flew before we knew,
your work on earth was done.
We miss you now, our hearts are sore,
as time goes by we miss you more.
Your loving smile, your gentle face:
no one can fill your vacant place.
Your life was love and labor.
Your love for your family true.
You did the best for all of us.
We will always remember you.
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Sherri C.
Record added: Feb 09, 2013
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