George F. Gabor

Born: Sat., Jun. 12, 1920
Died: Tue., Mar. 2, 2010


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 04, 2010
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Mar. 05, 2010

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George F. Gabor
June 12, 1920–March 2, 2010

George F. Gabor, 89 of South Bend passed away Tuesday morning March 2, 2010 in Cardinal Nursing and Rehab center.

He was born in South Bend June 12, 1920 to the late Paul F. and Anna M. (Reichanadter) Gabor.
On June 1, 1946, in South Bend, he married the former Dorothy C. Kruggel who preceded him in death June 11, 1996.
Left to cherish his memory, are his daughters, Pamela S. Wagner (David) of Goshen, Ind., Vicky A. Whittaker (Thomas) of South Bend and son, George P. Gabor (Marta) of Zionsville, Ind.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer and Stephanie Wagner, Kyle Whittaker (Deanna), Krystal Rosplock (Mike), Gretchen, Allie and Paul Gabor; three great-grandchildren, Makenna and Kaiden Rosplock and Kyanna Whittaker; and one sister, Margaret Wrobel of South Bend.
George graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and was president of the class of 1938. He served in the U.S. Army with the 54th Armored Infantry Battalion in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. After his service to his country, he worked for Indiana Bell Telephone Co./Ameritech for 40 years and was the president of the CWA in Michigan City. George served as priest in the New Apostolic Church for 25 years.
The time of service is 1 p.m. Friday, March 5, 2010 in the New Apostolic Church 5602 S. Ironwood Dr., South Bend with Priest Dennis Spriggs officiating. Burial with military honors will be in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger, Ind. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North 17033 Cleveland Rd., South Bend.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Apostolic Church, 5602 S. Ironwood Dr., South Bend, IN, 46614. E-mail condolences may be made at

Charitable donations may be made in George 's memory to the following organization:

New Apostolic Church
5602 S. Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN, 46614

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Marvin and Maryann Losiniecki
   Posted Thu March 04, 2010
Our thoughts are with your family during the loss of George.

Sincerely, The Losiniecki's

Marvin, Maryann and Steven

Rob Hoen
   Posted Thu March 04, 2010
To George, Marta and the entire family, Pam and I would like to extend our deepest condolences.

Rob Hoen

Dan Steinke
   Posted Thu March 04, 2010
Dear George and Family, We are sorry to hear of your father's passing. Our condolences to you and your family. We have fond memories and you and your parents. Dan and Barbara Steinke

Kim Koch (Press Ganey)
   Posted Thu March 04, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the lost of your grandfather. Remember all the goodtimes that you had with him. (It will help you in the future.)


Butch, Marilyn Cabana and family
   Posted Fri March 05, 2010
We feel your loss. Every summer we looked forward to the Gabor's coming up north. Our kids, especially Butch, looked forward to his time with George, Jr. Your father was a person that you just never forgot. His smile, his kindness, helpfulness, and always a warm hug. He was truly a wonderful person inside and out. We think of all of you each summer, but most importantly, now as you part with another loved one. Just remember there will be that big reunion for all of us some day. Until then you will always have so many memories to share and forever keep in your heart. God bless each and every one of you. Our love and God's blessings, Marilyn and family

Joshua & Emily Hensley
   Posted Fri March 05, 2010
We are so sorry to hear about George.

Our thoughts & prayers are with you all today.


Josh & Emily

Patricia McDonald
   Posted Fri March 05, 2010
Dear George, Vicky, Pam and family, I am sorry to hear about your father. He was a very nice man. My deepest sympathy to you all.

Christie Schwager
   Posted Fri March 05, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. and Mrs. Gabor were my neighbors two house from ine on Cole Court. They were two of the nicest people I have ever known. They always had time for a smile and a conversation whenever they saw me. Growing up it was almost like they were members of the family. Most people on Cole court were that way, now the people who live here are too busy to have conversations. I know there are two stars in the Sky--Mr. and Mrs. Gabor.

Sue Shanafelt
   Posted Sun March 07, 2010
My sympathies in your loss. Worked with George for many years at Bell, he was always one of my favorites. He was always there to help us younger kids out and he will never be forgotten for his kind and gentle manners. And of course, that really great smile!

Bob & Beth Casselman
   Posted Sun March 07, 2010
To George, Marta, Gretchen, Allie and Paul,

Sincere condolences for your loss, and in celebration of a life lived with love.

Bob & Beth Casselman