George Vomish | June 6, 1935 - Oct. 1, 2013

Man was devoted to his family

2013-10-12T00:00:00Z 2013-10-12T23:09:10Z Man was devoted to his familyBy Carrie Rodovich Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
October 12, 2013 12:00 am  • 

George Vomish was a wonderful husband and father, and did whatever he could for his family, said his wife, Diane Vomish.

“He was an honest, easy-going man,” she said.

George Vomish, 78, of Crown Point and formerly of Calumet City, died Oct. 1. He was a proud union man, and was retired from the Operating Engineers Local 150.

Diane Vomish said she and her husband were married 51 years, and the couple always said “I love you” before bed and never went to bed angry.

“We always talked things out,” she said.

In her eulogy at the funeral, his daughter Renee Brooks said her father put her and her mother before anything else, and that their marriage was a good example to her as to what a marriage should be.

He supported her in all her athletic events, and took her to wherever she wanted to go, whether it be to a White Sox game or on a family trip to Disney World.

She said he loved music of the 1950s and 1960s, and the two would argue who was better, Elvis, his favorite, or the Beatles, which was hers.

He enjoyed politics, and enjoyed talking about political events. He loved his dogs, and loved dancing. He loved sports, and was an avid fan of the Bears, White Sox, Bulls and Notre Dame.

“He loved sports, and he was very vocal about it sometimes,” she said.

Diane Vomish said everyone at the funeral home commented about what a good man her husband was.

“He valued his family, his Catholic religion and upbringing,” she said. “He was just a good guy who will be missed by many people.”

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