HAMMOND, IN - George M. Mihalich 'Marty', age 72, of Hammond, IN passed away peacefully on November 5, 2017. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Janice Sobilo; cherished son: Robert (Stephanie) Mihalich; adored grandchildren: Jessica, Courtney, Brittney and James Carlisle, Brianna and Alexis Mihalich; 4 precious great-granddaughters; dear brothers and sisters: Richard (Crystal) Mihalich, Mary (Hector) Ortiz, Robert (Joyce) Mihalich, Kathleen (Ronald) Grzych, Nicholas Mihalich, Paul (Beth) Mihalich, David Mihalich, Joanne Mihalich and James (Amy) Mihalich; numerous special nieces and nephews; and devoted lifetime friend, J. Paul Kotvasz. George was preceded in death by his daughter Lisa Mihalich; sister Frances Mihalich; parents George and Margaret Mihalich.
Marty devoted his life to God, country, family and community. He honorably served in the United States Navy for 22 years, was a Vietnam Veteran and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. He received the 1980 Outstanding Naval Enlisted Reservist Award nationwide, served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Margaret Mercy Hospital for 10 years, was a Cub Scout Master, Pack 258, was an entrepreneur and retired from LTV Steel with 30 years of service as an electronics repairman.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at St. Casimir Church, 4340 S Johnson Ave., Hammond, IN 46327. Family and friends are invited to gather from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the church.
His family would like to thank Harbor Light Hospice for their loving care. For online guestbook, please visit castlehillfuneralhome.com.