VALPARAISO, IN - Gregory Hanchar , age 69, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. He was born in East Chicago, IN on July 20, 1948 to the late Michael and Dorothy Hanchar.
Greg was a lifelong resident of Valparaiso, graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1966, and was a Juvenile Detention Officer with the Porter County Juvenile Center, retiring in 2011. Greg loved the sun and spent many summers at Beverly Shores with his daughter. In July 2017 his first grandchild was born and she became the light of his life. Marley was his angel and now he is hers.
Greg is survived by his daughter, Stephanie R. (Kristine) Burke; granddaughter, Marley; siblings, Phyllis (Bob) Phillips, Cindi Hanchar, Michael (Sharon) Hanchar, Bruce (Karen) Hanchar, Keith Hanchar, and David Hanchar. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Michelle.
Greg's wishes were to be cremated and he did not want a service. He made so many people smile and touched so many lives. He did not want others to be saddened by his departure, and will continue to live on through the many memories he created with so many people. Memorial donations may be made to his granddaughter, Marley Burke. Arrangements by Dykes Funeral Home, Inc. (219) 462-3125.