George Zganich

Zganich024George Zganich, 91, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016, surrounded by his family in the home he built in Santa Fe.  George was born on April 8, 1925, in Pittson, PA, to George and Mary Zganich.  He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  While stationed in Galveston he met Carmen Morales, and this past June 16, 2016, they celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary.  George worked as a cement mason for Local 177.  He loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

George is preceded in death by his parents, seven sisters, and a great granddaughter.  Survivors include his wife, Carmen, their four daughters and their husbands, Norma and Steve Spaulding, Patsy and Jim Knight, Lorraine and Johnnie Garza, and Joanie and Mark O’Daniel.  Eight grandchildren, Randa Scott, James Knight, Tyler Spaulding, Meredith McCutchen, Georgeanne Fayrweather, John Garza, Christopher O’Daniel, and Timothy Garza, and 12 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church

5402 Acorn Street,

Houston, Texas  77092


The Arthritis Foundation

4550 Post Oak Place Dr., Suite 307

Houston, Texas  77027


A visitation in his honor will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016, 10 am to 11 am, with a rosary at 11 am, with a funeral liturgy following at 11:30 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Hitchcock, with Father Elias Rafaj presiding.  Interment will follow at Mt Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Dickinson.

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  1. My uncle George was loved and respected by all who knew him. He set an example of how to live life that makes me proud to be a part of his family. I thank God for the fortune of having grown up with him being such an important part of my life. Uncle George will be missed by many. I know I will dearly miss him. There is a reason his was the greatest generation. He truly made a difference. Thank you Uncle George.

    With sincerest love and affection,

    Christopher Morales

    Chris Morales

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