George S. Giuka Jr., 87, of Collinsville and formerly of Granite City, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.
He was born April 2, 1927, in Cleveland, the son to the late George Stephen Giuka Sr. and Katie (nee: Juvan) Giuka.
He married Vivian H. Ernst in November of 1948 in Granite City.
George was a veteran of the United States Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian Giuka of Collinsville; two sons, Gary Daniel (Juliana) Giuka Sr. of Granite City and Mark Giuka of Rainsville, Ala.; five grandchildren, Gary Giuka Jr., Alexander N. Giuka, Christopher Giuka, Joshua Giuka and Christopher Cordiner; three great-grandchildren, Shelby, James and Elizabeth; and one niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Bruce Michael Giuka and Kenneth Lynn Giuka; two brothers, Albert and Nicholas Egan; and a sister, Violet Giuka.
Professional services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home and Crematory in Granite City. Private burial will be held at Lake Charles Memorial Park in St. Louis. Memorials can be directed to the family or the Alzheimer’s Association. Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.