Joseph H. Gawrys
88, Indianapolis, passed away August 25, 2014. He was born on March 19, 1926 in Buffalo, NY, the son of John and Veronica (Gozdziak) Gawrys. Joseph was a graduate of Indiana University. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. Joseph was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, as well as the Knights of Columbus- Our Lady of Fatima Council #3228, where he was a 4th Degree Knight. He was also the Indiana state historian and museum curator for the Knights of Columbus. Joseph was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Kathleen Gawrys; his son, Joseph P. Gawrys, and his grandson, Benjamin Gawrys. He is survived by his children, Mary Gawrys (Larry), Eileen Gawrys (John), Sharon Brown (Dave), Patricia Gawrys (Craig), Nancy Gawrys, and Kevin Gawrys (Karen); 18 grandchildren; his daughter-in-law, Sue Gawrys and his sister-in-law, Diane Gawrys. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, September 2 at 10 a.m. in Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 7243 E. 10th Street, Indianapolis. Visitation will be on Monday, September 1 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Flanner and Buchanan - Memorial Park , 9350 E. Washington Street. Cremation will be accorded. Memorial gifts may be made to the Gibault School, 6401 S. U.S. Highway 41, Terre Haute, IN 47802. A tribute to Joseph's life may be viewed online at http://www.flannerbuchanan.com, where condolences may be shared with his family.