Philip G. Gikas

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PHILIP G. GIKAS CROWN POINT, IN

Philip G. Gikas, age 91, of Crown Point (LOFS), formerly of Glen Park, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 with his daughter by his side. Phil was a member of Faith Fellowship Church in Hebron. He was vice president and part owner of United and Peacock Cleaners in Gary, a family owned business for nearly 50 years. Phil was a veteran of the U.S. Navy-WWII. He was stationed in Pearl Harbor as a Gunner's Mate on the U.S.S. St. Louis "Lucky Lou". Phil remained on the unsinkable ship until the end of WW II and was a combat decorated veteran, having been awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member and Past Commander of American Legion, Glen Park Post No. 214, and a member of American Legion Crown Point Post 20. He was a member and past Chef de Guar of Voiture 470 Du Indiana (40/8). Phil was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Lulu "Veda" Gikas; son, George Gikas; father, George Gikas; stepmother, Mary Gikas; brothers: Nick and Chris Gikas; sisters: Helen LeFarge and Christine Watson; sister-in- law, Eleanor Zervos; and brothers-in-law: Jerry Janda and Angel Zervos. Phil is survived by two sons: Theodore Gikas of Sarasota, FL and Rick (Rhonda) Gikas of Valparaiso, IN; one daughter, Phyllis (Scott) Aubrey of LOFS; daughter-in-law, Marlene Gikas of Crown Point; six grandchildren: Jason (Christy) Gikas, Kristen, Christine, and Nicole Gikas, and Alexandra and Quentin Aubrey; three great grandchildren: Christopher, Tommy, and Jacob Gikas; sister-in-law, Frieda Janda of Crown Point, IN; brother- in-law, George Zervos; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point, IN. Interment Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit with Philip's family on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 2:00-8:00 pm. www.burnsfuneral.com

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Burns Funeral Home & Crematory
10101 Broadway Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 769-0044
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Published in The Times from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2013
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