Sylvia M. (Strine) Bellis

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SYLVIA M. BELLIS MERRILLVILLE, IN Sylvia M. Bellis (nee Strine), age 95, of Merrillville, IN, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013. Sylvia is survived by her children: Andrew (Jackie) Bellis of Petersburg, IL, William (Marge) Bellis of Crown Point, IN and Michael (Cheryl) Bellis of Bushwood, MD; grandchildren: Scott (Melissa) Bellis, Mark Bellis, Michaela and William Bellis; and one great granddaughter, Elizabeth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew William Bellis; brothers: Otto Strine and Earl Dean Strine; and sister, Lillian Strine. Sylvia was a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Merrillville, IN, a former member of the American Legion Post #367 in Gary, IN, the St. John Township Senior Citizens and the Grandmothers Club of Highland, IN. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013 at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 801 W. 73rd Ave., Merrillville, IN from 9:00 AM until time of service at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Portage, IN. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Sylvia's name to: St. Andrew the Apostle Church. Geisen Funeral and Cremation Services in Merrillville, IN in charge of arrangements. Sign guestbook at:


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Published in The Times on Aug. 1, 2013