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Gikas, Philip G. 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 WWII 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). He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Lulu "Veda" Gikas; his son, George Gikas; his father, George Gikas; step-mother, Mary Gikas; and 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. He is survived by 2 sons, Theodore Gikas of Sarasota, FL and Rick (Rhonda) Gikas of Valparaiso, IN; daughter, Phyllis (Scott) Aubrey of LOFS; daughter-in-law, Marlene Gikas of Crown Point; 6 grandchildren, Jason (Christy) Gikas, Kristen, Christine and Nicole Gikas and Alexandra and Quentin Aubrey; 3 great-grandchildren, Christopher, Tommy and Jacob Gikas; sister-in-law, Frieda Janda of Crown Point, IN; and brother-in-law, George Zervos; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point, IN at 10:00am Thursday, March 28, 2013. Interment Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit with Philip's family on Wednesday March 27, 2013 from 2:00-8:00pm.

Published in the Post Tribune on Mar. 25, 2013
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