George BERDIS (1933 - 2019)

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Service Information
Cheney Funeral Chapel - Cheney
1632 W 1st St.
Cheney, WA
Thursday, Sep. 5, 2019
10:30 AM
Washington State Veterans Cemetery
Medical Lake, WA
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Memorial service
Thursday, Sep. 5, 2019
1:00 PM
Cheney Congregational Church
423 N 6th St.
Cheney, WA
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BERDIS, George George Berdis passed peacefully in Cheney, WA on August 28, 2019, at the age of 86. George was born on July 14th, 1933 in Greenville, PA to John and Sarah Berdis. He graduated from Spokane Community College with a degree in Airframe and Power Plant. He married Myrna, the love of his life in 1954. George enlisted with the United States Air Force on March 2, 1953, honorably serving his country for 20 years before retiring at Fairchild AFB, WA. George and Myrna decided to continue residing in Cheney, WA where George worked with several local companies before he and Myrna both retired from Eastern Washington University. Throughout their time together the couple welcomed three children into their home followed by nine grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren to include George's namesake Milo George Harrington. His family remembers him as a kind, loving, and supportive man who always put his family first encouraging them in all pursuits. George was accomplished at woodworking often building furniture and other wooden keepsakes for his family. In his spare time, he loved to garden, fish, and restore his VW Beatle. George is survived by his wife of 65 years, Myrna Berdis of Cheney, WA; children Karen Wirth and husband John of Peters Creek, AK, John Berdis and wife Julie of Cheney, WA, and David Berdis and wife Jennifer of Norristown, PA; sister, Mary Ann Sabo and husband Tom of Canton, OH. He is preceded in death by his parents John and Sara Berdis of Greenville, PA; brothers Frank and John Richard Berdis both of Greenville, PA; sisters Sarah Moorford and Agnus Kimpan both of Sharon, PA. A committal service will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, WA followed by a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at the Cheney Congregational Church, 423 N 6th St. Cheney, WA 99004. Reverend Matt Goodale from the Cheney Congregational Church will officiate the ceremonies. All are welcome to attend and celebrate George's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in George's name to the . Condolences can be sent to Berdis Family, 2239 N 6th St. #2 Cheney, WA 99004. The family would like to thank Cheney Care Center, Hospice of Spokane, Sacred Heart Medical Center, and Dr. Huang for their care and dedication to George. Cheney Funeral Chapel, Cheney, WA. Online guest book at
Published in Spokesman-Review on Sept. 1, 2019
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