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George Velonis

Posted 2009-12-30 by Pat Wilson
George Velonis died June 20, 2002, surrounded by his family. He was born October 19, 1925 in Phoenix, Arizona.

His parents were Napoleon and Juanita (Mills) Velonis.

December 27, 1945, he married the love of his life Mildred Sinnott, who he peacefully rejoins.

George was very proud of being a native Phoenician and attending Lowell Elementary, North Phoenix High School, Class of 1943, the University of Idaho and the University of Arizona. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was very active in St. Thomas in Phoenix, with the Men's Club and Knights of Columbus. He was also an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Christian Community of Prescott. He enjoyed bowling and was thrilled to bowl a 300 game with his wife watching. He provided for his beloved Mildred and their 13 children as a mechanical engineer and the owner of Banner Plumbing and Heating for over 22 years. He served as President of P.A.C. of Arizona and P.I.P.E. of Arizona.

George is survived by daughters Diane Velonis, Helen Cotter, Kathy Velonis, Marie Carbajal, Linda Velonis, sons Tom, Chris, Vincent, Ted, Tim, Victor, Jim and Greg 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Rosary Monday, June 24, 2002, at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortex, Prescott, with Celebration of Life Mass, Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Fleury, Prescott.

Final Commendation and Farewell, Redwood Memorial Gardens, Fain Rd, Dewey. In lieu of flowers the family wishes memorials to: St. Scholastica Monastery, 1001 Kenwood, Duluth, MN, 55811 or Saint Vincent De Paul, 150 Fleury, Prescott, AZ 86301.

Published in the Arizona Republic June 23, 2002.

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