The Clergy, Executive Board, and Members of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church express condolences to the family of Stojan “Stanley” Galich. Memory eternal.
Stojan Stanley Galich Age 87 (January 9, 1929 – January 10, 2016), passed away at His Home on January 10, 2016.
He was born on Jan. 9, 1929 in Drvar, Bosna (former Yugoslavia) to Parents-Marko & Mara Galic. In 1942 at a rather young age, He joined His Father & several relatives in the Serbian Chetniks Resistance Movement in Bosna upon the tragic outbreak of WWII.
At the end of Wartime, He went on to play professional Soccer in Italy, Germany and Chicago, IL. For Decades, “Stanley” was an active Member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church–where He Lovingly served as a dedicated Vestryman–“Parish Tutor.” He retired after many years of service as a general foreman of Laborers Local #81.
In addition to His Parents, He was preceded in death by His Granddaughter Amy Marie Inman, 3 Brothers, 3 Sisters.
Stanley is survived be His Beloved Wife of 58 years, Lillian Galich; Children- Mary “Mara” Littrell, Milan “Mike” (Allison) Galich and Dragica “Debbie” (Kenny) Ludwig; Grandchildren: Julie (Greg) Barker, Steven (Amanda) Littrell, Ashley (Dustin) Harris, Christy (Juan) Galich-Gonzalez, Brandy Galich and River Ludwig; Also, 5 dear Great Grandchildren; Niece Gordana (Slobodan) Lakich; Nephew Dragan Galich; Brother-in-law Dragan (Maca) Dragic; Sisters-in law, Borka (Arfin) Grimsgard, Dorothy (Larry) Mokry, Sasha (Smilka) Parker and many other Kumovi and dear friends.
Funeral Services will take place Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, Directly at 11:00 a.m. at St. Sava Church (9191 Mississippi St., Merrillville) with V. Rev. Marko Matic, officiating. Interment, Calumet Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point, IN. A Pomen Service will be offered at 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials will be greatly accepted by St. Sava Church, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN 46410 or to V.N.A. Hospice, 2404 Valparaiso Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383.
For further information, please phone Savich & Semplinski Directors of Burns F.H. at (219) 769-0044 or www.burnsfuneral.com.