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Rev. George M. Vrabely

Deceased: 2007-06-07

Diocese: GARY

CSM Graduation Year: 1963

Rev. George M. Vrabely, age 78, of LaPorte, IN and formerly of Whiting/Hammond, IN passed away June 7, 2007. Born August 12, 1928 in Whiting, IN to Stephen and Julia (Balog) Vrabely. He is survived by Brother-in-law John Lasics of East Chicago, IN; nieces: Julie (Philip) Parker of Warrenville, IL, Agnes Lasics of Munster, IN, Jean (Andrew) Lasics-Wessels of Osega, IL and Laura Lasics of East Chicago, IN; great-nephew Billy Parker; great-nieces: Mary Clair and Sarah Therese Wessels; aunt Elizabeth Santy of Whiting, IN; several cousins. Preceded in death by parents; twin brother Rev. John Vrabely; brother Rev. Stephen Vrabely; sister (sister of Providence) Sister Elizabeth Clare Vrabely; sister Mary Therese (John) Lasics. Funeral Mass will be at St. Peter Catholic Church Tuesday, June 12, 2007 with Morning prayer at 10:00 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass with Bishop Dale Melczek officiating and Father James Flanagan, CCS, Homilist. Viewing St. Peter Catholic Church Monday, June 11, 2007 from 3-8 p.m. with the Rite of Reception at 3:00 p.m. and Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church. Burial St. Joseph/St. John Cemetery with a graveside service in Hammond, IN. Essling Funeral Home. Another Christ Burse, 9292 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410-7088, St. Peter Catholic Church, Renovation Fund, 1104 Monroe Street, LaPorte, IN 46350 or Donor’s Choice. Rev. George M. Vrabely was a educator and Catholic Priest, a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. He attended St. Melnrad College and Theology studies in St. Meinrad, IN, graduated from St. Meinrad Seminary with his twin brother Rev. John Vrabely in 1953. He was ordained into the Priesthood on May 1, 1953, his Parochial Appointments were: In 1953 he was an assisant at Holy Trinity (Hungarian) East Chicago, IN.In 1955, an Instructor at Bishop Noll High School, Hammond, IN, 1957 an Assistant Vocational Director for Bishop Noll High School, Hammond, IN, 1959 he did his graduate studies at DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 1959, he was in Residence at Holy Trinity (Hungarian), East Chicago, 1960 he was Vocational Director at Bishop Noll High School, Hammond, IN, 1960 he was Chaplain for the Carmelite Home for Boys in Hammond, 1962 he did his Graduate Studies in Rome, Italy, 1963 he was an assistant at St. Luke’s in Gary, IN, 1964, he was the Rector of the Minor Seminary at Bishop Noll High School, 1965 he was Chaplain for the Carmelite Home for Girls in East Chicago, 1966 he was Rector at All Saints Minor Seminary, East Chicago, 1968 he was Administrator of St. Emeric Perish in Gary, IN, 1969 Director of Bishop Noll Institute in Gary, IN, 1969 he was in Residence at St. Mary in East Chicago, 1971 Residence at St. Margaret Mary in Hammond, IN, 1972-1976 Principal at Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond, 1976-2006 he was Pastor of St. Peter Catholic Church in LaPorte, IN. On July 1, 2006 he was appointed Senior Priest. Diocesan Appointments were: 8/11/1963, Diocesan Director of Vocations and Spiritual Director at Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond.
Published in The Times on 6/9/2007.