George Delis was part of Normandy Invasion

DOWNEY – George E. Delis died peacefully at his Downey home on Sept. 21. Born in Chicago on June 19, 1919, he was the only child of Alexandira Delis and Nellie Straszkowski.

He graduated in 1937 from Steinmetz High School and was drafted into the Army in 1941. He deployed throughout Europe and North Africa with the 1st Army Division under Gen. Patton, notably in the Invasion of Normandy.

He married Eileen Mathieu in 1947 and settled in Downey in 1950. He worked at Crocker Bank, retiring in 1984.

He volunteered at the Downey City Library for 29 years, and was an usher at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church for more than 60 years.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen, and sons John, Bill and Robert.



Published: Oct. 2, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 25