Gabriele A. “George” Scalise

Gabriele A. “George” Scalise

August 9, 1930 – December 1, 2019

Preceded in death by wife, Immacolata; parents, Maria and Frank; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Rita Scalise; brother-in-law, Antonio Leo.  Survived by son, Frank; daughters, Maria Scalise Filippelli and Julie Rodriguez (Robert); special friend, Rose Salcedo; grandchildren: Francesca Filippelli, Nathan, Joe and Maddie Scalise, Sara and Gigi Rodriguez; sister-in-law, Anna Maria Leo; brother-in-law, Angelo Leo (Giuseppina); many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family will receive friends Thursday, December 5th from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by a VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, December 6th, 10am, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church (3122 S. 74th St.)  INTERMENT: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Memorials will be directed by the family.

MASS IN ITALY: Saturday, December 7th, 4:30pm, San Pietro in Vincoli Catholic Church in Terravecchia, Italy.








  • Nancy & Fred Wackerhagen Posted December 3, 2019 5:27 am

    Our deepest condolences to the entire Scalise/Leo families. George was genuinely a good, kind man! Find comfort in knowing you will have your special angel watching over all of you as he celebrates from up above.
    Love & Big Hugs from the “Bertagnia Girl “ as George would call me.

  • Ronnie & Peggy Hansen Posted December 3, 2019 9:47 am

    The man with a story or a joke always. Gabe was more family than friend and will be missed not only by us but by many. To have know him for so long was a blessing. Rest in peace dear friend

  • Andria Powers Posted December 3, 2019 6:31 pm

    Rest in peace Giorgio. You were dear to the Puccioni family for a long time. I will remember your kind soul and times spent in my grandparents kitchen.

    • Marty Montgomery Posted December 4, 2019 4:41 pm

      I met Gib at Cummins Diesel in 1976, He was a good friend to a young mechanic just starting out. You will be missed.

  • Amy and Nathan Smith Posted December 4, 2019 10:49 pm

    Lifting you up in prayer . We loved Mr Scalise “ George” he was the kindest , most loving , friend . He will be missed . Love to all of your family .

  • Michael O’Keefe Posted December 7, 2019 10:30 am

    Dear Frank, I was very sorry to read about the death of your father. It’s been many years since we’ve seen each other, the 82nd Field Hospital Unit, cooks section was the last time I believe. You were always a very kind and gentle person and I just wanted you to know that I will pray for you and yours to help you through this difficult time. May God Bless.

  • Bobby Joe Collier Posted January 3, 2020 2:06 pm

    It is with great sadness that I found out about his death. He was such a wonderful man. Great family friend and always remembered my birthday and asked how I was. My parents were great family friends of his and this is truly a very sad time. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family and many friends. We lost a great man. My greatest memories of him was him coming to visit my dad and mom and bring us bread. We would also go to his house when he lived with Rose, and they made a great Italian dinner. Memories last forever, gone but never forgotten! Rest in Peace. Much Love Bobby Joe.

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