George C. Erdei
December 29, 1926 – November 26, 2020
Preceded in death by wife, Wanda. Survived by wife, Judy; children: Richard Erdei, Steve Erdei (Debi), Dawn Owens (Ron), Patricia Sexson (Jim), Helen Scott (Curt), Mark Erdei (Lory) and Traci Owens (Tim); stepchildren: Mary Beth Eipperle (Doug), Julie Huerter (John) and David Gross (Karen); 32 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Tuesday, December 1st from 10am to 11am, at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church (11802 Pacific St.) followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 11am. Family Interment: Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Fr. Shane Endowment Fund.
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George Erdei passed away peacefully in his own home at the age of 93, on Thursday November 26, 2020. George will always be remembered for his one of a kind infectious laugh, his unwavering love for God and his family, and his loyalty to Husker football.
George grew up in South Omaha, as the son of a grocery store owner, attending St. Joseph Grade School and Kemper High School, after which he went to the Navy and served two years. Upon returning to Omaha he attended Creighton University. He met and married Wanda Voss in 1950. George and Wanda were transferred to several states during their marriage due to George’s career with AVCO, and during that time had seven children. Ultimately, they ended up back in Omaha. Wanda passed away at a young age leaving behind George and seven children. Not long after, George was introduced to Judy Gross, widow of a meat market owner with three children of her own. One of his famous quotes upon hearing of Judy was “I don’t want to meet an old meat woman” but from their first date things moved quickly and they were soon married, and now the mother and father of ten. Judy and George were transferred to California for George’s career and five of the ten children went with them to start their new life in the Wild West. They had good times in California, lots of friends, golf, their own swimming pool, and warm weather. Because of family they ended up back in Omaha 15 years later after George’s retirement.
George and Judy always had a passion for traveling the world together in their later years. He could often be found with a good cup of coffee and the newspaper, watching sports or a good western or spending time with his children and grandchildren.
George was always very devoted to his parish and Catholic faith he and for many years served as an usher and in the Knights of Columbus.
He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.