George S. Hruska

HRUSKA, George Stephen, age 86 years, passed away January 14, 2009, Omaha, NE. George was born in 1922 in New Castle, PA, which was his hometown until he volunteered for service in the U.S. Army Air Force Reserve in 1942. Assigned to active duty and served as a Bombardier on a B-17 with the 8th Air Force, 385th Bombardment Group and flew 35 combat missions in the European theater. Reinstated to Reserve status and served with the Selective Service Reserve until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel USAF in 1972. George married Geneva A. Cerny of Osceola, NE on April 23, 1946 in Sacred Heart Church in Shelby, NE. George attended Nebraska Central College, moved to Omaha in January of 1948 and received his BSC degree from Creighton University in 1950. George was on the Board of Directors and accountant for six construction-related firms until his retirement. George and Geneva were Omaha residents since 1947. George was preceded in death by Geneva, his wife of 62 years, and brothers: Joseph, Andrew and Michael. He is survived by his 3 sons and daughters-in-law: John and Patricia, Kevin and Teresa, George M. and Lucy; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. VIGIL SERVICE Friday, 5:00 p.m., West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Saturday, 10:00 a.m., St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military honors by Offutt AFB Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Joan of Arc Parish Endowment Fund. VISITATION from 3:00 p.m. Friday at the West Center Chapel, and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joan of Arc Church.


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