The Obit For George Laurila


The Detroit Free Press

January 5, 2008

George Laurila, Age 89, died December 31. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Loving father of Sherry and Robert (Anita). Grandfather of four and great-grandfather of five.

In 1939 he signed as a pitcher with the Mansfield Braves (Cleveland Indians farm system). A veteran of WWII, he served with the Coast Guard.

After the war, he worked as a carpenter and later as an inspector for HUD. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, January 8 at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Oak Park, MI.