VUCELICH, George, 75, of Westerville, OH, formerly of Shadyside, OH, died Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at his home.

George was born June 7, 1938 in Dilles Bottom, OH, a son of the late Rudy and Amanda Jakovich Vucelich Sr.

He retired from Shadyside Local School District, and was owner and operator of Tri-State Floor Coverings. He attended St. Mary Catholic Church, Shadyside, OH and was a cook in the Army Reserves.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were two brothers, Rudy and John Vucelich; a sister, Mildred Moncel.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Sandra Depto Vucelich; a son, Eric (Erica) Vucelich of Ashville, OH; a daughter, Melissa (Patrick) Bury of Westerville, OH; five grandchildren, Meredith, Meghan, Mitchell, Samantha and Zayne; a brother, Samuel (Helen) Vucelich of Shadyside, OH; two sisters, Mary Keane of Miami, FL. and Nancy (Donald) Blacker of St. Clairsville, OH; many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Bauknecht- Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3900 Central Ave., Shadyside, OH.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Shadyside, OH, with Fr. Samuel Saprano as Celebrant.

Burial follows in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio St, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611.

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