George Edward Meno
- December 24, 1911 - February 5, 2013
- Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Dear Dan, Deb and family,
I quote with Abraham Lincoln: "In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
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1 of 11 | Posted by: Arthur Smit-Roeters - IN - Friend
“Out thoughts are with all of you during this time. I have so many memories of all our camping trips. We grew up like family and I always felt that...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Paula Curtis - Tacoma, WA
You've worked hard and raised 4 kids.
Retired after 40 years with the same company.
Then retired again after 30 more years...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Dan Meno - Indianapolis, IN - SON
“Thank you for all the wonderful years of an unforgettable friendship, and all of the great camping trips together!
Sleep in peace, George!
Love...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Gene & Marcia Givans - IN
“Carolyn writing for Thomas
When I ask for Dad's favorite memory of my Uncle George it is always the same one.
It was his first day at public...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Thomas J. Meno - Orland Park, IL
“Growing up my Grandfather was always someone I could look up to and admire. He was very knowledgeable and had a story for everything. He was the most...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Joshua A. Meno - Fresno, CA
“Dear Dan and Family,
I was saddened to hear about your loss of your Father and the boy's Grandpa. I am sending you thoughts of peace and comfort...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Janette Ambra - Clovis, Ca, CA
“We would like to send our prayers to Reba and the rest of "Uncle" George's family. I always thought of Grandpa John's brothers and sisters as my...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Jay Meno - Lebanon, OH
“Reba and family
Sorry we cannot be with you at this sad time. George was quite a guy! I have only good and warm memories of our times together. ...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Ellen Kay (Wantland) Stewart - AZ
I am praying for you and your family. While I did not know your Father, reading about his life has touched my heart. I am sure...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Donna Flanagan - Naples, FL
“REST IN A WELL EARNED AND GLORIOUS PEACE DAD! Love Dan
11 of 11 | Posted by: Dan Meno - Indianapolis, IN - Son
GEORGE EDWARD MENO
101, of Indianapolis, IN., passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013. George was the beloved son of John Ralph Meno, and Angeline Rose (nee Alesia) Meno. He was born on December 24th, 1911 in his family's home in the small Italian-American village of Reeds Station, near Oolitic, in Lawrence County, IN.
George was a brilliant student graduating near the top of his 1929 Bedford HS class, making honor roll all 8 semesters. Despite the onset of the Great Depression he found work upon graduation that would lead him to a job and relocation to Indianapolis in 1936, where he would spend the rest of his life. It was there that he would spend the next 40 years with Jones & Laughlin Steel Co., retiring as their engineering mgr. Soon after he embarked on serving as a volunteer in the emergency room at Community Hospital East for another 30 years re-retiring at the age of 95.
George was a true outdoors man. His love of tennis and golf lasted a lifetime, playing 9 holes with his sons well into his late 90's with a drive and putting touch the envy of many. His early years also saw him spending many hours in horse clubs, including performances at the Indiana State Fair for English riding. But his ultimate passion would be camping. Buying his first trailer in the early 60's, he would take his family without fail on monthly weekend camp outs, rain or shine, March through November, and on many many wonderful cross country adventures. He would own an RV and camp his entire life, finally selling their families last beloved Real-Lite motor home in 2006. George was elected to serve as President and held other offices for the statewide Indiana Campers Association club, and served many times as President, and officer, of the clubs Central Indiana Chapter. Campfires were his specialty, working his magic to create a device when inserted into the fire, turned the flames the colors of the rainbow. He served as Boy Scout Master of troop 477 based at St. Bernadette, winning Man of the Year from the Catholic Church. A Charter Member of St. Bernadette in 1954, he served as an usher, and a leader in its Men's Club. He would transfer later in life to Holy Name Catholic Church in Beech Grove, where he continued his faithful service to the church in various ministries. His life story would not be complete without mention of his love of gardening and growing his annual crop of tomatoes and bib lettuce. He committed himself to excellence in all endeavors, and he leaves many hearts aching who knew him.
George is survived by his bride Reba J. (nee Wirey) Meno. They met at work, married May 10, 1946, and flourished over a life together spanning 66 ½ years. He leaves one dear brother, Thomas J. Meno, of Orland Park, IL. and is proceeded in passing by Tom's late wife Natalie, his sisters Marirose (Bob) Lee, and Carmel (Charlie) Brazzel, and his brother John (Margaret) Meno,
He was the Loving father of Richard (Marg) Meno, Steve (Martha) Meno, Dan (Debra) Meno, Ellen (Joe) Bocik. Cherished Grandfather of Julie (Chuck) Alender, Melissa Meno & Jackie Border, Chris Meno & Dave Harstad, Debbie Meno & Andy Pollpeter, Josh Meno & Brandy Nikaido, Nick Meno, Jason Meno, Bryan Wood & Evan Newman, Lauren Wood, Adam (Amanda) Bocik, Sarah Bocik, Sharon (Kelani) Lancaster, Hannah Bocik. Proud great grandfather of Jessica & Jacob Woodard. Fond uncle of many wonderful nieces and nephews he loved dearly.
Friends may call from 10:00 – 11:30 on Saturday, February 9th, 2013 at Flanner and Buchanan Memorial Park, 9350 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. Eulogy will begin at 11:30 followed by procession just down the street to Washington Park East Cemetery, 10612 E Wash. St, for internment. A luncheon celebrating the life of George Meno will begin at 2:00 PM at Calvary Temple Church, 2901 N. Post Rd., Indpls. Just a few minutes north of the cemetery.