George

June 9, 1929 ~ January 21, 2021

Born in: Massillon, Ohio
Resided in: Glasgow, Kentucky

George Louis Sibalich, Jr., 91, of Glasgow, Kentucky died peacefully Thursday, January 21, 2021 at T. J. Samson Community Hospital.

He was born in Massillon, Ohio to the late George Louis Sibalich, Sr. and Theresa Batusic Sibalich. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, JoAnn Edwards Sibalich, son-in-law, James Arnold “Jim” Berry, brother, Ernest Sibalich, and sister, Pauline Riggs.

George was proud to have served in the U.S. Army. His career as a tool and die design engineer spanned 42 years with Tyson Bearing Co/SKF. He loved to fish in his spare time. He was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church.

George is survived by his daughters, Kathy Proffitt (Roger) and Laurie Berry, both of Glasgow, Leslie Butler of New York, Georgeann Doucette (Rob) of Blythewood, South Carolina, and a son, Greg Sibalich (Toni) of Bowling Green. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Amy Fisher (Tim), Heather Hammer (Bart), Lesley Brooke Allen (Chris), Megan Jones (Travis), Samantha Spires, Zane Sibalich, and Zack Sibalich, along with eight great-grandchildren, all of whom he loved.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Helen Catholic Church, Shanti Niketan Hospice Home, or Community Medical Care.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private family service will be held with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. For those not able to attend, the service will be live streamed at 2:00 PM Monday at www.facebook.com/crowfuneralhome. A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted in the care of Mr. Sibalich. Please share your condolences with the family at www.crowfuneralhome.com.

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  1. Laurie,
    I am so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Prayers for strength for each of you in the days ahead.

  2. TO each of Mr. George, family, we are so sorry to learn of his passing, He and Joann were wonderful, neighbors & friends and all the rest of his family, after he quit driving , we missed him on our street, he would pass with his boat, after coming home from work, prayers for the families.

  3. Greg, I know how hard it is to lose your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family.

  4. Kathy, so sorry to hear about your father. Bill has fond memories of working with him at SKF. Our deepest condolences. Carol Becker

  5. Kathy,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. My sympathy goes out to you and all your family. May God be with you.

  6. We are sending our condolence to the family of George Sibalich Jr.
    George was a very fine gentleman, who I worked with @ SKF Industries for 30 years.
    I don’t of anyone that did not like this man.
    R.IP. George.

  7. I worked with George for many years at SKF. He was the kindest soul and always had a story to share. My heart goes out to his family.

  8. Laurie and family,
    So sorry to read of your dad’s passing. While I didn’t have the honor and pleasure of knowing him, I can tell from others comments and knowing the Berry family that he was a wonderful father, grandfather, and friend. Cherish your memories and enjoy reflecting on a life well-lived as you celebrate his life together and say a temporary goodbye on Monday. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Much love to all,
    Suzanne

  9. To all the Sibalich family, I’m so sorry about George! What a great guy! Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. We hope your warm memories and the love and prayers of your family and friends will be of comfort to you in the days ahead. Joe Harlan & Beth Stone

  10. Kathy,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I know how much he meant to you. Even though we know it is a passage in life it is never easy to lose our loved ones. Prayers for you and your family in this time.

  11. So sorry to here of George’s passing. It seemed like every time I came by the house as kids he would have his boat hooked up ready to go wet a line. This is not an easy time but many great memories will ease the pain.

  12. Prayers for the Sibalich family today as you prepare to say your final goodbyes. We share in your sorrow during this difficult time.

    Jim & Pam Dyer

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