George Voida, born April 28, 1917
in Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, after 91 years of a wonderful life full of accomplishments. At the age of eight he was taken by his mother to Romania, where he lived until 1931 when he and his brother, Gabe, returned unaccompanied to America. Raised within the Romanian community in Indianapolis, George excelled in all that he did, becoming an Eagle Scout and graduating with an Engineering Degree from Purdue University. As a naval officer in WWII, George made 14 trips on an LST to Omaha Beach on D-Day. Later in the war he survived one of his ships being sunk by torpedoes. He married Laura Stadler in 1944, and after the war George and Laura began raising a family in Indiana. In 1955 the family made its way to Albuquerque, NM, where George worked for 27 years at Sandia National Laboratories. In his retirement he was active at St. Paul Lutheran Church, and he was a volunteer for SCORE. His life is chronicled in his autobiography Upon the Hearth. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Laura; and his children, George A. (Butch) Voida and wife, Sharon, Vicki Bannerman and husband, John, Nancy Marberry and husband, David, Greg Voida, and Carol Voida. George enjoyed the company of his seven grandchildren, Stephen Voida
and wife, Amy, Rachel Voida Warren and husband Michael, Marissa Bannerman, Ian Bannerman and wife, Kim, Sarah Bannerman Ramos and husband, Julian, Emily Marberry, and Gregory Marberry. He was a wonderful husband and a loving father. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, May 16, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1100 Indian School Road, N.E., 87102. In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church, George Voida Scholarship Fund or to any educational institution of your choice. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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