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George Kalas

March 17, 1935 ~ October 16, 2021 (age 86)


George Kalas, 86, of Raleigh, passed away October 16, 2021 at his home. Mr. Kalas was born in Cleveland, Ohio to the late John Kalas and Mary Majni.

Mr. Kalas was a part of the "Silent Generation" and this generation faced many uncertainties but through his strong will and hard work ethic he was able to create a wonderful life for his family. He established Piedmont Assembly Products in 1965 and retired in 1989. He then began Kalas Properties LLC in 1990. Boating, fishing, and hunting were his passions, and he never turned down a challenging opportunity. He loved his wife and family dearly, and the many friends who he consider family as well.

Mr. Kalas is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Lou Kalas; daughters, Karen Kalas & fiancé Chris Temple of Knightdale and Kim Kalas Pendergraft & husband Bob of Wake Forest; granddaughters, Kalas Pendergraft of Wilmington and Karli Pendergraft of Asheville. He was preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn Holst and a brother, Raymond Kalas.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 5001 South Miami Blvd, Suite 300, Durham, NC 27703 or to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, Virginia 22116-7023.

 Private services will be held, however, friends may visit with the family 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday evening, October 21, 2021 at Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919)556-7400

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October 21, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home
1051 Durham Road
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587

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