News and Tribune

February 24, 2013

George L. Edelen Jr., 88; of New Albany

— A Funeral Mass for George L. Edelen Jr., 88, of New Albany, will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Albany, with burial in Lebanon National Cemetery in Lebanon, Ky. He died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.

He was born April 6, 1924, in Springfield, Ky., to the late George Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Edelen. He was a Navy veteran of WWII and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Albany and Knights of Columbus Council #1455 in Elizabethtown, Ky.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Edelen; a son, Gary Edelen and his wife, Susan, of New Albany; grandchildren, Jarrod Edelen and his wife, Jennifer, and Amy Medcalf and her husband, Gary Neil; great grandchildren, Nicholas Edelen, Haley Edelen and Kaitlin Medcalf.

Visitation at the Charlestown Road Chapel of Kraft Funeral Services in New Albany will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. 

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Providence Retirement Home, 4915 Charlestown Rd., New Albany, 47150.

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