Monday, June 15, 2009


George G. Pena, 74, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2009 at Community Health Partners, Lorain. George was born June 10, 1935 in Fort Worth, Texas by his parents, George and Santos (nee: Gonzales) Pena. He moved to Lorain at the age of 14 with his family in 1949. He attended Lorain High School. After school he worked as a Crane Operator at U.S. Steel for 48 years, retiring in 2000.

While working at U.S. Steel, he also worked at T.J. Hume Construction as a Laborer for 17 years. He married his loving wife, Dolores R. “Lola” Pena on February 10, 1956. They raised two children together in Lorain.

George was a member of St. Anthony of Padua, Mexican American Citizens Club, United States Steel Local 1104 and Guadalupe Society from Sacred Heart Chapel. He volunteered at Sacred Heart Chapel kitchen group and regularly attended Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club. He enjoyed woodworking in his garage and watching his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren play sports.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dolores R. “Lola” (nee: Garcia) Pena; son, George A. (Laura-fiancé); daughter, Lori Banes; 3 grandchildren, George R. (Krista) Pena, Brandon Banes and Brittney Banes; 2 great grandchildren, G. Brenton and Kylie Pena; 2 brothers, Amado “Moe” (Elvira) Pena and Narciso “Chicho” Pena; sister, Zenaida Elizalde; half brother, Joe Pena; and half sister, Bonnie Pena.

He is preceded in death by his father George Pena; mother Santos Razo; and 2 brothers, Alfred and Eulojio Pena.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, OH (440) 244-1961 on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 9:20 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM, Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at St. Anthony of Padua, Fr. Joseph West, O.F.M. Conv., Pastor, officiating. Burial services will be held at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Twp.


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