Albert G. "Al" Gulvas

September 23, 1927February 7, 2014

GULVAS, Albert G. “Al”, age 86, of Centerville passed away Friday, February 7, 2014. Al was born on September 23, 1927 in Standish MI. He was preceded in death by his first wife Georgia. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Anna; daughter, Irene Gulvas; stepdaughter, Angie (Eric) Archdeacon; stepson, Chuck Evans; stepgrandchildren, Eric (Sarah) Archdeacon II; and two sisters, Josie and Sally. Al served in the U.S. Army Pacific Theater during WW II and retired from H.R.D. – GM in 1985 after 34 years. He was a member of St. Leonard’s Church, the V.F.W. #9927, Married N.A.I.M. Club, the Czech Club, and Audubon Society. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the St. Leonard’s Chapel, 8100 Clyo Rd., Centerville, Ohio 45458, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Entombment Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Leonard’s Benevolent Fund. Arrangements in care of TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME – FAR HILLS CHAPEL. Condolences may be made to


  • Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2014
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, February 13, 2014

Albert G. "Al" Gulvas

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Theodora Roberts

February 16, 2014

A lifetime of caring and wonderful memories
that will NEVER be forgotten.

Donna Taliaferro Clark

February 14, 2014

Irene, we were very sorry to hear of your father's passing. Fifty years ago your dad would pick up my future husband as he was hitchhiking to my parents house. John always said what a nice man he was. It looks like from the tributes on this site many people felt that way about him. May you all find peace.

Theodora Roberts

February 12, 2014

A life long friendship of caring and wonderful
memories that will NEVER be forgotten

Tom and Ruth Gulvas

February 12, 2014

Cousin Al was a very humble human being. He sure liked his deer hunting and volleyball, especially his out-west hunting trips. He liked having fun and will be missed greatly. Tom and Ruth Gulvas, Midland, MI

Bev Schneider

February 12, 2014

So sorry for your loss, Irene. You are in my prayers.

Francie Yarber

February 12, 2014

When I think about the Gulvas Family Reunion, Albert always comes to mind for being in charge of volleyball and initiating an eagle's nest. I'm sure volleyball has been transferred to someone else's care now . He always went out on the boat with Uncle Lenny the day after too. He was a very active person. The family reunion is getting bigger and bigger on 'the other side'. Love to all the family. Francie

Rose Langdon

February 12, 2014

Camp Albert will not be the same ever again! We will add his memorial tribute plaque, and honor him with his other fallen hunting comrades: Elmer, Tom, Lenny, Nancy, and others I am sure I have missed. Peace be with Anne and the family members. I will miss you, Uncle Al! Rose (Trombley) Langdon

Joe & Bonnie Gulvas

February 12, 2014

It was always so nice to see Al at the Reunion. He made us feel so welcome with his smile and kindness. Although we will not see you at 10:30 mass this year believe me we will always hold the seat for you.

Julie Davis

February 11, 2014

Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you experience the letting go of your dad, so he can be in a better place. Julie

Wayne and Janet Ensign

February 11, 2014

We are so proud to have known Al for so many years. He has always been like a second father in addition to a wonderful friend and mentor. We loved him alot and will miss him dearly as will so many others. He was a very special man who gave us so many fond memories and great times. Our thoughts and prayers are with Anna and all of the family and friends Al has left behind- may God bless all of you and help you find peace in this trying time.