OBITUARY

George Edward Graziadei

May 15, 1924August 24, 2013

George Edward Graziadei, a respected lawyer, of Las Vegas, Nevada passed away August 24, 2013. George was born in Chicago, Illinois and lived in Las Vegas since 1964. He was drafted after high school at the age of 18 and served in the Army Air Corps until his honorable discharge in 1945. He then took his under-graduate schooling at the University of Illinois. Thereafter, he went on to law school at Chicago Kent College of Law. He did not retire from being a lawyer until six months before he passed. George did not have any children of his own, but channeled a great deal of energy raising Kayla Geraci, whom he called his granddaughter, since she was six weeks old. George was an Italian gentleman, who expressed that with great pleasure to those he cherished. His kind and gentle ways were expressed not only through those he knew immediately, but throughout the Las Vegas and Chicago community. George was preceded in death by his mother Rose Matteo; father George Graziadei; brothers Joseph and Michael; and wife Sandra Lockwood. George is survived by his dear granddaughter Kayla Geraci. A viewing will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013 with a funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. both at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1813 S. Maryland Pkwy. Burial will be at Palm Valley View Memorial Park, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association. Please visit www.kingdavidlv.com for more information.

Arrangements under the direction of King David Memorial Chapel, Las Vegas, NV.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 29, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, August 29, 2013
  • Committal Service Thursday, August 29, 2013
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Kayla G

December 31, 2013

I miss you papa. Life isn't the same without your smile, stories, and jokes.

Adeline "Addie" Poppito-Tangredi

October 11, 2013

My condolences,prayers,and thoughts go out to the Family of George Graziadei. I knew him as a Lawyer and a friend and he certainly was a very kind, gentle, and caring human being. He will be missed.

Fran Fine

September 2, 2013

If there was a definition in the dictionary for what an attorney is and should be, George's photo would be next to it. He treated everyone with respect ad kindness. We will miss you, dear George..

Phronsie Markin

August 31, 2013

Our heartfelt condolences to Kayla and family. I met George 31 years ago and had the privilege of working with him in the beautiful Valley Bank Building Penthouse office. He was a true gentleman, terrific boss and family friend. George always shared terrific stories of his time in Chicago, and his early days in Las Vegas; he was a mentor and friend.....he will forever be in our hearts and we are grateful for the special moments that George shared with us.....we will miss you dear friend...

August 29, 2013

Our Condolences to Ms. Kayla and family and office staff. We had the honor to have George represent my family on several ocassions. He was not only our family lawyer but proud to call him our friend. The first hour of consultations were always stories of Chicago and his life. We loved every minute of them but had to remind him not to charge us for that time! He is now sharing his stories with St. Anthony in heaven. We will miss you dear George..

August 28, 2013

You are now in heaven and on earth. How lucky we were to have you here with us. Big hugs and kisses to Queeny and Aunt Rosie with the puppy dog. Nick, Madelyn, Rose and Jack will show you around and make you feel right at home just as they did when you arrived in Vegas 49 years ago. I love you Georgie. Rest in eternity and be at peace.

Bob Apple

August 28, 2013

I met George shortly after returning to Las Vegas when I passed the Bar in 1975. I remember him as the "Silver Fox" in his cool office above Foxy's Deli on the Strip at Sahara. In later years he had a very nice office in the Valley Bank Building. He was always a gentleman and excellent lawyer. George was part of the fabric of the golden era of Las Vegas, well before the impersonal corporate world we have now. George will be missed. Best wishes to his family.

August 28, 2013

I just wanted relay my condolences to the family of George. He was always a gentleman, kind and caring to a fault. I wanted to say that my sister Theresa DelGenio-Gossage also sends her condolences. George will be in our thoughts and prayers as well as his family.

Helene Mattson

August 27, 2013

I loved coming to visit Ali and seeing you at the office or your home, saw you not long ago at Ali's wake. Now, don't take any orders from Ali when you get up there, you know how bossy she can be. Love ya, Helene

Jerry Kaufman

August 27, 2013

I practiced with George 48 years. I visited him last week at Health South. I revisited him again Friday, but told he was transferred. I wrote a beautiful message of courage that I brought to him. Would you like it? Sincerely, Jerry J. Kaufman 592-5368. May he rest in Peace. A great man, superb lawyer and good buddy!

Biography

George Edward Graziadei, a respected lawyer, of Las Vegas, Nevada passed away August 24, 2013. George was born in Chicago, Illinois and lived in Las Vegas since 1964. He was drafted after high school at the age of 18 and served in the Army Air Corps until his honorable discharge in 1945. He then took his under-graduate schooling at the University of Illinois. Thereafter, he went on to law school at Chicago Kent College of Law. He did not retire from being a lawyer until six months before he passed. George did not have any children of his own, but channeled a great deal of energy raising Kayla Geraci, whom he called his granddaughter, since she was six weeks old. George was an Italian gentleman, who expressed that with great pleasure to those he cherished. His kind and gentle ways were expressed not only through those he knew immediately, but throughout the Las Vegas and Chicago community. George was preceded in death by his mother Rose Matteo; father George Graziadei; brothers Joseph and Michael; and wife Sandra Lockwood. George is survived by his dear granddaughter Kayla Geraci. A viewing will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013 with a funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. both at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1813 S. Maryland Pkwy. Burial will be at Palm Valley View Memorial Park, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association. Please visit www.kingdavidlv.com for more information.