Gheorghe Ioan Ciolac

March 24, 1940April 27, 2021

Gheorghe Ioan Ciolac, 81, passed away in his home on April 27th, 2021. He was born in Romania on March 24th, 1940. He enjoyed reading, gardening, writing poetry and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was preceded in by a son, Nicolae Ciolac.

Beloved husband and father of 7 children, he is survived by his wife Gheorghina; his 6 children: John Ciolac and his wife Diana, Maria Mot and her husband Daniel, Daniel Ciolac, Petru “Nick” Ciolac, Fabiola Adam and her husband Tony, and Persida Ciolac; his 10 grandchildren: Steven, Melanie, Adriana, Alex, Hannah, Andrew, Joshua, Gabriella, Ava and Lucas.

He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

A celebration of life will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021 in the Chapel of Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home. Rev. Benjamin Bora will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Conover City Cemetery.


  • Visitation

    Friday, April 30, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, April 30, 2021


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Sharon Bank/Splittstoesser

May 12, 2021

I first met Mr. Ciolac and his sweet family in 1978. My four grandparents all immigrated from Romania. When I was young, I attended the Romanian Church in our area (that they also attended) and was taught the language by my grandparents. I was a new, young Real Estate Agent. Mr. Ciolac sought me out when he wanted to purchase a home for his family. His main focus and my primary obligation was to find him a home for them in a safe neighborhood where his children could play outside and attend good schools. They immediately treated me like an extended member of the family, as we searched various options. Even after I found them a home and they were settled, we kept in touch. We still exchange Christmas cards, even with miles and years between us. Mr. Ciolac and his sweet family will always have a special place in my heart. He impressed me as a sincere Christian man, who put his faith and family first. I have nothing but respect and love for this family and pray God's peace and strength as they mourn and heal.