George M. Kalaf
August 21, 1918 – February 20, 2013
George M. Kalaf, 94, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away on February 20, 2013. George was born to Manheim Kalaf and Shaheeny Maloof Kalaf on August 21, 1918 in Superior, AZ. He grew up and graduated high school in Superior where he excelled in football. George pioneered the mining, drilling and electrical system installations in many AZ state buildings. George had pride in his hometown and was a member of the Superior Historical Society for many years. He was a member of the IBEW Local 640 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers as well as a charter member of the Elks Lodge. George loved to play golf, and enjoyed many other sports. He also spent many weekends and holidays in Las Vegas playing craps and poker. George will be tearfully remembered as the kindest and most generous gentleman. Always ready to help without hesitation and without expectation of anything in return. He will be dearly missed. George was preceded in passing by his parents, his brothers, Abe, Stanley, William, Donnie, and his sisters, Olga and Betty. George is survived by his brother Louis. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the AZ Humane Society.
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George M. Kalaf
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March 20, 2014
Uncle George, I still miss you and always will. In our many conversations, you taught me how to live life forward. To pay attention to things that matter as family and education, and not to be distracted by influences outside of my control. You taught me to be a leader of myself, and through this wisdom I've been able to grow in both career and family. I love you and always will.
Bill Kalaf Jr.
February 25, 2013
Uncle George, you will have a warm spot in my heart for ever. I remember in elementary school how the Kalaf boys looked up to you and Abe Kalaf as the uncles we so much wanted to model ourselves after. So many stories about your adventures, BS& K mining, the travels you experienced and especially the freedoms you enjoyed. However, you always had a warm spot for us in your heart.
Christmas Eve at the Kalaf home on Dayton was something I looked forward to every year. I remember as a kid, the Christmas tree with the bubble lights and the statue of liberty with the famous clock in her tummy that sat on the fireplace mantle. I miss those days with all the Kalaf's around and the time we all enjoyed together. My father always talked about you at the dinner table. We loved everything my dad said about you.
You were a man with your own ways and always were never afraid to express your opinions no matter what. Sometimes words were shall we say pointed, but you had a heart of gold. I will never forget the days I worked with you at Newberry Energy with my father. I always loved seeing you around when I was a shop boy. You and my father taught me the values of working hard to achieve your dreams. Thank you for letting me be a part of your life. God Bless, you will be missed by us all.
Bill Kalaf Jr.
February 24, 2013
I will miss you dearly uncle George. You always knew how to make me laugh. I love you. May you rest in peace.