George J. Coroleuski

Nov. 10, 1928 – March 24, 2012

George J. Coroleuski, 83, passed away at his home in Panama City Beach Fla. on Saturday, March 24, 2012, attended by his family.

He was born in Wakefield, Mich., to George E. Coroleuski and Jennie (Pezzetti) Coroleuski. He attended Wakefield schools and graduated in June 1946. He enlisted in the Air Force after graduation. He was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone. They brought the first PBYs to Germany in 1948. He was stationed in Germany at Templehoff Air Base. He was there for the “Big Lift.” He was discharged in October 1949.

He married Jeanette (Soltis) in Ironwood, Mich., on June 19, 1950. She survives along with their four children, Kathleen (Keith) Peterson, Cynthia Brown, Gregg (Linda) Coroleuski and Paul; seven grandchildren, Matthew Compton, Stephanie (Myron) Basina, Annah Houk, Alycia (Jeff) Betz, Samantha Coroleuski, Ethan (Lauren) Coroleuski and Adam Coroleuski; and five great-grandchildren, Evon, Seth, Noah Basina, Joseph Betz and Ethan Compton. He also is survived by a sister, Pat “Bob” McGuire, and a brother, Jim Coroleuski.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jennie and George Coroleuski; brothers, Eugene and Ted Coroleuski; and a sister-in-law, Jeanett Coroleuski.

George retired from Roman Electric in Milwaukee. In his retirement, he was active in volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity, Old World Wisconsin and worked on the ship S/V Denis Sullivan in Milwaukee, a replica of an old sailing vessel that is used as a teaching facility on Lake Michigan.

After visiting Panama City Beach, the couple left Pewaukee to live by the beach, which George loved. The move was in 2001. He was involved with VFW Post 10555.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, Queen of Apostles Church, N35-W23360 Capitol Drive, City of Pewaukee.