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George A. Kalil Obituary


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“I was sad to see as I read the Waterville Times of Mr Kalil's passing. He was my teacher at USC and a respected friend. He will be missed by many. ...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Diane E Cromp - Sauquoit, NY

“I am so sorry to hear of "Mr. Kalil's " passing. He was my tax man until his "cutting back". He was such a gentlemen. Call me George, he would always...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Julie Frisillo - utica, NY

“REVEREND Diane M Shaul * clergy in (Kennedy in by relate in) Preordain in Christ To the Kalil family So very sorry to hear of his passing today...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: REVEREND Diane M Shaul - Casper, WY

“So sorry to hear about you brother. Never met him but if he was anything like you (adele) very nice person Love ya. John and Candy ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: candy and john wood - cassville, NY

“John, Camille, Jackson & Eleanor, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tony, Tracy, Drew & Alex ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Tony & Tracy Sorbello - Chester, VA

“To the Kalil family, I am so sorry for your loss. George was one in a million. I enjoyed working with him at USC and listening to his stories. He...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Tom Finch - Watertown, NY

“Mr. Kalil (as I always called him) was the embodiment of so many fine qualities. He was my father's accountant and wise in many ways that went...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Charlotte Lamberto - Whitesboro, NY

“I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Mary ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Matthews-Fadel - Dallas, TX

“Uncle George, you were my idol when I was a kid and all my life I have carried the wisdom you gave me. I will miss you forever...Semper Fi ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Chuck Fadel - San Francisco, CA

“I am saddened to read the news of Professor George Kalil. He was a great teacher at Utica School of Commerce (1984 Grad) in which he made teaching...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Carl David Pflanzer (formerly of Rome, NY) - VA

“My heartfelt condolences to all the Kalil family, George was a special man and will be fondly remembered by all who met him. Rikki ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Richard A. Froschauer Jr. - Rome, NY

“Marie and family, What a great gentleman! My deepest condolences to you all. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Riley McFadden - Clinton, NY

“Our deepest sympathy to the Kalil family.George was our accountant for many years and considered him a friend and honorable person.He will be missed...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Tobye/Ron Fava` - Sarasota, FL

“Rest in peace Mr. Kalil. One of the best teachers I had at USC. Thanks for the education you gave to me, I use it everyday. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Tim - West Winfield, NY

“My deepest condolences to the entire Kalil family. I remmeber Mr. Kalil as a child, living just a couple doors down on Avery Place in Utica. He was...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Barbara Laible - UTICA, NY

“Rest in peace Mr. Kalil. You were a great teacher and it was my good fortune to have known you. ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Renee Leininger - Hinckley, NY

“Ed & Bert, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May the memories you have of your Dad live forever in your hearts. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Mic & Penny McGuire - Eaton, OH

“Thank you to Ed, Camille, Leslie, Edie, John and Paul for writing Dad's life so perfectly. I love you all. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Lisa DiGiuseppe - Lindenhurst, NY

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Eaton Municipal Court Staff - OH


George A. Kalil, 78, of Whitesboro, formerly of Westmoreland, passed away February 2, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. He was born February 22, 1934 in Utica, the son of Ezhia and Selma Zogby Kalil. He was a graduate of Thomas R. Proctor High School, and received his B.S. degree from Utica College of Syracuse University. Mr. Kalil proudly served with the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. On October 14, 1961, he married Marie De Fazio, in Syracuse. George was a devoted husband, a loving father and a proud grandfather. From a very young age he was committed to his family and their care. After his father's passing, the "man of the house" took many jobs to provide for his family. He did whatever he needed to do to ensure that his family was taken care of. George continued this commitment when he had a family of his own. With his dedicated partner and love of his life, Marie, by his side, they did all they could to ensure that their children had every opportunity to succeed in life. He beamed with pride when he spoke of his son, his six daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was proud of his service to his Country and that he worked his way through college to earn his accounting degree. He then spent the next 50+ years continuing to positively impact people's lives. As a well-respected teacher at Utica School of Commerce and a meticulous tax preparer, he touched so many peoples lives. He was the man that couldn't go to a grocery store or a restaurant without running into a student that he inspired or a client that he helped work through a problem. These relationships began as students and clients, many ended as friends. Besides his loving wife Marie, he is survived by six daughters and three sons-in-law, Lisa and Michael DiGiuseppe, Lindenhurst, LI, Leslie Kalil, Syracuse, Camille and John Sorbello, Rome, Edith and Paul Kelly, East Greenbush, Georgine Kalil, Berlin, Germany, and Amy Kalil, Missoula, MT; his son and daughter-in-law, Edmund and Bertha Kalil, West Alexandria, OH; a sister, Adele Fadel, Sauquoit; grandchildren, Shaun, Shannon, Edyth, Joseph, Michael, Jackson, Eleanor, Lauren and Emma; great-grandchildren, Tyson, Tristan and Reagen; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister and two brothers-in-law, Lila and Frank Manley, and Mitchel Fadel. Funeral services will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. from Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, Forty Main St., Whitesboro, and 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Church, Whitesboro, where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Whitesboro Fire Dept., 171 Oriskany Blvd., Whitesboro, NY 13492. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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