Monday, June 1, 2009
Services Set for Retired Attorney George G. Woolway
By a MetNews Staff Writer
A vigil is scheduled for tonight for retired Los Angeles attorney George Gilbert “Gil” Woolway, followed by a funeral Mass and interment tomorrow.
Woolway passed away on Wednesday at the age of 89 after suffering a bad fall and spending several days in a coma-like state, the family said.
After earning his undergraduate and law degrees from USC, Woolway, a World War II veteran, was admitted to the State Bar in 1949. Woolway went on inactive status in 1998.
He also served on the board of the Hospitaller Foundation of California, which supports the medical charitable work of the Brothers of St. John of God.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Woolway, and survived by daughters Joan Curtin and Jane Osborn; sons James Woolway, Monsignor John Woolway, Thomas Woolway, Robert Woolway, and Paul Woolway; their spouses; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Tonight’s vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. at St. Brendan Church located at 310 S. Van Ness Ave. in Los Angeles. The funeral Mass will take place at the same location, and is set to begin at 11. Interment will take place following the ceremony at Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Sacred Heart Church, located at 1720 N. Culver Ave. in Compton, or the Hospitaller Foundation of California, Brothers of St. John of God, located at 2468 S. St. Andrews Place in Los Angeles.
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