George R. Hyland

George R. Hyland, age 77, USMC Veteran, longtime resident of Lombard, currently of Glen Ellyn; graduate of St. Ignatius High School, Class of 1960 and former student at Marquette University; beloved husband of the late Christine, nee Grimes and the late Kathleen, nee Roach; loving father of Kevin Huff, George, Jr. (Sheilah), Billy (Barb), Maureen (Steve) Bair, Sheila Sheppard, Thomas (Jen), Joseph (Andrea), Michael (Dena) and Marty Hyland and the late Larry (Cindy) Huff; proud grandfather of Emily, Erin, Elizabeth, Maddy, Brady, Maura, Jimmy, Mackenzie, Chrissy, Caitlin, Billy, Charlie, Maggie, Tommy, Lilah, Emerson, Charlotte, Georgia, Vivian, Ryan, Kevin, Connor, Megan, Julia, Joseph, Will, Annie, Jude, Thomas, Gemma, Michael, Joshua, Genevieve and Benjamin, Naomi and the late Colleen and Jackson; cherished great-grandfather of Hazel; dear brother of Patrick (Toni) Hyland, Patsy (Gerry) Horsch, Maryann (the late Jack) Kannin, Kay (the late Bill) Shrimpl, Rita Dolis and the late Tom (Kay) Hyland and Bridget (the late Glenn) Gershon; fond uncle and cousin of many. Visitation Friday, 3:00 p.m. until 8 :00 p.m. and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. until time of funeral 9:00 a.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lombard. Interment Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside. For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 or

Memorial Service Program





3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126





8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126





10:00 a.m. at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
114 South Elizabeth Street
Lombard, IL 60148





Following Mass
Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
1400 South Wolf Road
Hillside, IL


6 comments on “George R. Hyland
  1. Tom Herold says:

    Condolences to the entire Hyland Clan related to the passing of your Dad.
    Many great memories of the Hyland Kids (Mo & Joe & Tommy) & other Montini kids
    from their Montini Catholic teammates,
    (Brian Herold’94, Jennifer Herold’89 Thompson, Shannon Herold’98 Spanos)

    My Cousin Carl Homolka’61 from St Ignatius, I think played football with your Dad at St Ignatius.
    I would go to my cousin’s games to watch him play & would have watched your Dad play.— small world.

    Best to all the Hylands.
    Tom & Pat Herold,
    Brian Herold’94, Jennifer Herold’89 Thompson, Shannon Herold’98 Spanos

  2. Tracy J Fisher says:

    I am very saddened by the news of Georges passing. You have my deepest condolences for the loss of such a wonderful man.

  3. JJ Kannin says:

    Rest in peace Uncle George you will be in my prayers.

  4. Megan Elizabeth Gershon says:

    I love you Uncle Georgy. My fondest childhood memories include you. I’m fact, I think of you often while interacting with my own son, Rónán. I remember how much precious joy you brought to my life, and the powerful impact of love and joy that your legacy continues to give my son, your family and generations to come.
    I pray for peace and comfort for you and for your whole family. You are forever loved and forever missed. ~ grand niece Megan Gershon and great grand nephew Rónán Gershon. Say hi to Gramma (Bridget Gershon) for us. We love you.

  5. Kevin Fitzpatrick says:

    So sorry to hear of Mr. Hyland’s passing. Such an absolutely wonderful man. Showers of Blessings on the entire Hyland family. Lots of amazing and lovely legacy left behind to remember him forever! Peace. Kevin Fitz

  6. George sat a few seats in front of me among the class of ’60 at St. Ignatius College Prep. His was the front and center seat in the class. I often thought, skeptically as we were taught, this occurred by Jesuit design because George was a football hero. Maybe, not so. What was clear to me and George’s fellow classmates was that George was an example to us. That’s why he was given that seat. George communicated to us less in football or fellowship, but much more in his evident dedication to setting goals and the execution that led to success in the achievement of those goals. George and I were not friends, or not close. We had no contact since Iggy. Through the decades following, however, George has come to my mind often for the example he was then. He remained an inspiration to draw on as much as the education which we shared. For that I am grateful. My sympathies and condolences to his family. Please be assured, though passed, George lives on far beyond you his family as an inspiration for others.

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