In memory of
George A. Chiala
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In memory of
George A. Chiala
George A. Chiala May 29, 1942 - January 2, 2017 Resident of Morgan Hill It is with heavy heart that we share that GC Farms' founder, George A. Chiala, son of Vito and Catherine Chiala, born May 1942, passed away January 2, 2017 in the presence of his family and closest friends. Born in San Francisco and raised in Cupertino, California, George and his family moved to the Eastman Kodak Estate (Fountain Oaks Ranch) in Morgan Hill when he was sixteen-years-old. He attended St. Francis high school and graduated from the University of Santa Clara with a Bachelors of Science degree. George was an innovator, building his first vegetable processing plant alongside his wife, Alice, in 1984; a community leader; a steward of the environment working for over a decade on a revolutionary green technology that will enable his plants to run entirely off of clean, green energy within the next 5 to 8 years; a philanthropist spearheading development on St. John XXIII Preparatory high school of Morgan Hill, California, supporting St. Louise Regional Hospital of Gilroy, California, as well as numerous other charities within the community he served and loved; and to all who knew him well, a great man. His can-do attitude and relentless ability to dream big helped build an impressive agricultural domain. But what George was most proud of was his family's involvement, especially the participation of his beloved wife, Alice, who serves as company CFO, his two sons, George Jr. and Tim, who run and operate GC Farms as full partners, his two daughters, Christi and Nicole who are board members, and his eight grandchildren whom he was confident will continue the family farming legacy. He is survived by his wife Alice, four children, eight grandchildren, siblings Rosemarie, John, Bill and Fran, as well as nieces, nephews and their children. George's brother Rick pre-deceased him. Friends are invited to attend a Rosary Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 6:00P.M at St. Catherine's Parish, 17400 Peak Avenue, Morgan Hill. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, January 12, 2016 at 11:00A.M at the above listed church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to: The George Chiala Memorial Fund to support St. Louise Regional Hospital. Checks can be made out to the St. Louise Regional Hospital Foundation and mailed to 9400 No Name Uno, Gilroy, CA 95020. -or- St. John XXIII Preparatory high school. Checks can be sent to and made out to: South County Catholic High School, 17190 Monterey Rd #202, Morgan Hill Ca 95037. View the online memorial for George A. Chiala
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