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Andrew "Andy" Gialy

Andrew "Andy" Gialy

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Andrew “Andy” Gialy a lifelong resident of Elko passed away peacefully in his home on March 20, 2017. He was born April 12, 1926 to Peett and Anita Gialy, the youngest of five children. After graduating from Elko High class of 1944 and serving in the Navy, he attended The University of Nevada. Andy received a degree in business with a minor in art. Although he wore many hats, Andy was best known for his display and sign work for businesses in and around Elko County. Later, Andy discovered and perfected a technique of sand painting using natural sands that he collected in his travels throughout the southwest. Andy was also an avid fisherman and bird hunter. He hunted Chukar over Brittanies, that he raised and trained at his kennel in Elko and was a leader of a family deer camp for many years. Andy was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Joe, Bill, sisters, Angie Mead and Virginia Hilsmann. At his request, no services will be held. A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Elko VFW.

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