Former Gary Mayor John S. Visclosky has died at the age of 101. Visclosky, who served as mayor in the 1960s, is being remembered by his son, Congressman Pete Visclosky (D-1), as a man who "loved the city of Gary and its people."
Visclosky’s service to the city of Gary also included time as deputy city controller and city controller. Pete Visclosky says his father was also a proud member of Ironworkers Local 395, and remained active with the union following his time as mayor.
Known locally as "Johnny V," Visclosky also worked with the Conservation Corps in Kentucky and served in the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer.
In a statement, Pete Visclosky says his father would want the public to "remember a good laugh you had with him and do somebody a favor in his memory."
Calling for Visclosky is set for 2:00-7:00 p.m. today at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service in Merrillville. You can find more information on services by clicking here.