Sandra J. (Headley) Gulvas

May 25, 1950 ~ February 7, 2021 (age 70)


Sandra J. Gulvas (nee Headley) 70 of Whiting, passed away peacefully at her residence on Sunday, February 7, 2021 reuniting her with her beloved husband Robert J. Gulvas who passed away December 5, 2003; loving mother of Marc, Greg, and Laura (Joe) Zahorsky; adoring grandma of Robert “RJ” and Easton; cherished sister of Milly Flynn and the late Richard, George, Bob, Ronnie, and Walter Headley and Bonnie Finley; proud daughter-in-law of the late Ann (late John) Gulvas who was more of a mother than a mother-in-law; dear niece of Evelyn (late Joseph) Gulvas and the late Mary (late John) Petro; fond cousin and aunt to many nieces and nephews; lifelong friend of Karen Walsko.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021 with a Mass of Christian Burial being offered at 10:00am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 119th St., and Lincoln Ave., Whiting, with the Rev. Mark R. Peres, C.PP.S., officiating; interment, St. John Cemetery, Hammond; visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00pm at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting. (Due to the current health situation a limitation of 25 people will be allowed in the funeral home at one time, face masks must be worn, social distancing is expected and temperatures will be taken.) The Mass will be live streamed at  Expressions of sympathy may be placed on-line at

Sandy Gulvas was born on May 25, 1950 to Luther and Florence Headley and was a lifelong resident of the Whiting-Robertsdale Community. She was a graduate of Whiting High School, Class of 1968 and of the Purdue University Calumet School of Nursing. Sandy was the retired School City of Whiting Nurse with over 20 years of service. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting and the American Legion Whiting Post 80 Women’s Auxiliary. Sandy was an excellent baker making delicious apple slices, nut cups, chocolate chip cookies, and brownies. Devoted to her family, her greatest joy was spending time with her grandsons whom she adored. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

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February 11, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Baran Funeral Home
1235 119th St.
Whiting, IN 46394

Mass of Christian Burial
February 12, 2021

10:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
1849 Lincoln Avenue @ 119th Street
Whiting, Indiana 46394

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