Potondi Victor John Potondi, age 88, of Columbus, Ohio - formerly of Ashland, Ohio and Seneca Falls, New York, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 5, 2013. Born on October 6, 1924 in Gyorszentivan, Hungary. Graduate of Gyor Secondary School and Farleigh Dickinson University - School of Engineering. Victor emigrated to the U.S. in 1957 and began his career with Worthington Pumps Corp., held positions at Gorman Rupp Pumps and retired from Goulds Pumps in 1989. He was a long standing member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. After retiring he served as a consultant in the International Executive Service Corps. He was an avid sportsman and gardener who enjoyed classical music, chess and his computer. Victor will be remembered as a dedicated and caring husband, father, grandfather and a man who had major influences on those he loved. Preceded in death by his parents Janos Potondi and Maria Palocz Potondi, brothers Gyula, Emre and Ferenc and sister Juliska. Survived by loving wife of 62 years, Rose J. Lengyel Potondi. Survived by loving children, John (Karen) Potondi, Mary (Glenn) Liebert; grandchildren, Jason (Emily) Liebert, Melissa Liebert, Ashley Liebert and Mallory Potondi; great grandsons, Ian and Cole Liebert; numerous nieces and nephews and many special friends. An inurnment service to celebrate the life of Mr. Potondi will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Worthington Presbyterian Church Columbarium, 773 High St., Worthington, OH 43085 with Rev. Charlotte O'Neil officiating. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to: The Ohio State University Foundation Veteran Support Fund (313840), 1524 North High St., Columbus, OH 43201. Or, on-line at GIVETO.OSU.EDU Fund #313840. Arrangements by RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High Street, Worthington, OH 43085. Condolences for the family may be sent to: www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 19, 2013