Janos "John" Bocsek
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Janos "John" Bocsek died peacefully on May 24, 2013, with friends by his side.
He was born on June 12, 1922, in Belgrade, Serbia.
During World War II, he fought with Tito's guerilla movement against the Nazis. Following the war, he moved to Hungary, where he worked as a watchmaker.
His sister Margaret married an American solider, Jeno Rigler, and moved to Denver, Colo. In 1965, Janos moved to Denver and stayed temporarily with them. He worked there as a watch repairman until moving in 1975 to Klamath Falls and working for Renee's Jewelry.
Janos, a widower, leaves two sons Karl and Janos, who live in or near Budapest, Hungary, He is also survived by his sister Margaret Riegler, nephew and niece Jano and Connie Riegler and their children Jason and Katherine.
Although he had no biological family in Klamath Falls, he was a much-loved member of First Presbyterian Church. He was an extraordinary man who, at the age of 90, managed quite well without a car, television or telephone. He was frequently seen walking through town or riding the bus, always wearing his trademark hat and carrying his walking stick. He was a devout follower of Jesus and spent hours every weekend studying one or more of his Bibles. He had a Bible in each of the four languages he spoke and enjoyed comparing the translations.
Janos loved to bless people and would often bring his homemade pastries and breads to friends and acquaintances. He was a kind, gentle man who will be greatly missed.
His life will be celebrated during a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday in First Presbyterian Church, 601 Pine St., followed by a light lunch.
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Published in Herald And News on June 13, 2013