WALLINGFORD - Joseph M. Szilvasy, 85, of Wallingford, lost his courageous battle with cancer Tuesday, June 18, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband for 49 years of the late Helen Famiglietti Szilvasy.
Joseph was born on Oct. 7, 1927, the son of the late Joseph and Anna Kodar Szilvasy and was a lifelong resident of Wallingford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard
during World War II
and the U.S. Army
during the Korean War
while stationed in Germany. He worked at Allegheny Ludlum Steel Company for 45 years until his retirement. An avid New York sports fan, he enjoyed watching the Giants and Yankees among other sports programs. Joseph's many pleasures in life included his family and friends. He enjoyed going to the gym, emailing and social networking with his friends and loved ones. He will be remembered for his quick wit and joking personality.
He is survived by his two daughters, Maryann Demers and her husband, Francis "Rick", of Madison, and Nancy S. Reid and her husband, Steven P., of Wallingford; his two sons, Robert J. Szilvasy, of Yalesville and Michael Szilvasy and his wife, Karen, of Durham; his seven grandchildren, Dan, Steve, Matt, Nick, Jessica, Bill and Bryan; his two great-grandchildren, Jake and Camryn; his sister, Margaret Kurty, of Sarasota, Fla.; his sister-in-law, Philomena Nemense, of Waterbury; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Helen, he was predeceased by his son, John J. Szilvasy; and his brother, Frank Nagy, of Wallingford.
Joseph's family would like to extend a warm thank you to Dr. Gary Tansino and all of the staff at Midstate Medical Center for the care that they provided to Joseph.
His family will receive relatives and friends in The Yalesville Funeral Home, 386 Main St., in the Yalesville section of Wallingford, on Friday, June 21, from 5 until 8 p.m. Funeral services and interment will be private. Gifts in his memory may be sent to MidState Medical Center, 435 Lewis Ave., Meriden, CT 06451, directed towards the Palladino Cancer Center.www.yalesvillefh.com