Dec. 15, 1924 - July 4, 2013
SOUTH BEND - George Nemeth, 88, passed away on July 4, 2013. He was born on December 15, 1924 in the village of Pereszteg, Hungary. In 1958 George married Helen Varga, who preceded him in death in 2000. He is survived by his son, and only child, Laszlo Aurel Nemeth, his sister Rose, and brother Aloysius, both residents of Hungary. George retired from Tyler Refrigeration after 27 years, where he was well-loved and respected. Upon his retirement he was awarded a plaque as Tyler Refrigeration's Most Productive Employee ever. George was a decorated World War II
veteran. Being fluent in German, Hungarian, and English, George was personally chosen by William J. Donovan to serve in the OSS, a precursor to the C.I.A. After the war, George moved to Stuttgart, Germany. In 1956 he returned to Hungary as a Freedom Fighter for the Hungarian Revolution of October, 1956, to assist in ousting Soviet occupation of Hungary. The following month, he began his journey to the United States, which involved crossing minefields to reach Austria in order to board the Queen Mary to reach the United States of America and freedom. George was a devout Catholic, and for more than 17 years he was a member of Our Lady of Hungary's Choir for the 7:30 am Hungarian Mass. He was renowned for his homemade wine, Bulla Bolla, and homemade Hungarian sausage, both of which he generously shared with family and friends. He was an avid Volkswagen collector, at one time owning more than 17. George prided himself on his vineyard and garden. Always honest in his opinions, he would always either raise an eyebrow or coax a grin. Most of all, George was a loving husband, caring father, and faithful friend. He will be missed by any and all who knew him. Visitation will be held from 10 am until 11:45 am on Wednesday, July 10th at the Zahoran Funeral Home, 1826 South Kemble Avenue. Funeral Services will be held at 12 pm on Wednesday at Our Lady of Hungary Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, in Granger. To leave an online condolence, please visit our web-site at www.Za
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