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John S. KAROLYI Obituary
KAROLYI, John S. John S. Karolyi passed away peacefully at home on January 7, 2018. He was 96 years old. He was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Karolyi of Canton, Ohio. John was a retired supervisor with Bell South. He was a proud Marine having served in the Pacific in World War II, including during the invasion of Okinawa. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, the Telephone Pioneers of America and American Legion Post #1. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Karolyi, sisters, Irene Erickson, Betty Todoran, Catherine Frahm, Mary Alice Carosello and Julia Pruett. Also by his brothers Joseph Karolyi, Steve Karolyi and James Karolyi. He is survived by a brother Albert Karolyi of Canton, Ohio. His daughter Debra Pennington of Snellville, Georgia and stepdaughter Geraldine Nourse of Lucasville, Ohio. His beloved grandchildren Jessica Karolyi of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Angelica Pennington of Kennesaw, Georgia, Matthew Nourse of Lucasville, Ohio and Christopher Nourse of Lucasville, Ohio. He was a man of immense strength and courage and will be forever loved and missed by his family and friends. He was laid to rest in a private ceremony at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens in Snellville, Georgia. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, A Family Company, 3705 Highway 78 West, Snellville, GA 30039 (770-979-3200) has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2018
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