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Obituary for George Tihanyi

George  Tihanyi
Tihanyi, George:
[retired J.M. Schneider employee]
Longtime resident of Kitchener, George passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his son and daughter at Creek Way Village LTC in Burlington on Monday, November 9, 2015. George was born in Nagyszekely, Hungary on May 8, 1922.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary of 68 years in 2009. He is also predeceased by his mother Dorothea when he was 1 1/2 years old, his father Gyorgy during WWII, his stepmother Erzsebet and most recently his sister Boszi in August of this year.
George is survived by his son, George of Arizona and daughter, Irene of Burlington. He was the cherished Nagypapa to Katie (Jeff) and Holly (John), and adored Opa to Keely, Kelsey, Johnnie, Kiley and Kennedy, all of Arizona. He is also survived by his nephews and their families in Hungary.
After arriving in Canada in 1966 from Akron, Ohio, George worked 19 years in the pork cutting department at J.M. Schneider, a job that he loved. He was also a longtime faithful member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and the Magyar Haz Hungarian Club.
George's family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467 on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the entire staff at Creek Way Village in Burlington for their exemplary and loving care to George for the past 2 1/2 years.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimer Society.
Visit www.henrywalser.com for George's memorial.
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