John Elekes, 83, passed away, Tuesday morning, August 19th, 2008 at Louisa Healthcare Center, Louisa.
Mr. Elekes is preceeded in death by his beloved wife, Maria.
He is survived by his six children: Gabriella Nemes; Viola Elekes; John Elekes; Linda Adams, Jules Elekes; and Cathy Salvatoriello;7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
His name was synonymous with pride, love and dedication of family. His dream of becoming a professional soccer player in the Hungarian Nationals was cut short when he was drafted and served in World War II. His drive and determination is what brought him to the U.S. It was his dream and vision to give his family freedom, opportunity and the same vision of endless possibilities. A true HERO who risked all to obtain and share with his family The American Dream”. His hands were strong the profession of a skilled welder who’s pride and hard work earned him respect throughout the industry. His ethics spoke loudly and with it meant honor, trust and quality.
He was a quiet man of strong convictions and honor. Paving the road for his family he led by example. The welfare of his family was his priority. He walked before them only to lead alongside them when pride and strength in oneself was the lesson and behind to ensure he would catch us should we fall.
His essence convictions and love of family was our security and is the legacy he leaves us. To all of us he was our “Hero”. He was strong determined and above all a “GOOD MAN”.
Apu we will miss you always thank you for all you have given us. We love you more than you may have ever imagined.
Above all – Dance!
The family will receive friends Friday August 22 2008 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at Woodward Funeral Home.
Woodward Funeral Home Louisa Virginia is in charge of the arrangements.
Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guestbook.