He was born in Hungary and married Mary Hollinda in Raymond in 1940 and moved to Tilley in 1943.
He was employed by the CPR from 1952 until his retirement.
He was predeceased by his wife Mary on January 22, 1972.
Surviving are three sons, Steve and his wife Dawn of Brooks, Nick of Tilley, George and his wife Gina of Tiliey; seven grandchildren; his mother, Elizabeth Darago of Lethbridge; two brothers. Bill of Brooks and Mike in Hungary, nieces and nephews and a brother-in-law John Hollinda of Tilley.
Prayer service was held on Friday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Memorial Chapel and funeral mass was held on Saturday, May 3 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Reverend John Petravicius celebrant. Interment followed in the Brooks Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jim Baksa, Joe Hajash, Connie VanWert, Joe Kalo, Andy Bartlh and Steve Fudra.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.