Steven Ujfalussy, 91, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2019 of natural causes. He passed at Morristown Memorial Hospital and was surrounded by family. He was born January 7, 1928, in Abaujszanto, Hungary, the son of Margaret and Andrasz Ujfalussy.
Steven grew up on a farm and attended school through 8th grade. When he was 17, he met Rose Juhasz, and they got engaged and were married at a church in Budapest, Hungary on July 2, 1948. They had two children, Steven Jr. and Rose, while living in Budapest, Hungary. In 1956, they began their journey to the United States. His family spent two years in a refugee camp and arrived into the United States on January 27, 1958. Six years later they had a third child, Ted, born in the U.S. After settling in, Steven purchased their first home in Wallington, NJ. After residing there for about eight years, they moved to West Caldwell where he had a large garden which he loved to work in. In the cellar, he had a wine-making room where he enjoyed producing his own wine. He also had a great passion for International Soccer.
In addition to his parents, Steven is predeceased by his wife, Rose, of 66 years; his brother, Joszeph, and his two half-brothers; a brother in law, Alex Sandor; and two sister-in-laws. Surviving are his sister-in-law Clara and husband Otto, his son Steven and wife Linda, daughter Rose, son Theodore and wife Michelle, seven grandchildren: Steven, Elwood, Brian, Kelly, TJ, Jessica, and Brianna; and four great grandchildren: Ariana, Sarah, Matthew, and Robert; also, one soon-to-be great-grandson, Enzo.
Services are being held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Bradley-Braviak funeral home in Whippany, NJ from 4-7pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to Red Cross, who helped them tremendously to get on their feet when they first arrived to the United States.