Saturday, May 15, 2010

Obituary for Istvan P. Peteranecz

My father never got a newspaper obituary, so I figured I’d place one on here so at least there’s something for those who might be looking for it.
Portland, OR — Istvan Paul Peteranecz, 80, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at “A Mother’s Loving Touch” Hospice Care Facility in Damascus, Oregon.

He leaves his wife of 48 years, Myrta (Maldonado) Peteranecz (72); his sons, Istvan and John, three daughters, Helen, Anna and Stephanie, as well as four grandchildren.

Born and raised in Hungary, he immigrated to the US in 1956.

Mr. Peteranecz’s professional life brought him and his family to a variety of places throughout his lifetime, from Ohio to Colorado, to Massachusetts, to Belgium. He retired from MITRE Corporation in the early nineties, and settled down in New Hampshire. He passed away just after completing his move from New Hampshire to Oregon.

He worked as an electrical engineer, and his passions ranged from technical hobbies, such as building electronics and operating his HAM radio (call sign N1MPZ) to playing brass instruments and flying gliders. He also enjoyed golf and skiing.

No funeral service was held, as per his wishes. Instead, his daughters held a private memorial for him on May 15, 2010.


worldofhiglet said...

Condolences on the death of your Father. The Obituary you wrote to honour him was very moving.

I wish you all the best in what must be a very difficult time.

Christine H. said...

Very touching. I'm sending all my best thoughts and wishes your way. This must be so incredibly hard.


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