Aloysius (Alajos) N. Remetei, 88, of Westville, NJ passed away peacefully on May 20, 2020.
He was born in Budapest, Hungary, on December 5, 1931 to the late Alajos & Rozina Remetei. Due to his political beliefs he became a Hungarian Freedom Fighter and was imprisoned for those beliefs. After escaping to Austria, he met the love of his life, Gabriela on Christmas Day in 1956. In 1957 he then immigrated to the United States to become a U.S. Citizen. After two years of exchanging love letters he returned to Austria to marry Gabriela and they began their new life in the United States. He began his career at P.S.E.&G in Moorestown, NJ as a lineman and worked his way up to Supervisor of the Underground Department. After 42 years of dedicated service he retired but always looked forward to attending their retiree luncheons. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather; He loved spending time with his family & friends and enjoyed skiing, cooking, camping and making his famous eggnog. He will be remembered for his love of sharing stories and reminiscing of his past adventures. Lajos had a strong love for his Hungarian heritage and was a proud long-time member of the Philadelphia & Vicinity Magyar Hungarian Sports Club in Barto, PA. You could always recognize him by his trademark sailor hat and pipe. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
Beloved husband of 56 years to the late Gabriela Remetei (nee Benderle); devoted father of Eva Christ (Michael) of Mt. Royal, NJ, Maria Remetei (John Glushek) of Westville, NJ, and Gabriela Brown (Philip) of Westville, NJ; loving grandfather of Stephen Remetei-Dixey (Jessica Behr), Nicole Lacy (Douglas), Alexander Christ, and Philip Brown; proud great-grandfather to Everett Lacy; Survived by his sister-in-law Edit Remetei and nephew Zolton of Baja, Hungary; as well as his nephew, Franz Benderle and his niece, Margit Kramer (Richard) of Modling, Austria. Predeceased by his brother Erno Remetei and Brother in Law Franz Benderle (Anita).
Due to Governor Murphy’s Executive Order, Lajos’ funeral services will be held privately for his family. All are welcome to “attend” his Mass of Christian Burial being live streamed on Friday, May 29 at 10:45 AM on Saint Mary’s Church Gloucester City Facebook page. Entombment will be private at New St. Mary’s Cemetery Mausoleum, Bellmawr.
A public celebration of life for Lajos will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3 Eves Drive, Suite 310, Marlton, NJ 08053. Please memo, Aloysius Remetei.
Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Aloysius N. Remetei. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142