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1933 John 2022

John M. Varga

October 17, 1933 — November 9, 2022

John Michael Varga, 89, of Bayville, New York, and Plantation, Florida, passed on November 9, 2022, of natural causes with his beloved wife, Theresa Lucille, at his side. John is survived by his wife, Theresa Lucille (nee Wojno), his daughter Celia Varga, daughter and son-in-law Kathryn and Richard Johnson, daughter and son-in-law Theresa and Stephen Kavouras, grandchildren Catherine Belardo, Matthew Johnson, Stacia Johnson, John Johnson, Jenna and Abbie Kavouras, and many loving nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, siblings Paul Varga, Helen Andreycak, Anna Kudlak, and Barbara Onufer. John was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 17th, 1933 to Mary Puhi and Michael Varga. As a child, he was an altar boy at St. Elias church on Kent street in Brooklyn, NY, and would often tell the story of how he was privileged to have washed the car of then Archbishop Fulton Sheen. John was a devout Catholic throughout his life. He was a musician, playing trumpet and piano after graduating high school while holding a record of perfect attendance. In his twenties, he was a band leader, writing polkas and playing at weddings and nightclubs as he continued his studies. He received a certificate of graduation in aircraft design and construction from the Academy of Aeronautics in 1954. He later graduated with a Bachelor of Science from C.W. Post University in Westbury, New York in 1968. On August 2nd, 1958, John married the love of his life, Theresa (Terry Lu). They were married 64 years at the time of his passing. John worked at Republic Aviation before transitioning to private consulting for aeronautics, and in the medical sector as a mechanical engineer. During his retirement, John enjoyed building his own 3D printers and CNC routers, dabbling in woodworking, robotic development, programming, and music composition. John loved maintaining the Florida home he shared with Terry. John was president of the homeowners association for a term in the development where he lived, and was respected and admired in his community as being friendly, compassionate, and helpful in times of need. Funeral visitation isscheduled for Tuesday, November 15, 2022, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at T.M. Ralph Funeral Home, 371 NW 136th Ave, Sunrise, Florida 33325. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to United HomeCare of South Florida. https://www.unitedhomecare.com Cremation arrangements by T. M. Ralph Funeral Home Sawgrass/Weston 371 NW 136 Ave Sunrise, Florida 33325 954-587-6888 www.tmralph.com
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