Karoly Pozsonyi, 82, of Roselle Park, New Jersey, passed away surrounded by his loving family on May 9, 2015.

Karoly was born and raised in Hungary and left his native country in 1956 due to the outbreak of the revolution.  Upon traveling to the refugee camp in Rome, Italy, Karoly met and fell in love with Eva Tandari in 1958.  They immigrated to the United States and were married on October 19, 1959.  Karl and Eva settled in New Jersey and raised four children together.  They spent the next 56 years together happily married.

Karoly (or Karl as he was also known) went back to school in the evenings to become a Machine Designer.  But his passion was mineral and gemstone collection.  He spent much of his free time searching for, mining, collecting and identifying many beautiful specimens.  Karl also enjoyed listening to classical music, appreciated all forms of art, and loved to read. 

Although he was a quiet and humble man, Karl’s quick wit, mischievous sense of humor, and likable nature drew people to him.  He loved nothing more than to gather with his family, eat a delicious home cooked meal, and enjoy an afternoon cigar with his sons, brother-in-law, and son-in-law. 

We will miss everything about the husband, father, grandfather, brother-in-law, cousin, friend that we lost.  Karoly was a family man who loved spending time with those he loved.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew him, especially by those who loved him most—his family.

Karoly’s legacy will live on within his children and grandchildren, and we will always remember the values he instilled in us, the lessons he taught us, and the love he gave us.  We will miss you, Dad, for the rest of our lives, and will remember and love you forever.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. 

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My Second Dad

Shared by Thomas Pozsonyi on May 29, 2015

Dear Dad,
                 I have to say you were a Dad to me and I always felt like your Daughter. You were sweet and kind to me always. You did so much for us over the years and I loved your company. I loved knowing you would be at my house when I got home on Fridays. Playing with Anthony and watching the way you to laughed and smiled together warmed my heart. I am so grateful for all of those times and what a great influence you were on my son. I know the man he has grown up to be has alot to do with you and your caring, gentle soft spoken ways. You will always have a special place in my heart!!! 
                                    Love always,

"Dad",Grandpa Pozsonyi

Shared by Lori Pozsonyi on May 23, 2015

"Dad" I remember the first time I met you. I was eighteen years old, and Vic brought me over to meet you and "Mom". I was so nervous because I had a hard time understanding you because of your accent. So,I just kept smiling and nodding my head. You were always so kind to me and you welcomed me into your family. It's been thirty-two years since that day, and I can honestly say that I never heard you speak negatively about anyone.You always had a smile on your face and a story to tell.(finally,after all those years I could understand you) Victor Jr. and Tori Nicole were so blessed to have you for a grandpa, and I was blessed to have such a kind father-in-law! We miss you so much and love you very much! Rest Easy "Dad"Love, Lori           

Family, Love

Shared by Eva Teller on May 18, 2015

When we were young, I used to think that everybody had more than we did.  My friends had big houses, had the coolest toys, wore the best and most up to date clothes.  As I grew older, I realized that all those "things" were not so important.  I realized the importance of family, togetherness and love.  As children,we may not have gotten everything we wanted, but we always, always got everything we needed, thanks to our Mom and Dad.  We received unconditional love, support and most importantly,we had each other--family.  Dad loved spending time with the family, especially more so as he grew older.  Dad, I would give up all of my "things" if I could just have a little more time with you.  I love and miss you so much.