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Eugene L. MeszarosDecember 14, 1942 ~ October 29, 2017 (age 74)
Eugene L. Meszaros, 74, passed away at 3:00am Sunday, October 29, 2017 in his residence.
Eugene was born on December 14, 1942 in South Bend to Louis and Helen (Lechtanski)
Meszaros, who preceeded him in death. He was also preceeded in death by a sister, Barbara
Meszaros, in 1936. Eugene grew up in South Bend, attending Our Lady of Hungary and St. Patrick's grade
schools, St. Joseph High School, and Washington High School, where he graduated in 1961.
He worked for his first car as a pin setter at German Club in the bowling alley. He also spent
time working at the University of Notre Dame on the grounds crew and in food service. In the
sixties, he met Christine Rakowski, and they were united in marriage on May 3, 1969.
Together, they enjoyed dancing, playing cards with friends and family, and going on bowling
tournments. In 1989, with their son, Allen, they moved to Rocky Mount, North Carolina when
Eugene accepted a job transfer with Honeywell. They resided there until his retirement from
Honeywell in 2001, moving back to South Bend. They spent 47 years together, before her
death on July 19, 2016.
Eugene was a member of German Club, Knights of Columbus, and was an avid bowler,
euchre player, and enjoyed fishing trips to Canada with his nephew Eric Wroblewski.
He enjoyed watching Notre Dame football, the Cubs and the Bears.
Surviving are a daughter, Antonette (James) Needham of South Bend, son Allen (Wendy)
Meszaros of Rocky Mount, NC, grandson Christopher Needham of South Bend, sister
Rosemary Meszaros of South Bend, sister-in-law Barbara Wroblewski of South Bend, Godson
Eric Wroblewski of South Bend, aunt Marge Lechtanski of South Bend, and numerous cousins,
nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at 7:00pm Friday in the
Zahoran Funeral Home, 1826 Kemble Avenue. Family and friends may gather from 5-7
in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Indiana Bass Federation, Inc, Indiana Wildlife
Federation, Inc. and Boy Scouts Lasalle Council. To leave an online condolence, please visit our website at www.zahoran.com, or our
facebook page, Zahoran Funeral Home.
Indiana Bass Federation
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Indiana Wildlife Federation
708 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis IN 46202
Boy Scouts of American, LaSalle Council
1340 South Bend Avenue, South Bend IN 46617