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Jack Arthur Gulyas

Posted 2008-07-26 by Judy Wight Branson
Daily Courier, Prescott, Arizona
Saturday, November 26, 2005

Jack Arthur Gulyas

Our beloved father and husband, Jack Gulyas, age 83, of Prescott has passed onto his eternal home to be with the Lord. He passed away at Tucson Veteran Hospital, November 22, 2005 and was born March 31, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan to Arthur and Katherine Gulyas, the eldest of three sons. His parents and brother, Ward, are preceded in his death. He has a younger brother, Christopher Gulyas, who lives in California.

Jack was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth, and Stepson, Robert Householder. He is survived by his current wife, Naomi 'Jean' and 3 daughters, Sandra Napieralski, Cheryl and (Larry) Arnold, and Candice Leverett, 6 step-children, Brian Moore, Eugene and (Beverly) Creek, Sharon Householder, Howard and (Carolyn) Householder, 24 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

At 16 Jack joined the Army Infantry. He served proudly in WW II in General Patton's Army. He was a proud soldier who served in WW II, Korean War and during the Vietnam War. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and other medals. He was wounded in action and was one of the Liberators of the Nazi Concentration Camp of Mauthousen and was memorialized as a liberator in the Holocaust Museum in El Paso, Texas. He was always quoting General MacArthur 'Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.'

For 20 years he served as a chief weather observer in the U. S. Air Force. He retired in August 1969, taught history in high school and worked as a Vocational Evaluator and was substitute teaching until about 2003 in the Prescott School District. Several of his proud accomplishments were his paintings and his published book. He wrote 'Long March to Nowhere.'

He loved his Lord and his church and the work of their missions. He loved to sing Karoke as well. But most of all he loved his family and his country.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005 4 pm - 6 pm at Heritage Memory Mortuary, 131 Grove Ave. Prescott, Az.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial Monday, Nov. 28, 2005 at 11 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 150 Fleury Ave. Prescott, Az.

Burial with military honors will take place Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005 at 11 am at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix, Az.

Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary, Prescott, Arizona.

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