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Frank Steve Szakacs

August 31, 1941 — October 24, 2022

Frank Steve Szakacs

On October 24, 2022 Frank “Scotty” Szakacs passed away. He was born at home 81 years ago to the late Margaret (Tokacs) Szakacs and the late Andrew Szakacs, the second of four children in Manville, NJ where he grew up. At the age of nine, his father passed away and he began working in his many careers from working in garages, bakeries, and anything to help his family. At the age of 18 he enlisted in the United States Army serving in many states and a year in Turkey towards the end of Vietnam. In 1971 he married his wife of 50 years, Janet Fierst and began his family while working at Barcly Brand Ferdon South Plainfield for 28 years as a union fork life mechanic. A strike occurred in the early 1980s leading him to work nights at Sears Auto on the Somerville Circle for 15 years and a reenlisted to United States Army Reserve for 20 more years. IN 1997 he was activated to Germany for the Somalia Crisis. Shortly after his return from Germany he began working for Church and Dwight in North Brunswick, NJ until his retirement in 2009 and in 2010 relocating to South Boston, VA with his wife. Before his relocation, he did anything for his three kids be it a school event, a baseball game, football game, or any 4-H event, leading him to become a Somerset County Fair manager for several years. Not a 4-H’er from youth like his children but and Outstanding Volunteer and Lifetime Somerset County 4-H Association Member. Along with 4-H, in his relocation he volunteered with the local VVA and Habitat for Humanity helping build three houses and any “stew sale” he could attend. Scotty is survived by his wife of almost 51 years Janet; son Scott of South Carolina, daughters Erin and Carey of New Jersey. Three Grandchildren, Brianna, William, and Dean. Along with his family he is also survived by sister Joanne in New Jersey and many nieces and nephews from the East Coast to the Midwest. In Lieu of flowers the families is asking for donations to be sent to Somerset County 4-H in New Jersey or donation to rebuild the stations of the Cross Path of St. Paschal of Baylon Catholic Church. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 12:00 P.M. at St. Paschal Bayon Catholic Church with Father Raner Lucila officiating. Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com. Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.
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Friday, October 28, 2022

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