PHOENIX: (602) 906-9600 | PEORIA: (623) 486-1955

Date of Birth: December 02, 1932

Date of Death: July 04, 2020

Born in Hungary in 1932 he escaped Russian occupation in 1956 as a refugee headed for America. With no money and no English language skills he lived the American Dream in Connecticut. He started from zero and learned English, became a US Citizen and learned a trade becoming a skilled Machinist. He returned to Hungary for a visit to his parents in the late 60's and then re-met and married the beautiful girl next door his wife Clara. He brought Clara to the USA and had they had two children, twins Michael and Anita, on his birthday. The family then moved to Phoenix Arizona and lived in the Valley of the Sun for over 40 years. He retired as a machinist in the Aerospace Industry in the mid-90's. He enjoyed his retirement quietly at home with his wife Clara. He passed away peacefully on 04-July-2020.

Service Information

Family and close friends viewing is scheduled for Thursday 09-July-2020.


Charitable contributions in the memory of Michael Szoke to the First Hungarian Reformed Church in Phoenix AZ. ( Address: 1822 W. Vogel Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021. Phone: 602-943-2539.