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Obituary of Julius Muller
Julius (Jay) Muller, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home, on June 20, 2022. He was 89 years old. Julius was born Gyula Ilonczia on May 25, 1933, in Mérk, Hungary to the late Emilia and Gyula Ilonczia.
During the Hungarian Revolution, Julius trekked across Hungary to an internment camp at the Austria border. He landed at Camp Kilmore in New Jersey and was subsequently sponsored by a Hungarian church group in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He began working as a Tool & Die Maker at Dictaphone within a week of arriving. Julius eventually became a Process Engineer at Avco Textron Lycoming (Allied Signal).
After retirement, he worked part-time at Alden O. Sherman. Julius' designs and mechanical skills were legendary. His home projects were reinforced so well that they will last generations. Ever the European gentleman, Julius had impeccable manners, a sense of humor, and a graciousness that touched the lives of all who knew and loved him.
Julius had many hobbies and interests. He was a competitive chess player, a golfer, and volunteered at Bridgeport Hospital. He was intelligent and philosophical and enjoyed heated debates. A devoted family man, he met the love of his life, his wife, Carol, while she was in high school, and were married for 60 years. In later years, Jay developed stroke-related dementia and aphasia but he still 'went to work' every day performing tasks in the garage. Carol spent endless hours keeping him engaged and his mind sharp. They would work in their beloved gardens and played a vicious nightly card game.
In addition to his devoted wife, Carol, Jay is survived by his daughters, Eva Moore, of California, Susan Stewart; son-in-law, Todd Stewart; and beloved grandson, Gary Stewart, of Southport, Connecticut; sister-in-law, Phyllis Kuhn, and brother-in-law, Donald Kuhn, of Redington Shores, Florida. Jay stayed connected with his beloved nieces and nephews in Hungary and many of Carol's family members, including Aunt Gloria Kulish and Aunt Jean Ambrose.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at Noon. His burial will be immediately afterwards at Lawncroft Cemetery, 1740 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT.
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