Zoltan Forgacs (26 May 1954 - 26 Feb 2017)

Funeral Service

Location
Our Lady of Perpetual Help 48 Ballarat Road Maidstone,Vic 3012
Date
23rd Mar 2017
Time
11.30am
Funeral Director
Tribute Funeral Services

Burial Details

Location
Williamstown Cemetery Champion Road WILLIAMSTOWN 3016
Date
23rd Mar 2017
Time
1.30pm

Zoltan Forgacs was born on the 26th of May 1954 in Gyongyos, Hungary to parents Ferenc Forgacs and Ilona Milhalyi. His father was a train conductor in the town square and would often travel to other parts of Europe. His mother was an account for an insurance company and later on became a sales associate for a department store. He has two older siblings, Lajos, a doctor and a semi-professional volleyball and soccer player and Tibor a wine maker and a business man in the petroleum industry. The family were close knit and were well respected within the community.

During Zoltan's schooling years, he attended elementary school in Gyongyos from 1960-1968. His two best friends, Bela and John were great assets of Zoltan's younger years. However, after elementary school Zoltan had decided to undertake a trade as a automobile body technician, where he furthered his passion for cars.

Zoltan's two best friends Bela Pajtenyi a highly talented semi-professional musician and electrician and John Bozoki an industrial chemical technician had formed a trio. They were very close during their elementary years creating many adventures and laughs that kept their memories long lasting.

Whilst growing up, Zoltan was a very active person inside and outside of school. He excelled in many sports such as soccer, athletics, handball and swimming, as well as after school activities. Zoltan loved nature and appreciated its beauty. He loved hiking in the mountains during his school breaks and trekking through forests and bushland with his friends, taking in the flora and fauna that Hungary had to offer.

Later on in his years, Zoltan was passionate about automobiles, working hands-on with many vehicles. He would read up on many cars where he would become very knowledgable in this genre. From this, he was able to specialise in his studies in automobiles leading him into his career path as a panel beater.

After his studies, Zoltan decided to travel other parts of Europe visiting Germany, Austria and Italy. He experienced new cultures, foods and landscapes that broadened his dreams of travelling. Zoltan was living life, enjoying his younger years and being free.

When Zoltan returned back to Hungary, he was enlisted into the army and had been called for service for a few years. The army trained and tested Zoltan where he utilised his skills. His main task was to craft a telecommunication device, where it became known as a basic telephone prototype. He underwent physical training being prepared for battle when the time was ready. The army had taught Zoltan many aspects of physical hardship and technical skills where he gained more knowledge in becoming the handy man.

When Zoltan was released from the army, Hungary became more difficult to live during the 1970s. He started to think about the future and his prospects. He decided to move overseas in light of a better future. Zoltan had registered for Australia and soon after, with other Hungarian migrants, left Hungary. Zoltan had arrived in New South Wales and worked for a few years but then moved to Melbourne where he settled.

At this time, Zoltan had been working within his career path as a panel beater in a local wreckers company for many years. After a while, Zoltan found his wife, Melania, through social gatherings of friends where they both decided to marry in 1988. The pair had two children, Ilona and Tim. Both children grew up in a loving family environment, studied and worked hard for their parents. Zoltan and Melania were married for 29 years and raised two children that have reflected on their teachings. The family of four stuck together through all aspects of life which made this family close knit and strong.

Zoltan was a strong, caring, committed, motivated, knowledgable man that worked hard and provided the best for his family and himself. He was a selfless man that wanted the best for his children and protected his wife from many life obstacles. He always taught and explained his experiences from his life journey and wanted us to not make the same mistakes. Although family was afar, Zoltan kept his family close to his heart. He would have a laugh to lighten any mood and would always ask how our day was. He was a positive inspiration even when in self doubt he would convince us that it was possible to achieve your objective.

Special memories that we created as a family were usually on Zoltan's breaks from work. Sunday outings to church and special events such as Luna Park, Basketball matches and visiting the beach were happy memories. As time moved on, Zoltan and the family spent more time together and local visits to shops, the library and the church became more treasured.

Zoltan, although you are not here physically with us, we are still a family of four with your spirit. You have shown us that you are a devoted father and husband that loved us unconditionally. God had taken you away because he knew your time was ready to be called back into the Kingdom of Heaven where you will be reunited with your parents and Tibor. We pray that we will be reunited together again and that you are not suffering in pain no more. We pray that you watch over us in our life's journey and promise to keep you in our hearts. We will remember the happy times, although we may break down in tears, we remember that God has a plan for all of us. All we have to do is trust in God.

Zoltan, we miss and love you dearly. We pray that you come back to us soon. We will be reunited together again.


In loving memory of Zoltan Forgacs who sadly passed away on 26th February 2017.

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Benjamin Ventura wrote

Dear Mr Forgacs,

Through your son, I learnt about the man that you were. Though I never had the chance to get to know you well, your son Tim, my best friend, was a testament to the values and qualities you upheld. All of which I hold close to myself as well; family first, commitment, hard work and good humor.

Spending time with your family has made me appreciate the closeness and the strength of love they have for each other, cultivated by you. It is something other families should strive towards. I count myself lucky to have met Tim, I could not have asked for a better friend. All that is owed to you, I could not thank you enough.

Your memory lives on through your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in Peace.

Benjamin Ventura.



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Osta Surjadi wrote

Dear Mr Forgacs,
Although I did not know you very well, I learned more about you through one of my very best friends, your son, Tim. I am very grateful for you because, without you, I wouldn't have met and became good friends with Tim. I know how closely knitted your family is. I am proud to have a friend whose family values are so rich. This is all thanks to you. So with the sincerest prayer, rest in peace Mr Forgacs. Thank you for all that you've done for your family.
Best regards,
Osta Surjadi

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To my loving husband and soul mate Zoltan. I am terribly sad that you have left this earth way too soon. I still can't believe you are not here. Everyday, I pray for you to visit me and the kids to tell us how you are doing and what we as a family can do to carry your legacy and teachings on. I pray that you are happy in heaven, with Mary and God beside you every step of the way, and I wish that you are enjoying the wonders and joy that the Kingdom of Heaven has to offer. I send you my love, my heart and soul to you Zoltan, in that you will always have me in your heart and on your mind. May you be reunited with your parents and your brother in Heaven, wishing that you all enjoy each others company and that the Forgacs family is together under God. It is very hard, each day not seeing you around and not hearing your voice that would always make me happy and joyous, as Husband and Wife. I will always miss your beautiful smile that would light up a room and your funny and infectious laugh, that would always make me and the kids laugh for hours on end. I miss your generosity and your complete care that you always showed to me as we met and got married, all the way through our marriage and our two kids. I am very appreciative of your dedication to looking after us as a family, specifically, your hard working nature and your strong work ethic that reflected in your personality and through the kids. We have had so many wonderful memories that I will cherish throughout our time together. I am so grateful and proud to have spent 30 years of happy marriage with a true gentlemen and a beautiful human being. I thank you for having been blessed and raising two beautiful children Tim and Ilona. With you and with our love, we have guided our children towards the right path and with your teachings and shining example, our kids will always remember you and are the true reflection of the best person a husband and father can be. To my angel and my forever love, I miss you everyday and heartbroken that you won't be here to see the kids grow up or me grow old. I know that you will be looking down from Heaven with that beautiful smile watching over us and guiding me and the kids into the future. I know one day the Forgacs family will be reunited in Heaven and that God and Mary has taken you up and has made you our guardian angel. I will always keep you in my heart and I know your spirit is alive when I live each day, with our kids taking care of me, also remebering and living their lives the way you have shown and taught us. Goodbye my love, my one and only, not forever, but until we meet again. R.I.P, your loving wife and best friend, Melania.

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To my loving father,

I am saddened by your sudden loss. Your presence and lively laughs are no longer here for me to listen. I miss your warm hugs, your smile, your laughs and your presence next to me. Everyday it is hard for me to live my life knowing that you are not here to witness my life's journey. I try to be strong, just like you to continue pushing through, but even then I break down quietly. I remember all the things you have taught me and the memories we have created together. Thank you for being my father, supporting me in my life's choices. Thank you for being you. You are a unique person that had personality like no other. I will take everything you have taught me to help support the family. I will work hard and push through to get into my career path to make you happy. I pray that you are reunited with grandma and grandpa and uncle Tibor. I pray that God has taken you up to Heaven where you are resting peacefully watching over us as a guardian angel. Dad, please protect us and guide us into the right direction of life. One day, we will be together again. We are still a family of four regardless of your passing.

Dad, I miss you so much and love you unconditionally. I will always have you close to my heart and will always call on you when in doubt. I pray for your return.

Your loving daughter,

Ilona.

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To my dearest and beautiful father Zoltan, I am so sad that you have left us too soon from this earth. I miss you everyday and I love and I will always love you for the rest of my life. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being the greatest father any son could get. You are always there for me when I needed you and you are always looking out for me as I continue my life, sadly without you on earth. Dad, thank you for kicking the footy with me in the park, thank you for taking me to swimming lessons when I needed them, thank you for taking the family out to events on the weekends, to spend more time with each other and thank you for caring and making sure the family and I are well looked after. I will carry on your teachings and your wisdom throughout my life and make you proud and make sure I pass them on to the next generation and tell people who you are and what a champion you are as a human being . I am so proud to be your son, I appreciate the gift of being a Forgacs and I owe you everything for me being the man I am today. May God bless you and take care of you in the kingdom of Heaven and I pray each day that you come back and visit us to talk and leave us peace in our hearts. Take care my father, and I wish you all the best in your journey in Heaven. R.I.P. Goodbye, but not forever dad, You will always be in our hearts and minds. I give you my heart and soul to you dad. With great love and respect, we miss you dearly dad. My LOVE, from your son, Tim.

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