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John Szabo dies at age 84

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John P. Szabo, age 84 of Chesterton, Ind., and Naples, Fla., passed away on April 17, 2014.

He was born on November 17, 1929, in Gary, Ind., to John and Estella (Brinkman) Szabo.

John is survived by his wife, Rita (Harvey) Szabo of Chesterton; children, Cynthia (Richard) Mills of Kouts, Ind., Louis (Donna) Szabo of Melbourne, Fla., Janis (Russell) Rose of Manitou Springs, Colo. and Douglas (Angela) Szabo of Toledo, Ohio; grandchildren, Jordyn and Brendan Szabo and Oliver and Fedilu Rose.

John was preceded in death by his wife Lois Szabo; son Michael Szabo; parents John and Estella Szabo; sisters Rosemary and Shirley and brothers, Walter and Joe.

He graduated from Horace Mann High School in Gary, Ind., and from Ball State University. He married Lois Szabo, who preceded him in death. John held executive positions with various corporations throughout his career.

Cremation will take place at Heritage Crematory, Portage, Ind., with a private memorial service and interment of cremains at a later date. Arrangements by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL, 60604-1242.

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Posted 4/21/2014