In memory of
Ilona Anna Szabari Bencze
Ilona Anna Szabari Bencze Ilona Anna Szabari Bencze died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, in Dothan, Ala. She was born Aug. 11, 1919 in Budapest, Hungary. She held dual citizenships in the United States and Hungary. She had been a resident of Dothan since 1977. A memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 at St. Columba Catholic Church with Father Patrick Gallagher officiating. Burial will follow in Budapest, Hungary, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to be given to St. Columba Catholic Church, "Capital Campaign Fund," 2700 W. Main St., Dothan, AL 36301. Mrs. Bencze moved with her husband, Miklos Bencze, to the United States from Budapest, Hungary in 1957. Miklos Bencze was a well-known opera singer and was artist-in-residence at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., and finally at Wallace Community College in Dothan, Ala. Mrs. Bencze's life was devoted to supporting and promoting her beloved husband's career. She was proud of her privilege to vote and was a staunch Republican. She was a charter member of the Republican Women's Club in Dothan. She organized the Senior Citizen Women's Bowling League in Dothan. Mrs. Bencze was a faithful member of St. Columba Catholic Church. Survivors include a niece, Zita Kerekes and three great nephews, Tibor Kerekes, Fsolt Kerekes, and Miklos Peter Kerekes, all of Budapest, Hungary. She leaves many friends including the staff and residents of The Terrace at Grove Park and faculty at George Wallace College. She will be missed by all. Byrd Funeral Home of Dothan, (334) 793-3003, is in charge of the arrangements.
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Byrd Funeral Home
3409 West Main Street
Dothan, AL 36305
In memory of
Ilona Anna Szabari Bencze
Ilona Anna Szabari Bencze Ilona Anna Szabari Bencze died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, in Dothan, Ala. She was born Aug. 11, 1919 in Budapest, Hungary. She held dual citizenships in the United States and Hungary. She had been a resident of Dothan since 1977. A memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 at St. Columba Catholic Church with Father Patrick Gallagher officiating. Burial will follow in Budapest, Hungary, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to be given to St. Columba Catholic Church, "Capital Campaign Fund," 2700 W. Main St., Dothan, AL 36301. Mrs. Bencze moved with her husband, Miklos Bencze, to the United States from Budapest, Hungary in 1957. Miklos Bencze was a well-known opera singer and was artist-in-residence at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., and finally at Wallace Community College in Dothan, Ala. Mrs. Bencze's life was devoted to supporting and promoting her beloved husband's career. She was proud of her privilege to vote and was a staunch Republican. She was a charter member of the Republican Women's Club in Dothan. She organized the Senior Citizen Women's Bowling League in Dothan. Mrs. Bencze was a faithful member of St. Columba Catholic Church. Survivors include a niece, Zita Kerekes and three great nephews, Tibor Kerekes, Fsolt Kerekes, and Miklos Peter Kerekes, all of Budapest, Hungary. She leaves many friends including the staff and residents of The Terrace at Grove Park and faculty at George Wallace College. She will be missed by all. Byrd Funeral Home of Dothan, (334) 793-3003, is in charge of the arrangements.
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Byrd Funeral Home
3409 West Main Street
Dothan, AL 36305
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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Arborists will determine the area of greatest need and plant your memorial trees in one of these forests:

  • Econfina Creek – Florida
  • State Forest Lands – Michigan
  • State Forest Lands – Washington
  • Ouachita National Forest – Arkansas
  • Kisatchie National Forest – Louisiana
  • Watershed Restoration – Virginia

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-10

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Arborists will determine the area of greatest need and plant your memorial trees in one of these forests:

  • Econfina Creek – Florida
  • State Forest Lands – Michigan
  • State Forest Lands – Washington
  • Ouachita National Forest – Arkansas
  • Kisatchie National Forest – Louisiana
  • Watershed Restoration – Virginia

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-50

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Arborists will determine the area of greatest need and plant your memorial trees in one of these forests:

  • Econfina Creek – Florida
  • State Forest Lands – Michigan
  • State Forest Lands – Washington
  • Ouachita National Forest – Arkansas
  • Kisatchie National Forest – Louisiana
  • Watershed Restoration – Virginia

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-100