Brother George Farkas, MSC died on Friday, May 29, 2020, at about 1 AM, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Bethlehem, PA. He was 88 years old. He was born in Northampton , Pennsylvania on July 23, 1931, to George and Sophia (Baziak) Farkas. He graduated from Assumption Parochial school, Northampton, PA in 1945, and from Northampton High School in 1949. He attended Bethlehem Business School, Bethlehem, PA, in 1953-54. From 1955 to 1968, he worked at Cement National Bank in Northampton.
In 1970, he entered the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart novitiate in Shelby, Ohio, and made his first profession of vows on June 12, 1972. As a novice, he was assigned to the keeping of accounts, which he continued to do throughout his religious life. After the novitiate, he remained in Shelby until 1976, making perpetual profession of vows on May 22 of that year. Br. George was then assigned to Aurora, Illinois, where he was the provincial treasurer from 1980 until 1992. While in Aurora, in addition to his duties as treasurer, he regularly preached in the Mission Cooperative Plan throughout the United States. He was a member of the core staff of the provincial administration.
In September 1992, Br. George was assigned to Youngstown, Ohio, where he assisted in managing the financial affairs of the Youngstown community and the retreat house. In July 1996, he was assigned to Reading, PA for various community service ministries. In June 2000 Br. George returned to Aurora where he continued his community service ministry. He also participated in ministry to the Aurora community at large by working with the homeless at Hesed House, working the late evening and early morning hours overseeing the men’s sleeping quarters there. He later retired and moved to our community in Center Valley, PA. In 2015, he moved to Manor Care Nursing Home in Bethlehem, PA, where he lived for the remainder of his life.
Br. George had one brother, three sisters, and one half-sister who predeceased him. They were Andrew Farkas, Elizabeth Farkas, Anne Stackel, and Mary Andrews, and his half-sister Margaret Milander. He has numerous nieces and nephews and was a wonderful uncle.
He will be buried at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Haycock, PA.
May Br. George Farkas rest in eternal peace.