George Denes passed away Feb. 1, 2016. He was born in Oradia, Romania on June 11, 1920, son of the late Isadore and Matilda (Rosenburg) Denes. He was predeceased by his two younger brothers, Bundi and Pista. George is survived by his beloved wife Edith (Eisler) of more than 67 years, and his son Eliezer Denes and wife Batya of Jerusalem, Israel, and daughter Marge Swaye and husband Ricky of Cromwell, Conn. and son Robert Denes and wife Patricia of Hamden, Conn. George also leaves nine grandchildren, Matthew Swaye, Janel MacDermott and her husband Kevin, Jennifer Denes, Rivka Denes, Eliahu Denes, Sarah Denes, Hannah Denes and Binjamin Denes; and two great-grandchildren, William and Lily MacDermott. His family takes great pride in remembering his love of family, heart of gold, courage, life stories, honesty, sense of humor, hobbies, inventions, and the charity he helped to establish. George worked in his father’s wholesale grocery business and attended business college while growing up in Oradia. George, a survivor of the Holocaust, most proudly served as a munitions driver in the Haganah during the war of 1948 to sustain the creation of the country of Israel. After the war, George and Edith traveled to Canada, then settled in Port Jervis, N.Y. to be near Edith’s family. He owned and operated a Valley Forge Auto Parts distributorship until his retirement when Edith and George moved to Tamarac, Fla. In 2013, they moved to West Harford, Conn. to be near family. He was a member of Beth El Temple. His travel, with his wife Edith, back to Israel throughout the years was his special treasure, and his last visit in 2014 was his dream come true. A burial was held Feb. 3, 2016 in Jerusalem, Israel. Donations can be made in George’s memory to DEJ International, an international charity established to feed the hungry in Israel. DEJ International, 160 Simsbury Rd. Apt. 328, West Hartford, Conn. 06117; or to any non-profit charity of your choice.


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