Louis "Lajos" Takacs, 87, of Iselin, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at Sunrise Senior Living of Bridgewater. Louis was born into a large family of five sisters and five brothers in Saraspatok, Hungary to the late Andras and Margit Takacs. He left Hungary for Austria shortly after the Hungarian Revolution in 1956, making the brave decision to cross into Austria by foot, looking for an opportunity to live a better life and start a family. He lived and worked in Austria for a few years, before he had a chance to emigrate to Perth Amboy, NJ through a relative sponsorship. After a few years in the US, Louis married his love, Maria Takacs, also of Sarospatok, Hungary in 1966, and moved to Iselin fifty years ago.
Louis was employed at Colgate-Palmolive and Arnold Furniture for over forty years before retiring in 2014. He was a member of Magyar "Hungarian" Reformed Church, Perth Amboy.
Louis' family meant the world to him, and he enjoyed spending time with his two sons and their families. He found enjoyment in the quiet times of the day, spending many hours in nature, peacefully watching, racing, and caring for his loft of pigeons. He was a true craftsman in woodworking, always enjoying manufacturing and refinishing wood furniture, wood turning, and building pigeon houses or crates for himself and other friends who loved flying pigeons at the Queen City Pigeon Club, Piscataway, NJ.
Louis was predeceased by his wife Maria "Jozsa" Takacs in 2021, three brothers, Andras, Janos and Tibor and four sisters, Ferencz, Magda, Margit and Roza in Hungary.
surviving are his two sons: Louis M. Takacs and wife Lauren of Bridgewater, NJ, Ted Takacs and wife Margy of Raleigh, NC,, his brother: Karoly and two sisters, Boske and Joli in Hungary, his six grandchildren, Danielle, Michael, Sampras, Graelyn, Ronan and Jaspar, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 25th at 10:00 am at the Mitruska Funeral Home, Inc., 531 New Brunswick Ave., Fords. Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery in Hopelawn. Visitation hours will be held Wednesday, May 24th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Memorial donations may be made to In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Rutgers Cancer Institute, New Brunswick NJ.