Obituary of Zoltan J. Ban
March 15, 1936 - February 13, 2023
Zoltan Julius Ban. Age 86 of Monroe.
Beloved husband of Esther. Loving father of Leslie (Adel). Dearest grandfather of Christopher, Stephen and Thomas. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents László and Rozália, sister Rozália Bartha and brother László Marczis.
~ Family Tribute ~
Born in Ostoros, Hungary of Monroe, MI formerly of Lincoln Park, MI
Zoltan spent his early years riding his motorcycle through the village. He studied pharmacy before escaping during the 1956 Revolution by walking through a minefield to freedom. He continued to Ellis Island and joined his grandparents in Delray, Michigan.
Before becoming a US citizen, he was drafted into the Army. He was sent to work in a pharmacy in Virginia that served 3 bases.
His career included working at Hudsons, a steel mill, a sign company, Ford and he finally retired from General Motors after 27 years. He had done many jobs there but the last was final inspection of Cadillacs.
Known for his cooking, often at holidays plenty of ham or turkey would remain but his chicken paprikas was gone. Also known for his love of following the stock market. In the years before these last, he frequented many American Legion Posts, VFW’s, the Hungarian Cultural Center and several other clubs. He will be missed.
Honor Guard Service
Officiant: Pastor Michael Grannis
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