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Antal Tanos

July 5, 1928 — March 21, 2023


Antal Tanos beloved father born July 5, 1928 went to be with the Lord on March 21, 2023. Antal Tanos was born in Aszar, Hungary, the son of István and Terezia Tanos. He was the fifth of five children.

Antal’s family moved to Budapest, Hungary during the perilous years of World War II where they struggled to make a living. There were many nights spent down in the basements and tunnels of Budapest where they feared for their lives. At the age of 15 the Hungarian Army conscripted Antal along with the majority of other young men in Hungary and sent them to Germany to help fight against the allied forces. After the end of the war Antal returned to Budapest after spending a year in a POW camp run by the American Army in Paris.

In 1956, Antal was an insurgent in the Hungarian revolution which erupted as a result of the unjust and brutal Russian occupation of Hungary. As it became evident that western forces would not intervene after Russian reinforcements arrived in Hungary, Antal fled Hungary with his future wife Sarolta and other family members.

Antal moved to the United States with Sarolta in 1956 seeking a better life for himself and his family to be. Together they initially settled in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where they married. Antal’s first son, Anthony Tanos, was born in 1957. Then two years later in 1959 his daughter, Susan, was born. Antal worked for Bethlehem Steel until the strike of 1959 by the members of the United Steelworkers of America.

The Tanos family relocated to Dallas, Texas in 1960, where Antal's second son, George, was born in 1962. Antal also has a daughter, Maria, who was born in 1950 in Hungary from his first wife. Antal worked as a Machinist for a small company in Oak Cliff from the time he arrived in Dallas until he retired 33 years later.

Antal enjoyed playing card games, reading Hungarian newspapers and magazines. He loved to watch TV, especially sports, variety shows such as the Ed Sullivan, and the Carol Burnett shows. He enjoyed fishing and camping taking his family to various camp grounds in Texas during their annual vacations. He was a generous person with a kind heart. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and each person that had the opportunity to know him.

Antal was preceded in death by his parents, István and Teresa Tanos, brothers, Ferenc, Josef, and István, sister Mária Bob, and wife, Sarolta Tanos. In addition to his children Anthony Tanos, Susan Tanos, George Tanos, and Maria Greksa, he is survived by his four grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

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