In memoriam Stephen Beszedits
In February, 2017, we received the sad news of the passing away of Stephen Beszedits from one of his childhood friends in Szeged. He was born in Budapest on February 25th, 1946. He was educated in the United States and Canada.
We have been in contact with Stephen Beszedits since 2002 until the time of his unexpected death. He was interested in the Vasvary Collection and sent us a lot of material mainly related to the Hungarian participants of the Civil War, and to Hungarians in Toronto. Besides, he wrote numerous articles for the Vasváry Collection Newsletter. His last article was published in the December, 2016 issue, titled Toronto's Early Hungarians.
He died on January 31, 2017, in Toronto. A funeral mass was held on at 11 a.m. February 21, 2017 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church at 432 Sheppard Ave. East in Toronto.
Please see below for the bibliography of Stephen Beszedits's articles in the Vasváry Collection Newsletter:
Stephen Beszedits's articles in the Vasváry Collection Newsletter
Kossuth as an orator in America. 2002/2. (28.) p. 1-5. : ill.
Dr. Rudolf Tauszky : a Hungarian physician in the American Civil War. 2003/1. (29.) p. 1-4.
Hungarians with General John C. Fremont in the American Civil War. 2003/2. (30.) p. 1-6. : ill.
Charles Semsey : Hungarian Patriot, Union Soldier, Ellis Island Official. 2004/1. (31.) p. 1-5. : ill.
Emery Roth : architect of New York City's grand apartments. 2004/2. (32.) p. 1-4. : ill.
Some lesser known Hungarians of the American Civil War. 2005/1. (33.) p. 3-5.
New York City's Hungarian churches. 2005/2. (34.) : ill.
The life and times of Nicholas Perczel. 2006/1. (35.) : ill.
The life and times of Philip Figyelmessy (1822-1907). 2006/2. (36.) : ill.
Bela Estvan : a Hungarian officer of the Confederate Army. 2007/1. (37.) : ill.
Alexander Asboth : Hungarian Patriot, Union General and American Diplomat. 2007/2. (38.) : ill.
Some reminiscences about Lajos Zilahy. 2008/1. (39.) : ill.
Hungarian musicians in America in the second half of the 19th century. 2008/2. (40.) : ill.
Some famous Hungarian-American artists of the past. 2009/1. (41.) : ill.
Three remarkable early Hungarian-Canadians. 2009/2. (42.) ill.
Nickolas Muray - Hungarian-American photographer of celebrities. 2010/1. (43.) : ill.
Morris Cukor : indefatigable Hungarian-American activist. 2010/2. (44.) : ill.
Katalin Karády in the films of Lajos Zilahy. 2011/1. (45.) : ill.
The Kossuth nephews in America. 2011/2. (46.) : ill.
Hungarians Prominent in Veterans' Organizations after the American Civil War. 2012/1. (47.) : ill.
Hungarian '48ers, the Channel Islands and Victor Hugo. 2012/2. (48.) : ill.
Hungarians on U.S. Postage stamps. 2013/2. (50.) : ill.
William "Bull" Nelson, Lajos Kossuth and the Hungarian Forty-Eighters. 2014/1. (51.) : ill.
Joseph Vandor: controversal Colonel of the 7th Wisconsin Infantry. 2015/1. (53.) : ill.
Tibor Polgar : Hungarian-Canadian Pianist, Conductor and Composer. 2016/1. (55.) : ill.
Toronto's Early Hungarians. 2016/2. (56.) : ill.