Max Kustugic, age 90, of 341 E. Jamestown Rd., W. Salem Twp., Greenville, formerly of Zelienople, PA, passed away Wednesday morning, September 7, 2016 in St. Paul's.
He was born in Zelienople on February 4, 1926 to Walter and Anna (Galat) Kustugic. Max was a 1944 graduate of Zelienople High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corp during WWII from 1944-1946. He had been employed for 34 years as a Quality Control Manager at Halstead Industries, Zelienople, retiring in 1984. He was a member of Zion's Reformed United Church of Christ, Greenville, and was formerly a member of St. Peter's Reformed Church and the American Legion in Zelienople. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, traveling and golfing.
On June 30, 1951 he married the former Julia Vincze, she passed away May 13, 2010. He is also preceded in death by his parents, three sisters; Helen Dunham, Mary Catarchio, and Sonja Kasunick, and three brothers; Anthony Kustugic, Samuel Kustugic, and George Kustugic.
Private services will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in St. Peter's Reformed Church Cemetery, Zelienople, with Rev. Philip J. Garner, Pastor of Zion's Reformed United Church of Christ, Greenville, officiating. All arrangements are under the direction of Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 366-368 S. Main St. Greenville, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's, 339 E. Jamestown Rd., Greenville, PA 16125.
I enjoyed getting to know Max and Julia since they moved to St. Paul’s and starting attending Zion’s Church. They were faithful members as long as they were physically capable of attending church. I know Max came several times when he probably didn’t feel very well. Max was such a sweet man and loved his wife Julia more than I can imagine anyone loving a spouse. He missed her so much and now he is once again with her. I’m so happy for Max who is now at peace.
Office Manager/Project Coordinator
Zion’s Reformed Church
We salute this WWII U.S. Marine Corp veteran and thank him for his brave service to our country. Go with God, sir, to your eternal reward. With sympathy to his family and all who love him.
I will miss you Uncle Max. I know you and Aunt Julie are smiling down at me.
I leave a sorrowful message to my late Uncle Max
….. He and aunt Julie were the “Cool” Aunt and Uncle and I know they are together ….as He told us over and over he wanted — Your Nephew Robert JR.
Condolences sent to Max and Julie’s family from our entire family. These two were wonderful people and terrific friends to all the Szakelyhidi clan . So many memories of all the times spent with them, all the stories of all the families growing up together in Zelienolpe. We will miss both of you so much. We are so happy that they are together again – that is all Max wanted since he lost his Julie.
We send all our love, Max.
Linda, Richard, Lisa, Jay, Liane, Calvin and Rose
You and aunt Julie will always be two of my fondest memorys of growing up.May you rest in peace uncle Max.