May 20, 1937 – Oct. 25, 2012

Stephen G. Juhasz, a former manager who served on the NFTA board and in other civic and religious roles, died Thursday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital. He was 75.

A Buffalo native, Mr. Juhasz attended Kenmore High School, where he played football. He also graduated from the University at Buffalo.

He served in the Marine Corps from 1957 to 1959, stationed mostly in Okinawa, Japan.

Mr. Juhasz worked for many years at the former Greater Buffalo Press as vice president of engineering. He also managed Niagara Stone Quarry, a subsidiary of Greater Buffalo Press.

An avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating, and belonged to the Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club. He also was the scorekeeper for the Shooting Committee at the Country Club of Buffalo.

Mr. Juhasz served 10 years as a commissioner of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and was a past director of the Kenmore Mercy Hospital Foundation.

He was a member of the Bishop’s Council of the Laity, and in 1999 was installed as a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in St. Patrick Cathedral in New York City by the late Cardinal John O’Connor.

Mr. Juhasz was an exempt member of the River Road Volunteer Fire Company.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, the former Katherine Koessler; a son, Stephen G. Jr.; a daughter, Patricia Juhasz French; a sister, Mary Ann Oetinger; and two brothers, Michael and Robert.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday in Christ the King Catholic Church, Snyder.