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Anton "Tony" Pajor

May 22, 1932 ~ September 11, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old


Anton "Tony" Pajor, passed away on September 11, 2023, in Mishawaka, IN. He was born in the small town of Himod, Hungary on May 22, 1932, to Antal and Maria (Molnar) Pajor.

Tony was a devoted husband to his late wife, Kathleen, who predeceased him. Together, they raised a beautiful family, including their children, Julianne Smith of Granger, IN, Jeffrey Pajor of Bothell, WA, and their late son, Anthony Pajor. Tony's legacy lives on through his four grandchildren, Miles, Tyler, Lindsey Smith, and Meghan Smith Hardy, who will remember their grandfather as a source of wisdom, strength, and love.

Tony is also survived by his beloved siblings, Maria Kovacs of Himod, Hungary, and Zoltan (Mary) Pajor of Zalaegerszeg, Hungary. The bond Tony shared with his siblings was a testament to the importance of family and the enduring ties of their shared Hungarian heritage. Tony's roots were always a vital part of his identity, and he relished the opportunity to travel back to Hungary to visit family.

Tony worked as a shift supervisor for Alcoa Building Products until his retirement. Beyond his professional life, Tony was a man of many interests. He found joy in the simplicity of life, whether it was tending to his garden, hunting for mushrooms, or working meticulously in his yard. His yard was a point of pride, reflecting his meticulous nature and keen eye for detail. Tony's love for gardening was well-known in his community, and his garden became a symbol of his dedication.

His passion for traveling, especially to his native Hungary, was an extension of his love for his roots. The trips back home were a way for him to stay connected to his heritage, and he cherished these visits as an opportunity to bond with his extended family. He also enjoyed traveling with his American family to visit his Hungarian relatives and explore his native country.

Tony’s life was a tapestry of love, resilience, and dedication that will continue to inspire those who knew him. Tony will be deeply missed by those who knew him.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, September 18 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 52473 State Hwy 933, South Bend, IN 46637. A visitation will be 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2023 with a rosary at 2 p.m. at Palmer Funeral Home -Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend, IN. Memorial contributions in memory of Tony may be donated to Christ the King Catholic Church.

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September 17, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Palmer Funeral Home - Hickey Chapel
17131 Cleveland Road
South Bend, IN 46635

Mass of Christian Burial
September 18, 2023

11:00 AM
Christ the King Catholic Church
52473 SR 933
South Bend, IN 46637


Christ the King Catholic Church
52473 State Road 933, South Bend IN 46637


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