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Hungarian Catholic War Memorial blessed upon relocation

News of the Diocese

September 29, 2010

Through the efforts of former St. Margaret of Hungary parishioners, the Catholic Cemeteries Association, and the Reconfiguration Office of the Diocese of Cleveland, a cherished memorial to 11 World War II American soldiers of Hungarian descent was bless by Bishop Richard Lennon during a special service on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland.

The memorial was established at the Orange Village parish in 1960.  The parish was closed November 1, 2009 as part of the Diocese of Cleveland reconfiguration program after it was determined that only one parish was necessary to serve the Hungarian community due to demographic changes and decreasing numbers of persons attending the three Hungarian parishes.

Catholic Cemeteries Association stepped forward to relocate the memorial and to restore it.  The Depiction of the crucified Christ on the cross surrounded by three human figures and two angels was restored to a beautiful alabaster luster and relocated to a plaza-setting in the section surrounded by the graves of war veterans.  The relocation and restoration were achieved at a cost of $30,000 with funds coming from the Diocese parish reconfiguration program.

Bishop Richard Lennon blessed the memorial in the service which included a reading by Andrew Toth, whose uncle, Joseph Tudor, is one of the 11 veterans listed on the memorial.  He was a paratrooper killed in World War II.

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