Theodore J. “Teddy,” Harsaghy, 91, of Clifton, entered eternal life on November 20, 2020. Born in Passaic, Mr. Harsaghy was a lifelong Clifton resident. He served with the United States Navy during the Korean War. Following his service, he was employed at Passaic Valley Water Commission and as a butcher in Emil’s Foodtown in Garfield. Mr. Harsaghy was a member of the Democratic Club of Clifton and also served as Ward Leader in Paterson. He was a lifelong parishioner of St. Stephen R.C. Magyar Church in Passaic and a member of the Clifton Branch of the Hungarian Reformed Federation of America. Mr. Harsaghy was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Regina Mundi, Council #3969, Clifton; and a Fourth Degree Knight of Msgr. Anthony H. Stein Assembly, Paterson. Mr. Harsaghy was also a member of the UFCW Local #464A; the American Legion Post #347 of Clifton, The American Legion Post #387 of Passaic and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7165 of Clifton.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Filomena Harsaghy (Castaldi); parents, Aladar and Margaret Harsaghy; and sister, Anna Wasko (Harsaghy).
Survivors include: his devoted son, Robert J. Harsaghy and his wife, Rosa Awilda Harsaghy of Clifton; his devoted daughter, Beth Ann Schimmenti and her husband, Vincent of Clifton; and his three loving grandchildren, Sara A. Ferrari, her husband, John; Robert T. Harsaghy, his fiancé, Adriana; and Christopher J. Harsaghy, his wife, Jaslin.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday 10:15 AM from the Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 1313 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton and 11:00 AM St. Stephen’s R.C. Magyar Church, 223 Third St., Passaic. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Paterson. Visiting will be Monday from 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Theodore Harsaghy may be made to St. Stephen R.C. Magyar Church.
Due to current restrictions on allowable numbers (50) inside the funeral home, it is requested that those attending the visitation be courteous by limiting their time inside in order to allow others the opportunity to pay their respects as well.
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St. Stephen R.C. Magyar Church
223 Third Street, Passaic NJ 07055