Wednesday, February 1, 2017

George Enyedi Remembrance

Mod: Yesterday a couple of people left comments asking that I post some kind of remembrance for George Enyedi, the noted Sierra Madre resident who had done so much for this community. My suggestion was that others close to George might wish to do this since I did not know him well. Caroline Brown then posted the following:

I will write about George Enyedi as I have known him for several years: He was the treasurer on the Sierra Madre Mountain Conservancy board for many years. His contributions there was invaluable from his profession of being an accountant. I know he was on many boards and community groups over the years. He developed his property at the top of Sunrise Hill, above Camillo and for years you could see his lights forming a Christmas tree every year. Although he had thought of developing more land in the area of his home, (he built an appropriate sized home on a larger lot-not subdividing postage stamp lots with mega houses) so as to preserve more open space around him. He preserved open space around the perimeters when developing the other three lots and houses on the hillside. He was Citizen of the Year, a member of Kiwanis, the Cemetery Assocication, the Sierra Madre Playhouse. He was a member of the Sierra Madre Environmental Action Council and he received the city Lifetime Achievement Award. He was elected as City Treasurer in 2011.

Mod: Another reader left this:

The Enyedi's are a very private family. As to date, there will not be a service. Mr. Enyedi was asked by a friend or two, to step in and help the Cemetery finances along with the Play House, straighten out their books; as he was a CPA. Mr. Enyedi also straightened out the books at City Hall. Not once, but twice! I understand he was helpful to Karen Schneider when she was hired by the city. Mr. Enyedi did so much for this city, as a dear friend, he will be missed.


Mod: You can add your thoughts in the comments. Throughout the day I will add them here as well.


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9 comments:

  1. Soft spoken, hard working and a man of integrity. Always a gentleman, never spoke down about anyone. Loved this country and passed down good values to his kids. That was the man I knew. Rest in peace George.

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  2. A man of deeds. He did things quietly, and didn't feel the need to take credit. He not only knew why he needed to give, he also knew how to give.

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  3. George and Nancy, two respected people in town.

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  4. RIP George. You did so much for Sierra Madre.

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  5. George, you are now with your love, Greta. Both Rest in Peace. Indeed a man of integrity. Barbara C. and Nancy S. will miss your friendship.

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  6. George was the kind of guy we seem to be inordinately blessed with here in Sierra Madre. Smart, kind and willing to work for the good of the community. Thanks, George.

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  7. Thanks, Moderator, for keeping us informed. The first thing I do every morning is read the Tattler, given the state of our nation. George was in ill health for a long time. RIP.

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  8. 7 comments for the decent folks of Sierra Madre. Shows how much the locals get out into there neighborhood.

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  9. Yes, 4:09 pm, but they are heartfelt comments filled with love and respect. It is a measure of the admiration afforded to those who go before from we who are left behind.

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