Steven M Varga | 1935 - 2013 | Obituary

Steven M Varga
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Steven M Varga

Born: October 02, 1935
Died: February 04, 2013

Steven M Varga passed away Feb. 4th 2013 at the age of 77. He was born 10/2/1935 in Szoliget Hungary. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Father & Brother all of Hungary. He was a gifted soccer player & by age 18 was playing professional soccer on a division 1 team. He was named an alternate player on the famed 1956 Hungarian World Cup team. He left Hungary 11/1956 during the Hungarian revaluation against Russia. He elected to come to the USA and then to Seattle where he soon met his bride to be Marilyn also new to the Seattle area. They were married a year later at Trinity Episcopal church in Seattle. This union produced four children, Steve Jr., Deborah, David & Scott. The family lived in Seattle for about a year & a half then to the Bill Town (Marilyn's father) ranch near the Missouri River breaks Montana to help get the ranch ready for sale. Daughter Debbie was born, then the family moved to Ellensburg Wa. where Steve had a good job waiting for him with Morrison/Knudsen Const. Co. building the Wampum Dam. He worked as a hard rock driller & explosive expert Forman. Once the dam was completed, he was offered various positions with the company mostly in South America, but instead decided to take his family back to Seattle. He worked for a short time at a service station in the Skyway area then purchased a ARCO station at the corner of Renton Ave. & Cloverdale. His twin boys Dave & Scott were born in 1967. The business & home sold in 1970 at which time the family moved to the Auburn area. He worked as a pipe fitter for a underground utilities company until going to work for the America Streval Co. in Kent. The family purchased a 80 acre farm in the Viezie Valley north of Enumclaw in 1975. The farm kept the family busy raising replacement heifers for dairy farmers & beef cattle until it sold in 1998. Steve purchased Midway Auto Wrecking in 1985. He loved that business as he loved to wheel & deal on most everything. Steve's first love was his family, then his love for the game of soccer. He started coaching soccer in Auburn in 1972 and continued coaching soccer through all the years including coaching both boys & girls at Enumclaw Hi Sch. The farm sold in 1998 at which time Steve & Marilyn moved to retirement community in SW Wa. called Ryderwood. While there he coached soccer several more years at Castle Rock High School. It was nice there, but rained too much so they moved to Yakima. Steve absolutely loved Yakima. There he enjoyed the sun, his 2 & 1/2 acres with fruit trees, a 40 x40 steel shop bldg. & a nice home. He became known for his apple butter, canned fruits, pickled asparagus & beets. He lived in Yakima almost 7 years until his death. Steve is survived by his wife Marilyn of their home, Steve Jr. Of Kalama, Wa. Deborah Pillow, Lake Tapps , Dave of Pacific & Scott & his wife Blanca of Enumclaw, 7 Grandchildren & 3 Great Grandchildren. A celebration of life service will be held at St. Matthews Episcopal church in Auburn Wa. March 9th at 1:00 PM. The address is 123 L St. NE.

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