Passed away on June 3, 2016 at the age of 91 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Elizabeth Molnar; grandson Joe (Alanna) Molnar; great grandchildren Cheyenne, Emelia, Hunter and Liam; niece Eva Suru and family; as well as many extended family in Hungary. He is predeceased by his son Joseph F. Molnar (January 25, 2014).
After tossing the Star of Stalin from the roof of his workplace in protest, Josef and his family had to flee Hungary. They arrived in Halifax in 1957 and travelled across Canada, eventually settling in Vancouver. Josef was a professional soccer player, playing on various All Star teams throughout the world. He began a career coaching soccer at UBC which lasted 29 years. The family then moved to Kelowna in 1990, where he continued to coach locally. Soccer was his life! He also loved to spend time with his great grandchildren. The true love of his life, however, was his wife Elizabeth.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 696 Glenmore Road, Kelowna beginning with viewing at 10:30 am, followed by a Funeral Service at 11:30 am and interment at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.