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Gustáv passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on April 21, 2016. He is the brother of the late Ilona Kreeger Veres (1954 – 2016),  and is survived by his brothers László (Baltimore, MD) and Joseph P. (Anita) (Middleburg Heights, OH); his nephew Eric A. Veres; and his nieces Lili O. and Júlia A. Veres.

The funeral services for Gusztáv will be held on May 7, 2016 at Bodnar – Mahoney Funeral Home on 3929 Lorain Rd, Cleveland, OH, and interment at Sunset Memorial Park, on Columbia Rd., 6265 Columbia Rd., North Olmsted, OH.

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Biography

As an 18 year old student at the Budapest Academy of Fine Arts in 1956, Gusztáv took part in the peaceful demonstrations against the oppressive Communist Hungarian government, which ultimately led to the Hungarian Revolution against the Soviet terror and the military occupation of Hungary. After the Soviet army brutally crushed the popular uprising, Gusztáv with his parents and family of three younger siblings emigrated to Austria, where they lived for 2½ years. In 1959, the Catholic Charities sponsored his family to emigrate to Buffalo, New York, where he continued his higher education in fine arts at the University of Buffalo. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1962, Gusztáv launched his career in Buffalo, where he was an artist illustrator at several manufacturing and medical companies, as well as the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library until 1965.

In 1965 Gusztáv was appointed as an Artist – Illustrator and Visual Information Specialist in the Printed Material Department, at the United States Government Printing Office (GPO), in Washington, D. C. Throughout most of his 20+ years of working for the GPO, he was promoted to the highest level in the Printed Material Department, where he was the chief graphics designer of numerous U.S. government issued books, signs, charts, U.S. stamps, and Congressional certificates. He utilized his academic background in fine arts and  his artistic skills to produce  camera-ready proofs, often with custom elaborate hand painted caligraphic lettering, which became one of his numerous graphic design specialties. Some of his noteable achievements include the graphic design of the seal on the reverse side of the U.S. Bicentennial Passport. Gusztáv also produced the graphic design for the commemorative book that President Richard Nixon gave to Chairman Mao Tse Tung, during his historic trip to China.

In 1981 Gusztáv retired from the GPO due to an injury caused by an unfortunate accident, and later moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1992. Gusztáv was a member of Saint Emeric Hungarian Church for over 24 years, and was an active supporter in the effort to reverse Bishop Lennon’s highly unpopular decision to permanently close the church. While the church was in limbo with its doors locked to its members, Gusztáv with about 20 other members refused to accept the Bishop’s decision to close St. Emeric. For 2½ years Gusztáv and the other members faithfully held impromptu church services outside the shuttered doors every Sunday, until 2012, when the decision was made by the Pope to reverse Bishop Lennon’s decision, and St. Emeric was open once again to serve its members.

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