John Gal

John Gal

November 19, 1930 - February 25, 2018
Mission Viejo CA

John Gal

November 19, 1930 - February 25, 2018
Mission Viejo CA


John Gal, 87, of Orange County, formerly of Aurora,  Illinois, passed away peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimers.  He was born in Kustanszeg, Hungary. He emigrated to the United States in 1956. He lived and worked in Aurora for about 50 years and was a Moose lodge #400 member.  He married Virginia and enjoyed 40 years of marriage and family before her passing in 2008. John was an excellent machinist at Austin Western and Daco. Later he was a supervisory security officer at the Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago Center. He loved to garden, growing tomatoes, onions and peppers. He loved to travel to Wisconsin in the summer and Europe and his native Hungary.  He loved to tell stories about his childhood growing up on a farm in Hungary, and many funny life stories.  He loved to laugh, dance and sing.  He loved all animals, especially cats. He made everyone around him laugh and be happy.
He went to Heaven joining his wife, brother, and parents. He was a loving son, brother,  husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him including family, family in his native land and many friends.


  • Date & Time: March 07, 2018 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: March 07, 2018 (12:30 PM)
  • Venue: El Toro Memorial Park
  • Location: 25751 Trabuco Road Lake Forest, CA 92630 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 951-9102

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10 responses to John Gal

  1. Dave Gruhlke says:

    John was a customer of mine the last several years he lived in Aurora. He would come in and tell me stories of growing up in Hungary. Sometimes he would repeat the same story but I always listened because I would pick up something that I missed the first time. John had a heavy accent and I would miss words occasionally. His stories of escaping the war after the Russians dragged him into their military are parts of war that we never hear about. He was more fortunate than some of his friends at the time to have escaped. He also shared stories of his father being captured in the first world war. These are things that we just cannot imagine nor appreciate what they went through. They are true heros and John was a hero. I know he loved his family very much and I am glad that I got to know him a little bit.

  2. Drága testvérem! Örökké szeretettel gondolok rád.
    Anna (Nusi)

  3. Brenda Nemec says:

    Love this!

  4. Mary Bolton says:

    Daddy your Forever in my 

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