Full Name: George Bozoki
Date of Death: Thursday, November 16, 2023
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful man, husband, father, and grandfather, Gyuri Bozoki.
Gyuri was born on June 21, 1930 in rural Hungary. As a teenager he survived the Holocaust. This experience left deep scars that haunted him for the rest of his life. It also motivated him to be the best human being he could.
In 1956, during the unsuccessful Hungarian uprising, he married the love of his life, Éva Gombosi. They had one daughter, Andrea, and three grandsons. During their 67 years of marriage Gyuri and Éva were partners in life and in work.
He was a brilliant and innovative physicist, loving husband, devoted father and very proud grandfather. In Hungary he survived fascism and communism. He became a renowned physicist and made an impact in high energy physics. In 1971 the Bozoki family immigrated to the United States where they settled on Long Island and worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Gyuri had a wonderful sense of humor and a natural kindness that touched everyone who met him. He was fascinated by scientific results to the point that he kept a storage room full of old prints and documents. Even with the introduction of computers, he never gave up on keeping paper copies of everything.
Gyuri is survived by his wife, Éva, their daughter Andrea and her husband David, and his three grandsons, Joshua, Ari and Zachary. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Tamas Gombosi and his wife, Eszter, his niece, Judit, and nephew, Zoltan.