It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Stephan (Pityu) Mailath, after a recent illness.
Stephan Count Mailath
He leaves behind in deep sorrow, his loving wife Maria of 44 years, his son Steve, his granddaughters Michaela and Hanna, near and distant relatives here and abroad, along with his many, many devoted and loyal friends.
Having had to flee his beloved and native Hungary in 1947, Stephan, being a descendent of a prominent and noble family, which over the centuries contributed richly to Hungary's cultural and political development, came to Canada in 1950, after having spent time in various West European countries.
Once in Montreal and as a car buff, he found his niche at BMW Automobile Co. where he chose a sales career and where he rapidly became an institution.
In 1999, after his retirement, along with Maria , he started and published The Hungarian Chronicle, (Magyar Kronika), and organized numerous cultural events to further nurture cultural ties within the local Hungarian communities.
Until very recently, he was actively participating in the publishing the internet version of the Kronika.
Pityu will long be remembered for his positive outlook on life and for his contagious smile.
The celebration of his life will be held and published at a later date.