Emerich M. Szep, age 95, died Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Mr. Szep was born in Reinersdorf, Austria, the son of the late John and the late Elizabeth (Grohotolsky) Szep. He worked at American Can Company in Passaic for many years. Mr. Szep was a proud World War II US Army veteran, a purple heart recipient, and a member of the 702nd Tank Battalion "Red Devils", Company A. He enjoyed attending many of their reunions over the years. Mr. Szep was a former member of Holy Trinity RC Church in Passaic. He was also an avid bowler.
Mr. Szep is survived by his daughter Michaelene Goodman; his son Jim and his wife Kathy Szep; his grandchildren Jerome Goodman, Gregory Szep, Douglas Szep, Hope Marie Goodman-Rogowski; seven great-grandchildren; and his dear sisters Helen Knopf, Mitzi Bianchini, and Anna Soldrich. He was predeceased by his wife, Josephine (Biss) Szep.
All services were private by request of the family.
Memorial donations in Mr. Szep's name may be made to:
Boys Town, PO Box 8000, Boys Town, NE 68010, www.boystown.org
Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, www.woundedwarriorproject.org