Louis L. Patkos, 76, of San Antonio, formerly of Bedford, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021 in San Antonio. He was born in Germany on April 24, 1945 to the late Lajos and Terézia (Papp) Patkós.
Lou's family escaped communism after WWII, when his parents fled Hungary with his oldest sister, Katalin (Kathy). His mother was nearly 9 months pregnant with Lou when they left. They lived as refugees in West Germany for several years until they were able to immigrate to the U.S.
Lou was raised in Queens New York and was a New Yorker through and through; direct and to the point, but with a big heart. And people weren't ambivalent about him, he was either your cup of tea or he wasn't, like the city. He met his love, Ginette, there (an immigrant too, when she moved to the city in the late sixties). They met in a disco and throughout the years, music and dancing were something they enjoyed together. They also enjoyed traveling and card games with friends. They were married nearly 40 years and Lou loved her very much. He missed her greatly when she passed away. He was an electrical engineer and worked as a nuclear medicine service rep for most of his career. They had two kids and raised the family in Euless. He was a very loving father and a very expressive and passionate person (about the people he loved; his stereos, computers and all his little gadgets; and politics too). He also loved his dogs very much; as a child, a German Shepherd named Mókus, and later, two Boston Terriers, both named Toby.
He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Patkos, and son-in-law, Eric Landez; his grandchildren, Giselle Landez and Yvette Landez; and brothers-in-law, Paul and David Gagnon and Janos Pilenyi; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lajos and Terézia (Papp) Patkós; wife, Ginette, and son Travis; sisters, Katalin Homola and Stephanie Pilenyi; and brother-in-law, George Gagnon.
A graveside service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 28, 2021 at the Bear Creek Cemetery.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 28, 2021 at Forest Ridge Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association by going to www.alz.org.
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