Bela Szabados, 85, of Jefferson City, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021, at his home.
He was born April 26, 1936, in Sopron, Hungry, the son of the late Idzsef and Erzsebet (Repaszky) Szabados.
He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology in 1975 from New York State University, Albany, New York and a Master’s in Counseling and Administration in 1982 from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.
He served in the United States Army.
Bela worked as a Psychologist for the Missouri Department of Corrections at the Church Farm facility and Algoa Correctional Center in Jefferson City.
One of Bela’s favorite past times was to visit with his friends at the American Legion. He enjoyed reading and was an exceptional cook making his famous traditional Hungarian recipes which included his delicious Hungarian goulash. Mexican recipes were also his specialty and loved entertaining with salsa parties. Bela was a very smart man. He spoke seven languages and was a member of the Mensa Society, which is the largest and oldest I.Q. society in the world.
Survivors include his daughter, Mariska Szabados and her husband, Cole Millard, of Merriam, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 28, 2021, at Riverview Cemetery in Jefferson City with military honors to follow.
Memorials are suggested to the American Legion Post 5 in Jefferson City.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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