Bela Szekely

February 7, 1955 - October 22, 2012
Bela Szekely

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BÈla SzÈkely, Sr., 57, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on October 22, 2012. He was a Hungarian native of SzÈkelyudvarhely (Odorheiu-Secuiesc), Romania.

BÈla immigrated to the United States with his family from the communist Romania in 1982.

He was an artist, a talented woodcarver and worked on historical icons such as Saint Patrickís Cathedral in NYC and on the restoration of the Mona Lisa in the Líouvre.

He is survived by two sons, BÈla Jr. and Szabolcs; ex-wife, ErzsÈbet of Virginia Beach; daughter-in-law, Charlene Hodge of Virginia Beach. Services are private .

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  • September 01, 2013
    John Spraker says:
    Bela taught me so much about carving. I am the carver I am today because of Bela. God bless Bela and his family.

  • December 03, 2012
    LaQuita Staten says:
    I enjoyed visiting Bela in Williamsburg with Szabolcs. My daughter and friends remember the visits fondly as well.

  • October 22, 2013
    Erzsebet Szekely says:
    One year ago you went to find your peace with The Lord. A life that started with a colorful journey ended in turmoil and tragedy. Have you enjoyed a life of balance and comfort perhaps you would not have been able to create the beautiful art you created. The love for your children will always be remembered.The question "why it had to happen this way" will always be there. Rest in peace forever. Thank you for friends for the loving comments. Erzsebet

  • December 03, 2012
    Cheryl Douglas & Family says:
    We are so sorry for your loss of a beloved family member. Prayers to all. Love, Cheryl, Rickey and Christina

  • December 03, 2012
    Bagur Maria, Mario and Mario jr. says:
    We are very sorry and we will never forget what he did for us.