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Steve Farkas b. Hungary died Indiana 1969-b. Hungary Aug 17, 1881
March both Area Deaths Decatur Man's Hanging Death Ruled Suicide DECATUR -- Police this morning attributed the death yesterday of an elderly Decatur man to suicide by hanging. Paw Paw state police said that an autopsy by Dr. Franklin Cox, chief pathologist at Borgess hospital in Kalamazoo, concluded that 87-year-old Steve Farkas, of 402 West Delaware street took his own life. at j Farkas was found Monday lhat the the Dey the the slumped in a chair at his home with a clothesline tied around his neck and suspended from a nail above his The autopsy s head, police said. . ; 5' reportedly caled lhat "asphyxiation by| hanging" w a s the primary cause of death. Police said that when discovered Farkas appeared to have been dead about two or three days. The body was discovered . by Mrs. Agnes Wiles, Celery | Center road, Decatur, who slopped by the Farkas house to check "on him. Troopers said Mrs. Wiles received no answer at the door, and looked through a windown and saw the body. She then reportedly called a relative in Indiana, who drove to Decatur. After his arrival, the police were notified. The body was taken lo the Homo in Deca- Royal, tur. Steve Furkm DECATUR-- Steve Farkas, 87, *- Ms r ! . and a rela- ^^ _ _ _ _ _ ? o r t - j p services will be held Monday by his nephew,, Joe Sumichrast of Hobart, Ind. Mr. Farkas was born in Hun- gary, Aug. 17, 1881. His wife, Agnes Mary, preceded him in death Oct. 4, 1965. t e r Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Newell funeral home, Decatur. The Rev. Henry Houseman will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside cemetery, Decatur. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday. ' r