Dr. Steven B. Szigethy

Died: Sun., Jan. 5, 2020


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 10, 2020
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Sat., Jan. 11, 2020
Location: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

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Dr. Steven B. Szigethy, age 87

Dr. Steven B. Szigethy of Oblong passed away peacefully on January 5, 2020 at Crawford Memorial Hospital. He is the beloved husband of Maria Victoria Szigethy and loving father to his four children (Xavier, Ilona, Carolyn, and Stephen Alexander) and their spouses (Melanie, Alex, Mike, and Kristen) who will miss him dearly. He was also the proud grandfather of Xavier Joseph, Sofia, Delfina, John, Oliver, Natalie, Noah, and Hannah. Additionally, he is survived by a cousin Marta (Marty) Sergeant.

He lived an extraordinary life. Dr. Szigethy was born in Repcelak, Hungary and was the only child of Bela and Ilona Szigethy. He studied medicine in Vienna, Austria and then practiced in Austria briefly before coming to the United States for residency training.  He was fluent in multiple languages.  In 1979 he relocated to Oblong, IL to serve as a physician in Family Medicine at the Oblong Clinic until his retirement in 2014.

Dr. Szigethy was a deeply caring and compassionate physician with a smile that warmed the hearts of all who knew him. He enjoyed listening to classical music, reading books, watching movies, woodworking, and traveling.  
He is preceded in death by his two parents and a premature son, Luis Eduardo, who died shortly after birth.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday January 11, 2020 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Oblong, IL. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 P.M. on Friday January 10, 2020 at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL. Burial will be in Oblong Cemetery at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy may take form of a contribution to the Oblong Public Library or Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Oblong.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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Robert and Marilyn Bergbower
   Posted Mon January 06, 2020
Maria and family, so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs from Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Twyla Rosson
   Posted Tue January 07, 2020
Rest in peace Doc! You will be missed! Loved by so many!

Norma Swisher
   Posted Tue January 07, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. What a great doctor,helped our family out many times. You were always so kind. Jim and Norma Swisher and family

Lori Rios
   Posted Tue January 07, 2020
Never forget how Doc came to my Grandpa and Grandma's home to care for them. Way back when he first came to this area. Sam and Frona Wilson. He also delivered my Niece Amy Wilson, in our Family home, east of Willow Hill. The Wilson Family is thankful for all Doc did for us! Rip Dr. Szigehty. No other Doctor would do a home birth delivery, or visit old people in their home.

Tony West
   Posted Tue January 07, 2020

Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

   Posted Wed January 08, 2020
So sorry for his passing, he was a good Dr. And a great man, loved when he would come to the nursing home to see patients. Just remember the good times, it does help.

Donna F. Davis & Nelson P. Teeters II
   Posted Fri January 10, 2020
So sorry about this. He was a wonderful Dr. and a friend. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family Maria.

Kami Stephens Fuller
   Posted Sat January 11, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tammy (Hinterscher) Jaben
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
Dearest Maria and Family
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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