Joseph Kuti

Obituary of Joseph John Kuti

Joseph John Kuti passed away on Friday, October 21, 2022, at the age of 89.  Mr. Kuti was born in Besenyszog, Hungary to Joszef Kuti and Roza Kuti, nee Farkas.  He studied mechanical engineering in Budapest before joining the Hungarian Revolution to fight for his country. In 1956, at the height of the war with the Soviet Union, he became a war refugee and fled to Piscataway, NJ.  He has been a resident of Martinsville, NJ since 1974.

Mr. Kuti was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed soccer and volleyball. His love of volleyball led him to become an international volleyball scorekeeper and a national volleyball official.  He was renowned for his charming sense of humor, his repertoire of dad jokes, and his ability to fix anything.  He was a proud member of the Hungarian American Athletic Club in New Brunswick, NJ.  However, his greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his two granddaughters, Winter and Cora.

Mr. Kuti was predeceased by his loving wife, Joanna Kuti, nee Pacos, in 2010.

He is survived by his two sons, Joseph L Kuti, his wife Effie, and their daughter, Winter, and Zoltan Kuti, his wife Caroline, and their daughter Cora; two stepsons, Richard Makowski and his wife Rose, and Edward Makowski and his wife Dolly; his two sisters, Eva Barcsay and Mary Trausch, and many loving nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors, especially Irma Kovacs and her family.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, NJ 07069.  Cremation and a private inurnment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Basking Ridge, NJ.

Memorial donations may be made to the International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Drive, Ste. 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607 (


Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Higgins Home for Funerals
752 Mountain Blvd.
Watchung, New Jersey, United States
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