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With Deep Sadness

Steve “Pista” Simonfay died November 18, 2022 in his Madison, New Jersey home surrounded by family. Pista is survived by his children Suzanne, Kristine, and Steven and eight grandsons Matthew, Andrew, Teddy, Alexander, Will, Charlie, Steven, and Scott.

Born in 1931, in Budapest, Hungary, Steve was the youngest of 7 children. He survived the German and Russian occupation of Hungary during World War 2 as well as the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. After risking his life to escape Hungary, Pista made it to the safety of New York where he earned his engineering degree from Manhattan College. He worked for Turner Construction for forty years and his final project culminated in the building of the NJ Performing Arts Center in Newark.

Steve was a competitive athlete his entire life and rowed for the Hungarian National Team and continued to row for multiple clubs and Masters competitions well into his 80’s. His athleticism and sense of adventure made him an avid traveler, skier, and active parent and grandparent. His later years were spent reading, rowing every Saturday, traveling on the Danube, visiting family in Budapest, and enjoying time with his children and grandchildren in Nantucket, Boston, New York, and Chatham. When Steve was not walking around Chatham or helping his son with his landscaping business, he enjoyed attending his grandson’s sporting events, going out to dinner, smoking his pipe, and spending time with his childhood friends from Hungary.


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We’ve been in business for over 30 years and retain a Landscape Architect and Designer on staff. Please contact us to set up an appointment and get a free quote. No job is too big or too small.

Office – 973.635.5499 Fax: – 973.701.0171

Email: – steve@simonfay.com

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