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Michael Emery Tueskoes

September 28, 1931 — August 5, 2023

Michael “Emery” Tueskoes journeyed to heaven peacefully on Saturday August 5, 2023 at the
age of 91, after a long full life. He was born in Kiskundorozsma, Hungary to Mihaly Tuskos and
Maria Vass on September 28, 1931. He was the first person in his hometown to own a
transistor radio, which he built himself. He married the love of his life, Irmi Tueskoes, in
Hungary 10 days before the Hungarian Revolution broke out. Instead of going on a honeymoon
they managed to escape to what was Yugoslavia in 1957, hiding under a haystack and cutting
the “iron curtain.” His wife gave birth to their twin premature baby girls, Mary and Judy in the
immigration camp in Gerovo. Once the babies were stable to travel they flew to the US on an
US Air Force cargo carrier and went by train from NY to Miami, where they had family. They
welcomed another baby girl, Adrianna, two years later. He worked as an electrician while
earning his GED, after which he decided to study Mechanical Engineering in Gainesville at the
University of Florida. He designed his first invention, a machine to help his wife in her drapery
workroom in 1964. Several others would follow.
After graduation he moved his family to Louisville, Kentucky where they had 4 seasons, as he
said. He first worked for General Electric as a design engineer in the air conditioning
department and in the meantime started manufacturing his drapery making machines in a
garage. He soon outgrew the garage and worked full-time in his business, making and
designing machines for the drapery workroom trade, Creative Machinery. His machines were
sold all over the world. He traveled to every continent, except Antartica, on business and for
pleasure.
He decided to sell both their businesses and move his family to Austria where he felt they
would have a calmer life and he would be closer to Hungary and be able to visit his family
there. Business didn’t go quite as he had expected, the Schnitzel was good, but the business
restrictions weren’t quite as favorable. He worked as a design engineer for UNIDO in
Gaziantep, Turkey. They then moved back to Louisville and he and his wife restarted their
drapery workroom consulting and labor saving workroom equipment manufacturing business.
We would like to thank his caretakers, Ora, Clarissa, Jane and Cindy for their ever so tender
care and love of our father. He was their “buddy.”
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 66 years, Irmi, three daughters, Mary (Bertl) Kollarits,
Adrianna (Jack) Bilokon, Judy (Miguel) Marti. Grandchildren, Dennis, Oliver (Anja), Charlene
Kollarits in Vienna, Austria; Chris (Elise), Dr. Alex (Lauren), Dr Anthony, Michelle Marti in
Louisville, KY. Thomas, Becca and Erika Bilokon from Virginia Beach, VA. Great grandchildren
Tom and Mona Kollarits in Vienna Austria; Vivienne, Teddy and Ellori Marti in Louisville, KY. His
sisters Gizi Kasza in Szeged, Hungary and Marika Nagy Barna in Budapest, Hungary. His
beloved brother-in-law Pista (Gizi) in Szeged, Hungary. Cousins Vass Joska in Gyor, Hungary,
Jutka (Geza) in Kiskundorozsma, Hungary and all other relatives in Hungary. Relatives Theresa
Rust and Brandon Walsh in Miami and Eva Nagymihaly in Melbourne, Florida.
Guests are invited to attend a visitation from 10-12 on Saturday, August 12, 2023 with a service
and celebration of Emery’s life to follow, beginning at 12:00pm. A luncheon will be served
afterwards. All services will be held at Louisville Memorial Gardens East, 11601 Ballardsville Rd
Louisville, KY 40241.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at
www.lmgfunderalhomeeast.com for the Tueskoes family. In lieu of flowers expressions of
sympathy can be made by donations to Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation (kylionseye.org).

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