Steven Virag

November 28, 1932December 30, 2018

Steven Virag, November 28, 1932 - December 30, 2018, Blooming Grove, NY Steven Virag of Blooming Grove, survivor of the Holocaust and escapee of Communist oppression during the Hungarian Revolution, dies at 86. Steven, who died with his family at his side, was a source of strength and love to those fortunate enough to have known him. He chose inspiration over anguish. He chose to live by example in a time when words wash away like the rain. Steven is survived by Gail, his wife of 59 years. A marriage defined by the holding of hands and the look in the eye. She was his “Becky.” He is also survived by his three sons, Edward and fiancee, Lori Moskowitz, son Garry and son, Ron Weintraub, who his name changed back to the family original surname, dangerous in Nazi occupied Hungary. Steven fled persecution to the United States, while twin brother, Lazlo, now deceased, and family sought refuge in Venezuela. The family would not be complete without Ann Farsetta, Ron’s long-time love and cherished family member, deceased, 2/27/18. The family will be sitting shiva Jan. 1,2,3 from 2pm to 8pm. They request that donations be made to Jewish Family Services of Orange County New York, 720 Route 17M, Middletown, NY 10940.


  • Graveside Service Monday, December 31, 2018

Steven Virag

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Mondaine Hirschey

January 2, 2019

One of my favorite memories of Steven Virag was all the times he met me at the top of the stairs with the strongest of hugs!
He was one of the most humble people I had the pleasure of knowing.
I was proud to have him as my father-in-law even for a short time.
Rest in peace sweet man