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Magdalena Jellinek, 86, of Garfield Hts, OH passed away on Monday, August 24, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Charlotte, NC. She was born on January 21, 1934 in Hungary to the late Istvan Telek and Margit Ferencz Telek.
Before Magdalena emigrated to the US, she worked beside a judge as a translator. After moving to the US, Magdalena worked at Lucy’s Bakery on Buckeye Rd.
She enjoyed singing and poetry and dancing. She lived through WW2. She spoke many languages. She would perform at her church in cultural events keeping the traditions of the old country alive. She was someone who people could easily love. We loved her kind and generous heart. Her memory will always be treasured.
In addition to her parents, Magdalena was preceded in death by her husband, John Jellinek; and her brother Istvan Telek
Magdalena is survived by her daughter, Magdalena Lavish and husband Brian Lavish of Charlotte.
Celebration of life to be held at a later time.
Carolina Cremation of Charlotte and Salisbury is assisting the Jellinek family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.