Alfred Tihamer Monostori

September 9, 1940 - February 29, 2016

09/09/1940 - 02/29/2016

Past Services

Saturday March 12, 2016
2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions

Alfred Tihamer Monostori
February 29, 2016
Resided in Virginia Beach, VA
Alfred (Al) Tihamer Monostori, 75, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and dear friend to all that ever met him, passed away quietly in his sleep on Monday, February 29, 2016. As many know, Al was dealing with complications from several health issues, but in his final days he was in no pain, had presence of mind, understood what was happening and was at peace in his heart. All who knew Al will say that he was gentle, loving, cared deeply for his family and friends and most of all loved to make others smile and laugh. Al’s final days came quickly to a close and his passing was both dignified and merciful and for that we are all grateful. He is, and will always be, our beloved Papa.
Born in Passaic, NJ on September 9, 1940, Al is the son of the late Tihamer and Mary Monostori. He is survived by his wife, best friend, and partner of 20 years, Donna (Kitty) Monostori. Al is also survived by his first wife, Jane Searles, the mother of his three children. Left to cherish his memory are Lee Bates, mother to Kitty; his brother, Tim Monostori and his wife Leona; his son Greg Monostori and his wife Laurie; his son Paul Monostori; his daughter Amy Willis and her husband Barry; his step daughter Sherry Gross and her husband Michael; his grandchildren, Ryan Monostori and his wife Ana, Katelyn Monostori, Dreven Monostori, Trevor McGuire, Peirce McGuire, Taylor Cohen and Marissa Gross; his niece Ann Monostori and his nephew Michael Monostori.
Al was a Jeweler and Retail Sales Manager in the early part of his career and later transitioned in to Industrial Sales. He claimed to have retired in 2014, but as we all know, he never really did. He was proud of what he did and loved his customers almost as much as he loved his family. In his leisure time, Al enjoyed playing piano, fishing, hosting barbeques with family and friends and cruising the islands with Kitty.
The family will receive friends for a memorial service to celebrate Al’s life on Saturday, March 12th at 2:00 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 5792 Greenwich Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. A reception for family and friends will follow at Al and Kitty’s home.

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Paula Druash
7 years ago

Al was a delightful representative who always had a cute joke when he called on us at Freedom Mechanical, Inc. His presence is greatly missed. I was able to hear of his travels with Kitty and the antics of the grandchildren! He had a great outlook on life and was inspirational!

Marjorie and John Bellingham, Australia
7 years ago

John and I only met Al once, when we visited in 2010 I think. We enjoyed his company then and we were looking forward to catching up again. Time waits for no one. During that one visit, Al’s caring and understanding shone through. Never to be forgotten.

Ed Likman
7 years ago

Cousin Al was always the life of the party at family gatherings. Playing the piano, telling a joke and generally making everyone laugh with his charm and wit. He stayed at the Likman household on numerous occasions when enroute from Long Island to Upstate NY with a trailer load of Grumman canoes behind a ’64 Impala. He always put his family and extended family first. Al, you are gone way too soon but we will never forget you!

Sue Anderson
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to my loved cousins, Greg, Amy and Paul and all of their loved ones. Uncle Al was always one of my favorites. May he rest in eternal peace.

Jan DiGiovanni
7 years ago

I always said Al was the reason I loved sales, he made working for him fun.
What a great guy, always telling a joke, always being such a nice person.
You will be missed.

William Thomas
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those that were privileged to have known Al, as he was a big part of my life and getting thru the teenage years- and a big thanks for a special occasion where you interrupted your day to drive down to Boston to bail us out. Thank you so much Al for touching my life as you have touched so many-