William Paul Miklos, 92, passed away on July 12, 2021 from natural causes in Whitefish, Montana. He was born on June 17, 1929, in Los Angeles, California, to the late Paul and Elizabeth Miklos, and was preceded in death by his beloved younger brother Robert Miklos, children Stephen Miklos, Linda Miklos and Mother of his children, Carol Lee Elliott.
William is survived by his children; Katika Green, Mary Spearman (Scott),
Jeannette Cunningham (Mark), Dianne Miklos, John Miklos, Laura Miklos, Mike Miklos, Debbie Gorczyca (Jim), Tricia Miklos; his grandchildren; Nathan Miklos (Hadley), Jesika Green, Evan Green (Eden), Justin Spearman (Jasmine), LeeAnne Cunningham, Zachary Miklos, Jack Gorczyca, Chelsea Barnes, Caroline Gorczyca, Sydney Miklos; and great grandchildren; David Miklos, Paul Miklos, Des Miklos, Luke Spearman, Rukia Reyes-Green, and Gustave Green.
Employed by Pacific Bell for 41 years, William worked his way from lineman to upper management, retiring at age 59. In 1996 he moved to Las Vegas, where he enjoyed working part-time for Consolidated Reprographics delivering blueprints to many of the casinos under construction. While he wasn’t a big gambler, he did enjoy playing the slots and won a new car on his favorite nickel machine! Throughout his life he enjoyed many memorable trips including Catalina, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, Oregon, Michigan, Montana, Missouri, Mexico, Costa Rica, England, Paris, Rome, and to his parent’s homeland, Hungary.
William was a deeply religious man who found great strength in his Roman Catholic faith, and treasured being a Eucharistic Minister for many years. He also enjoyed the experience of portraying Bartholomew, Christ’s Apostle, in The Last Supper, the closing scene of the Pageant of the Masters, for many years during the 1980’s.
William made friends throughout his life and was loved and cherished by many. From his days in Anaheim, Orange, Laguna Hills, Las Vegas, Whitefish, Kalispell, and up until his death, his kind and gentle interactions touched the lives of many. He was blessed to spend the last 4+ years with his daughter Dianne, in Montana, and there is no doubt this added years to his life. He cherished time with family, friends, and valued the constant companionship of his cats, Fred and Duke.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Brendan House and The Springs Assisted Living for all of the care and love they provided to William, and for becoming his “second family” during the last year and a half. He was treated with such love and grace that will always be remembered.
He will be laid to rest at the Palm Cemetery in Las Vegas, Nevada. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heart of the Nation televised Mass @https://www.heartofthenation.org.
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