Green Lawn Abbey

Gaal, Alexander

Alexander Gaal
Born 9/1/1880
Died 7/12/1932
--Hungarian Leader Succumbs to Heart Attack at Residence—
Funeral services for Alexander Gaal, aged 51, prominent south side grocer and Hungarian leader, who died, Tuesday, at his home of 275 Deshler avenue, of a heart attack as he was recovering from pneumonia, will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, at the residence. Additional services will be held at 2 p.m. in the Hungarian Reformed church, 365 Woodrow avenue.
Mr. Gaal came to Columbus in 1906, from Hungary, and two years later founded the Foreign Grocery Co., 1954 Parsons avenue, of which he was a co-owner.
He was one of the organizers and president of the Hungarian Reformed church and also the Hungarian Reformed Aid association. He was nationally recognized as a Hungarian-American leader.
Mr. Gaal also belonged to the Maennerchor, Columbia club and Hungarian Reformed Federation. His wife, Mrs. Catherine Gaal; a daughter, Mary Marguerite; a son, Alexander, jr.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. John Gaal; two brothers, John and Joseph Gaal and two sisters Julia and Sophia, all of Columbus survive.
Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery by J. J. Simons.
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