Obituaries 8-12

Published: Monday, August 12, 2013 at 09:42 AM.


Adrienne Gelenczei Bazarte

After a courageous two and a half year battle against cancer my beloved wife and our daughter's loving mother, Adrienne Gelenczei Bazarte, left this earth for heaven on July 30, 2013, at age 60. She resided in Panama City Beach and Destin, Fla., and passed away at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.

Adrienne was born on April 3, 1953, in Budapest, Hungary, to Dr. Emil F. and Edith K. Gelenczei. The family fled Hungary in 1956 to escape the Communist takeover of their country. The Presbyterian Church sponsored the family's journey to America and freedom where her father worked as a research doctor in veterinary medicine.

She was raised in the Midwest and Northeast states of Indiana, Wisconsin, New York, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. In 1973 she moved to Tampa, Fla., to attend the University of South Florida where she earned her bachelor's degree in psychology. There she met her future husband Joe. After graduation she moved back to Sea Isle City, N.J., and the two married on June 16, 1979, in Ocean City, N.J. They moved to Philadelphia where Joe was attending the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

After graduation they moved with the United States Air Force to Homestead Air Force Base, Fla., in 1980 where Joe was stationed as an optometrist with the rank of captain. There she gave birth to her beloved daughter, Jacqueline Adrienne Bazarte in October 1982. Jacqui was the light of her life and she was the most loving, caring and wonderful mother. In 1983 the family moved back to Tampa Bay after Joe's 3-year tour was completed.

In 1985, after a Christmas 1984 visit to the Emerald Coast, the family moved to Panama City Beach where she loved the beaches, the boating and the slower pace of life. She attended East Gate Christian Fellowship Church in Panama City Beach and loved the message of inspiration of Pastor Rob Woodrum. She also loved the ministry of Joel Olsteen and found hope and comfort in his philosophy on life and religion. She enjoyed the beach, boating, movies, sports especially FSU and Miami Dolphins football, the theater, con-certs, fine dining, casino trips to Las Vegas, Biloxi and Atlantic City, family vacations to Disney World, New Orleans, Atlanta, Tampa, Gatlin-burg, California and Atlantis in the Bahamas. She loved all of her family very much and will be missed greatly by us all.

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