December 9 2017: BODROGLIGETI, Andras J.E.

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Andras J. E. Bodrogligeti (Age 92)

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, of Falls Church, VA.  Beloved husband of Elizabeth Szoszi Bodrogligeti; father of Andrew, Robert and the late John Bodrogligeti;  grandfather of Dorian, Ethan, Panna and Alma. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by two sisters – Erzsike and Nelli –  and two brothers – Rudolf and Janos. He served for 30 years as a beloved professor of Turkic Studies and served as the Chair of UCLA’s Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Department before founding the John D. Soper Central Asian Language Institute, also at UCLA. Awardee of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 1985 in the field of Linguistics.  This followed a professorship at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest and service as a translator for the Hungarian Foreign Ministry and Hungarian army. Author of a collection of linguistic books including an English translation of Sayf-i Sarayi’s “Gulistan Bi’t Turki” as well as language manuals for Uzbek, Tajik and Chagatay, he was fluent in 39 languages and dialects.  Relatives and friends may call at  Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD, Wednesday, December 13, 2017, from 10:30 to 11 a.m., where a Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m.  Interment All Souls Cemetery, Germantown, MD.

Francis J. Collins Funeral Home, Inc.
500 University Blvd. West
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Phone: 301.593.9500