As a boy in Hungary, Stephen Bankuti defused land mines in farm fields near his home during World War II, and he left school to support his family when the Soviet Army sent his father to a prison camp in Siberia for two years.
In 1956, at age 23, he was part of the short-lived Hungarian resistance movement that rose up during the Soviet occupation . . .
Mr. Bankuti, a coach who was instrumental in bringing girls’ soccer to Sudbury, and who for years operated Steve’s Auto Body, a repair and towing business in town, died of Parkinson’s disease and leukemia May 19 in his home in Marlborough, where he had lived since the mid-1990s. He was 78.
May 19th? As in, seven weeks ago?
Don’t get us wrong: The hardworking staff isn’t being critical about this. We’re just curious about this.
Which is why we’re definitely calling the Globe obit editor later today.