OK, this is embarrassing, and the reason why most obituaries are written while people still are alive, so there is enough time for fact checks, and people aren't too upset to get things straight... During my professional writing career, I actually wrote a few such obituaries, and all the people still are with us today, which is a good omen. Alas, this is the first obituary I had to write for a friend, and it's hard to think straight when remembering him right now.
Ernest Csuka was 81 years old, and the originally stated birth year of 1928 was correct. Also, going back to the interview with Ernest Csuka in BQ Vol. 1, No. 1, Ernest Csuka took over the Singer shop in 1964, not 1962. I have confirmed these dates with a good friend of the family, so I am confident they are correct now.
Happy holidays to all.
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