Elyria High School Class of 1948 Class Reunion. Turk Vargo is in the second to the last row, the fourth man from the right.
Eleanor and Turk Vargo raised their kids in a house on Gulf Road in Elyria. They lived at the Cherry Ridge Condominiums in Elyria before moving to their daughter Julie's house in Grafton.
The combined 4th and 5th grade classes at Roosevelt School in Elyria around 1939. Turk Vargo is standing at the extreme right in the third row.
Turk and Eleanor Vargo at home.
Turk Vargo loved being around little kids -- anybody's kids. Here he is holding little Jack Bradley, the child of what Turk's wife, Eleanor, calls "shirttail relatives."
Turk Vargo and his dog, "Sadie.was always in his lap," said Rev. Alana Kelley of Magyar United Church of Christ. "He loved her to bits."
Turk Vargo, second from the right, tailgates with some of his younger friends. "He had friends from babies all the way to real old people and anything in between,” said his wife, Eleanor.
Turk Vargo on Graduation Day, 1948, at his parents' home in Western Heights.
Turk Vargo graduated from Elyria High School in 1948.
Vargo family portrait: From the left, Turk, his daughter Vicky, wife, Eleanor, son, Bob, and daughter, Julie.
Chronicle File Photo. Turk Vargo participates with other former heart patients in an exercise class at the Elyria Family YMCA as part of a heart rehabilitation program in 1980. He sold T-shirts, like the one he's wearing, to provide scholarships to patients who couldn't otherwise afford the program.
Turk Vargo served with the Army during the Korean War and was stationed for 18 months with Strategic Air Command in Sparrevohn, Alaska.
Turk Vargo, center, attended a San Francisco Giants baseball game at AT&T Park in San Francisco with his grandsons, Bobby Baksa, left, who works for the baseball club, and Jay Baksa, right.
Turk Vargo and some of his "girls": From the left, granddaughter Briana, daughter Julie, wife, Eleanor, granddaughter Betheny and Turk, the man of the house.
Turk Vargo's parents, Julius and Esther Vargo, were Hungarian immigrants who were married in Elyria.
Turk Vargo, a 1948 Elyria High School graduate, took Eleanor Chomi to a Christmas formal in 1949.
The Vargo clan.
The Vargos, second couple from the right, played pinochle once a month with the other pictured couples since 1954. Eight couples belonged to the group at one time.
Eleanor Chomi married Turk Vargo on May 12, 1951.
Vilma Vargo, left, and her brother, Turk, in recent years.
Vilma Vargo, her brother, Turk, and Speedy, the dog their uncle brought home from France during World War II, are pictured at home in Elyria's Western Heights in the 1940s.
Turk Vargo, right, laughs it up with a fellow soldier named Ziggy in 1952 while they were stationed with Strategic Air Command in Alaska.