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3/3/16 - Saturday funeral mass to remember Radványi

János Radványi, the legendary international security studies pioneer and Mississippi State University center director, will be remembered during a funeral mass on Saturday [March 5]. He died on Jan. 11 at the age of 93.
All are welcome to celebrate the author, teacher and Hungarian immigrant who, in 1982, founded MSU’s Center for International Security Strategic Studies and Executive Leadership Forum. Mass begins at 1 p.m. at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 607 University Drive, in Starkville.

A 2:30 p.m. reception follows at the university’s Hunter Henry Center, and MSU President Mark E. Keenum, Vice President for Research and Economic Development David Shaw and Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman will give remarks, among others.

Radványi is survived by his daughter Julianna Radványi-Szűcs of Budapest, Hungary; son János Radványi, Jr. of Soquel, California; and six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the “Dr. János Radványi Memorial Scholarship” fund through the MSU Foundation at P.O. Box 6149, Mississippi State, MS 39762 or online at

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