Gábor Palkó

About myself

I was born in 1942 in Vága (now Váhovce, Slovakia). As a consequence of the ‘resettlement’ we ended up in the mining town of Dorog, where I completed my primary education. I had to commute to Esztergom for my secondary education. I completed my undergraduate studies at the Chemical Engineering Department of the Miskolc Technical University for Heavy Industry. Following that I obtained my diploma of chemical engineering management specialist at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Technical University of Budapest. I worked all the time until my retirement (Dec. 2005) at the Richter Gedeon Chemical Works. I am still being asked to do some jobs on a casual basis.

I was married in 1967. My wife is a teacher, now retired. We have two children: Gábor (Gabi) and Ágnes (Ági). Gabi is engineer, married with two lovely children, Áron (12) and Bendegúz (5). Áron is getting ready to enter the Esztergom Franciscan grammar school in the autumn. Ági has a diploma for teaching German but currently works as a buyer. She is getting married on 8th September 2007.

In my free time I like to play my Saxophone; I am a member of the Dorog Miners’ Orchestra. We often perform not only in Hungary but abroad too. This is how we got to Malta. Adi and I love to travel. We are about to start on our tour of Transylvania. In winter I love to go skiing accompanied by Adi.

If you wish to contact me I can be reached at palkog@vipmail.hu.

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