Teresa Gyulay; Owned Laundry Service

Teresa Gyulay, who started a successful laundry service out of her Van Nuys home, has died at her Van Nuys. She was 93.

Mrs. Gyulay died Tuesday from complications of a blood clot, said her son, Thomas Gyulay.

Born Teresa Blenshy in Hungary, she came to United States in 1924 and moved to California in 1943.

Mrs. Gyulay began her business by ironing clothes at her Van Nuys home in 1945. Two years later, she moved into a storefront on Hazeltine Avenue and ran the Van Nuys French Hand Laundry there until her retirement in 1989.


During the 1940s and 1950s, she was a regular at the Magyar Haz, a Hungarian social hall in Los Angeles.

She is survived by her son, Thomas Gyulay of Vista, Calif.; two sisters; two granddaughters; a grandson and two great-grandsons.

A funeral is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Glen Haven Chapel, 1301 N. Lopez Canyon Road in San Fernando, which is handling the arrangements. Burial will follow at Glen Haven Memorial Park.