Bela Svoboda Jr

December 14, 1961 - May 25, 2023

Bela L Svoboda Jr., 62, of Lovelock (Rye Patch) Nevada passed away unexpectedly May 25, 2023.
Bela was born on December 14, 1961 in Newport Tennessee. 
He was an Optometry Specialist in Winnemucca NV for many years, graduating from UC Berkeley School of Optometry in 1994. 
While attending UC Berkeley, he would work weekends dealing blackjack at Harra’s. 
After graduation Bela worked for a doctor in Las Vegas until he moved to Reno in 1996 working for other doctor’s offices until 2000 when he purchased the practice (Northern Nevada Eye Care) in Winnemucca working alongside his co-owner for many years. 
He was a member of the Lions Club and would be involved in yearly health screenings as well as provide free eye exams and glasses to those that could not afford either.  Bela retired in 2018. 
 He enjoyed traveling, ATV riding and simply hanging with his friends (as he would say). 
He became “Uncle Bela” to many, not by blood but simply by the grace of being children of his close friends. 
Bela was strong willed and could be stubborn at times, but he also had an enormous heart and such a great sense of humor. 
He will be remembered for all the heart he shared with his friends and family. 
He truly loved each of them, and if you knew him, you knew it.
 Bela leaves behind his Mother; Shirley Bostrom, Brother Louie (Gaynelle) Svoboda, Nephews: Heath Svoboda, Cody Svoboda and Clint Svoboda.  
A gathering will be held to celebrate the life of Bela Svoboda on November 5, 2023 at Keys Pool Hall (the old Double SS) located at 350 S Bridge St. Winnemucca NV from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Use the back entrance.        
 Potluck (bring a dish or drink) if you would like.