Beloved Husband, Father & Retired Police Officer
Laszlo Csengeto of Cedar Knolls, died peacefully, on April 30, 2022, at home of Glioblastoma. He was 74 years old.
Laszlo was born in Sopron, Hungary. His childhood was interrupted by the events of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, when as a 9 year old child, he, along with his family and thousands of other refugees, fled the country. Laszlo then lived in Belgium for several years and he and his family came to the United States as refugees in 1961 through the efforts of his late older brother, Bela, and the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Florham Park. He then resided in Whippany for many years before moving to Cedar Knolls in 1974.
Laszlo was a Police Officer in Hanover Township for over 25 years before retiring in 1995. He was a member and past officer in the Hanover Township Policeman’s Benevolent Association. He was later employed by BEA Systems, Inc. and the County of Morris (both by MAPS and the Office of Temporary Assistance) until August, 2019. Laszlo was a volunteer member of the Cedar Knolls Fire and First Aid Squad for many years as an ambulance driver.
Laszlo graduated from the County College of Morris with an Associate in Science (Law Enforcement) in 1981 and an Associate in Applied Science (Business Career) in 1986.
Laszlo loved to travel, read about history, attend drag races and classic car events and he enjoyed listening to all kinds of music, especially country music; but what he loved most, was spending time with his family. Laszlo loved being a citizen of the U.S.A.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 50 years, Linda J.; a daughter, Melissa S. and her husband, Christopher Manning; and a son, Matthew J. and his wife Jane (Yanyu Zheng); and his sister in law Lois; a sister, Irma and her husband, Jeno Rab; a sister-in-law Elaine and her husband, Rev. Joseph Molnar; a sister-in-law Harriet Coveny; a Sister-in-law Nancy and her husband, Robert P. Marshall; a Brother-in-law, John H. Bonnett, Jr. and his wife, Ellen; a sister-in-law, Hilda and her husband, Robert van Oostendorp and a sister-in-law, Marlene and her husband, Lee Minster, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Laszlo was pre-deceased by his parents Eszter and Guyla Csengeto, brother, Bela Csengeto and sister-in-law, Mary and his brother, Julius Csengeto.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from 4 pm to 8 pm, with the Funeral Service on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 10:30 am at Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Rd., Whippany. Interment Restland Memorial Park. To send the family a condolence, please visit, www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, consider donating to the Cedar Knolls Fire and First Aid Squad, 82 Ridgedale Ave., Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 or the Hanover Township PBA 128, P.O. Box 128, Cedar Knolls, NJ.
Masks are recommended at the visitation and funeral.