Laszlo Ferencz

August 2, 1932November 20, 2018

Laszlo Ferencz died at home peacefully surrounded by his family on November 20, 2018, born in Satorjauahely, Hungary on August 2, 1932.

Laszlo was schooled as a medic in Communist Hungary and used the knowledge they gave him to fight for freedom in the Hungarian Revolution and fled to the United States in 1956. He was a Union butcher and meat inspector he also ran a gasoline station and garage in NY. Laszlo was an expert gardener and he loved to make Hungarian smoked meats. In later years, he enjoyed cooking Hungarian food and making whiskey. He was an enthusiastic supporter of conservative politics.

Laszlo was predeceased by his first wife Julie Gancs, three sons Laszlo, Gabor and Andras Ferencz and a daughter Julie Senderak.

Surviving are Laszlo's sisters Ica and Illona Ferencz of Hungary. A son Julius Ferencz of Fort Myers, Fl., Frances Ferencz of Otego, NY and a daughter Maria Ferencz Hadley of Long Valley, NJ and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours or local funeral services. The family is holding a private celebration of his life.


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Marie Parker

November 27, 2018

My sincere thoughts and prayers to you my friend...

May you hold tight the cherished time spent.


Judith Bognar Bean

November 27, 2018

To the family and friends of Laszlo Ferencz - 1956 Hungarian Revolution Freedom Fighter, a man born to take part in a historic moment in time, fulfilling his destiny to fight Soviet Tyranny during the dark days of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, when the Iron Curtain swept through the country of Hungary, enslaving all within its tentacles of barbarism and fear. It was men and women like Mr. Ferencz, who cared not for their own lives, as they took Evil Lives to save Valient Lives. It was the 1956 Hungarian Freedom Fighter who sparked the Fire of rebellion against the Evil of Communism, and started a chain reaction heard and felt around the world - People must be allowed to live Free! Hungarians, Americans, and people from all around the world must remember the multitudes of Hungarians who gave the ultimate sacrifice in their fight against the ruthless Soviet Army during those fateful months of October 1956 and November 1956. Thousands died, thousands were tortured, and over two-hundred thousand of the country’s citizens forced to take flight to other borders and lands. The world’s future generations should forever remember, must always remember, the 1956 Hungarian Freedom Fighter’s heroic courage in their unquenchable quest for emancipation and truth, for in our remembering their valiant struggle against tyrannical forces bent on extinguishing their God-given right to freedom, and in our remembering all those on this earth who continue to fight for the inherent entitlement of freedom for all humankind, we will anchor future foundations of liberty and hope, knowing that such an iniquitous moment in time will never happen again. Laszlo Ferencz, we will always honor, remember and salute your bravery and sacrifice to bring Freedom to the People of the World. Your legacy is forever preserved here within these lines and in the bloodline of your children.
Judith Bognar Bean, daughter of a 1956 Hungarian Freedom Fighter, author of Bittersweet Freedom.

bonnie kiraly

November 25, 2018

I didn't know your father Fran,but my prayers and thoughts are with you and Maria and will be here if you need anything. love Bonnie

Maria Ferencz Hadley

November 23, 2018

Laszlo Ferencz and his Mother Etelka and father Andras with his brothers and sisters.

Christine Simpson

November 23, 2018

Maria and Family: We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Love, Chris and Glenn

Yvonne Ferencz-Fassone

November 23, 2018

We'll always treasure the happy memories of the time that Uncle Laci spent with us. One of the wonderful days out, pictured here with his brother George (Gyorgy).
Sincere condolences to all the family, from his family in Australia, Yvonne, Andrew & Pat xx