Laszlo Kocsis, 101, of South Bend, Indiana, passed away peacefully in his home on November 13, 2020.
Born on January 30, 1919, in Hungary, Laszlo is survived by his children, Gabriella (Ted) Richarson, Kinga (Dave) Brown, Laszlo (Kim) Kocsis, Cathy (Len) Lisson and Tom (Nettie) Kocsis; grandchildren, Cathy (Marc) Meyer, Christine (Pat) Bromen, Becky Roemen, Ellie Brown, Andrew (Brianna) Lisson, Thomas Kocsis, Katie Brown, Vinnie Brown, Annie Lisson, Calvin Kocsis and Josiah Kocsis; great- grandchildren, James and Lucas Meyer; Emmersyn and Easton Bromen and Brinley Lisson; sisters-in-law, Irene Wruble and Victoria Nagy; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Laszlo was preceded in death by his loving wife Clara, parents, sister Elizabeth and brother Gyula. Laszlo served as a pilot in the Hungarian Air Force during WWII and began a life with Clara in Csorna, Hungary. Laszlo immigrated to the United States with his wife and 2 young daughters in December of 1956 and started a new life where he embraced a new culture as he supported and raised his family. Laszlo was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a man of many talents and passions. Laszlo’s greatest gifts were his remarkable love for his family and friends, an amazing gift of growing his garden, learning how to paint at the young age of 72 and an incredible ability to create, build and tinker. He will be lovingly remembered forever by his family and friends.
A Mass and Celebration of Laszlo’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to Our Lady of Hungary Church. To leave an online condolence, please visit our website at www.zahoran.com, or our Facebook page, Zahoran Funeral Home.
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Our Lady of Hungary Church
731 W. Calvert Street, South Bend IN 46613