Tibor Attilla Pavlanszky (83) of Middletown Township on December 11, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born June18th, 1936 in Miskolc, Hungary he was the son of the late Bela and Ella Pavlanszky, and the younger brother of the late Bela Pavlanszky Jr.
Growing up in Hungary he loved soccer and was an avid boxer receiving several medals and trophies. After completing high school he went on to receive an apprenticeship as a tool and die maker.
In November, 1956 Tibor and 3 of his close friends were forced to flee his beloved homeland, In order to avoid the Communist dictatorship during the Hungarian Revolution. The four boys were sponsored by the First Baptist Church in Chester, PA who helped them learn English and acclimate them to the American way of life. It was through the church that he met his wife Darleen. Tibor enlisted in the United States Army where he served 5yrs, including 2yrs in overseas operations as weapons leader and ranking as Sargent E-5.
He was employed as a machinist for 22yrs at the Westinghouse Lester Plant until the plant closed. He then went on to start his own machine shop, TISA Machine Co.
In 1968 he moved with his family to Middletown Twp. Where he resided until his death.
Tibor was an active member of the Hungarian Club, a profound speaker, and helped organize events commemorating the Hungarian history. He built an entire Hungarian room in his home, dedicated to his heritage.
Tibor was happiest spending quality time with his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren all of whom he was so proud of. Whenever he met someone he would tell them stories all about his kiddos and the joy they brought to his life. He was very fond of his neighbors and thought of many as family. He prided himself on being a hard worker and spent much of his time working with his hands and creating beautiful gardens in his backyard which he often invited others to come and see.
Survived by his daughters: Lisa Scogna, Karen Pavlanszky, and Julie (Bob) Chynesky; his cherished grandchildren: Luke (Jenn) Scogna, Brianna (Joe) Ciocco, Megan and Amanda Pavlanszky, and Hailey Chynesky; and his beloved great grandchildren: Kristina “Nevaeh” Proios, Juliana, Anthony “Buddy boy”, and Nicolas Ciocco; also survived by many friends and dear neighbors
Memorial service will be held on Saturday February 22nd at Mount Hope United Methodist Church 4020 Concord Rd. Aston, PA 19014. Visitation 10:00am followed by a service at 10:30am.