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Reverend Dr. Laslo Medyesy, 82, passed away on September 6, in East Greenwich, after surviving 21 years of Parkinson’s.
Laslo was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. He escaped Hungary in 1963 and arrived in the US as a student to complete seminary in Chicago. There, he met and married his wife of 55 years, Rev. Dr. Coralyn T. Medyesy. Together, they embarked on a wonderful life of serving churches, higher education, travel, and family.
Laslo was a UCC minister and missionary for 47 years. He was also a professor of Eastern European studies and Theology at a variety of universities. He returned to Hungary to teach at Karoly Gaspar University and lived in Budapest for 18 years until his retirement. Laslo and Coralyn then settled in St. Augustine, Florida.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, children, grandchildren, parishioners and students. Laslo was a man of faith and love. He was a scholar, an author, and a constant student of life. He possessed a deep understanding of humanity and was especially appreciated for his enlightening wit.
A memorial will be held on Saturday, September 10, at 2:00 p.m., at Hill Funeral Home in East Greenwich.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parkinson’s 101, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
You can leave an online condolence with the funeral home HERE.