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Obituary: John Blaise Pogany, Co-Owner of Bunny’s in South Orange, Passes Away at 62

John Blaise Pogany, 62, co-owner of Bunny’s Sports Bar and a longtime South Orange resident, passed away on Saturday at home.

John Blaise and Leslie Pogany

A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (217 Prospect Street, South Orange) on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. In lieu of flowers, donations to Our Lady of Sorrows School, 172 Academy St., South Orange, NJ 07079 would be appreciated.

See the full obituary here.

Pogany was the co-owner, along with his wife of 40 years Leslie (“Bunny”), of Bunny’s Sports Bar in South Orange. Born in Budapest, Hungary, Pogany lived in South Orange since 1962. He graduated from Seton Hall University in 1978 with a B.A in Accounting and worked as a CPA for NJ Transit, Panasonic, and most recently for Hayward Industries in Elizabeth.

He is survived by his wife; his three children, Stephen, Noelle and Ryan; his three grandchildren, Alexa-Hortenzia, Ella and Liam Blaise Van Syke, and by his brother Anton and sisters Ildiko and Ursula.

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