Chaba Pallaghy

Chaba Miklos Pallaghy

1932 - 2021

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Mr. Chaba Miklos Pallaghy

Montague, NJ


Mr. Chaba Miklos Pallaghy of Montague, NJ, died Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was 88.

He was born September 23, 1932 in Hungary, the son of the late Levente Pallaghy and the late Anna Gyenge Pallaghy.

Chaba was a Real Estate Broker and owned CM Pallaghy, Inc. in Matamoras, PA.

He was married to his loving wife, Cheryl Pallaghy in August of 2003 at the First Assembly of God Church in Port Jervis, NY.


A family statement read: 

Often described as the gentleman's gentleman, Chaba emigrated to the U.S. in 1957 and was a proud American citizen. He was a former fencer, winning gold and bronze medals in the 1963 Pan American Games and continued to be involved in fencing for the remainder of his years. He was also a member of the F.I.E.(the world governing body of fencing) for the years 1981-1996 and elected to the position of Vice President in 1993. Later in 2015 he was given the honor of being inducted into the Hall of Fame of the F.I.E.

In his professional career Chaba was a Broker and Appraiser in the Tri-State area for over fifty years. His ability to speak seven languages enabled him to bring together and help many people all over the world.


Surviving are:

His loving wife of 17 years, Cheryl Pallaghy 

1 Daughter:     Cassandra Pallaghy-Brown and her husband Kraig

Step Children: Dawn Souza and her husband Jim   

                        Jessica Puopolo and her husband Louis      

                        Melissa Lucciola                    

                        Brian Orlandi  and his wife Lee

8 Grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren

Half Sister: Erzsebet Sandor

He was predeceased by his daughter, Susie Pallaghy and his step daughter, Sharyl Lynn Orlandi.


We decided to do a virtual option for those of you who could not be here. This is a link to watch the funeral live if you'd like. Monday 1/18 @ 12pm

There will be no visitation.


A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, PA.


Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis.  For additional information or to send a condolence note to the family please visit