John Joseph Laszkow, a lifelong resident of Bayonne, passed away at home unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
Throughout the year's John held various positions of employment in Bayonne, beginning with the Bayonne Durable Company as a cement truck operator and driver, a chemical operator for both IMTT and the Cas Chem Corporation, as well as with the City of Bayonne in the Forestry Department, and most recently with the Delta Service Station.
An avid outdoorsman and nature lover, John took pleasure in gardening, long walks, camping, crabbing, scenic road trips, and most of all, spending time at his favorite spot, Brady’s dock, where he savored his time fishing and soaking up the sun. As a motorcycle enthusiast, John enjoyed many years riding his Harley Davidson. He was also a proud member of the Eastsiders Motorcycle Club in Bayonne.
John was predeceased by his parents, John Michael Laszkow and Frances (nee: Tubek) Laszkow. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Cassie Laszkow and her mother Sue Dean and her brother Kevin; his sister Mary Helen Laszkow-Kuczynski; two brothers, Steven Michael Laszkow and wife Cathy, and Edward Francis Laszkow and wife Tammy, and nieces and nephews, Kristen, Johnny, Eddie, Melissa, and Angela.
A private cremation was held at Rosehill Crematory in Linden. Family and friends will honor John’s life during a memorial service on Saturday, May 8, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Fr. Lukasz Kleczka of John Paul II Parish will conduct a Catholic prayer service at 3:30 pm in the funeral home chapel.
Footprints in the Sand
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene, I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.
This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.
So I said to the Lord,
"You promised me, Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during
the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one
set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most,
you have not been there for me?"
The Lord replied,
"The times when you have
seen only one set of footprints,
is when I carried you."
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