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Hou Siu Yee Chan

February 15, 1928 - September 19 2022

Hou Siu Chan, age 94, passed away peacefully at home on September 19, 2022. She was born in China on February 15, 1928. Beloved wife of the late Yee Fee Chan; dear mother Kwun Leung (Kai), Kwan Auyeung (Steve), Lui Chan and Arthur Chan (Sandy); grandmother of William, George, Jimmy, Peggy and Danny; great grandmother of Megumi, Kenji, Ethan, Emma, Aaron, Alena, Austin and Maddox. Services Private. Interment West Park Cemetery.

Maria Miljak

June 24, 1936 - September 13, 2022

Maria Miljak (nee Kresic), age 86, of Concord Township, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. She was born June 24, 1936 in Hrasno, Croatia. Marija worked as a cake decorator at Hough Bakery and Davis Bakery and family celebrations always included her beautiful and delicious desserts. She had a deep faith and great smile. Beloved wife of the late Ivan; devoted mother of Anna Cruise (John) and Joseph (Manuela); grandmother of Shannon Basham (Vincent) and Ivica, Daniel and Korina Miljak; great grandmother of Henry Basham; dear sister of Anica Hlosek (Leopold, deceased) and the deceased: Ljubomir, Spasoje, Ivo, Duro, Tomislav, Matija Dujlovic (Milan) and Ivka Holik (Vlado); sister-in-law of Dunja Kresic; aunt of Joseph and John Hlosek, John and Michael Kresic and Thomas Kresic (deceased), Helen Miocic, Marie Curtis, Ivica Dujlovic (deceased), Tomislav Dujlovic (deceased), Jelena Lehner and Angela Dujlovic; as well as countless cousins in Croatia and Canada. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Maria at the DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd & Rt. 91), Friday, September 16 from 4-8PM. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10AM at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Paul Croatian Church.

Ivana Kucmanic

February 11, 1934 - September 5, 2022 -

Ivana Kucmanic (nee Ramrot), 88, of Euclid, Ohio, passed away Monday, September 5, 2022. She was born in Karlovac, Croatia on February 11, 1934. Ivana loved to bake and always had some kolach on the table. She retired from General Motors Euclid, Local 1045, as a seamstress and had many dear lifelong friends there. Beloved wife of the late Ivan for 60 years; dear mother of Christine Dolinar (Michael), John (Majda), Joseph, and Albin (Marla); grandmother of Matthew, David (Maria), Katarina (Matthew), Deanna (Patrick), Marina, Julia, Gina and Alexandra; great grandmother of 10; last surviving sibling of 7, sister of Marija, Slavo, Anka, Josip, Ivan and Elizabetha; and treasured relative and friend to many in the U.S., Croatia, Canada, and Australia. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Ivana at The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd.(between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Friday, September 9 from 4-7pm. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 9am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 St., Cleveland. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Ante Krizan

September 29, 1944 - August 29, 2022

Ante Krizan, 77, of Eastlake, passed away on August 29, 2022. He was born September 29, 1944 in Croatia. Loving husband of Josefina (deceased); dear father of Manda and Ante Jr. (Tina); grandfather of Logan and Nathan; brother of Tome (Ana) (both deceased) and children: Draga Ursa (Mirko), Janja Gelo (Stipe) and Ivica; brother of Mira Petricevic (Tihomir); brother of Milka (deceased); brother of Vlado (deceased) (Anica) and children: Drasko, Ivica, Boze and Ante; son of the late Ivan and Manda; brother-in-law of Gloria Chresos (Anthony, deceased), Esperanza Pekar (Mario, deceased), David Becerra (deceased), Amparo Becerra, Jesus Becerra Jr.; son-in-law of the late Jesus Sr. and Maria Lourdes Becerra; uncle of Mary Ann Kulla (Ronald), Jeanie Skuza (Edward); and many other extended family and friends. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Ante at The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd.(between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Friday, September 2 from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 9am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 St., Cleveland. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Luke Raguz

May 23, 1933 - August 16, 2022

Luke Raguz, 89, of Willoughby Hills, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. He was born in Croatia on May 23, 1933. He retired from Cleveland Twist Drill where he was an Inspector. He was a member of St. Paul Croatian Church, the Croatian Fraternal Union and a Korean War Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Victoria (nee Nemeth) of 63 years; his children: Anthony (Mary) and John (Regina); his grandchildren: Christine Camerieri (Christopher), Mark (Divina), Jennifer Fay (Trevor), Deanna Gaye (Thomas) and Anthony; his great grandchildren: Carter, Cassidy and Caleb Camerieri and his sisters: Mary and the late Sister Anna, a Member of the School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Luke at the DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd & Rt. 91), Sunday, August 21, 2-6 PM. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 AM at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, Ohio.

Joseph Pavicic

December 13, 1938 - August 15, 2022

Joseph Pavicic, age 83. Passed away on August 15, 2022. He was born in Pavicici, Croatia on December 13, 1938. He worked for over 41 years at Nestaway in Garfield Heights. He loved hunting, fishing and traveling, and being surrounded by nature. Beloved husband of Katarina; former husband of Carol; dear father of Joseph (Billie) and Mario; dear grandfather of Sebastian and Nathaniel; brother of Slavko (Barbara) (both deceased), Katica (Juraj, deceased), Mara (Ivan) (both deceased); uncle of Mario (Kay), Ivan (Nena), Mira, Boris (deceased), Josip (Mara)(both deceased) and Ivan (Mara); great uncle and cousin to many. Friends received from 4-7pm on Friday, August 19 at LATEK & RYBICKI, A GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL HOME, 7906 BROADVIEW RD, BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, 44147 (corner of Broadview and Sprague Rds.). Funeral Mass, Saturday, 9am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 St., Cleveland (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park, Ohio.

Violet Klepac

November 19, 1934 - August 14, 2022

Services Private.

Jeffery Kirby

March 3, 1958 - August 5, 2022

Jeffery L. Kirby, age 64. Dearest son of the deceased Cecil and Virginia (nee Crites); dear brother of Judy Anderson (Charles), Robert (Elaine), Delbert (Charlotte), Darrel (Debra), Dennis (Gladys), Kenny (deceased) and Howard Short; uncle of many neices and nephews. Friends received at Golub Funeral Home, 4703 Superior Avenue, Cleveland 44103 on Thursday, August 11 from 4-8pm. Parlor service to follow at 8pm. Private interment at Riverside Cemetery.

Mato Vurbic

January 29, 1941 - August 5, 2022

Mato Vurbic, age 81. Passed away peacefully on August 5, 2022. He was born January 29, 1941 in Bosnia. Mato was a devoted husband and father. He loved taking his family on vacation and truly enjoyed being on the beach. He stayed active in retirement by working out and doing home improvement projects. Above all, he treasured the weekly Sunday lunches with his children and grandchildren. Mato was a proud member of the Cleveland Croatian community and lifelong member of Hrvatski Domobran. He was passionate about Croatia and devoted to St. Anthony. He died peacefully on the Croatian national day of Dan Pobjede i Domovinske Zahvalnosti. Beloved husband of Dragica (nee Kosec); dear father of Ante (Sarah), Drina (deceased) and Klara Wilson (Matt); grandfather of Maria and Nicholas; brother of Niko, Franjo and Drago; son of the deceased Domin and Klara. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Mato at The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd.(between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Friday, August 12 from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 St., Cleveland. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Joso Cindric

March 27, 1946 - August 4, 2022

Joso Cindric, age 76. Beloved husband, father, and grandfather went into God's embrace on August 4, 2022 surrounded by his family. Joso was born March 27, 1946 in Sastavak, Croatia. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mande (nee Hrvojevic); his children: Ivica, Ankica (Ante), and Zeljko (Ivana); his grandchildren: Ella, Andrej, and Ivan; his brother Mile (Agneza); his sister, Marija; many cherished nieces and nephews; and extended family in the USA, Canada, and Croatia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivica and Kata (nee Sajfar); and sister, Jelena. Joso was a career contractor with a big heart who truly enjoyed helping others. He was loved by many and his door was open to all. He was an active member of the Croatian Community in the Cleveland area and gave much of his time to support that community and his beloved homeland of Croatia. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Joso at The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd.(between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Tuesday, August 9 from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 St., Cleveland. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Marko Pranjeta

April 2, 1955 - August 2, 2022

Marko Pranjeta, age 67. Passed away suddenly at his home in Eastlake on August 2, 2022. Marko was born on April 2, 1955 in Travnik, Bosnia-Hercegovina. Marko was a proud member of the UAW and a CNC machinist at GM for 35 years before retiring. He was married to the love of his life Marica for 41 years and they built a beautiful home where they raised their children and grandchildren. Marko enjoyed spending time outdoors taking care of his home, fixing things, watching Cleveland sports, soccer and spending time with his beloved grandchildren. He loved telling his stories and tinkering around in his garage. Marko was a big man with an even bigger heart of gold and would help anyone at the drop of a hat. Dido will be desperately missed but we find comfort that he is reunited with his little blondie Maruska in heaven. He is survived by his adoring children: Suzana Seiber (Joshua), Ana Volosyn (Paul) and Josiph; his grandchildren: Emilia, Liliana, Anabelle and Liam; his dear siblings: Jasna (Slavko), Dragan (Slavica) and Vladimir (Diana); beloved uncle, relative and cherished friend of many. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Marica; his parents Juro and Marija; and his dear sister, Vera. Family will receive friends at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland on Friday, August 5 from 9-11am, followed by Mass at 11am. Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Alojzije Kajic

January 1, 1932 - July 20, 2022

Alojzije Kajic, age 90. Beloved husband of Ruza; dear father of Marijan (Sofija), Marko (Dragica), Perica and Zeljko and 4 daughters in Bosnia: Jozefina, Ankica, Stefica and Verica; grandfather of Renata, Ljupko, Vedran, Nikolina, Danny, Daniel, Anthony, Spomenko, Mladen, Bojan, Klaudio, Anela, Dijana, Ivana, Darja and Klaudija; great grandfather of many. Friends received at Golub Funeral Home, 4703 Superior Ave., Cleveland on Sunday, July 24 from 2-5pm. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, Ohio.

Margaret B. Markulin

August 16, 1959 - June 18, 2022

Margaret B. Markulin (nee Bergman), age 62, passed away suddenly on June 18, 2022. She was born August 16, 1959 in Struthers, Ohio. Margaret worked as a medical technician at University Hospital in Cleveland for over 35 years. She loved roller skating, science fiction and traveling with family. Beloved wife of George; dear mother of Grace, Rebecca, Pamela and Kristina; sister of Thomas Bergman (Natalyn), Michael Bergman, John Bergman (Linda); aunt of Brad, Andrew, Ashley, Emily, Elizabeth, Ryan and Andrea; daughter of the late Thomas and Lillian Bergman. Friends received from 4-8pm on Thursday, June 23 at LATEK & RYBICKI, A GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL HOME, 7906 BROADVIEW RD, BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, 44147 (corner of Broadview and Sprague Rds.). Funeral Mass, Friday, 10:30am at St. Columbkille Parish, 6740 Broadview Road, Parma, 44134 (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park, Ohio.

Jozo Zovko

August 18, 1945 - May 31, 2022

Jozo "Joe" Zovko, age 76, passed away on May 31, 2022 in Florida. Jozo was born on August 18, 1945 in the village of Brocanac in Herzegovina; son of Jure and Kata Zovko. Beloved husband of Danica; dear father of Tomislav "Tom" (Denise) and Jerko "Jerry" (deceased); grandfather of Christopher, Joeseph, Maya and Jerry; brother of Jerko (deceased) (Cilika), Tomislav (Marija); Petar (Doris) and Iva (deceased) (Mate)(deceased) Sabljo; many nieces, nephews, godparents and friends here in USA, Croatia and Herzegovina. Joe was a proud member and devoted supporter of the Cleveland Croatian community, Cleveland Croatia Soccer klub and owner of Domestic and Foreign Auto Body on St Clair in Clevelands Collinwood neighborhood. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Jozo at The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd.(between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Friday, June 10 from 5-8pm. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 St., Cleveland. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Jose Infante

February 25, 1953 - May 30, 2022

Jose Infante, age 69. Father of Katherine Infante, Ashley Infante, Jose Infante Jr., Yasmin Ginorio and Kimberly Ginorio; brother of Juan Infante (deceased), Engracio Infante (deceased) and Carmen Figueroa; grandfather of 6; son of the deceased Confesor Infante and Juana Del Valle. Friends received on Monday, June 6 from 5-8pm at Golub Funeral Home, 4703 Superior Ave, Cleveland, 44103. Funeral Service, Tuesday, 10am at the funeral home, followed by Interment at Riverside Cemetery.

Dragica Cavar

October 29, 1927 - May 28, 2022

Dragica Cavar (nee Dzanko) age 94, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2022. She was born in Mladeskovci, Bosnia on October 29, 1927. Dragica moved to the United States with her family in December of 1970. She worked at General Electric and retired in 1989. After retirement she continued to work part-time at the American Croatian Lodge. Dragica was a devout Catholic who enjoyed gardening, crocheting and listening to Croatian radio programs. She truly had a "green thumb" when it came to growing vegetables. Dragica was always happiest when spending time with family and interacting with her great-grandchildren. She will forever be missed. Beloved wife of Toma (deceased); dear mother of Cathy Grubesic (John); Miryana Erak (Ivan); Zorica Laush (Mladen) and Zeljko (deceased) (Debbie); grandmother of Nick Grubesic, Matt Grubesic, Mary Taylor, Mladen Erak, Tom Erak, Victoria Laush, Michael Laush, Elizabeth Tas, and Marissa Keidel. Great-grandmother of Ben, David, Henslee and Nate Grubesic; Reese and Collin Taylor; Hannah, Ruby and Charlie Erak; Caitlyn and Ryan Cvitkovic; Madison, Jason and Emily Tas; and Niko Keidel. Daughter of Luka and Lucija Dzanko (deceased) Sister of Ljubica Penic,(Tomislav) (deceased); Filip Dzanko (deceased) (Ana); Jela Dzanko (deceased); Marija Ivaskovic (Mark) (deceased); and Anthony Dzanko (deceased) Aunt, cousin, and friend to many. Family will receive friends from 9-10am, Thursday, June 2nd at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 East 40th Street, Cleveland. Mass to follow at 10am. Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Marija Gelo

April 22, 1933 - May 26, 2022

Marija Gelo, age 89, of Chesterland, Ohio. Beloved wife of Philip; dear mother of John (Kathleen) and Robert (Lejla); devoted grandmother of David, Olivia, Dominic, and Dylan; dear sister of Nedeljko Cavar, and the deceased: Niko Cavar, Ljuba Medo, Dragica Gelo and Ivka Gelo. Marija was born in Glamoc, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Marija and Philip got married in Paris, France on August 6, 1960 and arrived to the United States on December 6, 1961. Marija retired from General Motors in 1993 and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Marija at The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Monday, May 30 from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, May 31, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 St., Cleveland. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Nikola Cvijanovic

November 9, 1934 - May 23, 2022

Nikola Cvijanovic, age 87, passed away on May 23, 2022. Nikola was born November 9, 1934, in Bugojno, Bosna-Herzegovina. Nikola was known for his incredible work-ethic as owner/principal of NC Tool & Die Company for 40 years. An avid supporter of Croatian culture, Nikola supported all three children through their many years of performing for the Cleveland Junior Tamburitzans. He enjoyed spending time and laughing with friends and family. Another love of Nikola's was travel which included numerous countries in North America, South America, Europe, and the Caribbean. In retirement, he was an active member of the Croatian Retirees Club. Nikola is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ivanica (nee Svirac); his children: Frano, Tony (Sandy) and Carol; his grandchildren: Jordan, Simon, Peter, Noah and Nico; his great grandson, Science; his sister Jela Prosen; and many cherished nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Josip and Ivka (nee Viskovic); and his siblings Stipo, Toman, Ana Tomasevic, Ruza Bakula, Franjo, Ivo, Pero, Ante and Mirko. Family will receive friends from 9-10am, Friday, May 27 at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 East 40th Street, Cleveland. Mass to follow at 10am. Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon. Arrangements by: Golub Funeral Home, 216-391-0357.

Irene Roberts

February 14, 1929 - May 10, 2022

Irene Roberts. Our beautiful mermaid swam beyond the horizon. Born Valentine's Day, 1929; passed away May 10, 2022, thirty-seven years to the day after the passing of her beloved husband of thirty-five years, James W. Roberts. Irene (nee Habic) graduated with honors from Euclid Central High School. During the 1940s she took to the road with the Lottie Mayer Warfield aqua ballet show, traveling by train from town to town. Irene held a variety of interesting jobs, including lifeguard at Forest Hills Pool, fashion model at Lampl Fashions, aquatics manager of the Downtown Cleveland YWCA, and manager of Brooklyn Pool and Pine Valley Swim Club. She was a proud retiree of the American Red Cross, working many years as a "vampire lady" blood donor resources consultant and later volunteering for Disaster Services. Longtime swimmer and socialite at Cumberland Pool and the Presidential Apartments pool. Beloved wife of the late football coach and teacher James. Irene and Jim spent their first year of married life in a Brooklyn, OH, housing project with no running water. Later in life they enjoyed travel, especially cruises and watching the cliff divers in Acapulco. Devoted mother to the sadly missed James E. Survived by son Michael P. of Lakewood and daughter Laura Dempsey (Daniel P.) of Cleveland Hts.; and sister Millie Houston and brother Richard of Brentwood, CA. Predeceased by parents Frank Habic and Jennie (nee Rode) Allard. Irene was a hard worker in any activity she undertook, an excellent cook, and a talented athlete who won many awards and excelled in competitive and synchronized swimming, golf, and tennis. She enjoyed all aspects of life except getting old! Her fun nature will be missed by many. Family suggests memorial contributions to American Red Cross Disaster Services. Friends received on Wednesday, May 18, 9:30-10:30am at Golub Funeral Home, 4703 Superior Ave., Cleveland 44103; and/or join us for a Memorial Mass at 11am, St. Vitus Church, 6019 Lausche Ave., Cleveland 44103. Private interment at Lake View Cemetery. A celebration of Irene's life will be held on Sunday, May 22, 1 to 4pm, at the Presidential Apartments Party Room, 3420 Wooster Rd., Rocky River 44116. Na zdravje!

Stanley Rapich

November 14, 1930 - May 4, 2022

Stanley Rapich, age 91, passed away at home, surrounded by loved ones, on May 4, 2022. He was born November 14, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio. Stanley retired from Warner and Smith Motor Freight and Willoughby Eastlake School System. He was a member of Teamsters Union Local 407, FOPA Western Lake County Lodge NO. 69 and Fraternal Order of Eagles 2300 Willoughby. Beloved husband of Angeline; dear father of Marlene Balanda (George) and Anne Marie Rapich (Kurt Farrar); dear grandfather Larry Balanda (Michell), Mark Balanda and Jordan Miller; great grandfather of Eva Balanda, Henry Balanda and Tristan Millis; brother of Dave Rapich and Elsie Zivich; and many nieces, nephews and cherished friends. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Stanley at The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Wednesday, May 11 from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass, Thursday, May 12, 10am at St. Mary Magdalene Parish, 32114 Vine Street, Willowick (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment All Souls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations requested in his memory to Shriners Childrens Ohio, Donor Division, 1 Childrens Plaza 2W, Dayton, OH 45404.

Draga Mujic

September 13, 1940 - May 3, 2022

Draga Mujic (nee Valentic), age 81, passed away May 3, 2022. She was born on September 13, 1940 in Kruskovac, Croatia. She came to America in 1968 to Cleveland, Ohio to be with her family. She was a devout Catholic which helped her after her husband passed away at a young age to raise her children. She loved her grandchildren with all her heart as well as her grand-dogs. Her family was everything to her, and she was the happiest when we were all together. Beloved wife of Toma (deceased); beloved daughter of Franjo and Paulina Valentic (deceased); dear mother of Mirko (Maria), Maria Montana (Christopher) and Anthony (Julie); grandmother of Lauren Montana, Matthew Mujic, Megan Montana, Sarah Mujic, Caroline Mujic and Rosalie Mujic; sister of Mare Sikora and the deceased: Ante Valentic, Tina Magdic, Anka Jurcic, Jelena Cindric, Franjo Valentic; and many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland, Tuesday, May 10 from 9-10am followed by Mass at 10am. Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Michael J. Malloy

August 17, 1944 - April 30, 2022

Michael J. Malloy, age 77, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2022. Beloved husband of Mary Agnes (nee Kolar); dear father of Michael (Patrice), Christopher (Colleen), Rebecca Clark (John) and Sarah Monahan (Sean); grandfather of Katie, Steven, Sophia, Maggie, Brian, Vivian, Danny, Clare, Owen and Connor; brother of the following deceased: John Malloy (Shirley), Gerry Kerrigan (Joe), Eileen O'Brien-Martin (Charlie, surviving); uncle to many. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 17, 1944, Mike graduated from St. Edward High School and John Carroll University. He was a Major in the United States Army, and received numerous military commendations during his service, including the Bronze Star. He also worked for many years for the Cleveland Public Schools. Mike was a devout Catholic, who enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, babysitting his grandchildren, and keeping an eye on the lake. He was a committed do-it-yourselfer and loved a corny joke. He also loved to cook for his friends and family and was known for his delicious chicken soup, chili, and corned beef and cabbage. Mike was always happy to see you. Friends received at CORRIGAN-CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME, 23040 CENTER RIDGE ROAD, WESTLAKE, OH 44145 on Saturday, May 7 from 2-5pm. Funeral Mass, Monday, May 9, at 10 am at St. Clement Catholic Church, 2022 Lincoln Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107 (please meet at church). Private Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, friends may donate to North Ridgeville Community Care (Food Pantry) or Servants of Mary Center for Peace, Windsor, Ohio.

Ilija Kordic

July 10, 1928 - April 30, 2022

Ilija Kordic, age 93, of Eastlake, Ohio, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2022. He was born in Kuti Livac, Hercegovina, on June 10, 1928. His creative spirit was evident in many ways; within his garden and winemaking, around his home, and especially supporting his children's uniquely artistic paths. Beloved husband of Angela for 69 years (nee Soldo); dear father of Vladimir, Branko (Carole) and Stanka Kordic Genutis (Walter); grandfather of Luke. Friends received at St. Paul Croatian Church, Thursday May 5, 2022 from 9-10am, followed by Mass at 10am. Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Mica Jurcevic

March 19, 1953 - April 22, 2022

Mica Jurcevic, age 69, was born on March 19, 1953 in Croatia. Mica a son, a brother, a husband, a father, grandfather and a friend. He was so much to all of us and most of all, he was our heart. He was gifted with craftsmanship and from his hands built his family a beautiful home along with many other incredible things. We were blessed to have him for so long and are grateful to have known him for the amazing person he was. He will be greatly missed but we all know, that he is now our angel watching over us today. Beloved husband of Mica; dear father of Miki Butch (Brian), Anita Sugar (Igor), Bozana Anicic (Kuna); loving grandfather to Luka, Juliana, Leonel, Aleksandar, Niko and Elena (deceased). Family will receive friends to pay tribute and to celebrate the life of Mica on Monday, April 25th at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland from 9-10am followed by Mass at 10am. Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Slavica Rimac

July 12, 1938 - April 14, 2022

SLAVICA RIMAC, age 83, was born on July 12, 1938 in Podgrade, Croatia. Beloved wife of Vlado (deceased); cherished mother of Damjan (Nancy), Maria, Clara Puljic (Ivan) and Angela Tumino (Charles); loving grandmother of Ante Puljic; dear sister of Ljubica Sakic, and Katica Dragicevic and the deceased: Elizabeth Rimac, Stipe Tomasevic, Ana Doyle, Mato Tomasevic and Maria Drljo; aunt to many. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Slavica at GOLUB FUNERAL HOME, 4703 SUPERIOR AVE., CLEVELAND, Wednesday, April 20 from 5-8pm. Funeral Mass Thursday, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church (1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland, PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park, Ohio.

Louis A. "Alysious" Dezelan

February 12, 1922 - April 14, 2022

Louis "Aloysius" A. Dezelan, age 100. Passed away peacefully on April 14, 2022. Louis was born February 12, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio. U.S. Army WWII Veteran receiving medals for Good Conduct, American Campaign, European African, Eastern Campaign with 4 Bronze Stars and the WWII Victory Medal. Loving uncle of Gayle Risko (Martin), Leonard (Maggie), Dennis (Diane), Linda Bland (David, deceased), Carol Trende (Robert), Joseph III (Jeanette) and Marilyn Brozovich; loving brother of the deceased: Joseph Jr., Stanley, Frank and Stephanie Rahne; son of the deceased, Joseph and Mary; and many great nieces and nephews. Friends received at GOLUB FUNERAL HOME, 4703 SUPERIOR AVE., CLEVELAND, Monday, April 18, 4-8pm. Funeral Mass, 10am, Tuesday at St. Vitus Catholic Church, 6019 Lausche Ave., Cleveland. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.) Interment Calvary Cemetery.

Donald P. Wolf

October 1, 1925 - March 21, 2022

DONALD P. WOLF, age 96, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2022. He was born October 1, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio. Donald enjoyed golfing, bowling and volunteering at his church. He also worked for the Illuminating Company for over 40 years. Beloved husband of Emma (deceased); dear father of Robert Wolf (Fr. Lawrence O.S.B.M), Donna Neal (John, deceased), Ron Wolf (Denise), and Michael Wolf; grandfather and great grandfather; brother of Coletta Pacholik, and the deceased: William and Richard. Friends received at 9:45am, followed by Divine Liturgy at 10am, Monday, March 28 at St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church, 8111 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, 44141. Interment Holy Cross Estates (Cemetery), Brook Park, to move in with his beloved wife, Emma. Please no flowers at request of the family but donations may be made in his name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Marija Milosevic

December 6, 1941 - March 15, 2022

Marija Milosevic, age 80, passed away peacefully at home on March 15, 2022. She was born in Babina Greda, Croatia on December 6, 1941. Marija worked as a seamstress for General Motors for over 25 years and additionally used her talents to help tailor suits for many women of St. Paul Croatian Church. She loved to crochet and would enter and win numerous competitions. Loving mother of Joseph Vukovic (deceased), Steve Milosevic, and Zlata Medica; dear grandmother of Magdalena and Serafina Medica; sister of Frank Kedacic (deceased); and five nieces and nephews; daughter of the deceased Antun and Kata Kedacic. Funeral Mass, 10am Saturday, March 19, 2022 at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40th Street, Cleveland. Private Burial at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, Ohio.

Zlata Combaj

February 14, 1946 - February 6, 2022

Zlata Combaj, 75, of Willoughby Hills, passed away on Feb. 6, 2022. She was born in Kasina, Croatia on Feb. 14, 1946. One of the sweetest women you would ever meet who always had a smile on her face. She loved gardening, cooking, her family and especially her cherished grandchildren. Beloved wife of Stjepan (Steve) of 60 years; dear mother of Steve (Patty) and Suzie Begovic (Matthew Moskalski); grandmother of Steven Combaj and Jacob and Sam Begovic; sister of Anka Bertovic (deceased); and daughter of the deceased, Vid and Eva Podgorski; loving aunt, cousin and sister-in-law. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Zlata at The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Sunday, Feb. 13 from 2-5pm. Funeral Mass, Monday, Feb. 14, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Entombment All Souls Cemetery.

Larry Burrows

December 12, 1944 - January 27, 2022

Larry (Bub) Burrows, age 77 passed away peacefully with loved ones surrounding him on January 27, 2022. Larry was born in Washburn W.V (Ritchie County) on December 12, 1944 to Clarence and Argie Burrows. As a child he grew up in W.V. learning farming, working on cars and enjoying the simple things in life like box car racing, running through fields and hopping trains. When Larry was around 12 years of age his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1956. He was a dedicated hard worker. He loved scrapping, riding his bike, bowling, playing cards, watching wrestling, and never missed a Sunday service of "Faith Family Church" on Fox 8 at 4am. And he absolutely loved his Judge Judy! And loved and adored his cat Max.  Larry is survived by his niece, Goldie (Jason); life long friend and partner, Margie; step-son, Francis (Willy); grandson Anthony James; 3 great nieces; 1 great great nephew; and many cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings and daughter.  Family will receive friends at Golub Funeral Home, 4703 Superior Ave., Cleveland on Sunday, January 30th from 1-4pm. Family requests that everyone has masks at the funeral home. Graveside service will be held on Friday, February 4, 2022 at Hunt Cemetery in Grantsville, West Virginia.

Edward Michael Wojtowicz

December 17, 1930 - January 26, 2022

Edward "Ed" Wojtowicz was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend during his incredible 91 years of life. He passed away peacefully in the early hours of January 26, 2022, at his home in Seven Hills, Ohio. Ed was born in Cleveland to the late Adam and Stefanie Wojtowicz on December 17, 1930. He graduated from East Tech High School in 1949. On September 16, 1950, he married the love of his life, Joan. Ed and Joan had four children Michael (Debbie), Mark (Barbara), Matthew, and Margaret (Bruce); eleven grandchildren, Michael (Nicole), Brandon (Alison), Ashley (George), Megan, Zachary, Andrea (James), Rachel (Ben), Alex, Gabrielle, Olivia (Joe), and Quinton; and seven great-grandchildren, Brayden, Isabel, Addison, Mackenzie, Emma, Claire, and Ryker. Known as Captain Ed to many, he enjoyed his days on Lake Erie reeling in those monster walleyes. Ed was sharp as a tack, loved to chat on the telephone, and watched (and complained) about Cleveland sports and the weather. Ed is dancing again with his bride, whom he missed dearly. He cherished his family deeply and, even during his last days, he reminisced about his family and expressed the joy they brought him over his lifetime. Ed was one of a kind and was truly "golden" to those who knew him. Our loving memories of him will live on in each of us forever. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Febuary 5th, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Parma for family and friends.

Petar Sugar

July 1, 1938 - January 13, 2022

Petar Sugar, 83, of Cleveland, passed away at home peacefully, surrounded by his family on January 13, 2022. He was born in Sutivanac, Istra, Croatia on July 1, 1938. Petar was so proud of his family and was so prideful on how he built his life up from nothing when he came to America. He worked at MTD for about 35 years. He enjoyed spending his retirement at home relaxing and enjoying the outdoors. He loved the sunshine. He took a lot of pride in his grape vines that he created in his own backyard. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Danica; his children: Oriano, Dean (Mary), and Ermelinda (Mike); his grandchildren: Samantha, Michael, Megen, Dean, Angel, and James; great-granddaughters Sophia and Savana; his siblings: Fuma, Anton, Ana, and Slavica; and many nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents: Anton and Ivanka; and his 7 brothers and sisters. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Petar at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28990 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Sunday, January 16 from 1-4pm. Funeral Service at the funeral home on Monday, January 17 at 10am. Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Franjo "Frank" Valentic

January 10, 1944 - January 9, 2022

Franjo "Frank" Valentic, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2022. He was born in Kruskovaca, Croatia. He is survived by his loving wife, Anka; his children: Sandy Dubnicka (Robert), Paulina Raspovic (Dennis), and Franjo Valentic; his grandchildren: Isabella, Gabriella, Joseph, and Jacob; and 2 sisters. He leaves behind several beloved nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews and many other family and friends in the US, Canada and Croatia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Franjo and Paulina Valentic; and 5 brothers and sisters. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Franjo at The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Thursday, January 13 from 4-7pm. Funeral Mass, Friday, January 14, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

Omer Ralph Ankrom, Jr.

January, 5, 1954 - December 28, 2021

Omer Ralph Ankrom Jr., age 67. He is survived by his brothers, Bill and Paul; his son, Gary Abbott; his step-daughter, Rachel Sizemore; his grandchildren, Baylee, Lily, and Ayden Abbott; his step grandchildren, Charles Tanko, Christoper Tanko, Steven, Ted and Brittany Sizemore; his great grandchildren, Shelby, Steven and Baby Ricky; loving fiance to Charlene Block. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Denise; his sons, Omer Jr., Joseph and Jeremy; his sister, Diana; and his parents, Omer and Rose Marie. Friends received at Golub Funeral Home, 4703 Superior Ave., Cleveland on Thursday, January 6 from 4-8pm. Private Cremation.

Anka Jurcevic

September 12, 1927 - December 23, 2021

Anka Jurcevic, age 94, passed away peacefully at home on December 23, 2021. She was born in Gornja Glina, Croatia on September 12, 1927. Beloved wife of Joso (deceased); dear mother of Mile Jurcevic (Milka deceased), Dragica Kucinic (Slavko, deceased), Milka Jurcic (Jure, both deceased), Bara Jurcevic (Stanko) and Ive (deceased); loving grandmother of Barb Feisthamel (Jim), Anita Bartulovic (Marko), Josip Jurcevic (Vedrana), John Jurcevic (Samantha), Josipa Brencic (Max), Denise Susnjara (Ante), Roze Samardzija (Zeljko) from Croatia and Bara Jurcic from Croatia. Daughter of the deceased Ivan and Jaga Stepic; sister of 7; great grandmother of 19 and great great grandmother of 4. She also leaves behind many family and friends both here and in Croatia. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Anka at The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Wednesday, Dec. 29 from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass, Thursday, Dec. 30, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment All Souls Cemetery. Important - Masks are required at the funeral home and church.

Theresa (Rajewski) Ventura

October 9, 1934 - December 18, 2021

Theresa (Rajewski) Ventura, age 87. Dear mother of Anthony (Shellia), Phillip (Sheila), Nicola (Deanna) and Raffaele; grandmother of 9; great grandmother of 6. Family will receive friends at Immaculate Conception Church, 4129 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Wednesday, Dec. 22 from 10-11am. A Latin Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 11am. The Mass will be live streamed at this link: https://youtu.be/g4w3lGuiGas Interment Calvary Cemetery.

Mate Luketic

October 14, 1940 - December 13, 2021

Mate Luketic, age 81, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2021. He was born in Ogulinske Zagorje, Croatia on October 14, 1940. He is survived by his loving wife, Agatha; his dear sons: Daniel and David (Shenlee); his adored granddaughters, Monika, Stephanie, Lacie and Ladine; his uncle, Joseph (deceased) Eva Luketic; cousins, Ljubica Galic (Mile), and many others in the United States and in Croatia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dane and Anna (nee Puskaric) and his daughter-in-law, Josephine. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Mate at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (between Bishop Rd and Rt. 91), Sunday, December 19 from 3-7pm. Funeral Mass, Monday, Dec 20, 10am at St Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E 40th Street, Cleveland, (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment All Souls Cemetery. Masks will be required at the funeral home and church.

Jerome T. Nowakowski

March 7, 1939 - December 6, 2021

Jerome T. Nowakowski, age 82. Beloved son of the deceased John and Constance (nee Dreschler); dear brother of the deceased: Edward “Yippa” (Joan), Lottie Shaft (Edward), Jenny Lersh (Art), Caroline Land, Alyce DeSantis (Lou), Stella Schmidt (Tim), Florence, Helen, Casey and John. He also leaves behind several beloved nieces and nephews and many grand nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 6850 Mayfield Road, Gates Mills, Wednesday, December 15 at 11:30am. Private Inurnment Calvary Cemetery.

Marija Mlinaric

February 3, 1936 - December 1, 2021

Marija Mlinaric (nee Presnec), age 85. Beloved wife of Anton (deceased); daughter of the deceased Josip and Draga Presnec; sister of Ana Rescek; aunt of Snjezana and Zeljko; godmother "Kuma" of Mary Medakovic. Marija was born on February 3, 1924 in Croatiaand passed away on December 1, 2021. She resided in Wickliffe for 53 years and was a former resident of Cleveland. She was a proud member of St. Paul Croatian Church, the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge #235, the Croatian Pensioners Club and the American Croatian Lodge. Marija was employed as an Assembler at Philmar Lamp Company for 8 years and a Bartender at the Croatian Tavern for 17 years. She retired in 1998. Friends will be received at St. Paul Croatian Catholic Church, 1369 East 40th St., Cleveland on Tuesday, December 7 at 9:30 am. Funeral Mass to follow at 10am. Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Beta Pavlovic

July 2, 1925 - December 1, 2021

Beta Pavlovic, age 96. Born in Vukovar, Croatia on July 2, 1925 and passed away on December 1, 2021. Beloved wife of Miko (deceased); dear mother of Victoria Moric (Ljubo); grandmother of Michael and Mark; daughter of the deceased Mihael and Ana; and many relatives in Germany and Canada. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Beta at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (Between Bishop Rd and RT 91) on Sunday, Dec. 5 from 4-7pm. Funeral Mass Monday, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) Interment following in All Souls Cemetery. Masks are required at the funeral home and church.

Ana Vlasic

April 4, 1938 - November 30, 2021

Ana Vlasic, age 83, passed away on November 30, 2021. She was born in Croatia on April 4, 1938. Beloved wife of the deceased, Ivan; dear mother of Bronko (Shelly Costantino); grandmother of Alexander and Samantha. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Ana at The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Ivan Cukon

July 6, 1931 - November 30, 2021

Ivan Cukon, age 90, passed away November 30th, peacefully at home. He was born on July 6, 1931 in Mutvoran, Croatia. Ivan immigrated to the U.S. in 1965 and lived in Cleveland and Rocky River. He worked at MTD Products for 30 years and retired in 1997. A loving husband who enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren more than anything else. He loved gardening and being outdoors, making homemade wine and dry cured meats, playing competitive bocce ball, briscola, chess, and pool table with all. He was a handyman, folk singer, and story teller. Lived out the American Dream. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ana of 62 years; his children: Carlo (Rose Marie), Norina Cukon-Lyons (Arthur), Mirijana Paulic (Mirko) and Dennis (Allison); his grandchildren: Nikolas and Angelina Cukon; Isaak and Jared Lyons; Marko, Nikolina, Marlina (Marek), and Viktoria Paulic; Christian and Patricia Cukon; and many relatives in Croatia, Italy and Canada. Interment Lakewood Park Cemetery. All services private.

Jure Jerkic

September 2, 1937 - November 26, 2021

Jure Jerkic, 84. Our beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather, went into Gods embrace and eternal peace on November 26, 2021. He was born on September 2, 1937 in Putis near Busovaca, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He came to the new country of America with his wife and two daughters in June 1970. Jure gave all his lifes effort and work to his family, children and grandchildren and they always came first to him. Immediately after the family is his lifelong struggle and desire for an independent Croatia. He also loved and was proud of his roots and customs of his "Bosna Ponosna". He loved music and was happy to cheer everyone and play his accordion. Jure was a man of great faith. He leaves behind his grieving wife of 64 years, Lucija Jerkic (nee Vidovic); daughters, Mirjana Jerkic Zovkic and Bozana Peric (Zeljko); grandchildren, Paulina Weber (Bradley), Ivana Josipovic (Benjamin), Luka Peric and Irena Peric; brother, Franjo Jerkic (Ana); sisters, Kate Mihaljevic, Marija Katic; and many relatives, nieces and nephews. He is now resting in eternal peace with his parents Ivo Jerkic and Sarafina (Perkovic) Jerkic. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Jure at The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Friday, Dec. 3 from 4-7pm. Funeral Mass, Saturday, Dec. 4, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment All Souls Cemetery. Masks required at funeral home and church.

George F. Kufrin Jr.

June 2, 1930 - November 23, 2021

George F. Kufrin Jr., age 91. George was born June 2, 1930 in Gates, PA and passed away peacefully on November 23, 2021. Beloved son of the deceased George and Dorothy Kufrin; beloved brother of the deceased: Ed and John Kufrin and Shirley Russell; dear uncle of Linda, Rob and Mike Russell; also, uncle of Jackie, Michael, Matt and John Kufrin, and Terry, Delee, Toma Jean, and Keith Kufrin; loving great uncle. US Army Veteran-Korean Conflict. George Kufrin was a private person who lived his life with no regrets. As per his wishes, his final funeral service will be private.

Ana Nemet

July 20, 1931 - October 21, 2021

In Memory of Anna (Ana) Nemet (nee Krstic), 90, of Strongsville, passed away on October 21, 2021. Ana was born in Tenja, Croatia on July 20, 1931 She is survived by her loving daughter, Veronica Woyshville (Mark); her brother, Ivica Krstic (Lucija); her cherished grandchildren: Aaron Stjepan Woyshville and Colette Ana Woyshville. Loving Teta/Aunt to numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her dear husband, Stjepan (Steve) Nemet; her son, Ivan (Ivica) Nemet and infant son, Stjepan Nemet; her sister, Helen Amidi and brother, George Krstic. Inurnment Holy Cross Cemetery. All services were privately held.

Janko Paulic

November 14, 1949 - October 21, 2021

Janko Paulic, age 71, passed away suddenly at home on Oct. 21st. He was born Nov. 14, 1949 in Batnoga, Croatia. Beloved husband of Zlata; dear father of Lawrence (deceased), Katarina Spoljaric (Ante) and Mario Mankas (Mabel); grandfather of Melissa, Nikola, Joseph and Jeremiah; brother of Zvonko (Mica), Marko (Marica), Mirko (deceased)(Ankica), Josip, and Mare; brother in law of Josip Turkovic (Kate), Ivan Turkovic (Cathy); and many other family in the the US, Canada and Croatia. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Janko at The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Richard M. Archacki

July 2, 1929 - October 20, 2021

Richard M. Archacki, age 92, passed away peacefully at home on October 20, 2021. He was born on July 2, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio. He always loved baseball and played it in his youth, a comedian and magician at heart, and always entertaining with his trumpet. Dear husband of Janet; dear father of Richard D. (deceased), Kevin (Sandra), Wanda Irwin (Gene, deceased), Michael (Cory) and Jeffrey; grandfather of Amy, Sara, Michael, Angela and Jeffrey; great grandfather of Darien and Michael; brother of 6. Friends received at Golub Funeral Home, 4703 Superior Avenue, Cleveland 44103 on Sunday, Oct 24 from 3-7pm. Funeral Service at funeral home on Monday at 10am. Interment Calvary Cemetery.

Nada Kovacic

August 2, 1933 - October 5, 2021

Nada A. Kovacic (nee Klepac), 88, of Chesterland, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 5 th , 2021, at Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center in Akron, Ohio. She was born August 2, 1933, in Cernik, Croatia. Loving mother of Joseph (Rachel), Debra (John) Marich, Michael (Cyndee), Diane (Kevin) Morris and Joanne (Anthony) Schaffner; cherished grandmother of Anthony (Marlene), Joseph, Nicole (Jason) Keltner, Brian (Rebecca) Marich, Michael (Brooke) Marich, Dana (Raymond) Skully, Danielle (deceased), Michael, Alyssa (James) Kephart, Shannon Morris, Stephanie (Kyle) Hilfiker, and Katherine Schaffner; great-grandmother of 15; with many cherished cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Nada was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 35 years, Joseph V.; parents Michael and Magda (nee Slobodnjak) Klepac; and brothers Mijo, Janko, and Anton Klepac. Upon arrival to America at 17 years of age, Nada settled in Cleveland, Ohio, became a member of the St. Paul Croatian Catholic Church, and joined a local folk group following her passion for the Croatian culture. Nada was a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America, Zumberak Lodge #859 for 60 plus years. Nada was also an actively involved parent with the Cleveland Junior Tamburitzans. Nada was proud to be an American with continued love for her homeland. She loved spending time with family, friends, and grandchildren. Nada enjoyed crocheting, travel, and visiting resorts and casinos. Nada was the family Matriarch, keeping the family connected and close, always helpful to family and friends. Private services for the family were held on Saturday, October 9 th at St. Anselm Church, interment at All Souls Cemetery. The family of Nada is greatly appreciative for your support, kindness, and prayers during this very difficult time for all who loved her. Nada had one request for surviving family and friends: stay in touch with the ones you love.

Adrianne Paladin

April 9, 1959 - October 3, 2021

Adrianne Paladin, age 62. Passed away peacefully on Oct. 3, 2021. She was born on April 9, 1959, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a member of St. John Vianney and loved singing in their choir. She worked for the Kennedy Group in Willoughby from 2014-2021 but also loved volunteering at Lake West Hospital ER. Adrianne was a kind soul with always a kind word and will be truly missed by her family and many friends. Dear sister of Valerie Varga (Steve) and Laura Amick (Robert); loving daughter of the deceased Joseph and Catherine Paladin; aunt of Marko and Nicholas Varga, and Joseph, Rachael and Hannah Amick. Friends received at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 7575 Bellflower Rd. Mentor, 44060 on Friday, October 8 from 9-10am, followed by Mass at 10am. Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Marica Pranjeta

February 2, 1960 - September 29, 2021

Marica Pranjeta, age 61. Passed away suddenly at her home in Eastlake. Marica was born February 2, 1960 in Vitez, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She graduated with her nursing degree from Medicinski Centar Travnik and was a dedicated nurse of 31 years at Breckenridge Village in Willoughby. She loved gardening, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Marica was a beautiful soul to all who met her and she will never be forgotten. She is survived by her beloved husband of 41 years, Marko; her loving children: Suzana Seiber (Joshua), Ana Volosyn (Paul) and Josiph; her grandchildren: Emilia, Liliana, Anabelle and Liam; her beloved mother, Andje; her siblings: Boro (Tomica), Zora (Hanspeter), Vlatko (Marina); dear aunt, relative and cherished friend of many. She was preceded in death by her beloved father, Pero; and brother Miro. Family will receive friends at St. Paul Croatian Church on Monday, Oct. 4 from 9-11am, followed by Mass at 11am. Interment All Souls Cemetery. The family requests that all guests wear masks at the church and cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to your favorite charity in her memory.

Audrey Champa

May 10, 1932 - September 27, 2021

Audrey Champa, age 89. Beloved wife of Ray; dear mother of Susan Gendrich and Steven Champa (Sharon); grandmother of Daniel Gendrich and Samantha Champa. Audrey was born on May 10, 1932 in Lakewood, Ohio. She passed away peacefully at home on September 27, 2021. A true animal lover, Audrey always had pets and volunteered at the Euclid Animal Shelter. She will especially be remembered for never having a bad word to say about anyone. Donations may be made in her memory to the Cleveland Animal Protective League. All Services Private.

Helen Benko

August 16, 1932 - September 17, 2021

Helen Benko age 89. Beloved Sister of Jan Richley (Bill), Mary Konikowski (deceased) and Frank Benko (deceased); beloved aunt of 10. Friends received on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 4750 Turney Rd, Garfield Heights from 9:30 to 10:30 am followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am. Interment Calvary Cemetery.

Anica Radosevic

July 10, 1932 - September 14, 2021

Anica Radosevic, 89, of Euclid, passed away on September 14, 2021. She was born on July 10, 1932 in Cesarica, Croatia. Beloved wife of Josip (deceased); dearest mother of Maria Perisa (Boro), Stjepan (deceased), John, Vera, Josip Jr. (Sherrii); cherished grandmother of Melissa, Michelle Balint (Steve), Stipo, Ricky, Davor, Josip III, Hannah, Alex; adored great-grandmother of Braelynn, Benjamin, Mary; Anica leaves behind many relatives and friends in Croatia, Sweden, and Australia. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Anica from 10am-12pm at Golub Funeral Home, 4703 Superior Ave. Cleveland 44103 on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Interment All Souls Cemetery. Memorial mass and celebration of life at a later date. Anica was loved by so many. Everyone called her "Baka" unless they worked with her at Hough Bakery, where she was known as "Ana Donuts." Baka welcomed all into her home and everyone left with their bellies full of her famous soupie and their hearts full of love. Baka took pride in immaculate flowerbeds and her beautiful garden. She crocheted and knitted in her spare time. Her faith was the center of her everyday life as she watched mass and prayed the rosary. She loved her family very much and cherished the time spent with them until the very end. We will miss her dearly.

Frances M. Ruzic

March 1, 1923 - September 13, 2021

Frances Mary Ruzic (nee Sklamba), 98, formerly of Sharp Lane in Chesterland, OH passed away peacefully on September 13, 2021 under the excellent care of Hospice of the Western Reserve. Frances, part of the Greatest Generation, was born to John and Frances Vas Sklamba, both originally from Celje, Slovenia, on March 1, 1923 in Cleveland, Ohio. It was here that she grew up with her eight siblings, all of whom preceded her in death; Pauline Wagner, Mary Ruttar, Joseph Krautberger, Ernest Krautberger, Louise Newbauer, John Jr. Sklamba, Carl Sklamba, and James Sklamba. During her childhood in Cleveland, she also met her beloved husband of 47 years Albert Ruzic (deceased). Frances is survived by her son Mark (Rexanna) and daughter Deborah Ruzic; her grandchildren Matthew (Mary), Monica, Jordan, and Nicole; and great-grandchildren Benjamin and Claire. She worked in manufacturing starting in her teenage years in support of the War Effort up until her retirement as Line Supervisor from LFE in Chesterland, OH. She was an avid lover of Polka music, Christmas decorations, concrete statues, and bus trips with her cherished niece Jeanie. Friends received at St. Mary of the Assumption, 15519 Holmes Ave, Cleveland 44110, Friday, 9-10am. Mass to follow at 10am. Interment All Souls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in her memory to Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Manda Zeba

September 15, 1960 - September 8, 2021

Manda Zeba, age 60, of Eastlake, passed away peacefully at home on September 8, 2021, surrounded by family and dear friends. She was born on Sept. 15, 1960 in Kotor-Varos, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Beloved wife of Marko; dear mother of Mara Simicevic (Ante); grandmother of Antea, Mate and Ema; siblings in Croatia and Germany - Pero (Dijana), Jelica (Mijo), Ljiljana (Ante), Dragica (Pero), Marija (Anto), Marko (Ivanka), Ivica (Zrinka), Nada (Horst), and Franc (Ruzica); many nieces, nephews and extended family and loving friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anto and Andja Topalovic. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Manda at the DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Sunday, Sept. 12 from 2-6PM. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10AM at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland, PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Anto Puda

February 1, 1965 - August 29, 2021

Anto was born in Donji Cajdras, Zenica, BiH on February 1,1965. He passed away on August 29, 2021 after battling complications of liver disease. He is survived by his sisters: Marica, Slavica, Jelena and Ljubica of Busovača, BiH and Lucija of Australia; cousin of Zoran and Zeljko of Mentor; uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tomislav and Ana; and brother, Branko. He proudly fought in the Croatian Homeland War and came to the US in 1999. Shortly thereafter, he settled in Cleveland and worked hard as a laborer at Enterprise Welding in Mentor for 19 years . He liked to watch Croatian sports teams , especially soccer. Anto was happy spending time with friends on his porch where he loved to tell stories and was always quick with a joke. He will be missed by many. Friends received at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland on Thursday, Sept. 2 from 9-10am, followed by Mass at 10am. Interment All Souls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Dolores T. Malbasa

January 5, 1927 - August 22, 2021

Dolores T. Malbasa. Passed in peace on August 22, 2021 at age 94. Dear wife of Max Sr.(deceased); loving mother of Max, Mary Davis (Stuart), Thomas (deceased)(Connie), George, Billy (Gabrielle) and Dolly Abranovich (Mark); grandmother of Jennifer, Bridget, Meghan and Markie (deceased); great grandmother of Aaron, Mason, Bryce, Nicholas, Vincent and Sophia. "Grandma" to so many. Best friend of Noah. Celebration of her life at a date to be announced. Memorial Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, 4129 Superior Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44103 on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 1:00 pm. Per Dolores7#39;s wishes, masks required. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to any walk-a-thon.

Louis Brnusak

July 8, 1940 - August 23, 2021

Louis Brnusak, 81, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021. He was born on July 8, 1940 in Croatia. He is survived by his children Mary Ann Little (Tim) and Louie (Diana); his grandchildren: Angela (Tom Jeschenig), Timmy (Lauren), Michelle, and Jon Little, Aryn and Emily Brnusak; great-granddaughter: Avery; and many extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his dear wife, Mary; and brothers: Antun and Josef Brnusak. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Louis at the DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Thursday, Aug. 26 from 4-8PM. Funeral Mass, Friday, 11AM at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland, PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Bara Valentic

May 22, 1941 - August 21, 2021

BARA VALENTIC, age 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 21, 2021. She was born in Croatia on May 22, 1941. Beloved wife of the late, Nikola; dear mother of Mare Raspovic (Dragan), Milka Rossilli (Robert), Mira Bunjevac (Brian) and Rozi Abell (Dr. Nicholas); grandmother of Katherine, Rebekka, Nicholas, Gregory, Robert, Anthony, Alexis, Amber, Kailee, Kyle, Luka, Duncan and Garyn; great grandmother of Evalyn, Julianna, Arya, Elise, Nicholas and Enzo; sister of Roza Vukovic and family; and sister-in-law of Kate Smolic and family; loved and survived by many relatives and dear friends. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Bara at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) Wednesday, August 25 from 4-8 PM. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40th Street, Cleveland (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). At the request of the family, masks will be required at the funeral home and church. Entombment All Souls Cemetery.

Bruno Prodan

February 21, 1949 - July 25, 2021

Bruno Prodan, age 72, of Perry, Ohio, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Sunday, July 25, 2021. He was born on February 21, 1949 in Labin, Croatia. Bruno lived a fulfilling life as a husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He loved to laugh, watch any sport, especially the Cleveland teams and Croatian soccer teams, and spend time with family at Sunday dinners. He was the happiest when he was with his grandkids, Mia and Anthony III. Loving husband of Mira; dear father of Nicole Prodan and Emily Antoun (Anthony); grandfather of Mia and Anthony III Antoun; his best canine buds, Medo and Benny; brother of Aldo, Ermano, Nino, Gino and Marija; uncle of Natalie, Nino and Gina. Family will receive friends, to celebrate the life of Bruno, at St. Cyprian Catholic Church, 4223 Middle Ridge Road, Perry, Ohio 44081 on Tuesday, August 3 from 10-11am. Memorial Mass to follow at 11am.

Jacqueline M. Hrnyak

February 3, 1943 - July 25, 2021

Jacqueline M. Hrnyak, 78, of Eastlake, Ohio entered into eternal life on July 25, 2021. Jackie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was committed to her community serving on Eastlake City Council from 1980-1992. She was an entrepreneur co-owning Word Masters from 1982-1988, retired Administrative Assistant from Lake County Board MR/DD and most recently co-spearhead of Ohio Fashion Week and Haute Ohio Magazine with her daughter. She is survived by her dear children: Kenneth E., Max Kevin, Jacqueline Bertolette, and Keith A.; and her cherished grandchildren: Sebastian, Skylar and Trent Bertolette who affectionately referred to her as Ma Mere. Jacqueline is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth R; her parents: Emil and Marie Piquette (nee Dumaine); and siblings Albert Piquette, Jeanne Mills and Cecilia Spotton. A private service will be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio where she will be inurned next to her husband of 52 years. The family requests donations be made, in her memory, to Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Dragan Bobas

December 24, 1963 - June 14, 2021

Dragan Bobas, age 57, of Eastlake, Ohio. Dragan passed away peacefully on June 14th, 2021. He was born on December 24th, 1963 in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dragan was a loving husband and is survived by his wife, Ivanka; his sons: Bojan, Darko, and Dalibor; his parents, Ljubomir and Klara Bobas; his sister, Mirjana Nakic with her family; brother, Ivan (Sanja) Bobas with their family, as well as many nieces and nephews, and extended family and friends. Friends and family will be received on Friday, June 18th, for viewing from 9-10am followed by mass at 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church located at 1369 E 40th St. Cleveland, OH 44103. Interment to All Souls Cemetary in Chardon, Ohio.

Terezija Brkic

May 22, 1929 - May 25, 2021

Terezija Brkic, age 92. Beloved wife of Imra (deceased); dear mother of Zeljko and Zlatko (Xinxing); grandmother of Angela. Friends received at St. Paul Croatian Church, Friday, May 28 from 9-10am. Funeral Mass to follow at 10am. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

Joseph "Chick" Staresinic

July 20, 1926 - May 20, 2021

Joseph "Chick" Staresinic, age 94, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully on May 24th. Beloved husband of the late Elva (nee D Ercole); brother of the deceased: George, Tony (Nadine), Mary Miska, Ann Chesnut, Michael, Steve (Alice), Rose Runjevac, and John; brother-in-law of Cathleen; dear uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends to celebrate the life of Chick at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home, 28890 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Friday May 28 from 4 to 8 pm. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 9:30 am at Our Lady of the Lake Parish, 19951 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment at All Souls Cemetery, Chardon. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Chicks memory to the St. Paul Croatian Youth Club, 1369 E. 40 St., Cleveland, 44103 or Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Phyllis Giernacky

May 19, 1941 - May 21, 2021

Phyllis Giernacky, age 80. Died May 21, 2021 with family by her side. Private services for immediate family and close friends. Preceded in death, by her soulmate Ivan (John) Mesic (Now they are reunited). She is survived by her 7 daughters: Cindy, Marie Dunn (Michael), Rita King (William), Josephine Rivera (Luis), Wanda Giernacky, Latisha Giernacky (Aku) and Mary Ulisses. She has 27 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 1 great- great grandchild. Please no flowers.

Paul Schultz, Jr.

July 18, 1949 - May 20, 2021

Paul Schultz Jr., 71, of Cleveland, passed away May 20, 2021. He was born July 18, 1949 in Cleveland. Dear husband of Tammy; loving father of Nicole (Aaron), Charles, Paul III and Aaron Diver (Danielle); step-father of Myesha (fiance: Lewis Bassel) and Tamieka Jones, and Roy Jr., Tyrell (Whitney) and Marcus Williams; dear brother of Nancy Zahorsky (Ed), Marlene Charnoky (Fred), Bev Ambler and Patricia Koczan (deceased). Friends received at Golub Funeral Home, 4703 Superior Ave, Cleveland, Tuesday, May 25, from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40th Street, Cleveland (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Lake View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Foundation.

Petar Bilaver

April 12, 1946 - May 1, 2021

Petar Pesa Bilaver, of Mentor, passed away on May 1st, 2021. He was born in Skabrnja, Croatia on April 12, 1946. He was one of 10 children to the late Tadija and Tereza (Banovic) Bilaver. Pesa (an endearing childhood nickname) set his youthful sights on a more global dream and left his native land for further adventure, first through Italy, then to Cleveland in 1968 - but not without his beautiful bride - Stoja (Mitrovic) Bilaver. He quickly adapted to the immigrant life: friends, family, and fun. He became an expert CNC programmer at Two-M Precision Co - with a reputation as one of the best in the industry. Although, his precision and his drive were not only relegated to his career. He had that same drive and passion for the beautiful game (futbol/soccer) - his first love. A sweeper like no other - a split decision maker with a cool hand, and a steel mind: a protector of the keeper. He loved the game and put it all on the pitch. But his greatest joy and achievement was his family and friends. His kindness and gentle soul were a light for all who came across his path - he knew no strangers. His loss will never be filled - but his spirit remains immortal. He is survived by his wife, Stoja; his son: Anton (Danina); his daughter: Anita; his beautiful grandson: Emil; his brother: Mate; his sisters; Marija, Kristina, Stana and Marica; and so many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tadija and Tereza; and his siblings, Stoja, Nada, Sime, and Branko. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Petar at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Friday, May 7 from 5-8pm. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10AM at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 East 40th Street, Cleveland (Please Meet at Church). Entombment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon. Masks required and social distancing and occupancy restrictions will be followed.

Kathy Kusalic

December 14, 1976 - April 16, 2021

Kathy Kusalic, age 44 of Cleveland, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on April 16, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. She is the loving daughter of Ivo (deceased) and Nike. Cherished sister of Nada Ungvarsky (Jeff), adoring aunt to Jeffrey and Nicholas; and longtime girlfriend to Brian Murphy. Kathy leaves an imprint on the hearts of the many family and friends she has touched each day of her life. Friends received at Golub Funeral Home, 4703 Superior Ave., Cleveland, Wednesday, April 21 from 5-8pm. Masks, social distancing and occupancy restrictions will be followed. Please note: The funeral home sign was damaged in an accident 2 weeks ago and there is a temporary sign. The funeral home is a beige Victorian type house on the corner of Superior and E. 47th Street. Funeral Mass Thursday, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40th Street. (Please Meet at Church). Burial will be in Croatia. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated in Kathy's name to The Alzheimer's Association - https://act.alz.org or St. Jude - https://www.stjude.org/

Janja Vidovic

April 10, 1947 - April 4, 2021

Janja Vidovic, age 73, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021. She was born April, 10, 1947 in Bosnia. Beloved wife of Vlado (deceased); dear mother of Josip (deceased)(Sanela), Silvester (Zrinka), Jakov (deceased)(Josipa), Katarina Golemovic (Pero); beloved grandma of Greta, David, Leo, Ana, Andrija, Stella, Adrian, Petar, Antonio and Ivan. Funeral Mass, Thursday, April 8, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40th Street, Cleveland. Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Danica Varga

August 14, 1935 - March 28, 2021

Danica Varga, age 85, passed away March 28, 2021. She was born on August 14, 1935 in Sv. Kriz, Croatia. Beloved wife of Imre (deceased); dearest mother of Steve (Valerie); loving grandmother of Marko and Nicholas; dear sister of the deceased Franjo, Marijan and Stefica; dear aunt of many. Friends received on Monday, April 5th from 10-10:45am at St. Paul Croatian Catholic Church, 1369 East 40 Street, Cleveland. Funeral Mass to follow at 11am. Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Nikola Matic

April 16, 1945 - March 21, 2021

Nikola Matic, age 75, passed away on March 21, 2021. He was born April 6, 1945 in Bosnia. Beloved wife of Nada; dearest uncle of Sanja and Jason DuBois and uncle of many nieces and nephews; loving godfather of Grayson; and dear brother of Ilija (deceased). Family will receive friends for a Memorial Mass at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40th St. Cleveland on Tuesday, April 6 at 6pm. Private Inurnment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

John E. Sileo

February 12, 1944 - March 20, 2021

John E. Sileo, age 77, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2021. He was born February 12, 1944 in Uniontown, PA. John was an avid Cleveland sports fan and most importantly, loved The Ohio State Buckeyes. Dear brother of Patricia Markezic (Dino); uncle of Victoria Markezic; cousin of many; son of the deceased, Steve and Mary Sileo (nee Barak). Family will receive friends from 10-11am, Thursday, March 25 at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 East 40th Street, Cleveland. Mass to follow at 11am. Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon. Masks required and social distancing restrictions must be followed.

Vinko Sugar

January 5, 1947 - March 13, 2021

Vinko Sugar, 74, of Euclid, passed away surrounded by family on March 13, 2021. He was born in Sutivanac, Istra, Croatia on Jan. 5, 1947. Vinko was proud of his Croatian heritage and an active member of numerous social clubs. He was the life of every party as a prankster, dancer, musician and singer. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Zorka; his children: Elvis (Maite), Eddie (Lisa) and Kristina; his grandchildren: Ian, Isabella, Cecilia, Mila, Alejandro, Melva and Pablo; his siblings: Fuma, Tone, Petar, Ana, Jakov and Slavica; and many nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents: Anton and Ivana; and 6 brothers and sisters. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Vinko at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Tuesday, March 16 from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10AM at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 East 40th Street, Cleveland (Please Meet at Church). Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon. Masks required and social distancing and occupancy restrictions will be enforced.

Constance J. Kordish

December 18, 1943 - March 4, 2021

Constance J. (Connie) Kordish, age 77. Beloved daughter of the deceased, Joseph and Mary; cherished granddaughter of the deceased, Joseph and Therese; dear sister of the deceased, Mary Davies (Marvin, deceased) and Cecilia Skizenta (deceased); dear niece of the deceased, Edward, William and Albert; dear aunt of Denise, Debbie (Keith), Laura (Mark), Warren (Tricia), Donny, Kurt (Kimberly), Lisa (Mike) and Jennifer (Randy); great aunt of Austin, Aaron and Anthony Webb, Amanda and Andrea Davies, Kyle and Jules Davies, Alex Ansel and Jessica, Jacklyn and Jarred Hockey. All Services Private. Interment Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio. Contributions in memory of Connie are appreciated to Mount St. Joseph Rehab Center, 21800 Chardon Road, Euclid, Ohio 44117.

Mila Sabljic

October 22, 1956 - February 8, 2021

MILA SABLJIC, age 64. Beloved wife of Veselko; dear mother of Franjo (Tanja), Anna Vucica (Tonci) and Tina Ghazoul (Donny); loving grandmother of Lenora, Danielle, Franchesca, Andrea, Anica, Antonia, Christina, Donny and Ronny. Interment will be in Humac, Ljubuski. Family will receive friends at 12pm (noon) for a Memorial Mass on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40th Street, Cleveland.

Mila Sabljic enriched the lives of Clevelanders with the welcoming atmosphere she created at her landmark restaurant, Maries, in the Goodrich - Kirtland Park neighborhood. Word of mouth about the generous portions of delicious comfort food attracted filmmaking crews, corporate leaders and staff, union laborers, judges, attorneys, city and county leaders, priests, police, and locals as well as suburbanites. The rank and file could and would mix with the brass at this family-run business. Mila would bring out the meals she prepared and greet individuals in the room filled with mostly repeat customers. While working at the restaurant along side Mila, her daughters, daughter-in-law and granddaughters followed Mila’s lead and made perfect strangers feel like family. Generations of customers would come back to introduce a new spouse, a new child or plan a gathering for a birthday or a memorial. Mila would plan the event with careful attention to detail. She would deliver an experience beyond expectation. Customers came back to share a bit of news about their own family because they recognized how dedicated Mila was to hers. Family and faith were everything to Mila. Along with her husband, Veselko, son Franjo, daughters, Anna and Tina, and nine grandchildren, she maintained bonding traditions during the holidays. She also encouraged her children and grandchildren’s participation in their cultural heritage. She appreciated the development of their talents. Annually, she had the restaurant blessed. The restaurant often hosted parishioners meeting after a mass. Religious sisters, brothers and fathers appreciated Mila’s faith and frequented the establishment. These individuals would light up when Mila would make time to come out of the kitchen to engage in conversation with them. Mila enjoyed connecting with a variety of individuals. In an interview with Global Cleveland, she said, "It is important to travel abroad and welcome immigrants and refugees because that is how we learn and appreciate other cultures." In the same article, Mila said, "It is the people that I have met over the years that made Cleveland so precious to me, and that is what I love most about Cleveland." Cleveland -- and the international community -- will not be the same without Mila Sabljic.

Wilma Marin

March 2, 1930 - January 20, 2021

Wilma Rose Marin, of Cleveland, Ohio, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. They say there is no place like home. Wilma Marin was born on March 2, 1930 to Thomas and Ana Lihan in Cleveland. Her parents were immigrants from Slovakia. Wilma lived in the same home for her entire 90 years where she raised her family. She enjoyed the old Slovenian and Slovak neighborhood. In 1961, she married Bogomil (Ted) L. Marin from Mirna, Slovenia. Wilma and Ted went on to have three children; Janice, Patricia, and Dennis. She was a constant in their lives, and her grandchildren, too. She was so proud of her children and their accomplishments. Wilma always believed the best gift she could give her children is education; she insisted the children attend private lower and high schools, and graduate college. Wilma attended the former St. Peter’s High School. She took so much pride in her work ethic and retired from Leece-Neville in the early 1990s after nearly 40 years. While retired, Wilma read a book a week, spending time at her home away from home, The Farm, cherished cooking her treasured Slovak recipes, enjoyed her love of gardening, and rescuing and caring for stray cats. Wilma was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Ana Lihan, her husband Ted, her daughter and son-in-law, Sally (Lihan) and Clark Julian, her two brothers Joseph (Florence) and Edward (Joyce) Lihan, and niece and nephew, Frances and Joseph Lihan. She is survived by her loving three children; Janice (Albert) Arouh, who lives in Los Angeles, Dr. Patricia Marin, Dennis Marin, and her four grandchildren; Mackenzie Arouh, Alec Arouh, Alex Julian and Steven Julian. As well as her nieces and nephews; Robert (Karen) of Latrobe, Marianne (Cleveland), Tom (Dana) and Christina Lihan (Fort Lauderdale). Reverend Frank Godic of Immaculate Conception, performed a private service with her children on Saturday, January 23, 2021. She is laid to rest with her husband at All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, Ohio. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Cleveland Animal Protective League.

Joso Cindric

October 10, 1937 - January 18, 2021

Joso Cindric, age 83, of Willoughby Hills, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, January 18, 2021. He was born Oct. 10, 1937 in Croatia. He is survived by his daughter, Angela Ortenzi (David); his grandchildren: Daniela and Nicole Ortenzi and Dennis, Andrew (Marta), Luka and Marina Marusic; his great grandchildren: Teresa and Ambrose Marusic; his brother, Stipo Cindric (Ceca); and son-in-law John Marusic. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jelena; his daughter, Draga Marusic; and his siblings, Ante, Ivica and Zora. All Services private.

Filip Dzanko

April 9, 1933 - January 10, 2021

Filip Dzanko, age 87. He was born on April 9, 1933 in Mladeskovci, Bosnia. Loving husband of Anne (nee Abramovic) of 54 years; proud father of Philip (Ivana) and Lucy; devoted grandfather of Julia and Mikey; dear brother of Dragica Cavar (Tomo, deceased), Ljubica Penic (Tomo, deceased), Marija Ivaskovic (Mark, deceased), Helen (deceased), Anthony (deceased); dear brother-in-law of Carol Naglic; uncle, cousin and friend to many. DUE TO COVID-19 IN THE FAMILY, THE SERVICE IS BEING CHANGED TO PRIVATE. OUR FIRST CONCERN IS EVERYONE'S SAFETY. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS IN THIS DIFFICULT TIME. WE ARE PLANNING A MEMORIAL MASS SOME TIME IN THE FUTURE SO THAT WE CAN SAFELY AND PROPERLY CELEBRATE HIS LIFE. ONCE AGAIN, WE APPRECIATE EVERYONE'S KINDNESS.

John Zivich

February 27, 1927 - January 7, 2021

John W. Zivich, age 93, of Willowick, passed away at home January 7, 2021. He was born February 27, 1927. Loving husband for 61 years of Elsie; proud father of John D. (Cindy Stombrys), Michael, and Cherylann; devoted grandfather of Joscelyn and John L.; brother of Violet Pisano (Roxie, deceased), and the deceased: Paul, Bill, Alice Knapick, Dorothy Brunecz and Rose Keenen; uncle to many nieces and nephews. John, known as Stitch to family and friends, served his country during World War II with the U.S. Army and was a member of the St. Paul Croatian Youth Development Group. In the 1950s he played bass with the Plavi Jadran Orchestra and continued to make music with the St. Stephens Button Box Band. After a dedicated career at U.S. Steel for 42 years, he spent his retirement with the St. Stephens Jolly Travelers and played bass in numerous bands over 20 years who volunteered at the Slovene Home for the Aged doing what he enjoyed most, playing music, especially polkas. He was a Cleveland sports fan and was fortunate enough to see all his teams win a championship. Friends received on Thursday, January 14 from 10:00am - 11:45am at Holy Resurrection Byzantine Catholic Parish (formerly St. Stephens), 532 Lloyd Rd, Euclid. Divine Liturgy to follow at 12:00pm. For those unable to attend, a live stream of Liturgy will be available at https://holyresurrectionbyz.org/funeral-john-zivich. Interment All Souls Cemetery. Family reminds everyone that social distancing and masks are required and occupancy restrictions at church will be followed.

Margaret Radosky

August 7, 1927 - January 5, 2021

Margaret V. Radosky (nee Krafcik), age 93. Beloved wife of Emil (deceased); dearest mother of Edward J. (Judith, deceased) and Diane M. Klaehn (Thomas); cherished grandmother of Susan M. Robertson (Timothy) and Anthony J. Radosky. Friends received on Wednesday, Jan. 13 from 9-9:45am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10am. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated to Immaculate Conception Church, 4129 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103 or Judy Radosky Scholarship Fund, 6116 Wilson Mills Rd, Mayfield, OH, 44143. Masks and proper social distancing are required at church. Memorial Mass and life celebration at a later date.

Jelena Cindric

February 22, 1936 - January 4, 2021

Jelena Cindric, age 84, of Willoughby Hills, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, January 4, 2021. She was born Feb. 22, 1936 in Croatia. Everyone who knew Jelena would understand how very devout she was in her Catholic faith. She is survived by her husband, Joso; her daughter, Angela Ortenzi (David); her grandchildren: Daniela and Nicole Ortenzi and Dennis, Andrew (Marta), Luka and Marina Marusic; her great children: Teresa and Ambrose Marusic; her sisters: Draga Mujic and Mare Sikora; her brother ,Franjo Valentic; and her son-in-law, John Marusic; She was preceded in death by her daughter, Draga Marusic; her brother, Ante Valentic; and her sisters: Anka Jurcic, and Tina Magdic. All Services private.

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