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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, 28990 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. Memorial Mass at a later date.

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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