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Mile Basic

March 28, 1949 - May 25, 2020

Mile Basic, 71, of Euclid, passed away on May 25, 2020. He was born in Tinj, Croatia on March 28, 1949. Mile came to the U.S. in 1970 and lived in Cleveland before moving to Euclid in 1977. He worked proudly as a machinist and enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, playing bocce and spending time with his grandchildren. Always dear to his heart, was his homeland of Croatia. He is survived by his wife, Kristina; his son: Dennis (Marija); his grandchildren: Nikola, Gabrijela and Angela; his siblings, Luka (Stoja) and Stoja of Croatia; his brother-in-law, Mate Brkic; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luka and Slavka; and his siblings, Sime, Anica and Marija. Private Family Calling Hours at Golub Funeral Home. Family invites friends to celebrate his life at a Funeral Mass, Friday, May 29, 11am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment All Souls Cemetery, Chardon.

Anna Jelenic

July 20, 1927 - May 23, 2020

Anna Jelenic (nee Markovinovic), 92, of Lakewood, Ohio, beloved mother of Angela (Anthony), Tomislav (Cheryl), Milka, Mary Ann (Dale), Rudolph (Milica), Magdalen (Robert), Michael (deceased), John (Renee), James (Kelly) (both deceased) and Jackie (deceased). Her grandchildren include Alyssa, Alexa; Andrew; Jason; Melissa, Ian; Michael; Jessica, Justin; Stephanie. Her great grandchildren include Isobel, Dominik; Dylan, Aubrey; Natalia Kelly, Rocco; Aaliyah, Jeremiah, Jermaine. She was born July 20, 1927, in Misljenovac, Donji Lapac, Velebit, Lika, Croatia. She was the second-oldest of seven children and has a sister, Kata, and a brother, Zvonko, in Zagreb. She is predeceased by her siblings Bosko, Mile, Marica and Manda. A fierce Croatian patriot, she left Croatia and fled to Austria, ending up in a British refugee camp in Spittal, Austria, in 1945. She married Pavle Peric, and with two children, emigrated to the United States in 1951. She lived most of her life in Cleveland, in the "old neighborhood" near St. Pauls Croatian Catholic Church before moving to Lakewood. Whenever anyone in the family needed help at some point in their lives, they turned to her. Despite her many children and frequent hardships, she always remained an optimist. Our mother is the kindest person we ever knew and always gave more than she ever took. We will miss her all of our days. All services private, Memorial Mass at a later date.

Ivan Skrtic

January 10, 1942 - May 5, 2020

Ivan Skrtic, 78, of Willoughby, passed away May 5, 2020, surrounded by family. He was born January 10, 1942 in Gornji Velemeric, Croatia. He is survived by his daughters, Zeljka Cenin (Joe) and Ana Tomic (Dan); his grandchildren: Arielle and Danielle Cenin, and Nikola, Marko, and Daniel Tomic; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his dear wife, Ana; his parents, Dora and Nikola; and his brother, Petar of Australia. Services will be private. Entombment All Souls Cemetery, Chardon. Close friends may meet at the cemetery gate on Saturday, May 9 at 11am for a service in front of St. Anthonys Mausoleum.

Patricia A. Maderka

December 6, 1945 - April 23, 2020

Patricia Anne Maderka (nee Lonergan), 74, of Eastlake entered eternal rest on April 23, 2020. She was born December 6, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio. She is survived by her beloved husband, of 53 years, Raymond Michael Maderka; her three children, Raymond Maderka (Lisa), Julie Wenzlik (Brandon) and Amie Nickerson (Greg); six grandchildren, Joseph Maderka, Kate Wenzlik, Gavin Nickerson, Elizabeth Maderka, Anna Wenzlik and Claire Wenzlik. Patricia had a deep love for her family, it was the most important part of her. She was known as Nana and often showed her love through cooking fabulous meals for the family. A private family service will be held to honor Patricia. She will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland.

Adam Rados

March 3, 1947 - April 25, 2020

Adam Rados, 73, of Eastlake, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 25, 2020. He was born March 3, 1947 in Tomislavgrad, Croatia. He is survived by his beloved wife, Dragica; his children: Ante and Tomislav; his daughter-in-law, Aimee; his grandchildren: William, Ava Renata, Grayson and Kash; his siblings in Germany, Ante and Slavica Lukac, and in Croatia: Zora Stipic and Ivka Petkovic. Funeral Services Private but family and friends may meet in the parking lot of DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (Between Bishop Rd and RT 91) on Tuesday, April 28 at 9:45am for a funeral procession to All Souls Cemetery where he will be laid to rest in St. Anthonys Mausoleum. The family appreciates all social distancing guidelines be followed.

Milan Sergo

April 12, 1952 - April 23, 2020

Milan Sergo, age 68, went home to God on April 23, 2020. Beloved husband of Kathy for 46 years; loving father of Kristina Pierce (Larry) and Petrica Full (Rick); loving and devoted dida of Nathan, Kayla, Noah and Gavin; son of the late Pjerina and Josip Sergo; son-in-law of Dragica Naglic (Ivan, deceased); loving brother of Vito Belusic (Millie), Nada Lazaric (Steno) and Sonja Sergo; brother-in-law of Mary Petrak (John), Violet Medic (Jadran), Annie Rasile (Scott, deceased), Carol Wise (Lee), Angela Rupcic (Anthony), Veronica Naglic, Mike Naglic, Anthony Naglic, Mark Naglic and John Naglic (deceased); loving uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend to many. All services private. Please keep Milan in your prayers

Kenneth J. Meyer

February 17, 1961 - April 18, 2020

Kenneth J. Meyer, age 59. Beloved son of James (deceased) and Dolores; dear brother of Denise Bijak (Mark) and Robert; uncle of Tony Wencil (Beth); great uncle and friend of many. Interment Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, Chesterland, Ohio. All services private.

Rose M. Archacki

June 14, 1928 - March 27, 2020

Rose M. Archacki (nee Metzler), age 91. Passed away peacefully on March 27, 2020. She was born in Cleveland on June 14, 1928 (Flag Day). Rose was the best Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother anyone could ask or hope for! Beloved wife of Chester (deceased); dear mother of Larry (deceased), Diane (deceased), Elaine and Gayle; precious grandmother to Mindy Sotak (deceased); loving great grandmother to Ariana Clark, Christopher Sotak, and Kaden Sotak; sister of Henry, Elizabeth, and George all deceased; aunt and great aunt to many. All services at funeral home are private but family and friends may meet at the gate of Holy Cross Cemetery at 11:30am on Thursday, April 2 for a graveside service.

David A. Ross

May 27, 1979 - March 23, 2020

David A. Ross, age 40, passed away sadly before his time on March 23, 2020. David was an avid Cleveland sports fan and graduated from Kent State University with a degree in accounting and finance. Dear son of Diane (nee Butauski) and Kenneth; brother of Kenneth (Angie) and Michael; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were held privately with his family. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery.

Vaskresija Dzodzo

March 26, 1944 - March 23, 2020

Vaskresija "Beba" Dzodzo (nee Sersic), 75, of Rocky River passed away peacefully at her home on March 23, 2020 after a 3-year battle with PSP. She was born on March 26, 1944 in Punat, Croatia. She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Lazo; her son Vladimir and his wife Violeta; her son Nikola and his wife Mirjana; her grandchildren: Marko, Philip, Anna and Stefan; her brother Tomislav in Macedonia. She was preceded in death by her parents Marko and Slavka, her sister Đurđica and her brother Ivan. She grew up in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. She graduated Physics at the University of Sarajevo, got married and lived in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina until 1992. When the Bosnian War started, she found a refuge for her children and herself in Ohrid. Her family reunited in USA in 1998 and lived in Akron, OH until 2010, when she moved to Rocky River to be closer to her grandchildren. As a physics teacher, she loved teaching and tutoring, working with students of all ages. She also worked for Akron International Institute, as an interpreter helping refugees from former Yugoslavia settle in Northeast Ohio. Her favorite time was the time she spent caring for her four grandchildren: Marko, Philip, Anna and Stefan; hosting family and friends and cooking her old country specialties. She enjoyed traveling, listening to music and going to classical music concerts. Always smiling and kind, we will remember her for her selflessness, care, warmth and hospitality. Due to her mixed Croatian-Macedonian upbringing, she enjoyed going to both Catholic Church and Macedonian Orthodox Church. As a result of the current pandemic, the family has decided to hold a private service and burial on March 26, 2020, on her 76th birthday. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory are suggested which will go towards special 30-day Gregorian Masses for her soul, OR a tribute gift to further research of PSP brain disease at www.psp.org/iwanttohelp/ways-to-give/

Goldie Malone

October 18, 1927 - March 11, 2020

Goldie Malone, 92, of Euclid, passed away peacefully on Mar. 11, 2020. She was born Oct. 18, 1927 in Cleveland to Nicholas and Helen Strahinic (nee Goles). She is survived by her daughter, Jamie Ann of Westmont, IL; and many nieces and nephews, and her cousin Janice Garvey. She was predeceased by her loving husband, James E. Malone; brothers: Nicholas, Eli, John, Michael, George, Peter and Milan and sister Mary Stanley. Goldie was a very active member of St. Nicholas Croatian Byzantine Catholic Church, the Croatian Fraternal Union – Zumberak Lodge 859, the Croatian Catholic Union 26, American Croatian Zagreb Jr. Tamburitzans, and Zumbercani Adult Tamburitzans. As a result of our current pandemic and the real concern for all of Goldie’s long time friends and people she’s touched, the family has decided to have the services private. A memorial service to honor Goldie’s life will be planned for a future date. Donations are suggested, in her memory, to Croatian Fraternal Union Scholarship Foundation, Lodge 859/Malone Endowment, 100 Delaney Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15235.

James V. Corr

September 26,1928 - February 22, 2020

James V. Corr, age 91. Beloved son of the deceased, Charles and Agnes; dear brother of the deceased: Bernard, Eileen and Robert. Mr. Corr was a Korean War Veteran. Funeral Services to be held at St. Augustine Manor, 7801 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Thursday. Mar. 5 at 2PM. Private Inurnment Calvary Cemetery.

Mijo Grman

January 23, 1935 - February 15, 2020

Mijo Grman, 85, of Euclid passed away February 15, 2020. He was born January 23, 1935 in Zabljak, Croatia. He came to the US in 1974 and moved to Euclid in 1981 where he continued to live while always traveling back to his beloved Croatia. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Jagica; his children Joe (Marina) and Zdravko (Zdenka); his grandchildren: Barbara (Zoran) Zagrecki, Josip Jr., Danijela, Nicole, Victoria and Luka; his great-grandson Silvio Zagrecki; and his nephews Jura and Josip Grman and Miro Grgincic in Croatia. He was preceded in death by his parents Franjo and Mara, his sisters Kata (Ivan) Grman and Bara (Josip) Grgincic. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Mijo at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd.(Between Bishop Rd & RT 91) on Friday, February, 21, from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 am at St. Vitus Slovenian Church, 6019 Lausche Ave, Cleveland, PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. He will be buried in his homeland, Croatia.

Thomas T. Erceg

March 8, 1977 - February 16, 2020

Thomas T. Erceg, Age 42. Beloved son of Tadija and Milka; Brother of Claudia Babic (Drago); Uncle of Ivan, Matea, Ante and Andrea; nephew of Ratko and Draga; cousin of Daniel (Anita) and Ivan, Anamaria and Julie Pesut; and many relatives and friends in Croatia and Australia. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Thomas at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd (Between Bishop Rd & RT 91) on Wednesday, February, 19, from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E 40th St, Cleveland. Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Larry Stavnicky

March 18, 1940 - February 10, 2020

Larry Stavnicky (Lawrence). Age 79, peacefully passed away Feb. 10th due to Alzheimer's. He was the best friend and loving husband of Linda (nee Moodie) for over 57 years. Beloved father of Larry and Michael (Jolie); proud grandfather of Kate, Quinn and Luke; and his little Shih Tzu, Lexi; brother of Jean Whitehead (Ken) and Stephen (deceased). He attended Bowling Green University and went on to become a stock broker and Vice President with Murch and Co., a Cleveland brokerage company. He specialized in buying, selling, and trading stocks for his company. He was elected President of the Ohio traders association. In later years he worked for Cummins Diesel in sales, then a site manager, becoming the industrial sales manager for the state of Ohio. He was active in the West Geauga area sports where he coached both football and baseball. When he no longer coached he loved watching the grandchildren participate in sports. He was an avid racquetball player, and played for over twenty five years. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Larry at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND, 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) THURSDAY, FEB 13, 4-8 PM. Funeral Service Friday, Please meet at All Saints Cemetery in Sagamore Hills for a 10:30am graveside service. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Alzheimer's research. With your help, let's stop this devastating disease NOW.

Antun "Tona" Mance

May 27, 1934 - February 2, 2020

Antun "Tona" Mance, age 85. Husband of Bozica (nee Peric); father of Tomislav of Croatia, Kresimir (Jelka), Marija (Ante) Valentic, Jozefina (Jose) Diaz; grandfather of 13, great-grandfather of 1; brother of Ivo (deceased) and Augustin of Australia. Family will receive friends at DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), on Friday, Feb. 7 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.

Erik Dolista

November 11, 1945 - January 26, 2020

Erik "Billy" Dolista. Age 74. Brother of Carol Hurley (Steve); uncle and great uncle; son of the deceased: Charles and Sophia. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, Feb 4, 11am, at St. Thomas More Church, 4170 North Amber Dr., Brooklyn, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations to Chihuahua Rescue & Transport, www.chihuahua-rescue.com. Inurnment St. Mary's Cemetery, Cuyahoga Heights.

Mary Frances Oliver

September 10, 1936 - January 24, 2020

Mary Frances Oliver, age 83, passed away on Friday, Jan. 24. Beloved wife of Roosevelt (deceased); daughter of the late Willis and Emma Lou Adams. Friends received at Riverside Cemetery, 3607 Pearl Road, on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 2pm for a brief graveside service.

Josipa Bunjevac

January 7, 1937 - January 15, 2020

JOSIPA BUNJEVAC, age 83. Beloved wife of Mato (deceased); dear mother of Tony (Magdi) and Slavko (Kathy); grandmother of Katica, Josip, Danielle and Nicole; great grandmother of Emma and Alana; sister of Bozica Kaliman and the deceased: Franjo and Emerik; aunt of many. Josipa was born January 7, 1937 in Mrkopalj, Croatia to Josip and Marija Jovanovic. She was married to Mato in 1959 in Bukovica, Croatia. After coming to the U.S. in 1969 she lived in Cleveland before moving to Parma in 1974. Josipa loved to sew, knit, garden and especially enjoying time with her family. She passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Friends received at LATEK & RYBICKI, A GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL HOME, 7906 BROADVIEW RD. (corner of Broadview and Sprague Rds.) on Sunday, Jan. 19 from 3-7pm. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10am at at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 St., Cleveland, PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

Slavko Kalic

November 1, 1940 - January 15, 2020

Slavko Kalic, 79, of Willoughby Hills, passed away January 15, 2020. He was born Nov. 1, 1940 in Batnoga, Croatia. He came to the U.S. in 1969 and has lived in Willoughby Hills since 1989. Slavko enjoyed spending time with his family and especially sporting events with his grandchildren. He worked at MTD for 30 years and retired in 2002. He is survived by his loving wife, Tina of 59 years; his children: Milka Vranic (Mike) and Zeljko (Lori); his grandchildren: Daniela, Ante, Josip and Daniel; his brother, Vinko (Janja); his nephew: Joe and family, and niece: Barb Pichlyk (Merv) and family; his cousins: Pave (Danica) and Bara Radocaj; and many other cousins, kumovi and friends. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Slavko at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (Between Bishop Rd and RT 91) on Friday, Jan. 17 from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass Saturday, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40th Street, Cleveland, PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Stjepan Sekanic

January 9, 1935 - January 12, 2020

Stjepan Sekanic, age 85. Beloved husband of Nada (deceased); dear father of Stefica Pletikosic (Ante) and Steve (deceased); grandfather of Sandy Pletikosic (Noah Pielow) and Tony Pletikosic (Karolina). Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Stjepan at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (Between Bishop Rd and RT 91) on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 5-8pm. Funeral Mass Wednesday, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church (1369 E. 40th Street, Cleveland, PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Ann Rainovich

March 23, 1922 - January 11, 2020

Ann Rainovich, 97, passed away at the Hospice of the Western Reserve on January 11, 2020. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 23, 1922. Ann was the beloved wife of Nicholas (deceased), cherished mother of Carol Smolinski (Robert) and Linda Wivell (Steve); loving grandmother of Jennifer Bouffard (Chris), Laura Zubkousky (Chad), Michelle Smolinski, Jeffrey Wivell and Melinda (Nick) Benz and loving great-grandmother to Kathryn, Ryan, Kevin, Ben and Braden; sister of Mary Russ; and many nieces and nephews. More than anything, Ann enjoyed being with her family. She was a life long member of St. Nicholas Croatian Byzantine Catholic Church. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Ann at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (Between Bishop Rd and RT 91), Friday, January 17 from 10:30am to 11:30am, followed by a service at 11:30am. Interment will be at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Nikola Pecirep

July 3, 1935 - January 6, 2020

Nikola Pecirep, age 84, passed away peacefully on Jan. 6, 2020. Beloved husband of Luca; dear father Helen Mance (Kresimir), John, Rosanna Lanza (James); grandfather of Teresa Brigagliano (Brad), Gabriela and Elizabeth Mance; brother-in-law of Katarina Dugandzic; uncle of Josipa Peric (Kazimir), Oliver and Christian Peric; and many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Nikola at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28990 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Friday, Jan. 10 from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 AM at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 East 40th Street, Cleveland (Please Meet at Church). Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to St. Paul Croatian Church or St. Vitus Church.

Anton Klepac

January 15, 1928 - January 2, 2020

Anton Klepac, 91, of Euclid, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home on January 2, 2020. He was born January 15, 1928 in Zagreb, Croatia. Beloved husband of Violet for 60 years; dear father of Wally (Susan), Kenneth and the deceased: Suzanne and Tony; grandfather of Katherine, Kyle and Ken; great grandfather of Avery Morris; brother of Nada Kovacic and the deceased Mike and John. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Anton at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28990 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Saturday, January 4 from 10-11am, service at 11am. Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.

Ana Vucic

October 3, 1931 - December 23, 2019

Ana Vucic, age 88. Beloved wife of Ivan (deceased); dear mother of John (Kathy), Marinko (Agnes), Damir of Croatia and Marina (deceased); grandmother of Annmarie Novotny (Karl), Marina, Kristina Paulic (Nikola), Joseph (Amanda), Karla and Adrian; great grandmother of Sydney and Nolan Novotny; Lucija and Marko Paulic; and Liana Vucic; dear sister of the deceased: Andja Skarpa, Milka Saric, Andy Zrile, Marko Zrile, Mate Zrile and a brother and sister who passed away as children and are buried in PA. Friends received at GOLUB FUNERAL HOME, 4703 SUPERIOR AVE., CLEVELAND, FRIDAY, DEC. 27 FROM 4-8PM. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 11:30am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 East 40 St., Cleveland (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Drago Milovan

June 20, 1943 - Dec. 21, 2019

Drago Milovan, age 76, passed away on Dec. 21, 2019. Drago was born in Croatia and came to Cleveland in 1966. He lived most of his life in the area. Drago was a compassionate and friendly man and had a great sense of humor. He loved nature and enjoyed photography, reading, walking in the parks, fishing and traveling with his lovely wife, Ana, during their married life. He is survived by brother Mons. Ivan and sister Ljubica in Croatia; his mother-in-law, Dragica Mahovlic; brother-in-laws, Ivan Mahovlic (Shannon) and Peter Mahovlic (Barbara); sister-in-laws, Mira Odorcic and Kathy Skrtic (Frank); and many nieces, nephews and cousins in the USA and in Europe. He was preceded in death by his wife Ana (nee Mahovlic); and his parents, Antun and Eufemia (nee Petrovic); his brothers, Miroslav and Vjekoslav; and father-in-law, Ivan Mahovlic. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Drago at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28990 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Thursday, Dec. 26 from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 AM at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 East 40th Street, Cleveland (Please Meet at Church). Entombment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Michael Zubovich Jr.

May 30, 1932 - December 17, 2019

Michael Zubovich Jr. age 87. Beloved husband of Mary Ann (nee Kovacina); loving father of Michael (Colleen) of South Riding, VA; Michelle Simon of Macedonia, OH and Mark of Parma, OH; cherished grandfather of Nicole and Michael Zubovich; Eric, Brandon and Brittany Simon; dearest son of the deceased Michael and Mary Zubovich; dear brother of Paul Zubovich (deceased) (Wilma Jean,deceased); Marge Susa(deceased) Edward(deceased); and Dorothy Duranko (George,deceased); dear uncle of George and Michelle Duranko; Patty, Paul and Jean Ann Zubovich (deceased). Friends received at LATEK & RYBICKI, A GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL HOME, 7906 BROADVIEW RD. (corner of Broadview and Sprague Rds.) on Thursday, Dec. 19th, 2-8pm, Parastas 7:30 pm. Please MEET AT THE CHURCH for funeral service with Divine Liturgy, Friday, Dec. 20, 10 am, St Nicholas Croatian Byzantine Catholic Church, 3431 Superior Ave., Cleveland. Interment at St. Stephen Cemetery, Leisering, PA on Saturday, Dec. 21.

Pave Smolic

January 22, 1948December 14, 2019

Pave Smolic, 71, of Cleveland, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Dec. 14. He was born Jan. 22, 1948 in Slunj, Croatia. Pave was the proud owner of Smolic Tire which he opened in 1995. He is survived by his loving wife, Kate; his children: Zdenko (Carrie), Zdenka Smolic-Hughes (Daniel), Milan (Stacie), John (Tina) and Stanley (Junelynn); his grandchildren: Justin, Nicole and Matthew Hughes, Guiliana, Lauren, Johnny, Drazen, Danica and Darijo; his sisters: Barbara Valentic and Roza Vukovic; and many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Pave at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28990 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 3-8pm. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 AM at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 East 40th Street, Cleveland (Please Meet at Church). Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Steve Malenic

January 13, 1937 - December 11, 2019

Steve Malenic, age 82. Beloved husband of Mitzi; dear father of Dina Burns (Lenny) and Rose Koblin (Rich); grandfather of Mitch and Leah Burns, and Steven and Bradley Koblin. Friends received at LATEK & RYBICKI, A GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL HOME, 7906 BROADVIEW RD. (corner of Broadview and Sprague Rds.) on Friday, Dec. 13 from 5-8pm. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10am at St. Thomas More, 4170 N Amber Dr, Brooklyn (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements by: Golub Funeral Home, 216-391-0357

Dragica Maras

March 12, 1932 - November 28, 2019

Dragica Maras, age 87. Mother of Snjezana "Eva" Bat-Cirjak (Zvonko Paul Cirjak); grandmother of Marko P. Cirjak; and her loving family: Julia Thronhill (Scott), Quinn and Sofia Thornhill, Wallace Cirjak (Ruth), Aaron and Geoffrey Hopkins (Rachel); and many friends and family in Cleveland and Croatia. Memorial Funeral Mass Thursday, Dec. 5, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 St., Cleveland. Inurnment All Souls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory appreciated Ronald McDonald House Cleveland, 10415 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44106, https://www.rmhcleveland.org/donate

Pavo Begovic

March 14, 1930 - November 15, 2019

Pavo Begovic, 89, of Eastlake, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2019. He was born March 14, 1930 in Glina, Kordun, Croatia. Pavo lived in Cerna, Slavonija and immigrated to the U.S. on Sept. 18, 1969. He worked at MTD for 26 years. Pavo was a fun loving, hard working man. He loved his Croatian heritage and worked for all Croatian organizations effortlessly. A devout Catholic, active within St. Paul’s Croatian Church. He enjoyed singing, dancing and had a great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his daughters: Mary Headley (Raymond) and Nada Wardeiner (Mark); his 9 grandchildren; his 9 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife: Manda; his daughter, Ana Begovic-Juhant and his son, Ivan; and his grandson, Brian Blecic. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Pavo at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28990 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 AM at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 East 40th Street, Cleveland (Please Meet at Church). Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Barbara Ann Dailey

November 24, 1957 - Novermber 7, 2019

Barbara A. Dailey (nee Colling), age 61. Dearest wife of Denny; Dear mother of Ryan (Amy) and Colleen Schultz (Jeff); Proud grandmother of Kaitlyn, Lauren, Claire and Collin Dailey, and Mallory and Aaron Schultz; sister of John Colling Jr. (Janet, deceased) and Maureen Tajgiszer (William); aunt of many; daughter of the late John and Mildred Colling. Friends received for a Memorial Gathering on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 4PM-8PM at the CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME, 14925 E. Bagley Rd., Middleburg Heights. Funeral Memorial Mass, Friday, 10am at Mary Queen of the Apostles, 6455 Engle Road, Brook Park. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the charity of your choice.

Joseph E. Koballa

September 26, 1932 - October 26, 2019

Joseph Koballa, age 87. Dearest son of the deceased Joseph and Mary; dear brother of William (Nancy) and the deceased: Frank, Charles and Evelyn; beloved uncle, great uncle and great great uncle of many. He loved his family, all Cleveland sports teams and polka music. U.S. Air Force Veteran. Friends received at GOLUB FUNERAL HOME, 4703 SUPERIOR AVE., CLEVELAND, TUESDAY, OCT. 29, 5-8PM. Funeral Service, Wednesday, 10am at the funeral home. Interment Calvary Cemetery.

Ika Buncic

July 22, 1933 - October 22, 2019

Ika Buncic (nee Brkic), age 86. Beloved wife of Ivan (deceased); dear mother of Ivica, Jr. ; sister of Luka (deceased), Mile Brkic (deceased), Sime Brkic, Joso Brkic, Ruzica Gospic (deceased), Peka Brkic, and Stoja Rukavina; and many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Ika on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9-10am with funeral Mass to follow at 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland. Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Mile Brkic

September 29, 1935 - October 19, 2019

Mile Brkic, age 84. Beloved husband of Mara (deceased); dear father of Mile "Eddie" (Dijana), Visnja, Mirjana Tomicic (Ivan) and Gordana Susnjara (Ante); grandfather of Mile "Sonnie", Daniela, Marino "Nino" Brkic, and Tanja, Renata, Ante (Katie), Alen Tomicic, and Anita Lembach (Chris), Angela Hoover (Phil), Ante "Tony" (Denise), Tomislav (deceased) and Maria Rulek (Marko); great grandfather of Adrijana and Milania Tomicic, Jack and Max Lembach, Giuliana, Lillian and Emilia Hoover, Antonia, Ante and Nina Susnjara; brother of Luka (deceased), Sime, Joso, Ruzica Gospic (deceased), Peka Brkic, Ika Buncic and Stoja Rukavina; and many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Mile at The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Tuesday, Oct. 22 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.

Kenneth R. Sloan

March 2, 1946 - October 17, 2019

Kenneth R. Sloan, 73, of Mentor, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Oct. 17, 2019. He was born March 2, 1946 in Cleveland. He is survived by his beloved wife, Rosanne; his children: Robert Bucar and Kathryn "Kari" Sargent (Peter); his grandchildren; Luka and Marko Bucar, and Sloan Brown, his name sake; his sisters: Kathleen Vick (Ron) and Susan Kostrencic (Zlatan); his brother-in-law, Anthony Cichowski; and nieces Elizabeth Kostrencic Morrison (Ryan), Jennifer Kostrencic Prindle (Alex), and Mia and Eva Cichowski; nephews Alan and David Vick. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Marian (Rehm) Sloan. He was a Cleveland Police Officer for 14 years. Then as a second career he decided to pursue his love for flying. He was a corporate jet pilot for 20 years until he retired from flying in 2006. Ken loved to fly airplanes and always bragged he had the smoothest landings. He was able to fly many celebrities and former presidents. He will always be remembered for his loving nature and for being an amazing father; as well as his love for grocery shopping and gambling. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Kenneth at The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Monday, Oct. 21 from 5-8 pm.

Mirko Stepic

February 8, 1929 - October 16, 2019

Mirko Stepic, 90, of Willoughby, passed away peacefully on Oct. 16, 2019. He was born in Grabarska Kod Centingrad, Croatia on Feb. 18, 1929. Mirko was a resident of Willoughby for the past 15 years after moving from Mentor. He was a maintenance worker of 25 years at Universal Screw Machine, retiring in 1994. He is survived by his beloved wife, Janja (nee Samardzija), his loving daughter, Tina Valentic (Nikola); his grandchildren: John Valentic (Julie) and Nikolina Mansell (Phillip); his great grandchildren: Gianna, Lilia, Marco, Ariella, Nikolas and Isla; and nephews: Zvonko and Charlie of Canada. He was preceded in death by his brother, Nikola (Milka) of Canada. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Mirko at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28990 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Sunday, Oct. 20 from 2-6pm. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 AM at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 East 40th Street, Cleveland (Please Meet at Church).  Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Anka Zovko

July 4, 1947 - October 14, 2019

Anka Zovko, age 72. Beloved wife of Blago; dear mother of John, Jerko and Maria; sister of Marija Gregov (Mile), Nada Bagaric (Slavko), Ivo Masina (Milka), Katica Soric (Branko) and the deceased: Ivanica Stipanov and Vjeko Masina. 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), Thursday, Oct. 17 from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass, Friday, 10am at St. Justin Martyr Church, 35711 Stevens Blvd, Eastlake, OH (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Susan Krizmanich

July 30, 1961 - September 28, 2019

Susan Marie Krizmanich (nee Toth) On Saturday, September 28, 2019, our dear Susan (Teta, Soup, Zuzi,Sugar) passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness. She was born on July 30, 1961 in Garfield Heights, OH. She is preceded in death by her loving parents Andrew and Marilyn (nee Hays) Toth, her mother-in-law "Mamacita" Judith and infant son Dominic. She is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Randy, faithful dog Charlie, dear sister Lynn (Paul Kolesar), brothers Paul and Tom, nieces Lauren Brauer (Johnathan), Lindsay Lyons (Matthew) and adored grandniece Amelia, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws Adolph, Joe, Cookie, Judi (Ron Zivic), and Donna, Alan, Ken, Terri, and Nick Zivic. Sue was a Respiratory Therapist, often accompanied in her work by Charlie. Commuting between Ohio and Florida, Sue enjoyed warm weather, golfing, gardening, friendships, Hungarian and Croatian foods, and especially helping people. Even as she struggled through her own illnesses, she generously shared her Christian heart. Her friendly demeanor and sense of fun brought joy to all and hope to the indigent and less fortunate. She created a warm home, danced uninhibitedly, and welcomed all to her table. A service of family and close friends, celebrating Sue's life, will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019. In lieu of flowers,donations may be made to Upside for Downs, Covenant House or your local food pantry or homeless shelter.

Stjepan Ruzic

April 8, 1958 - August 27, 2019

Stjepan Ruzic, age 61. Dear son of Ljubomir and Iva (deceased); dear brother of Zdravka Spoljaric (Zlatko, deceased) and Dragan Ruzic, and the deceased: Ankica Alilovic, Ivan Ruzic, and Miro Ruzic; brother-in-law of Nikola Alilovic, Uncle of Miran Alilovic, Maria Alilovic, Michael Ruzic, Michaela Spoljaric, Miro Ruzic, and Matej Spoljaric. Funeral Mass, Saturday, Sept. 14, 9:30am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40th Street, Cleveland. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

Ruzica Loncaric

August 17, 1933 - August 25, 2019

Ruzica Loncaric, 86, of Kirtland, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2019. She was born on August 17, 1933 in Croatia. She is survived by her dear son, Tony (Lisa); her grand children: Adrianna (Scott), Christopher, Melanie, and Michael (Katarina); her great grandchildren: Luka and Evie; and dear relatives and friends of the Luketic, Bertovic, Ivanac, Sosic, Day, Tolley, Szabo, Snyder, Mijic, and Butara families. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anton. Family and friends are welcome to celebrate the life of Ruzica at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Wednesday, August 28 from 4-8 PM. Funeral Mass, Thursday August 29, 10 AM at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40th St., Cleveland (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland.

Mate Kucinic

April 23, 1945 - August 14, 2019

Mate Kucinic, 74, of Wickliffe, passed away peacefully with his wife and family by his side on August 14, 2019. He was born in Cetingrad, Croatia on April 23, 1945. He came to the U.S. in 1969 and has been a resident of Wickliffe for over 40 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Tina; his children: Mira Bailey (Mark) and Nick (Marianna); his grandchildren: Samantha and Jack Bailey; his siblings: Mile (Mica), Zorka Paulic, Jure (Anica), Milka Vrataric (Janko), Kate Kordic (Ilija); and his sister-in-law, Marija. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pave and Ane; his siblings: Marija Obrovac (Pero), Joso, and Nikola (Kate). Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Mate at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Friday, August 16 from 4-8PM. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 AM at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40th St., Cleveland (Please Meet at Church). Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Justin K. R. Ferrell

August 25, 1994 - August 6, 2019

Justin K. R. Ferrell, age 24. Father of Justin B. M. Ferrell; son of Holly Ann Whalen and Evan Whalen; brother of Cory Farthing (Dawn), Ashley Shrum, Katlyn Ochenduszko, Kevin, John and Jeanette; uncle of C.J., Caiden, Cyrus and Jeremy; grandson of MaryAnn, Patricia, Sandra, Robert and John. Family will receive friends at LATEK & RYBICKI, A GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL HOME, 7906 BROADVIEW RD. (corner of Broadview and Sprague Rds.) on Saturday, August 10 from 2-6pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to his mother Holly Whalen to help cover funeral expenses and continue care for Justin's son.

Phillip D. Jewell

July 9, 2019

Phillip D. Jewell, age 83. Beloved husband of Katherine (deceased); dear father of Phillip Jr., David (Lynda), Peggy Jewell Collier (Gary) and Guy "Randy" cherished grandfather of Keith, Randy, Laura, Cathy, Elizabeth, Mary, Taylor, Phillip, Matt, Emily, Shayla; great grandfather of 19; son of the deceased Benny and Pansy Marie. Family will receive friends at GOLUB FUNERAL HOME, 4703 SUPERIOR AVENUE, CLEVELAND, FRIDAY, JULY 12 FROM 4-8PM. Funeral Service, Saturday, 10am at the funeral home. Interment Riverside Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.

Regina Kosec

April 29, 1922 - June 17, 2019

Regina Kosec, 97, of Euclid, passed away peacefully at home on June 17, 2019. She was born in Veliki Bukovec, Croatia on April 29, 1922. She came to the U.S. in 1972 and was a resident of Euclid for the past 30 years. She is survived by her children: Angela Kokolari, Josip Kosec (Katarina), Dragica Vurbic (Mato) and Marija Kosta; her grandchildren: Emil, Damir, Robert, Marija, Katarina, Susie, Angie, Ante, Klara, Miro and Dan; 14 great grandchildren; and her daughter-in-law, Slavica Kosec. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan; her son, Alojz; her granddaughter, Drina; and son-in-law, Tony Kosta. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Regina at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Wednesday, June 19 from 4-8PM. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 AM at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40th St., Cleveland (Please Meet at Church). Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Epifanio Ramos Velez

January 6, 1935 - May 27, 2019

Brother to Alberto Ramos Velez, Margarita Ramos Velez(deceased), and Ada Ramos Velez (deceased). Loving husband of Margaret (Damm) Velez (deceased), father to James (Meredith) Velez, Anna (Richard) Kocuba, Pamela (Camden) Thayer, and Brian (Pattie) Velez. Grandfather and great-grandfather (Papi) to 19. Uncle, godfather, and friend to many more. Epifanio (Jimmy) never met a stranger and told everyone he met about his love for the Cleveland Indians, camping, fishing, and his family. A memorial service will take place Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 1-5 pm at Golub Funeral Home, 4703 Superior Ave. Cleveland, OH 44103. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Friends of Caroline Hospice 1110 13th St. Port Royal, SC 29935 in memory of Epifanio Velez.

Marija Cirjak

March 23, 1924 - May 11, 2019

Marija Cirjak, age 95. Wife of Jakov (deceased); mother of Zvonko (Snjezena), Wallace (Ruth) and Julia Thornhill (Scott); grandmother of Marko, Quinn, Sofia, Aaron and Geoffrey (Rachel); great grandmother of Fiona. Friends received at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Tuesday, May 14 from 4-8 PM. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 St., Cleveland (Please Meet at Church). Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Joseph P. Bilic, M.D.

January 7, 1942 - April 27, 2019

Joseph P. Bilic, M.D., Age 77. Beloved husband of Matija (née Mestrovic); loving father of Maya (Dan), Dave (Kristin), Matt and Diana; dear grandfather of Natalie, Andrew, Mila, and Charlie; son of the late Petar and Marija Bilic, brother of Mira Kueker, Ante Bilic and siblings in Croatia. Dr. Bilic passed away peacefully on April 27, 2019. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and practiced medicine in Euclid, Ohio for over thirty years. Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 4, from 9:30-10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 St., Cleveland. Funeral Mass to follow at 10am. Interment in Croatia. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the LakeShore Adult Center, 21220 Center Ridge Rd, Suite#100, Rocky River, Ohio 44116.

Terrance J. Knezevic

March 7, 1948 - April 23, 2019

Terrance J. Knezevic, 71, of Mentor, passed away April 23 after a brief illness. He was born March 7, 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio. He is survived by his brother Robert K. (Mary Anne); his nephews: Robert J. (Heather), Daniel P. (Candace) and Christopher J. (Natalie); and 6 great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert J. and Rose M. Family will receive friends for a Memorial Gathering on Saturday, May 4 from 1-4pm at the DeJohn Funeral Home, 28890 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills, Ohio. Private Inurnment at All Souls Cemetery.

Ivan Begovic

October 13, 1969 - April 25, 2019

Ivan Begovic, age 49, of Concord Twp, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 25. He was born in Cleveland on October 13, 1969. He gave unselfishly of his time and talents to his family, friends and neighbors and to his employer of 29 years, Swagelok. He could build and fix everything, and he did. Ivan loved Cleveland and Ohio sports; especially the Browns. His passion was coaching his sons and their teammates in youth football. Ivan was a graduate of Lake Catholic High School and Cleveland State University. He was preceded in death by his parents Anka Begovic and Joso Begovic. He is survived by his loving wife, Christine (nee Bajec); his sons, Noah and Luka; his sisters, Mary (Iva) and Anica; his nephews: Robert (Magdalena) and Toma (Nadia); and many other nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Ivan at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Tuesday, April 30th from 4-8 PM. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, May 1st at 8:30 AM at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Rd, Mentor, OH 44060 (Please Meet at Church). Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Eloise Davis

August 23, 1953 - April 23, 2019

Eloise Davis (nee Vance), age 65. Wife of the late Burgess; mother of Burgess Jr. (deceased) and Dennis Lee; grandmother of 4; beloved daughter of Jarvie and Elsie; sister of Connie (deceased) and Phoeba Workman (Emanuel). Friends and family received at GOLUB FUNERAL HOME, 4703 SUPERIOR AVE., CLEVELAND, FRIDAY, APRIL 26 FROM 10AM-11AM. Interment Riverside Cemetery.

Mike Bublic

October 12, 1938 - March 12, 2019

Mike Bublic, age 80. Beloved husband of Helen; dear father of John (Elaine); grandfather of Kyle; brother of Kathy Stimac (Greg) and Victor (deceased). Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Mike at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Sunday, March 17 from 2-5 PM. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 AM at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40th St., Cleveland (Please Meet at Church). Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Mario Matijasic

February 12, 1933 - March 6, 2019

Mario Matijasic, 86, of Eastlake, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 6, at Lake West Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was a quiet soul that lived for the people he loved. He enjoyed nothing more than his weekends with his daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife, Marija; his brother, Aldo; daughters: Radmila Soric (Krsto) and Doriana Lapic (Mike), his grandchildren: Mate Soric and Kristina Soric-Monta (Matt), and his great grandchildren: Mia, Ava, and Eliana Soric. He is preceded in death by his parents, Katarina and Petar; his sons, Mario and Dorijano and his brother Gino. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Mario at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Friday, March 8 from 4-8 PM. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 AM at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40th St., Cleveland (Please Meet at Church). Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Zdravko Luketic

November 11, 1954 - March 2, 2019

Zdravko Luketic, age 64. Beloved husband of Cheryl; devoted father of Phil; son of Josip (deceased) and Eva; brother of Darko (Susan), Kathy Day (Dan); dear relative of the Loncaric and Bertovic families. Loyal friend and coach to many people. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Zdravko at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Wednesday, March 6 from 4-8 PM. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 AM at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40th St., Cleveland. Interment All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

Barbara Brozovic

March 12, 1938 - February 17, 2019

Barbara Brozovic, age 80. Beloved wife of Petar (deceased); dearest mother of Ana (deceased); dear sister of Andrja Gojak (deceased)(Ana) and Anton (deceased) (Marija, deceased); beloved aunt of Ivan Gojak (Milka) and Drazenka Turkalj (Ratko). Friends received at The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Tuesday, Feb.19 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.

Ante Brekalo

January 26, 1933 - January 30, 2019

Ante Brekalo, 86, of Willoughby Hills, passed away suddenly on January 29. He was born January 26, 1933 in Prisika, Croatia. He is survived by his loving wife, Ivanka; dear son, John; grandfather of Matthew, Steven and Angela; and his brother, Jakov. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jozo. 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), Sunday, Feb.3 from 2-6pm. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) Entombment All Souls Cemetery.

Zora Majer

April 23, 1936 - January 30, 2019

Zora Majer, 82, of Mentor, passed away on January 30, 2019. She was born April 23, 1936 in Kakanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Zora was a loving mother and grandmother. She was "Baka" to many friends and relatives near and far. She is survived by her children: Stefko (Nada) and Tanja; her grandchildren: Robert and Alfred; her brother, Zoran of Croatia. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; and her siblings: Barbara, Ljubica, Marija, Ana, Ivo and Mato. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Zora at The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Friday, Feb.1 from 5-8pm. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Bara Begovic

February 3, 1931 - January 21, 2019

Bara Begovic, age 87. Beloved wife of Mile; dear mother of Nikola (deceased), Milka Begovic (Ivan) and Zeljko (Miriam); grandmother of 6. 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 Rd. (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass Thursday, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 St., Cleveland (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Ivanka Anna Rupcic

July 1, 1933 - January 5, 2019

On Saturday January 5, 2019, Ivanka Rupcic died suddenly at the age of 85 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ivanka Anna Rupcic (nee Buric) was born on July 1, 1933 in Krivi Put, Lika County Croatia. The third of 8 children, she lost her mother at a young age and had to help her father raise her younger brothers and sisters. Because of the war she did not go to school past the age of 8, receiving only a basic education in reading, writing, and arithmetic. At 18 she decided to leave her family and move to the beautiful Adriatic coastal town of Senj, where she went to trade school and trained as a seamstress. In 1961, her sister Mara showed her some pictures of her husband’s brother, a man named Jure, who was living in America. After exchanging photographs, Ivanka and Jure began corresponding by mail. This was June 1961. In the fall of 1962 she received a letter in which Jure proposed marriage. Ivanka had never met Jure in person, however, showing the spirit and confidence that we will all remember so well, she decided she was going to America to marry him. As a single 29-year old woman she made the trip from Croatia to America alone, not knowing what she would find upon arrival. Ivanka and Jure were married in December 1962 in Cleveland, OH. They had two children, Kathy (Kevin Calabrese) and Anthony (Angela) as well as two grandchildren, Danielle and Nicholas, during their 49-year marriage. Her loving family has continued to watch out for her and make sure she has also been taken care of since Jure’s death 7-year’s ago. Ivanka also remained dedicated to her large family and her friends in Croatia, with frequent phone calls and visits. After more than 50 years in this country, she retained her love for the Croatian culture. She was a well-known figure in Cleveland’s Croatian community. If there was a Croatian function, Ivanka could be counted on to be there, participating enthusiastically, interacting socially with her many friends in this community, dancing, and enjoying the music from back home. Ivanka was always active. She loved socializing, having friends over for coffee, dessert and conversation. But most of all she still enjoyed pampering herself with visits to the hairdresser and shopping for the perfect outfit, scarf, or piece of fun costume jewelry. Her love of life was still reflected in the care she took about her appearance, with her dramatic style, affinity for bold colors, and fun accessories. Ivanka lived life to the full, her way, to the very end. Her death was sudden and unexpected, coming as a big shock to all of us. Just as she had always wanted, she lived in her home until the end. At the age of 85, she was still an avid gardener and able to maintain her Euclid home. Her loving family was very close to her and will miss her dearly. May she be reunited with her husband and family and most importantly, to our good Lord. May you rest in peace Ivanka. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Ivanka at The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Friday, Jan. 11 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.

Joseph Dugandzic

December 5, 1937 - January 4, 2019

JJoseph Dugandzic, age 81. Beloved husband of Delfa of 55 years; dear father of Sonja Snyder (Ric), Angela Laureano (Benjamin), Nada Mikulcic (Sin) and Kristina; grandfather of Benjamin Joseph and Stephanie Laureano, Brandon Snyder (Jess), Lucas, Jacob and Anthony Mikulcic; great grandfather of Shawn, Jojo and Hudson Dean Snyder. He will be loved, missed and forever in our hearts. All Services Private. Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Marko Zovko

November 1, 1941 - January 3, 2019

Marko Zovko, age 77. Beloved husband of Ivanka; dear father of Anka Meges (Daniel), Maria Dugandzic (Mate), Ante (Kristina) and Diana; grandfather of Ella, Julia and Daniel Meges, Miroslav and Marko Dugandzic; brother of Milka Ivankovic; son of the deceased: Jure and Stana. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Marko at The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills, 28890 Chardon Rd. (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), Saturday, Jan. 5 from 3-7pm. Funeral Mass, Monday, Jan. 7, 10am at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40 Street, Cleveland (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Katica Maricic

December 24, 1938 - January 2, 2019

Katica Maricic, age 80 of Cleveland passed away on January 2, 2019. Katica was born December 24, 1938 in Padej, Yugoslavia. She was a homemaker who lived in Cleveland for 48 years. Beloved wife of Ivan; dear mother of Damir and Elvira; grandmother of Madison, Jeffrey and Joseph. Friends received at Golub Funeral Home, 4703 Superior Ave., Cleveland, Saturday, January 5 from 2-6pm. Funeral Parlor Service 4:30pm.

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