Rođen:17.08.1930. (Sveti Vid, Hrvatska)
Preminuo:21.02.2023. (Marlton, Evesham, New Jersey, Sjedinjene Američke Države)
JOHN JAKOMINICH, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family, on February 21, 2023 at the age of 92.
He was born to Josip and Marija Jakominič in the village of Sveti Vid on the island of Krk, Croatia. He grew up in a loving family with 6 siblings (Osip, Marica, Tončič, Nick (Miko), Dušica and Branko).
Today, he is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Zenta W. Jakominich (born Landwehr), his sons, Daniel J. Jakominich and Ronald J. Jakominich (Natalia), his Granddaughter Ava M. Jakominich, his brother Nick, his sister Dušica, and all his extended family in the US, Croatia and Germany.
He took great pride in helping support his parents in a post WW2 Yugoslavia. But, he had to flee his homeland, Croatia, in the 1950s to escape persecution for his unwillingness to join the communist party in Yugoslavia. He and his brother, Tončič, received sanctuary in Italy and John received sponsorship to the United States. He was lucky to have loving relatives on his mother’s side of the family, that gave him a solid anchor here in the Philadelphia area and help him excel in America.
He met and married his wife, Zenta, in Philadelphia and they settled in Cherry Hill in 1970, where he became the best father his sons could ever hope for. He retired from a construction business in the 1990s, that he and his brothers Nick and Branko built.
John loved bowling, playing golf and playing bocce with his friends and family, and of course cheering on the Phillies and Eagles. But his favorite pastime was celebrating life with friends and family. He truly loved dinners, barbecues and any celebration with as many siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends as he could fit into a house.
He had very close relationships with friends at the Jadran Social Club and various German clubs where he loved to dance whenever there was music. He was a devoted catholic that truly felt blessed to be able to thank God for all the good in his life and guidance through the more difficult times.
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