Borjanka P. Miletich passed into eternal life in Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA, on March 31, 2012. Born on February 16, 1933 in Beograd, Jugoslavia to the late Vukosava and Royal Jugoslavian Army Vojno Sudski Potpukovnik Mihailo R. Cvetkovic, Borjanka was the middle sibling along with her two late sisters, Radmila and Zorka. Borjanka is now reunited in the Kingdom of Heaven with her parents, departed sisters, and her ancestors.
Borjanka spent her childhood and early adult years living in Mladenovac, Serbija. Borjanka completed business school, focusing on book-keeping, and was first her in class. Having been such an excellent student, her school recommended her and sent her to work at the Petar Drapsin tank factory, the best employment in Mladenovac, until 1961. In 1961, Borjanka then migrated to the United States to be reunited with her father, who himself had migrated following World War II. The two worked with Borjanka’s fiancé at the time, Petar A. Miletich, to bring over to America her mother and younger sister Zorka shortly thereafter, and the newly reunited family made their home in Chicago, Illinois. Borjanka had tragically lost her older sister Radmila to illness in Serbija when she (Borjanka) was 15 years old.
Borjanka was married to Petar A. Miletich in a traditional Serbian Eastern Orthodox ceremony at St. Sava Monastery in Libertyville, Illinois on November 24, 1963 by the same Serbijan Eastern Orthodox priest, Fr. Svetozar Radovanovic, who had christened her in Serbija 30 years prior (and christened their two children afterwards)! The couple lived in Niles, Illinois with their two children and extended family until relocating to Miami, Florida in December 1971. Borjanka and Petar continued to reside in the greater Miami area until her death. Borjanka was very patriotic, proud of Serbian culture and her family background. She loved her family and also always expressed great care for the wellbeing of Petar’s family in Serbija.
Borjanka is survived by her loving and devoted husband of nearly 49 years, Petar A. Miletich, and their two loving children, Radmila P. Miletich and Dragoljub-Dean Petar Miletich; her two grand-children, Anastasia Ray Miletich and Ethan Aleksandar Miletich; her daughter-in-law, Kelly Michelle Duvall-Miletich; and her family members in Borjanka’s native Serbija, such as her cousins Aleksandar Djordjevic and his family and Gordana Shevo and her family; as well as numerous members of Petar’s family such as her nephew Sava Miletic; her niece Milica Pavlovic and her family, including great-great grand-child Vasilije Pavlovic; her niece Kristina Stefanovic and her family including great-grand-children Luka and Vukasin; and her nieces Branka Modrinic and Dusanka Crnomarkovic and their families including her great-grand niece Ivana Crnomarkovic.
Opelo (Serbian Orthodox Funeral Service) was held on April 5, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the New Gracanica Monastery, Third Lake, Illinois.
The Internment Ceremony was conducted afterwards at the St. Sava Serbian Eastern Orthodox Monastery, Libertyville, Illinois.
The Daca (memorial lunch) followed immediately thereafter at the New Gracanica Monastery.
Instead of flowers, donations to the New Gracanica Monastery would be appreciated.
For detailed information on publishing please contact: SVETA GORA FUNERAL HOME, Chicago, tel 773-588-2200.
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