Jovo Krneta, 87, born in Kistanje, Dalmatia, passed into eternity on Friday, July 1, 2011. Dearly beloved husband of Mariateresa, loving uncle of John Krneta, trusted friend of Duska Kuhlman in Chicago and Milorad Opascic from Huston. Jovo will be remembered by numerous family members and friends and by all who knew him.
Visitation Friday 5 to 8 p.m. at Sveta Gora, Serbian Orthodox Funeral Home, 3517 N. Pulaski Road in Chicago. Opelo (Serbian Orthodox Funeral Service) 7 p.m.
Interment at Kistanje Cemetery.
Born into a family of landowners in Kistanje, Dalmatia, as the youngest child of Lazo and Vukosava Krneta and the brother of Pavle and Jovanka. After completing gymnasium he moved to Bologna, Italy, where he attended medical school at the University of Bologna.
His studies were interrupted by the Second World War when he was taken as a political deportee to Bad Gastein, Austria. He worked there for the remainder of the war in a surgery room.
When the war ended and he was free to go he was reunited with his mother in Venice, Italy. Sadly, his sister had died in an Allied bombing attack in Zadar, Dalmatia, and his father was sent by the new communist regime to Jasenovac concentration camp in Croatia, where he also eventually perished for the simple crime of being a landowner.
Through a family connection Jovo got a job with the Italian Steamship Line and he sailed the world, learned the ropes and was promoted to the post of assistant purser. He was then sent to Chicago to work in the company office there. In 1957 he met and married his wife, Mariateresa Bonezzi. The following year he embarked upon a successful business venture as an art dealer, importing oil paintings from European artists and aptly naming his company Transoceanea.
Jovo was an avid traveller, hunter and collector of antiques. He had an engaging personality, he loved telling jokes and he was always mindful of honoring his familys good name.
Jovo is survived by his wife, Mariateresa, his nephew, John Christopher, his sister-in-law Louise and his dear friends.
For detailed information on publishing please contact: SVETA GORA FUNERAL HOME, Chicago, tel 773-588-2200.
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Cara Mariateresa, facciamo le nostre condoglianze a Lei e a tutti coloro che amavano e rispettavano il nostro carissimo Giovanni. Savo Mazibrada con la famiglia
Dragom i plemenitom Jovi vjecni mir i spokoj,a njegovoj voljenoj supruzi Matijaterezi,ostaloj rodbimi i dragim prijateljima iskreno saucesce. Dusan Djujic sa porodicom
moje saučešće familiji
Our deepest condolences to Mrs. Mariateresa Krneta, John Krneta, and dear Dusaka Kuhlman.
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