Katarina Lazarevich, (nee Maksimovich), after a lengthy illness, passed away at Copernicus Lodge in Toronto on June 17, 2005. Born 85 years ago in Serbia, baba Kale besides being a great mother and grandmother was also a fiery Serbian patriot, for which she was persecuted in former communist Yugoslavia. After leaving Belgrade in 1958 she spent 5 years in West Germany and in 1963 was finally reunited with her son and her brother in Chicago where she spent the next 9 years. After her husband, Mr. Vojislav Lazarevich, died in 1970, Katarina moved to Toronto where she married Mr. Milan Lazarevich. During the last 33 years Katarina worked tirelessly for the Serbian Orthodox Church, Serbian Brothers Help as well as a host of other Serbian organizations and causes.
Respecting her last wishes, her body was brought to Chicago where the visitation was held on Friday from 3 to 9 p.m. at Sveta Gora, Serbian Orthodox Funeral Home, 3517 N. Pulaski Road in Chicago. Pomen (Wake Service) 7 p.m. at chapel. Opelo (Serbian Orthodox Funeral Service) Saturday 12 noon at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Libertyville. Interment St. Sava Cemetery.
On behalf on her grandson George, daughter-in-law Vanya and son Milan G. Nedic, and her numerous relatives in Serbia, we want to thank all friends for their kindness in helping us to take care of baba Kale. We owe special gratitude to Mrs. Branka Jaukovich of Toronto for the critical role she played in providing the very best care for baba Kale for the last 5 years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Serbian Brothers Help, c/o Mr. Dusan Djordjevic in Chicago.
Donations to Serbian Brothers help were given by:
Prvoslav Andrejevic – $100.00
Nebojsa Bojovic – $100.00
Marija Molnar-Vuckovic – $100.00
Miki Knezevic – $100.00
Ilija Djurisic – $100.00
Unknown – $100.00
Milica Antic & Sofija Sarakatsiano – $60.00
Damjan Betinski – $50.00
Ljubica & Stevan Dobrilovic – $50.00
Kosara Savkic – $30.00
Dean & Violet – $20.00
Gruev – $20.00
This death notice will always remain on the Internet as the everlasting remembrance of Katarina Lazarevich
For detailed information please contact: SVETA GORA FUNERAL HOME, Chicago, tel 773-588-2200.
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