Peter Ćućuz, 75, passed away on Wednesday February 17, 2021. Born June 21st, 1945 in a refugee camp in Cesena, Italy to Mother Smilja nee Dobrijević and Father Marko Ćućuz. Memory Eternal.
Beloved Father of Michael (Sesil) Ćućuz and Dina (Brian) VanArsdale. Adoring Grandfather to Wyatt VanArsdale, Cyrus Ćućuz, Claire VanArsdale, Aleksandar Ćućuz, and Selina Ćućuz. Devoted brother to Ranko (Velinka) Ćućuz, Milka (+Eleazar) Sollano, and Slavojka (David) Sheehan. Dear Uncle to Mark, Tom, Tanja, David & Natalie. Nephew of Stevo Dobrijević. Loved during his life by Mara Ćućuz and Judy Unruh.
Peter was an amazing father to his two children and the best Deda to all of his grandchildren. He considered them the greatest joy of his life. He was a lifelong fan of all Chicago sports, especially his beloved Chicago White Sox. Peter’s legacy exists in the many friends and loved ones that he leaves behind. His loving smile, quick wit and eternal kindness brought much laughter and love to so many over the years. A fierce protector of the “little guy,” there is nothing that Peter wouldn’t do to help someone in need.
Peter was a proud son of Gary, Indiana and a graduate of Horace Mann High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Safety Management from Indiana State University, after which he secured a position with the federal government’s Occupational, Safety, and Health Administration. Later in his career, Peter founded his own company that designed OSHA approved safety protocols and OSHA certified training. He remained close to his high school and college friends throughout his life.
He will be greatly missed by his large extended family, kumovi, fiercely loyal confidants and so many others that were touched by him.
Opelo (Orthodox Funeral Service) Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 at 11:00 am at the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery, 32377 IL-21, Libertyville, IL 60048. Interment to follow immediately after.
Due to the current environment, the family wishes to keep the service small, but looks forward to including a larger group at the six-month Parastos (remembrance ceremony) when there is less risk for Peter’s loved ones to get sick.
In Lieu of flowers donations in Peter’s name can be made at the below link:
For detailed information please contact:
SVETA GORA FUNERAL HOME, Chicago, tel 773-588-2200.
St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery