Dr. Milenko Lazarevic, MD PhD Dr. Milenko Lazarevic, MD PhD

Dr. Milenko Lazarevic, MD PhD

(1955 +2024)

It is with a heavy heart that we are informing relatives, colleagues, friends and admirers that on Friday, June 28, 2024, we lost our beloved, kind-hearted, and loving Dr. Milenko Lazarevic, MD PhD. A loving husband, father, and friend to all,
he was born on February 22, 1955 in Belgrade, Serbia to father Božidar and mother Ilinka Lazarevic. Memory eternal.

Dr. Milenko Lazarević had over forty years of experience in the medical field and has devoted 35 years of his career to the Chicago community.

Dr. Milenko Lazarević was affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Swedish Covenant Hospital, Weiss Memorial Hospital  and  Ascension St. Joseph-Chicago. He was also a lecturer at several universities and a prominent member of the Serbian-American Medical and Dental Society. This esteemed association awarded Dr. Lazarević the “Professor Dr. Radulovački”, for his selfless service to young doctors.

Dr. Lazarević Dr. Lazarević’s scientific research studies were published in the American Journal of Medicine, Journal of Rheumatology, Serbian Archive for Comprehensive Medicine, and Acta Rheumatologica, in collaboration with Dr. Skosey, as who Dr. Lazarevic referred to as the greatest living rheumatologist in the world.

“I have never divided people by skin color, religion and nationality. It is always easier for people to confide in someone who is fluent in their language. Today, about 70% of my patients are from the area of the former Yuga (Yugoslavia)." He served as a mentor to medical students from all over world who came to the U.S. to earn practical experience. He provided this same service free of charge to any medical student from the former Yugoslavia. “That was my way of helping my colleagues”, Dr. Milenko Lazarević proudly stated.

He was also known for taking care of his patients even after they left his office. The relationship with his patients began with an examination in his office, would continue on when
a patient was admitted into the hospital and often ended in nursing home visitations. Dr. Lazarevic would pay a visit sometimes out of sheer concern and comradery, even without
a strict medical necessity.

Affectionally called Dr. Laza, he was a man with a big heart, always up for a joke and always with a smile with which he would meet and help everyone.

With sadness and deep respect, we will say goodbye to Dr. Milenko Lazarevic, an exceptional man and expert who left an indelible mark through his work and dedication.

His loss is felt by the entire community, which deeply respects and mourns him. He will be remembered for his kindness, wisdom and inexhaustible energy which he brought to everything he did. He took care of all the people who were under his protection, yet he was much more than that. He was so much more than mere words can say. His family was most important to him. He was a pillar of the family that all of us could rely on. And he asked for nothing in return.

Dr. Milenko Lazarević left behind a rich legacy that will continue to inspire and guide many generations.

Relatives and friends in America will bid the last farewell to the late Dr. Lazarević on Monday, July 15, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at St. Sava Monastery, 32377 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048.

Opelo (Serbian Orthodox Funeral Service) will be held at 12:00 noon at the of St. Sava Sava Monastery.

Following the Opelo, the interment will be held at the St. Sava Cemetery.

BEREAVED FAMILY:
Wife Duška; daughters Jelena, Ana and Marija; grandson Aleksandar and granddaughter Natalie; sons-in-law Patrick and Petar, as well as other numerous relatives, kumovi, colleagues, patients, admirers and dear friends in Serbia and all of ex-Yugoslavia, the USA and worldwide.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in Dr. Milenko Lazarevic’s name to fund heart-related research and studies.


For detailed information please contact:
SVETA GORA FUNERAL HOME, Chicago, tel 773-588-2200.



CONDOLENCES

RADE V RADOVICH (CHICAGO, IL)

DEAR MRS. LAZAREVIC & FAMILY, PLEASE ACCEPT OUR SINCEREST SYMPATHIES AT THE PASSING OF DR. "LAZA". HE WAS A GREAT & GOOD MAN. WE ALWAYS FELT THAT HE HAD OUR BEST INTERESTS AT HEART & FOR ALL OF HIS PATIENTS. MAY HE REST IN PEACE. MAY FAITH IN OUR CREATOR & THE PASSING OF TIME HELP ALL OF US HEAL FROM THIS HEAVY BLOW. HE WILL BE SORELY MISSED. SINCERELY, RADE & VESNA RADOVICH

Ivana Callison (Downers Grove, IL)

Dragi doktor Laza,je bio divan covek i doktor. Cast je bila poznavati ga

Dr. Mark M Rasenick (Glenview, IL)

I was Laza's post-doctoral mentor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine when he first came to the US. Although Laza was a much better clinician than a scientist, we spent a year together before he moved to more clinically-related work with Dr. Skosey. Every year in May, I would receive an expression of gratitude from Laza for giving him a the opportunity to make his life in the US. We got together from time to time and we had planned to meet for dinner after he returned from this year's trip. Alas, this will never happen. Farewell, my friend. mmr

Branko i Desa Bajic (Chicago, IL)

Porodici Dr. Lazarevica iskreno saucesce. Hvala ti Dr. Lazo sto si me spasio od infarkta prije 17 godina. Lijecio si cijelu moju porodicu dugo godina. Bio si specifican u svemu i svi smo volili tebi doci. Nedostajaces nam svima. Branko Bajic sa porodicom

Dr. Linda Berendi (Lincolnwood, Illinois)

Extending our heartfelt sympathy to Duska, the children and their spouses and the grandchildren. Praying for you all. We will surely miss him a lot. We are so glad to have spent this last New Year's eve with both of you and greeted 2024 together. Priceless memories. May his soul rest in peace with the Good Lord.

Siniša Bošković

Najiskrenije saučešće porodici Lazarević Vječnaja pamjat Katya, Zoya, Liza i Siniša Bošković

dzejna sator (Chicago, IL)

Postovani doktore, covjece velikog srca, pocivaj u miru. Duski, kcerkama, ostaloj rodbini najiskrenije saucesce. Hvala na svemu!

Dragana -Radio Karavan (Chicago, Illinois)

Nase najdublje i najiskrenije saucesce Duski, cerkama, zetovima, unucicima, svima u ordinaciji , Bobiju i ekipi Srpskog Radio Casa , prijateljima i pacijentima Naseg dragog doktora Lazu pamticemo po velikoj humanosti, profesionalnosti , svaka njegova rec o izlecenju i zastiti zdravlja bila je magicna, optimizam je uvek izvirao iz njegovog dugogodisnjeg iskustva i sam neobavezni razgovor sa njim bio je delotvorna terapija. Dragi doktore Lazo, u ime nase ekipe i nasih slusalaca hvala za sve intervjue i srdacnost prema svima nama . Pocivaj u miru u svom vecnom boravistu prelepog manastira Svetog Save , a svi mi, koliko nas ima pod ovim nebeskim svodovima , uz plamen sveca molicemo se Gospodu da podari svetlost tvojoj plemenitoj dusi u Raju . Vjecnaja pamjat i hvala za sve .

Branka Pavlovic and Predrag Konstantinovic (Oak Brook, Il)

Saucesce povodom preranog odlaska dragog dr Lazarevica. Ostavio je iza sebe mnogo dobrog. Ostaje da zivi u srcima I sjecanjima svih nas.

Dr Jovan and Dragana Cupic (Glenview, Illinois)

Primite nase najiskrenije saucesce. Zaista strasno.

Dragana i Mile Manic (Chicago, IL)

Pocivaj u miru dragi prijatelju. Porodici iskreno saucesce.

Milos Stankovic (Palos Hills, IL)

Veliki gubitak za celu dijasporu! Niko ne moze zameniti takvog coveka koji je bio predobar kako na profesionalnom tako i na privatnom polju. Tuga i nevera… Nek ti je laka zemlja Dr Lazo, pocivaj u miru! 😔

Miriam Shabo (Homewood, IL)

Dr. Lazarevich will be greatly missed. My family and I have been his patients for over 30 years, even long after we moved from Chicago. We thank him for saving our gradnson when he was a toddler and being there for my husband through out his ilness. I thank him for referrals to best doctors without whom I may not have been alive today. It will be very difficult for anyone to fill his shoes. Very few doctors treat patients who do not have health insurance or who are on medicaid. He trated everyone equally. Rest in heavenly peace Dr. Lazarevich.

Dr Branislav and Dr Sonja Marcic (Hinsdale, Illinois)

Hvala doktore Lazo na svemu sto si cinio za prijatelje i pacijente. Tvoje sale i vedrina ce nam zauvek nedostajati. Najiskrenije saucesce Duski i porodici. Porodica Marcic.

dancuo milorad (hot springs, arkansas)

pokojnika sam slusa medecinski savje preko radija slobodana jovanovice nijednog nisam u poznao da sam zivijo u chicago doktor lazo bi bijo moj dokto iskreno sucesce obitelji i takodje macku uvjeg ga je pominja kako bobi cuva ga a kad je kod doktora kuci macak zna da ode u selo i nece doktoru da se javi doktore neka ti laka cna zemlj od milorada kordunasa sa danculskog brda srbina

Mitch Janicijevic (Orland Park, Illinois )

My mother and I were severely shocked and saddened by Dr Lazarevic’s untimely passing. Dr Lazarevic was not only a great Dr, but a great human being as well! His humor, wit, and exceptionally caring demeanor must have been evident to any and all who ever met him! Entrusting my mom’s care to Dr Lazarevic these past few years has been a tremendous pleasure, and my Mom’s health is better for it. The great Dr Lazarevic will be very sorely missed! Our sincerest condolences to his family at this most difficult time. - Mitch Janicijevic and my Mom, Milijana Janicijevic, patient of Dr Lazarevic

Zorica Cimesa (ELMHURST , ILLINOIS )

Iskreno saucesce porodici doktora Laze. Bio je divan covek i odlican doktor. Hvala doktore Lazo za sve sta si ucinio za mene i moju majku. Pocivaj u miru sa andjelima. 🙏🙏

Abtin (Chicago, illinoise)

My condolences to his family..... I am writing with heavy heart and it is a big shock for me as I did my internal medicine rotation with him. He was wonderful teacher, knowledgeable, kind, caring , humble and wit . We enjoyed his sense of humor while learning a lot from him in medicine . It’s so sad that we lost such a great man . You will be forever missed and never forgotten Rest in peace Doctor Lazarevic Your student Abtin

Dr Ljiljana Svjetlica (Hinsdale , IL)

Iskreno saucesce porodici i prijateljima Dr Lazarevica . Bila je cast poznavati tako velikog coveka . Neka mu je laka zemlja .

Dawn Bradley (aka Zora Bradleyic) (Chicago, IL)

Dr. Lazarevic! I can't believe you are gone. Wonderful person, fantastic doctor. When I was hospitalized in my 30s with a blood clot, it was you who visited me daily at Swedish (and not the *&#( foot doctor). Such a wonderful bedside manner. I loved coming and see you for my various ailments. 10 minutes of Dawn's health and 20 minutes of soccer/family/whatever talk. May you rest in peace, with a little slivo.... Bog.

Zeljko Atlagic (BurrRidge, Illinois )

Bio je divan čovek , najiskrenije saučešće porodici. Mira i Zeljko Atlagic

Radomir Jovanovich (Glenview , Illinois )

Dragoj porodici Dr. Milenka Lazarevica saljemo nase najiskrenije saucesce povodom neocekivane smrti nama dragog i voljenog prijatelja; a mog Bate Dr-a Laze. Mi delimo tugu sa Vama a Bata Milenko ce uvek ziveti u nasim srcima. Neka je Milenku Vecnaja pamjat i neka mu Bog podari Rajsko naselje a njegovoj porodici neka Bog podari snage da prebrode ove dane zalosti za njim. Dr Radomir Jovanovich sa porodicom.

Branko Sajic (Lincolnwood, Illinois)

Dragi moj prijatelju, Jos sam u soku od kada sam cuo ovu tuznu vest! Pored toga sto si bio moj veliki prijatelj ti si bio predivan VELIKI i brizan covek, VELIKI profesionalac tvog poziva, humanista, vrhunski diagnosticar, saljivdzija, sportista, itd. Ove karakterisike i jos hrpa drugih su krasile tebe kao coveka i profesionalca. Kada smo se zadlnji put videli pre par meseci u tvojoj kancelariji sa tvojim savetima i konekcijama ti si mi spasio zivot! Vleika je to stvar, jer si nesebcno pomagao ne samo meni i mojoj prorodici, nego celoj Sajica familiji u Cikagu kao i mojim rodjacima u Srbiji sa savetima i lekovima. Ja cu te pamtiti kao VELIKOG prijatelja, profesionalca-lekara i predivnog coveka koji je svakom nesebicno pomogao. Pocivaj u miru moj dragi prijatelju, neka ti je laka zemlja i vecnaja pamjat. S, VELIKIM postovanjem tvoj prijatelj, Branko Sajic Ph.D. sa porodicom.

Dan Mihailovich (Skokie , Illinois )

My heartfelt condolences to the family of Dr. Lazararevic. I can't believe I am writing this. We arrived on the same flight from Chicago to Belgrade. We had a nice conversation while we waited for our luggage. How good it is to be back home! We wished each other a pleasant vacation. I have known Dr. Laza for a long time. Besides being a great doctor, he was a great human being, easy to approach, with a great sense of humor. I will miss him greatly. So long, dear friend. Rest in peace.

Smiljana Jeknic (chicago, IL)

Iskreno saućešće porodici i rodbini,našem dragom doktoru carstvo Nebesko.

Skoric (Chicago )

Velik covijek sa velikim srcem !

Diana Sajic Farazi (Chicago, IL)

Dr. Lazarevic je bio doktor skoro celoj Sajic familiji u Cikagu i okolini. Svi smo ga voleli kao da nam je bio deo familije. Bio je posebno pazljiv prema mojim roditeljima: ocu Miloradu 93 godine i majci Ljiljani 91 godine. Pomogao je i mojoj kcerki I braticu da steknu medicinksu praksu, sto niko drugi ne bi ucinio. Bio je nesebican, dobar doktor i josuvek nemozemo da shvatimo da ga necemo videti. Neka ti je laka zemlja nas dragi doktore Lazo. Ti si sada nas andjeo. Mnogo ces nam nedostajati❤️

Alex Сimic (Chicago , IL)

Dr Laza bio moj najbolji doctor. Ja sam ga znao pouno godina. Ja som uvek slao Donation ta za srpski radio cas.

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