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Zokie was one of my absolute favorite people I have ever known. He was such an uplifting, compassionate, kind hearted, and generous person. He was ALWAYS there for me and always had my best interest at heart. There are not many people like him left in the world and I feel so blessed to have had him in my life. Rest In Peace “Zokie che” I love you so much and will see you again one day again in heaven.
From day one of meeting Z, instantly became one of his biggest fans, as there will never be anyone like him. He showed how to live each day as if it was gonna be your last and how to love one another as if they were the last. His self-less attitude combined with his enormous capacity to care defined how strong of a person he was. He did it with his actions, because he was a man with minimal words and all action. His generosity was one-of-a kind, sharing his home, knowledge, always stocked fridge w/ the best juices, pop, deli style selection, whatever he had it was always the best of the best and was always there to share but most valuable thing he shared was his time. Never was there a dull moment with Z, if you were on the Z-team, you were A-one from day-One. He elevated the quality of life and his personality resonated on anyone he chose to be with. Z was one of my favorite persons I have had a chance to be friends with. I thank him for allowing me in his life and showing how to live as he will be missed but never forgotten. R.I.P. my good friend Zoran.
I never thought you would leave me this soon, we always talked about doing things later, because both of us were so busy. you had so many plans and projects and missions . The last one I helped you with was the headboard you made for your bed with the black satin and rhinestones. You were always such a perfectionist. especially if it was a favor you were doing for someone else. You were the greatest example of a best friend. Not just to me but to everyone. You didn't care to dwell on things. You always made sure that the kids had everything they needed. Nowadays guys like you dont exist anymore. You put everyone before yourself and you were only concerned about the well being of others around you. Your the only one I know I could ever trust or come to and ask for help. Now that your gone I dont know who to ask or what to do where to go .. im stuck. They dont make people like you anymore.Your heart was enormous, you put everyone before yourself. RIP Z <3 your kids love you and you will be never forgotten
Zebra brother! Too soon. Your generosity, humbleness, and kindness leaves a void in this world. Not enough people like you. I still think the stock rims on the beemer look better but what do I know? Lol. I was telling my brother Rolly we should still plan to take that trip to Mackinaw Island in Michigan. How many Air bnbs did we look for that night? It’s hard to find a luxury condo in a small town lol, but we kept looking. I enjoyed making you laugh with my crazy bag of tools. I enjoyed our solo conversations about family, children, my separation and even more than my own blood, you showed me how proud you were of the things I had accomplished even though I’m half crazy. I’m sure they exist, but I never heard a person ever say a thing about you that wasn’t synonymous with you being a stand up guy. The hand you extended to my brother, and to me several times, will always be appreciated. Life on this rock called earth can get hectic. We forget to smell the roses at times, but you can rest now knowing that you don’t have to worry about anything anymore. I pray that your children make you proud, I have no doubt they will. Last time we spoke was less than a week before you left us and I wish we’d have spoken longer. God Speed lil bro Joe
My friend… my buddy I can’t believe it m. I was just with you a few days ago .. having a blast eating noodles and company in a five star hotel looking out at the amazing view of the city, our city.. gazing out over Soldier field and the four of us woke up like we could conquer the world… just you, me.. Lando and the puppy Zeus.. The trust and the bonds that we all shared with one another (Neil also lol) was why I am so distraught…. Zoran, undeniably, was one of the best people I have ever met. He will never be forgotten. To me, this man was more than family. I could spend all day and night around him and never feel anything but the positivity ..every way possible… He was never judgmental.. always motivating.. working hard and always helping others… he taught me so much. He was a wonderful father, whose dedication and devotion was always for his kids, that he loved with all his heart. …….vibes around zee were contagious, he knew how to light up a room and fill it with smiles… I am beyond lucky enough just to have met him. …..It will never be the same without you, …..almost everything I do reminds me of times with you …promise I’ll never lose those memories…. The last time I saw him I remember yelling to Zee… “Bye! Love you”!!!!….. But…...I will see you later. Thank you for being in my life Zoran I am so happy I met you . My condolences to those suffering from this loss. I can already feel him watching over us up there … I Love you and miss you so much Zee…please wait for me!! Xoxoxoxox Tabitha Fawn