Former long time Ramona resident, Nada Pantovich, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 1, 2014, in Michigan at age 84. |
Nada is survived by her daughters, Vera (Bart) Fisher, Mila Pantovich, and Sally (Michael) Timarac; as well as three adoring grandchildren, Jasmina, Maksim, and Maya. She is preceded in death by husband, Novo, and daughter, Maria.
Nada and Novo moved to Ramona in 1965 from Detroit. As a lifelong city girl, moving to the small town that Ramona was in those days was quite a shock. She loved her time in Ramona and later in Rancho Bernardo. In 2011 Nada moved back to Michigan to spend her later years close to her extended family.
Nada was an active member of the Ramona community for many years. She was a popular 5th grade teacher at Ramona Elementary and later a co-owner of Travel Travel Ramona. She was also a dedicated member of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in San Diego.
Nada is remembered as loving, giving and inquisitive. She was a friend to all who knew her.
A Memorial Service will be held on August 10, 2014, at 11:45 am (right after the Sunday morning service which starts at 10:30), at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 3025 Denver Street, San Diego, CA.
Memorial donations can be made to St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 3025 Denver Street, San Diego, CA 92117, or St. Sava Serbian Summer Camp, P.O. Box 965, Jackson, CA 95642.
Published in the Ramona Sentinel on Aug. 7, 2014