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JOHN A. KOSTOVICH


1918 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
John A. Kostovich of Arlington Heights John A. Kostovich, formerly of Chicago, was born on November 5, 1918 in Croatia, to Joseph and Mary (nee Jerkovic) Kostovich. He died Thursday, May 2, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. John served in the United States Army during WWII, 29th Infantry Division, 111th Field Artillery BN; survived the D-Day Invasion at Omaha Beach. He worked as a machinist, supervisor, foreman for Clearing Machine Corporation in Chicago, for 33 years, and International Harvester/Navistar in Hinsdale for 11 years. John was an avid builder/engineer and enjoyed home and garden projects. He was devoted to family, was a good friend, helpful neighbor and loved by all. John is survived by his spouse of 67 years, Nada; children, Nada Jayne (Dave) Misunas, John J. Kostovich, Kathy Roepke, Donna (Ian) Cohen, Mary (Mike) Riley, and Joy (Mike) Matella; 18 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by son, Joseph Kostovich; his parents; sisters, Matilda Marich, Katherine Cibulka, and Mildred Vladova. Memorial Service 4:00 pm, Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Willow Creek Community Church-Chapel Building B, 67 East Algonquin Road, South Barrington, IL 60010. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Homes For Our Troops (In Honor of John A. Kostovich), 6 Main Street, Taunton, MA 02780 or www.homesforourtroops.org. Funeral information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or 847-253-0168.
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Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on May 5, 2013
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