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Zanza Matkovich Aleksic
Resident of San Jose
Zanza Matkovich Aleksic, age 100, born in Morinj, Montenegro (formerly Yugoslavia) in Feb 1912, passed in Cupertino, CA on Oct 14, 2012. She is predeceased by her parents, Ilka and Ilija Djucic and four brothers, her first husband, Ljubo Matkovich and second husband, Ignjat Aleksic. She is survived by her three children, Michail Matkovich, Marlene Jacura, and Robert Matkovich, three grandchildren, Kim Matkovich, Richard Matkovich and Monette Lindblom, and six great grandchildren, Timothy and Brian Barbarick, Zachary and Leticia Lindblom and Nikolai and Jessica Matkovich.
Zanza was raised in an idyllic setting overlooking the bay of Kotor. She continued schooling on to an advanced degree in Home Economics. She met and married Ljubo Matkovich, also from Morinj, and emigrated with her children to the US in 1954.
Her second husband was Ignjat Aleksic and they lived continuously in Santa Clara County. Both Zanza and Ignjat became very involved in the creation of the new St. Michael's Serbian Orthodox Church in Saratoga, and served as officers in the church's early years.
Viewing will be on Friday, Oct 19th at 7pm at the Alameda Family Funeral Home. Services at 10:00am on Sat, Oct 20th, at St. Michael's Serbian Orthodox church at 18870 Allendale Ave, Saratoga and a gravesite ceremony at the Serbian Cemetery at 1801 Hillside Blvd in Colma.


Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Oct. 17, 2012
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