OGDENSBURG - Phillip Andrew Miskovic, 85, passed away at home on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. He was born to Philip and Maria Miskovic in Ogdensburg, where he had been a lifelong resident. Phillip served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Seaman 2nd Class with the Air Transport Squadron Force in Shoemaker, Calif. He was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War and served as a PFC with the 339th Harbor Craft Company in combat in Inchon, Korea. He then worked as a civil servant for 35 years as a machinist for Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, retiring in 1982. He also worked as an independent construction contractor and farmer. Mr. Miskovic was a parishioner of St. Thomas of Aquin R.C. Church, Ogdensburg, and a member of the Sgt. Francis M. Glynn American Legion Post 132 and Newton V.F.W. Post 5360. He enjoyed telling jokes, cooking, especially his cabbage rolls, feeding people and also enjoyed children and always had a lollipop available when around them. Phillip's love for family, friends and laughter was unmatched and will be greatly missed. Mr. Miskovic was predeceased by his brothers, Andrew, Joseph and Frank, and his sisters, Irene, Elizabeth and Ann. He is survived by his sister, Helen, and his lifelong friend, Doris Kalafut. He was the devoted father of Phillip M. Miskovic of Burkeville, Va., Mark Miskovic of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Phyllis Lofton of Seaford, Va., and cherished by nine grandchildren. He is now home with his Heavenly Father; his memories and laughter will be cherished by all who knew him. The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, 1 Main St., Franklin, on Friday, Jan. 25, from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas of Aquin R.C. Church, Ogdensburg, at noon Friday. Interment to follow at St. Thomas Cemetery, Ogdensburg. Memorial gifts to the
, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 would be appreciated. Information and condolences can be found at www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Jan. 21, 2013