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Howell - Ivan Juraj Mladineo (Ivo) 68, of Howell passed away at home on Dec. 5th. Ivo was born in Crikvenica Croatia. He graduated from Senj High School and attended University Of Zagreb Law School. He enjoyed sports and excelled in team handball. He sang in the chorus of the Zagreb Opera.

Ivo emigrated to the United States in 1984. Soon after his arrival he met his wife Vida Anton. Ivo was involved in many local Croatian organizations and was a member of St. Cyril & Methodius Roman Catholic Church in New York. He was also a member of the church choir.

Ivo was best known for his kind heart, his warm hospitality and the best manners any gentlemen ever had. He was also a chef extraordinaire. Anyone invited to his table was in for a gourmet feast. Ivo's door was always open and he made all feel welcome in his home.

He retired in 2006 from the Township of Ocean Board of Education. In retirement he and Vida enjoyed traveling and spending summers on the Adriatic coast.

Ivo leaves behind his wife Vida, son Ante, daughter Petra and sister Neves. He was a loving father figure to Eddie and Michael Anton and will be dearly missed by their children Zach, Chase, Caleb, Lindsay, Ashlyn and Isabella. His large extended global family grieves his passing.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Sun. Dec. 17th at the Clayton-McGirr Funeral Home located at 100 Elton-Adelphia Rd., Freehold NJ. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Senj, Croatia. Checks can be written to Slavko Tokic, 1903 Tilton's Corner Rd. Wall NJ 07719 and will be presented to the Church during the burial of Ivo's ashes in Croatia.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 10, 2017
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