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Dr. Amy Radovcic
Born July 9, 1977, our loving Amy returned home to our Lord March 22, 2014 at the tender age of 36. A Pedro Girl, born and raised, Amy is survived by her parents Milutin Mike and Antonette Radovcic, her little brother, Michael (Amanda), whom she adored with all her heart, her niece Lucy, her soon to be nephew, Tommy, her Uncle John Yelovich, and Teta Neda Radovcic. Amy was predeceased by her grandparents Luka and Mikuleta Radovcic of Kaprije, Croatia, and Thomas and Mary Yelovich of San Pedro, California. Humorous, inquisitive, energetic, athletic, spiritual, and caring; it is difficult to write about a magnificent life in so few words. Amy graduated from Mary Star of the Sea High School in 1995. Amy lettered as a freshman and excelled as an athlete. Amy collected numerous trophies, medals, and awards throughout childhood and High School and was a pivotal member on Mary Star's Inaugural Girls' Soccer Team; 1995 Santa Fe League Champs. Additionally, Amy followed in her mother's footsteps as President of the Girls Athletic Association. Amy earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology in 1999 from San Diego State University, Go Aztecs! Amy was amused when her brother and his buddy John brought commencements to a stop as they screamed Amy's name during the President's Speech. Amy loved San Diego and the people she met there. It was there that Amy found her calling in life as a school counselor. Amy worked as a student intern and counseled student-athletes on academic requirements. Soon after, Amy attended Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA. In 2001, she earned her Masters of Arts in Counseling and Guidance. Amy returned home to San Pedro after that to take care of her grandparents; Amy became a counselor at Dodson Middle School. Amy led a life of service that focused solely on kids. Her students were always her first priority. This continued as Amy moved on to Narbonne High School, Go Gauchos, for the next decade where, as the College Career Counselor, she helped thousands of students achieve the goal of attending college. Amy's thirst to improve was not yet satisfied. In 2010, Amy earned a Doctorate Degree in Education from Loyola Marymount University; her thesis centered on social injustices within education. Amy was a world traveler who spoke five languages and visited thirty-six countries. Besides visiting her family's native Croatia, Amy acted as a Sports Ambassador for the United States by coaching a youth soccer team that faced competition from various European Countries, and later acted as an Academic Ambassador touring young students throughout Europe and Australia. Amy loved to travel. From London, England to Sydney, Australia, Amy made thousands of friends, and many of those adopted her into their own family. Amy considered Hawaii her second home. She loved spending time there with her sisters Jenn Samson and Mia Ciketic. The three are inseparable and as important to Amy as anybody in her life. Love and thanks to Louisa Lakos, Amy's cousin, who assisted Amy through the final days of her fulfilling life. In lieu of flowers please donate to one of the following: Dr. Rad's Equality and Social Justice Scholarship Fund at Narbonne High School, Blessed Stepinac Altar Project at Mary Star of the Sea Church, and/or a Memorial Pledge in Amy's name to the Mary Star of the Sea High School Building Fund. Vigil and Rosary will be at Mary Star of the Sea Church on Thursday April 3, 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Mary Star of the Sea Church on Saturday April 5, 12:30pm with interment to follow at Green Hills Memorial Park. Please wear Hawaiian clothing to the funeral. Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com or dailybreeze.com.


Published in Daily Breeze on Apr. 1, 2014
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