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Goldeen Kaloper


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Goldeen Kaloper Obituary
Goldeen Kaloper

Beloved mother, grandmother, aunt passed away at the age of 99 on Jan. 12, 2017. Born March 10, 1917 to Mate and Stefania Grgich in Zlarin, Croatia. In 1929, came to Seattle with mother and siblings, Lubi, Antonia and Visco (all deceased) to join their father. Married Jerry Vukov (1936) and had 2 daughters Geraldine Marcia (Richard) and Mary Jean Sorich (Victor). Widowed, she married widower Ante Kaloper with his son Jerry (Dianne). Together they had two more daughters, Natalie Sutlovich (Anthony) and Annette Ciketic (Nikica). In 1949, she began working at Starkist Cannery and later became Quality Control attendant. Goldeen was a long time member of Mary Star Church, Better Half Club and Honorary member Velike Gospe Society. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and visiting family, friends and neighbors. Goldeen leaves behind 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, caregiver Raquel Aquino and numerous loving relatives and dear friends. Viewing at McNerney's Moruary on Fri. Jan. 20, 5-7 p.m.; Rosary 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Sat. Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m. Mary Star Church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mary Star of the Sea HS Building Fund or Blessed Sacrament Church, Zlarin, c/o Jerry Kaloper. Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com or dailybreeze.com.
Published in Daily Breeze from Jan. 18 to Jan. 20, 2017
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