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Nick "Nicky" Marinkovich

Nick "Nicky" Marinkovich, age 90 of Vista, California, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on September 21, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Born December 9, 1921, in Komiza, Vis, Croatia to Visko and Domina Marinkovich. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Virginia; daughters, Rene Stout (John), Terry Watson (Gary), Tina Runnels (Michael) and son, Vince Marinkovich (Shawn); grandchildren, Michelle Cavanna (Robert), Sean Stout (Bethany), Daniel Stout, Scott Watson, Valerie Watson, Nicholas Marinkovich and Jacob Marinkovich; great-grandchildren, Aiden Cavanna, Ethan Stout and Samantha Stout; sisters, Frances Marinkovich (John) and Katie Fiamengo and numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. While living in San Pedro, California, Nick was a commercial fisherman and longshoreman and also served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He later moved to Escondido, California, where he owned and operated poultry ranches there and in Ramona, California. He later purchased an avocado ranch in Vista, California, that he operated until his death. A viewing will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, September 25, at San Luis Rey Parish Chapel followed by a funeral Mass offered at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Eternal Hills Cemetery, Oceanside, California. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the . Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Sept. 25, 2012
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