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Sam "Sime" Bogdanich

1930 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Sam "Sime" Bogdanich Obituary
Sam "Sime" Bogdanich

Surrounded by those he loved, our father, grandfather and husband passed away on April 12, 2016 at the age of 86. He was born on February 2, 1930 in Komiza, Croatia where he lived for 28 years before immigrating to the United States, making San Pedro his home for the next 58 years. He married his devoted wife, Marija, on March 14, 1959 and they shared 57 years of marriage together. He worked as a Marine Machinist for Todd Shipyards and retired in 1989. Sam will be fondly remembered for his love of serenading his family and friends with traditional Croatian songs, his passion for playing bocce ball and soccer and as a dedicated fan of the Lakers. He is survived by his loving wife, Marija; daughters, Gerri (Bob) Franco, Kathy (Peter) Mirich, and Mary Ann "Silvanna" Bogdanich; grandsons, Ricky, Chris, Robby, and Peter; granddaughters, Kristi and Stephanie; brother, Pavulo (Marica) Bogdanich and numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. A viewing will be offered on Friday, April 22 at 10:00A.M. at Mary Star of the Sea Church followed by a funeral at 10:30A.M. Interment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze from Apr. 19 to Apr. 21, 2016
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