Adam Eterovich
Valente Marini Perata & Co.
4840 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
Adam Slav Eterovich peacefully passed away at his home in San Carlos, CA at the age of 82. Born in San Francisco to the late Ana and Ivan Eterovich; both immigrants from Croatia. Adam graduated from San Francisco State University, obtaining degrees in History and Business. He served four years in the US Army during the Korean War, becoming Sergeant First Class. He was a historian and author of several books, articles and studies on Croatian-Americans which had tremendous historical value. He was also a long-time member of SMBS - Croatian Cultural Center and Croatian Fraternal Union.
He is survived by his beloved wife Danica of 54 years, his daughter Karen and son-in-law Anthony Palladino Sr. Adam was a devoted grandfather to his grandchildren Stephanie Palladino (Jess), Anthony Palladino Jr., Christina Palladino (Adam), and great-grandchildren Wyatt and Stella. He is also survived by his sisters Winnie Biocini (George), Katie Eterovich, Francis Bulanti (Charlie), his brother John Eterovich, his brother-in-law Tom Kralj (Marica) and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to visit and attend a Memorial Service on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 1:00PM at the Chapels of Valente Marini Perata and Company, 4840 Mission Street, SF.

Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Feb. 17 to Feb. 24, 2013.
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My deepest condolences to the Eterovich family. Adam leaves behind a legacy of research on the history of Croatian immigration for us and for future generations to rediscover and be inspired by.
Ziggy Mrkich
March 8, 2013
sorry for your loss Denise. loved his stories about Croatian history
he was so lucky in my football pools
we will miss him!!
John C. Mosunic
John C. Mosunic
February 21, 2013
Remembering the life of a wonderful person with a generous spirit who touched us all and taught us to be proud of our heritage. May the angels look over him in heaven. Millie Foley & Tony Ostric
February 20, 2013
My deepest sympathies to Danica and the Eterovich family. Adam will always be remembered as a wealth of information about the Croatian history and culture. He will be sorely missed.
Sharen Nyberg
February 20, 2013
I was so sorry to hear about Adam's passing. I still fondly remember the times my family spent with Adam, "Denise" and Karen in San Francisco. You have my deepest sympathy, and all my love.
Donna Pethel (Sciamanna)
February 20, 2013
My deepest sympathies to Danica and all of Adam's family. Adam enriched so many lives with his knowledge and love of his culture. I will always appreciate and remember his role in providing me an opportunity to live and attend college in Zagreb to learn more about our special Croatian heritage. May Adam rest in peace. Love, Suzy
Suzy Mosunic
February 19, 2013
Those of us of Croatian ancestry will remain forever greatful for helping us and our children to know about honor all those who came before. Rest in peace, Adam.
The Starcevich and Susich families
February 18, 2013
In your grief and loss please know that you are always remembered. We are praying for you and honoring the memory of Adam in our thoughts.
Gloria & Nick Barbarotto
February 18, 2013
Rest in eternal peace Adam. Your rich contribution to the Croatian Immigrant History are very much appreciated. Our thoughts are with you, Danica and all of Adam's family.
Nane Jemo and Jack Schlotthauer
February 18, 2013
I always enjoyed talking to Adam and I loved his stories about Croatian history. The last time I saw him was when my band was practicing at his house and he came out for awhile to listen to us. The smile on his face was priceless! My heart goes out to Danica and family and may they be comforted to know that he'll always be with them in spirit!
February 18, 2013
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Stephen and Susan Farac
February 17, 2013
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