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In Memory of

Josip Markovinovic

March 7, 1933 - March 27, 2015

Obituary


Markovinovic, Josip 0307/1933 - 3/27/2015 SAN DIEGO -- Josip was born in Lika, Croatia and moved to Belgrade, Serbia as a young man to apprentice as a tailor. A loving husband, he married Marija in 1957 and remained married for 58 years. Together, they emigrated to the United States in 1959 and lived in Brooklyn, N.Y. where they had a tailoring, dry cleaning and retail business for 26 years. He fulfilled a lifelong dream to move to California in 1985. After moving to San Diego, Josip worked as a real estate agent for a number...

Markovinovic, Josip 0307/1933 - 3/27/2015 SAN DIEGO -- Josip was born in Lika, Croatia and moved to Belgrade, Serbia as a young man to apprentice as a tailor. A loving husband, he married Marija in 1957 and remained married for 58 years. Together, they emigrated to the United States in 1959 and lived in Brooklyn, N.Y. where they had a tailoring, dry cleaning and retail business for 26 years. He fulfilled a lifelong dream to move to California in 1985. After moving to San Diego, Josip worked as a real estate agent for a number of years before retiring. He loved to travel, play chess and fish but most of all he loved his family. He touched so many lives with his generosity and huge heart, and will truly be missed. Josip is survived by his devoted wife, Marija, two daughters, Helen Kier (and partner Jeff Reid) and Mary Markovinovic, and four grandchildren: Laura Crutchfield, Ariana Kier, Brandon Kier and Daniel Kier. He is also survived by his brothers Ivan, Boza, Ilija and Ljubo (Dosen).