REMEMBERING

Tomislav Borjan

1949

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2023

Tomislav Borjan, age 74, of Hobart passed away peacefully on September 2, 2023, with his family by his side.  Tomo was born January 10, 1949, in Drniš, Yugoslavia to the late Nikola and Marija (Popac) Borjan.  Tomo was a loving husband of 50 years to Dragica Borjan, also of Drniš, Yugoslavia.  Though their villages were only separated by a small mountain, Tomo met Dragica upon emigrating to the United States in 1975.  Six months after meeting, they were married at St. Sava church in Gary, Indiana.

Tomo was a trained mason in Split, Yugoslavia.  He went on to work in Benghazi, Libya where he spent several years building a university.  He then returned to his family in Yugoslavia, including his sister, Milka, and brother, Stevo, before emigrating to the United States.  Tomo worked as brick layer at United States Steel for 35 years.  Through his hard work, he was able to provide an education to his three children.

Tomo is survived by his loving wife Dragica; children Marija (Paul), Branka (Toby) and Nikola; granddaughter Lilijana; Kumovi Crncević; and nephews Ante and Tomislav Pleadin. 

Tomo was a faithful member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church.  He lived for his granddaughter, Lili.  He had a natural talent for gardening.  Strangers would stop and take pictures of the beautiful flowers he’d planted.  Tomo had a curiosity for life, always reading and watching documentaries.  He enjoyed sports and western films.  His wisdom and always well-chosen words will be cherished.  He had an incredible sense of empathy toward others and could find joy in even the smallest things. 

Tomo was the best husband and father anyone could ask for.  He was an incredible human being.  He will live on in our hearts forever. 
 
Visitation for Tomo will be Friday, September 8, 2023 at 10am St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 9191 Mississippi St, Merrillville with Funeral Service beginning at 11am. V. Rev. Marko Matic officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. For further information please call Mileva or David at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (219) 736-5840. Vecnaja Pamjat. 

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Nancy and Bernie Mullin
Nancy and Bernie Mullin
9 months ago

We will always remember his gentle personality and his love for his family.

Rade Robert Stojisavljevich
Rade Robert Stojisavljevich
9 months ago

Dragica,my sincere condolences to u and your family,may Tommy rest in peace.Vecnaja Pamjat.

Katie Engelbrecht
Katie Engelbrecht
9 months ago

A wonderful man with a heart of gold. I will miss you dearly, but I am a better person for knowing you. I will always thank you for sharing your family with me and for being a great neighbor and friend.

Visitation Details

Venue:

St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church

Date:

Friday, September 8, 2023

Time:

10:00 AM

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11:00 AM

Note:

No additional visitation notes.

Service Details

Venue:

St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church

Date:

Friday, September 8, 2023

Time:

11:00 AM

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N/A

Officiator:

V Rev Marko Matic

Note:

No additional service notes.

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