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Zivko Cucuz

November 2, 2020

Zivko Cucuz, age 89 of Merrillville, IN passed away peacefully with his family by his side, Nov 02, 2020. Zivko was a lifelong member of St Elijah Serbian Orthodox Cathedral.

He was very active with the Church School Board, member of sports club Dinara and Serbian Chetniks of Schereville.

He was a retired employee of US Steel and ABC Rail with combined 23 years of service.

Preceded in death by his wife of 50 years Milica Cucuz, twin daughters Stoja and Ruza, Parents Savo and Ruza (Gvero) Cucuz, brothers Nedeljko and Petar Cucuz and sister Mileva Malinovich.

Survived by his 3 loving children; son Savo Cucuz, Daughters Ruzica (Michael) Malich, Ljilana Djordjevic, 4 cherished grandchildren: Joakim, Anastasija, Nedeljko and Milica. Brother Sveto Cucuz and sisters Jovanka Serbedzija and Jelka Cucuz with many other relatives, kumovi and friends in the North America and Europe.

Zivko loved working and building things around the house, reading books, crossword puzzles and playing cards. He also loved all sports especially Soccer and Tennis.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 7, 2020 directly at 1030am at St Elijah Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 8700 Taft St, Merrillville, IN with V Rev Aleksandar Novakovic Officiating. Visitation will begin at 930am until the time of service. Interment, St Sava Monastery Cemetery,  32377 N. Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL.


Saturday November 7, 2020
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Cathedral


Saturday November 7, 2020
10:30 AM
St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Cathedral

8700  Taft St. Merrillville, IN. 46410