Author: Marcia Ochoa

Bertha McCoy

Bertha E. McCoy, 84, of Hammond passed away Monday, 4/5/21, at Avalon Springs Health Campus in Valparaiso. Preceded in death by her husband, Steve A. McCoy. Survived by her daughters; Janice Laczi (David Keserich), Linda (Dave) Saldana, and her son David (Fayth) McCoy. Nieces Brenda Wiseman and Elizabeth Carpenter, nephew

Paul C. Bryan

After living a long and full life, long time Northwest Indiana resident Paul Carroll Bryan passed away on March 28, 2021. He was 98 years old. He was born in 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Robert and Louise Bryan. In 1944 he married the love of his life, Rosemary J. Shields. During WWII he served in Guam, Okinawa, and Korea as a corporal in the US Army. Afterwards, Paul earned his engineering degree at Carnegie Tech, later Carnegie Mellon University

Robert L. Gordon Sr.

Robert Lee Gordon, age 76, of Vincennes Indiana, previously of Hobart Indiana, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021. He was born in Batchtown Il. on April 21, 1944.

Robert L. Gordon “Bob” also known as Papa, is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Gloria Jean Gordon; his children Sharon (Doug) Latham of Hammond Indiana, Susan (Chuck) Jett Of Hammond Indiana, Robert (Cheryl) Gordon Jr. of Dyer Indiana, Paul Gordon of Valparaiso Indiana, James (Catherine) Gordon of Prairieville Louisiana, and 16 Grandchildren and numerous Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Gordon and Thelma Jones, His brother James Gordon and sisters Diane Smith and Rose McCloud, Grandson Kyle Gordon

Bob met his wife at Jim’s-drive-in and married that same year on December 23, 1967, Bob served his country in the U.S army serving two tours in Vietnam, while in the service he achieved the rank of E-5 and was honorably discharged. He worked as a car salesman most of his adult working life including managing two dealerships until retirement and enjoyed his trade.

In his spare time, he loved to hang out with family, watch Nascar, attending car shows, and most of all going fishing! His family is comforted knowing that Papa is resting in the presence of the lord and trusting that they will see him again!
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel 7535 Taft St. Merrillville IN. 46410 from 10:00am until the time of Funeral Service at 1:00pm. Interment at Calumet Park Cemetery.

Miodrag Djordjevic

Miodrag Djordjevic, age 78 of Portage, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, March 25. 2021. He was a lifelong member of St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, and a long time member of it’s Historical Society. He was an engineer by profession, a historian by passion and visionary by nature. He was retired from Hefter Industries after many years of service. There was little that Mike couldn’t figure out how to fix or build. He enjoyed helping the Historical Society at St Sava, tinkering around the house and spending time with friends and family. He was always willing to lend a helping hand, including taking his grandchildren to their various activities where he could often be seen with a cooler of snacks waiting on the sidelines. He was known as Visko, Tata, Deda, Prijatelj (Friend). His wisdom, strength and sage advice will be sorely missed. May his memory be eternal. Mir Boziji.

Miodrag is preceded in death by his parents Predrag and Ljubica Djordjevic, and his beloved son Viseslav.

He is survived by his loving wife Gordana Djordjevic, cherished daughter Ljubica (Dragutin) Popovich, precious grandchildren, Savka, Mila and Mihailo Popovich; brother Slobodan Djordjevic, many other Kumovi, relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 29, 2021 at 10am St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 9191 Mississippi St, Merrillville with V Rev Marko Matic officiating. Visitation will be at church at 9am at the church until the time of service. Interment Graceland Cemetery. For further information please call Mileva Savich or David Semplinski at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (219) 736-5840.