Category: Obituaries

Desse Crnoevich

Desse Crnoevich (née Chelovich)
Desse Crnoevich (née Chelovich), age 98, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2022.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Milan “Mickey” Crnoevich and
cherished son Michael “Butch” Crnoevich. She is survived by her devoted son Charles
(Marcia) Crnoevich, adored grandchildren Charles and Alexandra, and many dear
nieces, nephews, and kumovi.
Desse and Mickey operated the Glen Park Tavern for over thirty years and were lifelong
members of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church. Desse was also a lifelong member of
the Church’s Circle of Serbian Sisters and, in retirement, was the financial secretary of
the Church for twelve years. She was a champion bowler and an even better baker.
Her family especially enjoyed her Christmas cookies and her chocolate chiffon cake.
Desse lived a long, full life and will be missed.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at St. Sava Serbian
Orthodox Church. The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. at St. Sava with the Very
Reverend Marko Matic officiating. The burial will follow at Calumet Park Cemetery. For
further information, please call Mileva at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 219-736-5840.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Sava Serbian Orthodox
Church.

Michael J. Collins

Michael J. Collins, 74, of Gary, IN passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022. He is preceded in death by his mother, Julia Lozier, stepfather, Frank Lozier; sister, Louise Scott; and brother Robert Lozier.
Michael is survived by his loving wife, “Link” Eileen Collins; children, Michael Collins Jr., Chris (Roger) Levine, and Jamie (Parnell) Barnett; sister, Joanne (Steve) Serna; grandchildren, Aaron Collins, Jordan Barnett, Percy Barnett, Dylan Collins, William Levine, Joseph Levine, Jorel Collins; many nieces, nephews, and good friends.
Michael was a dedicated husband, father, and proud Vietnam Veteran. He held many roles within the Aetna Little League in which his children played. Michael retired from U.S. Steel after 45 years of service in the sheet and tin mills. He was a family man who enjoyed traveling and family vacations. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Duane A. Fisher

Duane Fisher, 32, of Portage, IN passed away Friday, April 22, 2022. He is preceded in death by his Grandfather Lyman Fisher (paternal) and his uncle Rodney Fisher (paternal).

Duane is survived by Survived by his wife Samantha Buza; daughter Analeice Fisher, son Duane Fisher Jr.; Parents Pamela Fisher, Lyman (Keith) Fisher (Michelle Fisher); Twin brother Dustin Fisher, Brother Sam Fisher, Sister Missy Fisher and Michael Gall; his Grandmothers Eunice Fisher (paternal) and Judy Freeman (maternal). All the Buza nephews: Easton, Harrison, and Abel, and all the Buza in-law’s. Many Aunts & Uncles – Jager’s Lusk’s James’, and many loving cousins, and friends. 

Naum Stefanoski

Naum Stefanoski
June 30, 1949 – April 18, 2022
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our dear husband, father and dedo, Naum Stefanoski. Naum passed away peacefully with his cherished family by his side.
He will forever be missed by his wife and best friend of 51 years, Vasilka (nee Neloski) Stefanoski, his children Persa (Troy) Carpenter and Sandy (Nick) Korunovski and his adoring grandchildren Zach, Cole, Mila, Liam and Elle. He is predeceased by his parents Zivko and Cveta Stefanoski. He is survived by his brothers Dimitri(Elica)Stefanoski and Ilo(Mira)Stefanoski and sister Krstinka (Vasil) Bozinoski. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, family and friends here and in Macedonia.
Naum was born in Orovnik, Macedonia and immigrated to the US in 1970 for a better life for himself and his family. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral. Naum had a great sense of humor and would lend a helping hand to anyone when he could. He loved listening to his favorite Macedonian music but most of all, he loved his family.
Naum worked at Nortrak and retired after 40 years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Lung Association.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 11:30 am directly at S.S. Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Church, 9660 Broadway, Crown Point, IN with Funeral Services beginning at 12:30pm, Father Georgij Gligorov and Father Aleksandar Mitrov officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. For further information please call Mileva or David at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel 219-736-5840

Angelica Mattull

Angelica Mattull, 43, of Merrillville, passed away on April 11, 2022. Angelica is survived by her husband, John Stofko; daughters Caroline Mattull, Gianna Reyna, Marietta Stofko; son-in-law Cameron Smith; brothers Martin Reynoso and Jesse Reynoso; sisters Regina Orr, Jessica Reynoso (Matos), Vanessa Baker, Christina Reynoso, Deanna Reynoso, Cecelia Reynoso, Cathlena Reynoso; four grandchildren Anaya, Nyomi, Nayelli, and Vincent Smith.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse R. Reynoso and Victoria L. Mattull.
Angelica studied at Purdue University and Sawyer business school. She retired from work as a licensed real estate agent/realtor. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 7535 Taft St., Merrillville, IN 46410.