Category: Obituaries

Alekso Neskoski

Alekso Neskoski, age 80 of Merrillville, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020. He was born in Krivogastani, Macedonia and immigrated to the United States in 1972, where his wife followed thereafter. He was a member of S. S. Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral and a retired employee of Acme Steel in Riverdale, IL with several years of service.

Alekso is preceded in death by his parents, Spase & Gena Rikaloski; and three Brothers, +Rade (Anga) Rikaloski, +Drage (+Gorica) Rikaloski and +Stanko (Jagoda) Rikaloski.

He is survived by his loving wife Stefka; 5 adored children, Suzana Trpkoski, Valentina (+Rade) Stojanovski, Aneta Neskoska, Kate (Rolando) Ortega, Aleksandar Neskoski; his cherished grandchildren, Igor (Melissa) Trpkoski, Lence (Thomas) Sarafin, Ice Trpkoski, Jovan Stojanovski and Christopher Stojanovski; four great-grandchildren, sister Trajanka (Saka) Petruseski, and many cousins,and other family members. Alekso is also survived by his best friend and cousin, Boris (Cana) Papuckoski.

He loved spending time with family and friends. He was always there to help relatives and friends with household projects or whatever else people needed him for. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed.

Funeral Services will be privately held at S. S. Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral with Fathers Georgij Gligorov & Aleksandar Mitrov officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. For Further information please call Mileva or Dave at 219-736-5840.

Mattie Boffo

Mattie Boffo, age 79, of Gary, IN, passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 23, 2020. She is survived by her children: Valerie Dimos-Watkins, Edward (Mindy) Boffo and Mattie Lyne (Edward King) Boffo; grandchildren: Heather, Junemarie, Michael, and Stephanie; great grandchildren: Casey, Jakob, Brooklyn, Hailey, Andrea, Autumn, Alexandrea, Aleasha, and Nathan. Mattie is also survived by her loving brothers, sisters, cousins, and dear friends.

Mica Krstevski

> Mica (Lalevich) Krstevski
> Mica (nee Lalevich) Krstevski, age 84 passed away peacefully at her residence on May 22, 2020. Mica was born September 20, 1935 in Rotino, Macedonia and left her homeland in 1957 with her husband and children Sylvia & Alex. She then moved to Sydney, Australia to be near her parents. Mica and her family lived there for four years until she immigrated with them to the Glen Park section of Gary, Indiana in 1961 where she had her third child, Mary in 1962. Mica was a Founding Member (with her spouse Dragan Krstevski) of Saint Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral and it’s Ladies Auxiliary. Mica Received the Saint Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral 50th Anniversary Outstanding Leadership and Service Award as a Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary.
> She was retired from the Anderson Company after several years of dedicated service. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker.
Mica was a loving, joyful, outgoing, caring mother and “Baba” who enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, as well as cooking, baking, crocheting and gardening.
> Mica is preceded in death by her husband Dragan Krstevski, daughter Mary Henderson, her parents Trajan and Tasa Lalevich and her sister Rosie Lalevich. She is survived by her loving children, daughter Sylvia Henderson, son Dr Alex Kristevski, former daughter in law Norma Kristevski; grandson, Dr Adam (Collette) Kristevski and son Sebastian, granddaughters Ashely (Erik) Etter and daughter Noelle, Adrienne Kristevski and Natalie (Daniel) DeVries; nephew Dr Lazo (Lydia) Krstevski & family, niece Vesna (Henry) Ruiz & family. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.
> Funeral Services will be Friday, May 29, 2020 at S.S. Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, 9660 Broadway, Crown Point at 11 am, with Fr Georgij Gligorov & Fr Alexandar Mitrov officiating. There will be a visitation service at the church, one hour prior to the funeral beginning at 10am. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. For further information please call Mileva or David at (219) 736-5840 or

Nancy Johnson

Nancy Shinkle Johnson
May 20, 2020

Nancy Johnson , age 78, of Merrillville, IN passed away at her residence at TownCentre on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. She is survived by sister: Judith Karantonis; brother-in-laws: Harold Johnson (Joyce) and Jim Randle (Minnie); niece: Kathy Feeler and Nephew: James Johnson (Sheryl) which was a large part of her life. Thanks to Joyce Johnson for her caregiving of her affairs since her husband’s death

Preceded in death by her husband, Donald Johnson, parents: William and Nora Shinkle and sister, Rosemary Steele. Nancy was a graduate from Calumet High School, Griffith, Indiana. She enjoyed being with the Johnson’ children

Graveside services will be held in Friday, May 29 at calumet park.

Catherine Tomko

Catherine Wilhelmina (Goss) Tomko, formerly of Lowell, Indiana passed away peacefully in Fort Worth, Texas on May 19, 2020 at the age of 95 years. She enjoyed cooking, traveling and spending time with her family. She walks beside relatives who preceded her in death – her husband Robert Paul Tomko, daughter Sandra Tomko Lewandowski, son-in-law Frank Lewandowski, twin sister Pauline M. Goss, and brothers, Emil, Marion and John Goss. Catherine is survived by her devoted and loving son, Robert John Tomko (Susie Rice); grand-daughters, Donica Tomko and Kara Lewandowski, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family members. The Committal Service will be held on Friday June 25, 2020, beginning at 10:00 am, at Calumet Park Cemetery, 2305 West 73rd Avenue Merrillville, IN, with Fr. Rick Holy officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Catherine may be made to St. Edwards Chapel, 216 South Nichols Street, Lowell, Indiana

Ted Anderson

Ted E. Anderson, recently of The Villages, Florida, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at the age of 87.  Ted was born and raised in Gary, and attended Lew Wallace High School before enlisting in the U.S. Marines.  He served his country proudly for two years during the Korean War and upon his release, returned to the region to raise his family.  He was an active member of Glen Park Baptist Church and had held jobs as a millwright with Anco Steel, as well as building churches with the Church Builder’s Association.  After retirement, he and his wife Millie relocated to Florida to enjoy some fun in the sun.  After Millie passed away he married Ruth, who would remain by his side until his last day. His devotion to the Lord never waned as he was a member of Tri County Baptist Church in Lady Lake, Florida.

Ted is survived by his adoring wife, Ruth; his children: Jeff Anderson, Lisa (Ron) Floyd, Tammy (Dan) Curran, and Lorelei “Buffy” (Robert) Barnes; 12 treasured grandchildren, and many cherished great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Gene Anderson; his dear sisters: Judy Sobat and Jerrie Dowdy; his precious granddaughter, Amy Beth Floyd; and his beloved first wife, Millie.

Ted will forever be known for his loving nature, his dedicated support for his family and his love for his Lord and Savior. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, services will remain private.