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313 Center St.
ASHLAND, OH 44805
Phone: 419-281-2566, 1-800-430-2566
Fax: 419-281-4411
Richard Jurjevic

Richard Anthony Jurjevic

Monday, June 3rd, 1946 - Sunday, January 19th, 2020
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Richard Anthony Jurjevic passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 19, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

Richard was born June 3, 1946 to Rudolph Anthony and Pearl Mary Trumbic Jurjevic in Hammond, Indiana. His childhood was spent in Hegewisch, Illinois where he attended St. Columba Parish and grammar school. There, Richard served as an altar boy and Grand Knight of the Altar. He then attended Mendel High School in Chicago where he graduated with honors.

Richard’s childhood dream was to attend West Point and he received an appointment there or to any of the military academies from Senator Everett Dirksen. However, he was unable to attend when he became diabetic. He received his Undergraduate degree ‘68 and his Master’s Degree ‘70 in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame where he made several lifelong friendships. As a professional, Richard became a patented engineer working mainly in the rubber industry.

In 1974, he married Susan Caley. Together, they spent 45 devoted, loving and fun-filled years together.

Throughout his life, he enjoyed all the holidays with his family, fishing, golfing, rooting for Notre Dame, and watching his family participate in athletics and school activities. He was active in the Knights of Columbus where he was proud to manage three outreach programs. He was most proud of his work to assist Associated Charities during the Christmas season.

He is survived by his wonderful family, wife Sue, son Todd and Heather Jurjevic, Daughter Sara and Jake Castle with grandchildren Natalie, Luke, Owen, and Ethan Jurjevic, Miki and Jacob Castle, Shea and John Happ, great grandson Jameson Happ, brother and sister-in-laws, as well as, a very loving extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws Fred and Goldie Caley, his beloved uncles and aunts Anthony and Anna Kovacic, Frank and Angeline Trumbich, Rudolph and Dorothy Kovacic, his cousin and childhood best friend Dickie Tomich, and his nephew Jeff Rickett.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin McClain officiating. Burial will be in the Nankin Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home and on Saturday, January 25, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Associated Charities, 240 Cleveland Ave., Ashland, Ohio 44805 or to the Notre Dame Club of Greater Sarasota Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 49453, Sarasota, FL. 34230.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 24th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 24th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home 313 Center St. Ashland, Ohio 44805
    Address
    Address Not Available
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home 313 Center St. Ashland, Ohio 44805
    Address
    313 Center Street
    Ashland, Ohio 44805
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  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home 313 Center St. Ashland, Ohio 44805
    Address
    313 Center Street
    Ashland, Ohio 44805
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    Officiant
    Reverend Kevin McClain
  • Interment

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    Nankin Cemetery
    Address
    St. Rt. 302
    nankin, OH 44848
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