Marko Markovich, 80, of Galveston, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was born February 10, 1934, in Niksic’, Yugoslavia and came to the US in 1961. Marko worked for Farmer’s Marine as a machinist and retired from Lipton Tea in 1990. He was a 38-year member of the Galveston Elks Lodge and a member of Saints Constantine & Helen Serbian Orthodox Church.
Marko was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; parents, Rade and Anja Markovic’; and three brothers and a sister back in Yugoslavia.
He is survived by his daughter, Melanie Markovich; sons, Marko Markovich, Jr. and wife, Tina; and Michael Markovich and wife, Michelle; and sons, John and Vincent Mangogna; grandchildren, Makenzie Markovich and Marko Markovich, III; his beloved dog and faithful companion, Daisy; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Marko’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Thursday, September 25th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. An Elks Memorial Service and a Pomen service will be held at 6:30 pm.
Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Friday, September 26th, at Saints Constantine & Helen Serbian Orthodox Church with burial following at the Serbian Orthodox Cemetery in Galveston.
Pallbearers will be Mimo Milosevich, Raymond Rubio, Willie Garza, John (Piggy) Gerami, Walter Taylor, and Patrick Mullins.
Marko’s family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to Marko’s hospice nurse, Trish, and caregivers, Alicia and Rose, for the wonderful care they provided for Marko.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Care Team, Inc., 1708 Amburn, Suite C, Texas City, TX 77591.