April 11, 2021
Mr. George Jovanovich, 93, formerly of Monroeville, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021. A native of Duquesne, George was born to Eli and Margaret Jovanovich on March 11, 1928. He graduated from Duquesne High School in 1945 and was President of his class. He was the first in his family to attend college, graduating from Carnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie Mellon University) where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 3 years. His first job was with Koppers Co., Inc. He served in the Army with the Chemical Corps in Maryland from 1951 to 1953. George then worked with US Steel’s Research and Development Laboratories for 25 years before retiring in 1978. George enjoyed listening to Frank Sinatra and Glenn Miller as well as classical music. He was an avid reader and always had a book in hand. His gentle manner inspired an abiding love in all of his family. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Martha Jovanovich and his son, Lieutenant Col. George Jovanovich, Jr., both in 2006. He is survived by sons, Dr. Daniel Jovanovich and wife, Lorie, of Pittsburgh, PA, James Jovanovich and wife, Patty, of Monroeville, PA and Peter Jovanovich and wife, Ellen, of Pasadena, MD; daughter, Dr. Veda J. Moore and husband, Dr. Daniel Moore, of Greenville; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Jovanovich of Indiana; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Peter Jovanovich of Illinois; and sister, Millie Poliakoff of New York. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 PM at the GENE H. CORL FUNERAL CHAPEL INC. AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike (412-372-2100) and where a blessing service will be held on Friday at 11 A.M. The wearing of facial masks and social distancing will be followed per CDC guidelines. Interment will follow in McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: Monroeville Public Library, 4000 Gateway Campus Blvd., Monroeville, PA. 15146. Please visit www.corlfuneralchapel.com to leave online condolences for the family.
Mr. George Jovanovich, 93, formerly of Monroeville, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021. A native of Duquesne, George was born to Eli and Margaret Jovanovich on March 11, 1928. He graduated from Duquesne High School in 1945 and was President... View Obituary & Service Information
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