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Milan "Jemo" Drakulic

October 1, 1917 ~ January 20, 2019 (age 101)

Milan “Jemo” Drakulic Sr. age 101 of Trafford passed away on Sunday January 20, 2019.  Jemo was born on October 1, 1917 in Wall the son of the late Djuro “George” and Senija “Anna” (Tarbuk) Drakulic.  Jemo was the Head Chauffeur for Westinghouse Electric headquartered in Downtown Pittsburgh.  He was the only chauffeur they had a retirement party for and never used a watch but was always on time.  He also continued to drive for the Westinghouse Shoots at the Rolling Rock Club.  He drove for many famous people in his career including Walt Disney thru Vice President Rockefeller.  He was a lifelong member of the St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Monroeville; an original member of the Tesla Memorial Society.  He had a beautiful singing voice and he sang first tenor in three choirs in his lifetime.  The St. Nicholas Church Choir, Czar Lazar Male Choir and was an original member of the St. Nicholas Male Chorus.  Jemo was President of the SNF Young American Serbs Lodge #82 of Trafford for 25 years.  He was a drummer with the former Trafford Drum and Bugle Corp; a member of the Harry S. Truman Lodge F&AM #765, Former member of Cattaraugus Lodge #239 in Salamanca NY and a member of the Pittsburgh Scottish Rite as a 32nd Degree Mason.  Lastly Jemo was a devoted Republican and a supporter of President Donald J. Trump.  Jemo is survived by his children Milan (Helen) Drakulic Jr., Maryanne (Louis) Miholovich; grandchildren Adam (Danielle) Drakulic Sr., Milana (Dave) Sauter, Nada (Bob) Yuscinsky, Alissa and Michael Miholovich; great-grandchildren Rachel, Adam Jr., Rebecca Drakulic, Alexis and Julianna Sauter, Andrew and Aiden Yuscinsky. Jemo was preceded in death by his first wife Catherine (Zivkovich) Drakulic, his second wife Patricia Ann Cline-Drakulic; his siblings John “Zip”, Joseph, Daniel “Mitch” and Arthur M. Drakulic, Vamelia Drakulic, Mildred Paich and Dorothy Gotch. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 4-8 PM and Thursday from 2-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (State Rt. 130) Trafford (412) 372-3111.  Additional viewing will be from 11 AM Friday until the time of the funeral services at 12 Noon in the St. Nicholas Serbian Church, Haymaker Road, Monroeville with the Very Rev. Fr. George Veselinovic officiating.  Interment will follow in the Grandview Cemetery N. Versailles.  Pomen service will be at 7 PM Thursday in the funeral home and a Masonic service will be held Wednesday at 7:30 PM in the funeral home.  www.dobrinickfhinc.com


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