01/24/1923 - 04/07/2020
It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Peter Paul Milovich of Danbury, CT (formerly of New Hyde Park, NY and Astoria, NY) left this earth on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. He was 97 years old. He and his devoted wife, Margaret (Samara) aka Margie, would have celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary on June 19th. She was the love of his life and he left behind many beautiful memories. He was born in a small village in Croatia (former Yugoslavia) and came to the United States when he was 15 years old. He served in the US Army and US Coast Guard for a short time. He retired from Con Edison in 1985. He was a kind and caring man who loved to tell jokes and stories. He enjoyed listening to his Croatian songs that reminded him of his childhood days, took great pride in his garden, enjoyed playing chess and card games. He loved to follow Croatian soccer and enjoyed bocce until his knees told him to give it up. Pete and Margie did some traveling and returned to his Croatian roots with his family numerous times. During his lifetime he stayed connected with many family and friends whose lives he touched and they remained very close. His last years were difficult for him and his family due to Alzheimer’s Disease. He is also survived by his loving daughter, Linda (Joe) Zgombic of New Fairfield, CT and son, Robert (Susan) Milovich of Stanhope, NJ. He was fortunate enough to see his 4 granddaughters marry: Elizabeth (Mark) Czopp of Akron, NY; Janet (Greg) Conk of Richmond, VT, Marianne (Andy) Pogmore of New Fairfield, CT, and Kristin (Scott) Daisley of Williamsburg, VA. He was blessed with 6 great-grandchildren whom he adored: Nathan and Ryan Czopp, Sydney and Lila Conk, Lucas Pogmore and Albert Ernest Daisley. He is predeceased by his parents, Sime and Ante Milovcic and his younger sister, Antica Milovcic. He is survived by loving nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made in his memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, FL 17, Chicago, IL 60601(www.alz.org) or St. John Paul II Center, Recreation Donation, 33 Lincoln Avenue; Danbury, CT 06811.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the New Hyde Park Funeral Home. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, memorial services will be held at a later date once we can all come together to celebrate his life.