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John Zorovich

1933 ~ 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


John Zorovich passed away peacefully April 25, 2023 at the age of 89.  He was born in Veli Losinj, Croatia where he lived until he escaped in 1958. He came to America in 1960 by ship from Italy.  When John was 24 years old he got polio in his leg. John started working as a dishwasher at the Rockaway Hunting Club in Lawrence and worked his way up to head chef.  Working  long  hours everyday on his feet was tough but he do it for his family. He was a “Jack of all trades” doing big and small jobs around the club house as needed. He worked there  for 40 years.  

John met his beloved wife Teresa working at the club, they married May 10, 1964.  They have lived in the same house for 59 years.  John leaves behind his 3 children and 5 grandchildren. 

 Everyone that knew John knew what a special man he was. He was everyone’s friend.  He was poppy to his 3 children, nonno to his 5 grandchildren and Big Johnny or Mr.  Z. to everyone else. He was always there to cook for you and fix anything that needing fixing. John loved his family unconditionally. 

He lived 89 years, other then polio he was  never sick a day in his life until he got prostate cancer 3 years ago. John was a fighter, he wanted to do whatever he had to to beat the cancer, but in the end it beat him. John’s good heart and kindness will be remembered  by all who knew him. His memory will live on in the hearts of his family and friends. 

May John Rest In Peace

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April 27, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Flinch & Bruns Funeral Home, Inc.
34 Hempstead Avenue (corner Peninsula Blvd.)
Lynbrook, NY 11563

Funeral Mass
April 28, 2023

10:00 AM
Saint Joachim R.C. Church
614 Central Avenue
Cedarhurst, New York 11516


Cemetery of the Holy Rood
111 Old Country Road
Westbury, NY 11590


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


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