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Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish
Monday April 1st, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am

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St. Mark Serbian Orthodox Monastery
Monday April 1st, 2019

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Aleksandar "Alex" Popovich

Aleksandar “Alex” Popovich, age 59, of Cedar Key, Florida, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Chiefland, Florida.

Born in Australia, he moved to the United States in 1969 and lived in Ohio for almost 35 years before moving to Florida in 2015.

He worked for the Ohio Department of Transportation for 30 years, retiring as the transportation manager in 2012 where he kept all vital equipment operational.

A firearm enthusiast, he belonged to several gun clubs and was a member of the National Rifle Association.  Alex enjoyed hunting, walking, and the outdoors.  When it came to his passion of machinery and mechanics, he was very talented and skilled in fixing and building just about anything.

Surviving is his companion of 25 years, Brenda Hamrick and her children, Wendy (Jason) Green and Isaac Gibson (Dez Wetzel); brothers, Dragoljub Popovich and Miodrag (Jane) Popovich; nieces, Tanja Popovich, Natasha Hobson and Allie Popovich; nephew, Marko (Kelly) Popovich, as well as 3 great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, The Very Reverend Zivko and Zora (nee Janushevich) Popovich.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 10:00 am until the time of funeral services at 11:00 am at St. Mark Serbian Orthodox Monastery, 1434 Lake Breeze Road, Sheffield Village, Ohio.  The Very Rev. Dragan Goronjic will officiate.  Burial will follow in St. Mark Cemetery, Sheffield Village.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Alex’s memory can be made to the church or the National Forest Foundation, Building 27, Suite 3, Fort Missoula Road, Missoula, MT 59804.

The Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, Lorain, is handling the arrangements.  To send online condolences go to www.dovinfcs.com.

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Just got the news last night and couldn't sleep. Thoughts and Prayers to you Brenda Lou,! I was awaiting a battery draining call to catch up on the latest of course. Endless Fountain of knowledge only few have or I have met. Could talk about Anything and he had great input on the matter. I will miss the Hey do you about or what do You think of? Yah be careful asking LOL My condolences Benda I miss him and it hurts.
Love ya

Luke a very simple man Apr 7 2019 12:00 AM

Thank you Gregg, but Alex would correct you by saying, "I'm not a man I'm a boy, men assume responsibilities boys don't." Mr. Alberini, my Alex greatly appreciated your support. He and Tackett are busy now. My our Father have mercy.

Brenda Hamrick Apr 1 2019 12:00 AM

Ms. Liz you knew him and his heart better than anyone. I believe you are the first person to know about us. He held you in the esteem and yes he had utmost respect for wonderful George. You know that he and Donnie, Stan and a few that is slipping my mind are busy gabbing about something. ALL of you in Dist 4 made a heck of a team, But more than that you were family. Now it is our turn to miss him while they are busy building something. I love you for all of your years of support.

Brenda Hamrick Apr 1 2019 12:00 AM

Ms. Charlotte, there are no words to describe Alex accurately, you are so right he was taken to soon. I suppose Our Father in Heaven has a need for him now with the rest of our Dist 4 wonderful guys and gals. A team and family they were/are.

Brenda Hamrick Apr 1 2019 12:00 AM

Thank you Ann this means a lot to me. I am speechless. Thank you and please safe. God be with you

Brenda Hamrick Apr 1 2019 12:00 AM

Brenda and Family,
I am very sorry to hear of your loss, Alex. Please accept my sincere sympathy. Keeping you in thought,
Theresa Swindler

Theresa Swindler Apr 1 2019 12:00 AM

Alex was a Great Friend, Coworker and a great mind. His knowledge about all types of equipment was more than amazing. He was the key component in developing many types of snow and ice removal equipment including salt brine makers for the Ohio Department of Transportation District 4. ( 6 Counties Trumbull, Ashtabula,Stark, Summit, Mahoning & Portage) If you had any type of equipment problems in District 4 Alex was the man ! You Will Be Missed By Many Alex, Until We Meet Again...........

Gregg Alberini Mar 31 2019 12:00 AM

With the Saints give rest O Christ to the soul of thy servant where there is neither sickness nor sorrow or sighing but life everlasting.

Orthodox Christian Mar 31 2019 12:00 AM

No words can describe the sadness in our hearts for the unexpected death of our good friend. Alex wasnt just a coworker, he was a dear friend. We will miss our phone conversations describing your latest hunting adventure, or just checking in. Our thoughts and prayers are with Alexs family, especially his soulmate Brenda. Brenda, you were his light, I know you will keep his memory bright. Alex you will be truly missed by so many...you have no idea! ~ George, Liz and Julee

George and Liz Mar 31 2019 12:00 AM

Alex wasn't just a coworker , he was a friend. A friend who i enjoyed knowing. He was the best !
My prayers our with Alex's family and Brenda. Give them the strength and guidance at this time.

"Gone from our sight
but never from our hearts"

Danny Rogers -ODOT Retiree Mar 31 2019 12:00 AM

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