Darlene Kajganich (nee Martincin), died peacefully August 16th 2013, surrounded by loving family at the Cleveland Clinic following a brief illness. She was 79 years old.
She was born on April 2nd 1934 in Lorain and moved to Sheffield Village in 1956. She was a loving wife and friend to her husband of 60 years, Milan, a wonderful mother to their five children, and a beloved grandmother. She was a member of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church and the Circle of Serbian Sisters. She helped found "First Down," a Down syndrome resource group, enjoyed having her family around her, cooking and baking, and was a savvy Bingo player.
She is survived by her husband; daughters Mrs. Dennis (Lori) Govich of Elyria, Mrs. David (Lisa) Hawn of Lorain, and Diane of Sheffield Village; sons Steven of Taunton, Massachusetts and David of Los Angeles; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Also, brothers Eugene of Lorain, Richard of Sheffield Village, and Anthony of Chicago, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Sophie; brother Joseph; and sisters Helen Bacha, Cecilia Farkas, Mildred Groboske, Eleonore Butchko, and Betty Simo.
The family is holding private services.