OBITUARY

Marko Velovic

January 19, 1949January 8, 2021
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On Friday, January 8, 2021, Marko Velovic, loving husband, father of four children, and grandfather to five grandchildren passed away unexpectedly at the age of 71.

Marko was born on January 19, 1949 in Štoj, Ulqin, Montenegro to Zefi and Lena (Lohja) Velovic. He immigrated to the United States in 1968 and on October 25, 1975, he married Delia Drejaj and would go on to raise four sons. Upon arriving Marko began working in an Italian bakery located in the Parkchester section of the Bronx. In the late 80’s early 90’s he became a United States citizen which gave him a great sense of pride. He would ultimately succeed the original proprietor of Leonard’s Bakery and would run the business successfully for 38 years until retirement.

Marko was well known in the community for his bread and pastries. In his earlier years Marko liked to bowl and play volleyball. He was an avid tennis fan and followed the major tournaments every year on tv. He rooted for the Red Sox and Tom Brady to the dismay of his family and friends who supported the rival local teams. He was known for his unique character, practical jokes, his generosity, and most of all his love for his family.

Marko is survived by his wife Delia, his four children, Joseph, Paul, Robert, Daniel, his daughters-in-laws Sarah, Melissa, Lindita, his brother Noci, his sisters Katrina, Prena, Justina and his grandchildren Rachel, Ava, Joshua, Aleksander, and Rebecca.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday January 13, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Ave, Union, NJ.

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday January 14, 2021 at 10:00 am at St. John the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 1805 Penbrook Terr, Linden, NJ.

Committal service to immediately follow at Fairview Cemetery, 1100 E. Broad Street, Westfield.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Marko's memory to The Sarcoma Foundation of America: https://www.curesarcoma.org/donate/

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.McCrackenFuneralHome.com for the Velovic family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

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Christopher Shaw

January 18, 2021

Rest in peace, a hard working dedicated family man who ran an excellent business always friendly and made the best baked goods ever.

Hana Velovic

January 14, 2021

Hana Velovic

January 14, 2021

Hana Velovic

January 14, 2021

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