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Zvonimir "Zvonko" Sinovec
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Obituary for Zvonimir "Zvonko" Sinovec

Zvonimir “Zvonko” Sinovec, age 89, of Farragut passed away suddenly early Sunday morning, March 25, 2018. He was a long time member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church and a devoted husband, father, brother grandfather (Opa), and great-grandfather. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Zvonko was born in Croatia on July 14, 1928. He immigrated to Canada and later settled in Los Angeles, California in 1962. He was extremely proud to become a United States citizen.

He was a barber for many years and later obtained his General Contractor’s License. He built homes in Hollywood Hills, California.

Zvonko was a people person. He was very active in The Croatian Fraternal Union of America, and eventually became President of the Los Angeles Chapter. He was also an active member of St. Anthony’s Croatian Catholic Church in Los Angeles.

He retired in 1992 and moved to East Tennessee to be with his family in Knoxville. Zvonko enjoyed his retirement by playing golf, reading about history, gardening, and exercising and socializing with friends at the Davis Family YMCA.

Zvonimir is preceded in death by his parents, Florian Sinovec and Jelena Sinovec; sister, Micika Sinovec; brother, Rajner Sinovec; and son-in-law, Russ Gebhardt. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Juliana Sinovec; daughters and sons-in-laws, Ingrid and Don Copinger of Knoxville, Aloysia and Steve Dekanich of Louisville; grandchildren, Kimberly (Ethan) Brown, Patrick (Ayano) Copinger, Thomas (Kaitlynn) Copinger, Leia (Tyler) Lawson, Gina Gebhardt, Mara Gebhardt, Annette Dekanich; many great grandchildren; brother, Dragec (Anica) Sinovec; sisters, Stefica, Dragica, Katica, Slavica and Vera; nieces, Katarina, Lori, Tanya and several nieces and nephews in Croatia.

The family will receive friends Monday, April 2, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel followed by a Prayer Service. A Mass will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Lake View Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to St. John Neumann Catholic Church.

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel

11915 Kingston Pike
Farragut, TN 37934

Prayer service to follow





11:30 AM
St. John Neumann Catholic Church

633 St John Court
Farragut, TN 37934





2:00 PM
Lakeview Cemetery

City Park Drive
Lenoir City, TN 37772


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