Troparion — Tone 4
First-enthroned of the apostles, teachers of the universe: Entreat the Master of all to grant peace to the world, and to our souls great mercy!
It is with profound sadness, but with the firm hope in resurrection into life eternal, that we inform you of the passing of our long-time parishioner +Sandra Dragovich. We express our deepest condolences to the family Dragovich!
May her memory be eternal!
Sandra was born in Lorain, Ohio to Milos and Anna Milovich on May 28, 1940. At a young age, she married the love of her life, the late Dmeter Dragovich, Sr., after falling for his sweet-talking charm on February 3, 1963, in Steelton, Pennsylvania. Ever since then, Sandra dedicated her life to her family and the Serbian Orthodox Church, where she served as Secretary of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church’s choir in St. Petersburg, Florida for many years. Sandra was an active member of the church choir, and never failed to miss a Sunday singing. Her beautiful soprano voice will be deeply missed by the congregation.
Along with her faith, Sandra shared a passion for her Serbian heritage, and raised her family with strong Serbian traditions. She was a lifetime member of the Serbian National Federation (SNF) and attended numerous Serbian Singing Federation Choral Festivals around the United States. Sandra will be remembered by her family, friends, and the Serbian Orthodox Community for her mouthwatering baking, sassy sense of humor, and dedication to her family and the church.
Sandra is preceded in death by her husband, Dmeter Sr., her son, Christopher, and her parents Milos and Anna. She is survived by her son, Dmeter Jr., daughter-in-law, Sharon, and her three granddaughters, Alexandra, Danielle, and Desa.
A Visitation will be held on Friday, November 11, from 9:00 am - 10:00 am, followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. at Blount and Curry Funeral Home- Carrollwood Chapel, 3207 West Bearss Ave., Tampa, Florida 33618.
A private burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave., Bushnell, Florida 33513 at a later date.
Memorials may be given to St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in St. Petersburg, Florida.