John Antonio PICINICH 1936-2013

Longtime West Seattle resident and business owner, John Picinich, 76, passed into eternity Friday, July 5, 2013 in Susak, Croatia. He was born in Susak, Croatia September 14, 1936 to the late Antonio and Gaudenzia Picinich.

John was a loving father and husband. He enjoyed his work and had a passion for boating. He loved his homeland of Susak. He was a friend to all and loved by many. His charismatic personality will be missed.
He is survived by his wife of 3 years, Debra Kohler of FL; former wife, Rita Michelotti of West Seattle; children, Marina (Matt) Bovenkamp, Gina (Steve) Evans, Nello (Michelle) Picinich; 10 grandchildren: Micah, Ariana, Rebekah and Siena Bovenkamp; Rachel and Hannah Fox; Benjamin, Landon, Maia and Amelia Picinich; and siblings, Tony Picinich and Karmela Kurilic.

A celebration of John’s life was held July 12th at Hope Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA.

Published in print edition of The West Seattle Herald July 19, 2013