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Antony Sankovic

ANTONY EMILIO ROMANO SANKOVIC, age 90, beloved husband for 62 years of the late Ana (nee Peloza, deceased); loving father of Denis (Kathy), Anne-Marie Schlessel (Michael) and the late Renato and Lori Murphy (Daniel); devoted grandfather of Anthony Sankovic (deceased) and Elena Law (Jonny), Amanda, Matthew and Nathan Schlessel, Danny (Madi), Michael (Liz), and Jack Murphy and great-grandfather of Talulah Law; cherished son of the late Anthony and Catherine; dearest brother of the late Mario (Anna,deceased); dear uncle and great-uncle of many.

Born in Torino, Italy to the late Antony and Catherine Sankovic and raised in Zejane (Croatia, near Rijeka). He left Zejane for Nice, France to live near his brother and then emigrated to Cleveland with the family in 1969. Antony was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Collinwood. He was a skilled machinist and worked primarily for machine shops run by Mirko Cukelj and Andy Marich. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing cards (briskula) especially with his friends at the Istra Club and he loved playing slot machines at the casino. He was well known for his a cappella singing of Italian and Istrian songs and loved dancing to polkas. Antony loved spending time with his family, traveling and cooking, he made stuffed cabbage (lots of them) for any event. Many would say he was a stubborn man, yet loving, caring and funny. Mostly he was a devoted family man and was known by all as “Nono”. He had friends all over the world that he kept in touch with. Nono will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Antony to Affinity Hospice CLICK HERE . Mass of Christian Burial Monday, May 8, 2023 at St. Mary Catholic Church 15519 Holmes Ave., Cleveland at 10 AM. Private burial at All Souls at a later date. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Antony at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS SUNDAY 3 – 6 PM.

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