David P. Markovich of Valparaiso, formerly of Whiting and Dyer, passed away
Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 surrounded by his loving family and dearest friends. He
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara; sons, Mark Markovich of
Chesterton and Tony (wife Nancy) Markovich of Valparaiso; daughter Kathie
(husband John) Bobos of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandchildren David Markovich,
Kelly Markovich, Julie Bobos and Brian Bobos; step grandchildren Jessica
Townsend and Kristina Townsend; great grandson Jonathan Bobos; step great
grandchildren Daniel Inhurst and Logan Thompson; brother Gerald (Marlene)
Markovich; sister Margaret (John) Brooks; and numerous nieces and nephews.
David was born on Feb. 3, 1931 in Whiting to the late Joseph and Margaret (Grenchik)
Markovich. He was a graduate of Catholic Central (Bishop Noll Institute) and
attended Arizona State University, where he received a football scholarship.
He served in the Korean War, where he played football for the United States
Army/USO. He was retired from LTV Steel after 35 years of service. In his
retirement he worked with Mark I Homes. He was an avid casino attendee and
penny slot player and was a well known frequent guest at casinos from
Michigan to Las Vegas. He loved his time up at his cabin in Minnesota where
he loved to just “putz” around and being surrounded by his family. David was
a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to all
who knew him and will be greatly missed.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 at 10 a.m.
at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Road, Chesterton, with Father
James Meade officiating. Cremation will be performed by Heritage Crematory,
Portage. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 5 from 2 to 8 p.m. at
the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, with a wake
service at 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Blessed Mother Teresa’s
Missionaries of Charity in David’s name at 509 W. Ridge Road, Gary, IN
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