The Clergy, Executive Board, and Members of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church express condolences to the family of Nada Samardzija. Memory eternal.

Nada Samardzija age 92 (March 9, 1925 – May 12, 2017)  passed away Friday, May 12, 2017.

She was an active member of St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church and its Circle of Serbian Sisters. Nada was retired from St Mary Medical Center with many years of service. She is preceded in death by her husband Nikola, daughter Mira and her parents Stojan & Milica (Mandic) Janjatovic also her brothers Dane & Milan.

Nada is survived by her 2 beloved children Milan(Sharon) Samardzija & Milica (William) Maddocks; she was a devoted and loving grandmother (Baba) to her 3 cherished grandchildren Nadia (Frank) Jaeger, Mara Katherine Maddocks and Petra Samardzija, & three sisters in Serbia – Staka, Radmila and Smilija.

Visitation will take place Monday, May 15, 2016 at the Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 7535 Taft St, Merrillville, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Pomen Service at 7:00 p.m. V. Rev Marko Matic officiating.

Funeral Services will take place Tuesday, directly at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 9191 Mississippi St, Merrillville. Interment will take place privately at the New Gracanica Monastery in Lake Villa, Illinois.

We have been blessed to have had her all these years and she will be truly missed by all who knew her and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 9191 Mississippi St, Merrillville, IN 46410, Lifeline Humanitarian Organization, 200 N. Michigan Ave #502, Chicago, IL 60601 or Hospice of the Calumet Area, 600 Superior Ave, Munster, IN 46321.

For further information please call Calumet Park Funeral Chapel at (219) 736-5840.