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Cuyahoga Falls- Borivoj Mergl, 84, passed away August 2, 2022. Bora was born February 7,1938 in Kuzmin, Serbia (former Yugoslavia).
Bora’s childhood years were made difficult by World War II, and later by an education cut short due to family obligations. He married Radica Pokrajac in 1967. With their two daughters, they moved to the United States in 1974. In the U.S., Bora and Radica lived the American dream. Bora worked long hours as a tire mold finisher to make sure his children, now three daughters, would receive the education he never could. His work ethic and the importance of education were instilled in his daughters and grandchildren.
Bora retired in 2006. He spent his remaining years gardening, taking care of his yard, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, watching old westerns, travelling, and cutting down any tree that shaded his beloved garden. He especially loved to sit outside with Radica enjoying beautiful summer nights, and spending time with his daughters and grandchildren whom he loved with all his heart.
Bora will be missed by his wife Radica; daughters Helen Tomic (Zeljko), Donna Cagaric, Marija Mergl (Jim Smith); grandchildren, Maya, Stephen, Nikolas, Aleksander, Nathan, and Jameson; and extended family and friends throughout the U.S. and Serbia.
Friends may call from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at the Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, 1930 Front St. Cuyahoga Falls, OH, 44221.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 on Friday, August 12, 2022, for family and friends at Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home. Graveside service to follow at Silver Springs Cemetery in Stow, Ohio.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Bath Creek Estates for their loving care during his last days.
To view send condolences or sign the guest book visit www.cliffordshoemaker.com
Thursday, August 11, 2022
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Friday, August 12, 2022
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