Marko Prusac, 84, passed away on June 17, 2023, at his family home in Saint Petersburg, Florida. He was born on October 12, 1938, in Podrujnica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia. In 1961. Mr. Prusac married Tankosava Samardzija in Sasina, SFR Yugoslavia.
His life’s work was filled with great successes starting as a seven-year-old boy who walked 15.5 miles barefoot to school on sharp Dalmatian stone. A boy unprotected and exposed to all weather conditions but with a vision for a better tomorrow. As a 16 year old young man he was appointed a store manager. He went on to complete Higher Economic School in Belgrade, while providing for his family.
His life journey took a new direction at the age 59. In a war-torn homeland his ultimate mission was to safely bring family, including his grandchildren, to the United States for a better and safer future.
He was an athlete, fisherman, hunter, card player and nature lover. He enjoyed watching animal and travel documentaries, singing, sharing family meals. Above all he loved politics and was an encyclopedia of knowledge concerning history, geography and world leaders.
His grieving wife, Tankosava and daughter Dijana, will miss him immensely.