Tankosava Prusac, born Samardzija, 83, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2023, at her family home in Saint Petersburg, Florida. She was born on October 10, 1939, in Brdari, Kingdom of Yugoslavia. In 1961. Mrs. Samardzija married Marko Prusac in Sasina, SFR Yugoslavia.
Until the age of five, she was exposed to the Second World War devastations. During those times, Fascists and their domestic helpers were fundamentally exterminating people using the most ferocious methods and means of mass destruction. The period after the Second World War was marked by poverty and hunger. Such difficult years have shaped my Mom to have the strength, perseverance, stability, and intuition of a wolf.
She graduated from High school by the age of sixteen and obtained her first job as a financial officer in jobs related to the circulation of goods and money. She brought home the first paycheck her family ever saw, purchased her first bicycle, the stove, the refrigerator, and the list went on.
At the age of eighteen, she completed the School of Economy in Belgrade, Serbia. For more than two decades, Mom worked as a Chief Financial Officer at the Center for Culture and Information in the City of Sanski Most. She succeeded beyond belief and proved there are no limits to human abilities. She was a reputable and appreciated member of the community.
Known for kind heart towards every human being, but especially sensitive to people in need. Her passion was Fine Art. She worked voluntarily as a Guide for Artists of Naive Art. She had an alluring rose garden we all rejoice in. Later, Mom refined her skills to make the most luscious rose jams, juices and liquors. She was The Best Mom Forever and my BFF.
She loved being surrounded by family and close friends. Her cooking was astounding, prepared from the garden that she kept organic ever since I can remember. Her little hands were always so busy.
Thank you, my Love, for always putting family before yourself, always being there for me, and for endless love and support. You are my golden apple! I will keep you in my heart as long as I live.
I will miss you eternally,
Your daughter, Dijana