June 14, 1932 ~ February 5, 2013
(1932 - 2013)
Krste was born June 14, 1932. in Šibenik, Croatia and was a long time resident of
Rancho Palos Verdes. He departed peacefully February 5, 2013 in California after
he realized he could not win the two-year long battle with cancer. He was a
courageous and patient warrior. He never complained and to the last day he kept
his hopes alive.
Krste grew up in Šibenik on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, which influenced his
interests in water sports. Sports were integral part of his life and especially
important was the discovery of golf which he embraced passionately throughout
He completed general education in Šibenik and earned a Bachelor's Degree in
Metallurgical Engineering in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He also earned BSC in
Engineering with emphasis in Metallurgy from UCLA.
In 1970 when he visited California, he met the love of his life, his wife Mirjana,
which inspired him to stay in the US. They spent 42 magic years together – filled
with love, respect, hopes and dreams. It was a magnificent journey.
For most of his professional life in the US, he worked at Ralph M. Parsons as an
engineer, designing heavy mining equipment. He was also involved in special
assignments in Santiago, Chile, Mexico City and Kanania, Mexico. He retired in
He enjoyed 20 years of retirement. Along with golfing and traveling with his wife,
he also built the house of his dreams in an olive grove, renewed the family
vineyard and made his own wine near his birthplace in Croatia. He cruised on the
Adriatic Sea and went fishing with his boat.
Life was very good and he was hoping for more but it was not meant to be. Life
cannot be measured by time and numbers but by the feelings, enthusiasm and joy
that are the part of it.
He was a proud and loving uncle to Natasha, Sofija, Boris, Mia, Sneana and Ian.
They will together with his wife Mirjana, keep a loving and unforgettable memory
of the kind, soft spoken, and gentle man.
In our hearts, he will live forever!
Memorial service will be held at The Wayfarer's Chapel on Saturday, March 2,
2013 at 10:30 am. 5755 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
90275, tel. (310) 377 1650
Instead of flowers, contributions could be made to The City of Hope (Donate by
making a phone call (866) 683-HOPE (4673) or on www.cityofhope.org or by mail
at City of Hope, Annual Giving, 1055 Wilshire Blvd. #1200, Los Angeles, CA
90017 or to The Wayfarer's chapel.
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