SHARON, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Mile “Michael” Ivanovich, 66, of Sharon passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 7, 2021, in his home. 

Michael was born October 19, 1955, in Topusko, Croatia, a son of Milovan and Kata (Rkman) Ivanovich. 

He was graduate of Farrell High School, where he was a standout football player and attended the University of Cincinnati on a football scholarship. 

Michael was a car salesman for John Baglier Buick and Cadillac, Sharon and was a former football coach at Farrell High School. 

He was a member of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Hermitage. 

Surviving is his mother, Kata Ivanovich, of Farrell; a sister-in-law, Stanojka Ivanovich, of Sharpsville and an uncle, Stojan Rkman and his wife Ljubica, also of Farrell. 

Michael was preceded in death by his father, Milovan Ivanovich and a brother, Bogdan “Tookie” Ivanovich. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 65 S. Keel Ridge Rd., Hermitage, PA 16148. 

Calling hours will be from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021, in St George Serbian Orthodox Church, Hermitage. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Vedran Grabic, pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Hermitage. 

Arrangements are being handled by the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

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