2013-08-15 / Obituaries

Andrija Gopcevic

Andrija Gopcevic, 69, passed away on July 30,

2013, in Sarasota, Fla. He was born on May 17, 1944, in Norwalk, Conn. He was the son of the late Peter Vojislav Gopcevic and the late Nina Baugh Gopcevic. He resided in Jamestown for a short time before becoming a long-time resident of Sarasota.

He was devoted to his siblings: his brother, the late M. Peter Gopcevic of Durham, Conn., his sister, the late Nina Gopcevic Biddle of London, England. He leaves behind a second sister, Tania Gopcevic Biddle of Jamestown. He also leaves behind two stepdaughters, Bimini Murphin and Tabatha Lucas, from a previous marriage of whom he adored and loved as his own.

In addition, he was a dedicated and loving uncle to his nieces and nephews: Danika Gopcevic- Levesque, Lydia Biddle Cotter, Cat Biddle Dunning, Nina Biddle Luna, Richard Biddle, Tabby Biddle Guy, Christopher Biddle and Peter Biddle. He had many dear friends whom he loved and cherished.

He studied at the University of Rhode Island Manatee Community

College. He worked as a computer consultant until his retirement.

Family was everything to him. Among his passion for his family, he had a great interest in the history of his family genealogy. He had a love for boating and an immense love for cats. You could say he was “the cat with nine lives,” overcoming many obstacles and challenges on a daily basis. His lifelong motto was, “Never give up.” He never did!

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked to make donations to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The family will hold a private ceremony in Jamestown at a later date.

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