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Title: Member Jadran
Post by: davidships on October 23, 2018, 10:39:42 am
Sadly, we now know that our dear friend Jadran suffered a stroke last November, from which he did not recover, and he passed away in June, shortly after our last report.

Jadran's last posting, APL New Jersey, along with his 687 other photographs will stand as a lasting memory of a much-loved member of our community.
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2765377


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: victor radio74 on October 23, 2018, 10:51:17 am
Thanks for the information,I am very sorry


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: Emmanuel.L on October 23, 2018, 11:34:40 am
Thank you David, so very sad to hear of Jadran demise, although I have never met him, our friendship throughout these few years we have been corresponding .it is like I have lost a cousin ,a close relative,I will always cherish his memory, his love and care for his aged mother, condolences to her an any other family, after Ken Smith death in July , and now this sad news of Jadran's.
I am utterly speechless .rest in Peace dear friend, thank you for accepting me as friend, I will cherish those emails from across the Med, sadly the Balcony over the Adriatic is now empty.
Emmanuel.L(Malta)


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: Elbe-Dino on October 23, 2018, 11:57:55 am
Very sad to read this. I also will miss the always wonderful "balcony-pics". RIP.


Title: Member Jadran
Post by: Tomislav Raymondi on October 23, 2018, 04:22:55 pm
With much regret I learn of the passing away of a great friend like Jadran, despite not having met personally, but with whom I had a friendly exchange of mails and a possible meeting in Croatia on a possible trip to France and England this year.

S velikim žaljenjem saznam za propast velikog prijatelja kao što je Jadran, unatoč tome što nisam upoznao osobno, ali s kojim sam imao prijateljsku razmjenu poruka i moguće sastanak u Hrvatskoj o mogućem putovanju u Francusku i Englesku ove godine.

RIP Jadran.

Tomislav Raymondi.


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: Fergal Clohessy on October 23, 2018, 04:57:10 pm
Does anyone have a photo to share of this kind and dear gentleman? Very saddened to hear of his passing. Id be honoured to see one if anyone does


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: Jim McQuarrie on October 23, 2018, 05:50:33 pm
Yes Fergal I have 1-we used to e-mail and write to each other-Send presents etc.
My E-mail is in profile will send it if you give me yours


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: Tomas Řstberg- Jacobsen on October 23, 2018, 07:26:55 pm
Sad to hear, rest in peace, brother.


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: DEREK SANDS on October 23, 2018, 08:14:23 pm
R.I.P.Jadran another sad loss to the community


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: Allan RO on October 23, 2018, 08:35:01 pm
R.I.P Jadran, thanks for all the lovely pics from the balcony, and of course the white buoy...

Allan


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: ventuari on October 23, 2018, 08:37:22 pm
Hi.
Sad news. Rest in peace my dear old friend Jadran. I will miss your nice shots from your balcony and also our long chats and conversations by mail.
Another good friend from Shipspotting its gone. He was 68 years old.
Rest in Peace my friend.
ventuari


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: Clyde Dickens on October 23, 2018, 09:07:39 pm
Rest in peace Jadran.  I did enjoy our exchanges of messages

Clyde


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: carimar on October 24, 2018, 06:22:12 am
† Rest in peace Jadran! Sad to hear. I did enjoy our exchanges of mails and thanks for your interesting and beautiful pictures.


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: Cedric Hacke on October 24, 2018, 08:45:37 am
Rest in peace Jadran, my condolences to his family and friends.


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: B.Clark on October 24, 2018, 09:17:59 am
R.I.P. Jadran


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: SteKrueBe on October 24, 2018, 09:25:44 am
What a sad news. The community will certainly miss the great photos from the balcony and Jadran's friendly manner.
Bon Voyage, Jadran and all good wishes for the bereaved,
Stefan


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: Cavit Ege Tulça on October 24, 2018, 10:15:10 am
So sad to hear this, RIP Jadran


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: Fergal Clohessy on October 24, 2018, 10:19:15 am
Yes Fergal I have 1-we used to e-mail and write to each other-Send presents etc.
My E-mail is in profile will send it if you give me yours

Hi Jim,

Many thanks indeed for this, really much appreciated!


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: Keith Goldie on October 26, 2018, 01:57:36 am
Rest In Peace


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: Patalavaca on October 26, 2018, 07:50:47 pm
Thanks David for the sad & inevitable confirmation that I had been waiting for.

I knew, and had visited, Jadran in Rijeka for over 10 years, we travelled around the area talking ships & life, drinking coffee, especially at his favourite waterfront cafe bar in Bakar, and visiting his former employer, the 'Victor Lenac' shipyard.

Jadran was born in Washington D.C., his father was a senior naval attache at the Yugoslav Embassy.
He told me that as he grew older, in the midst of Yugoslavia's Communist times under Tito, his identity card and Passport caused him to be interviewed many times by the powers that be, as to what a US born chap was doing in the country. After his explanation was made, the authorities backed off each time, unsurprisingly.

He never married and often spoke of his regret in not doing so.
He was an only child and his mother survives him.
Jadran was suffering from several ailments, not least, COPD lung disease and he knew that his time was likely to be short. In the last few years he sometimes lost his balance while walking or traversing steps, so I bought him a discreet folding walking stick, alas he was too proud to use it!
An extraordinarily quiet, kind and courteous friend, who was also humble & slightly reclusive.

This website and the Shipspotting community allowed him to cloak that shyness and socialise happily in his retirement.

Rest in Peace old friend.

Rick


The first photo, taken on 14/05/2014 is Jadran with the Victor Lenac shipyard behind him.
The second photo was taken on 18/10/2014 in Rijeka.



Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: Paul Finnigan on October 27, 2018, 05:02:39 am
He sounds like a true gentleman and a sad loss to the shipspotting community, RIP Jadran and thank you for your great photos. 


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: Brett Bachmann on October 27, 2018, 09:32:42 am
So sad, RIP Jadran...will miss you and your photo's from your (office) balcony :) Brett in Cape Town.


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: Nektarios Papadakis on October 27, 2018, 11:16:47 am
Sad news... His balcony photos were great. RIP Jadran, you will be remembered...


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: David Meare on October 28, 2018, 03:47:54 pm
My small collection of ship photos from the early sixties were posted around 2012. Jadran's interest in them was heart warming. It's nice to meet those special people in life who make you feel good about yourself. Thank you Jadran.


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: lappino on October 29, 2018, 01:03:47 am
Rest in peace, dear Jadran. I had hopes until the very end.


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: davidships on October 29, 2018, 03:45:40 am
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Rest in peace, dear Jadran. I had hopes until the very end

On behalf of all, I thank you, Vlad, for sensitively and persistently searching for news of our mutual friend.


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: Jim McQuarrie on November 01, 2018, 11:03:44 am
Jadran


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: MattyBoy on November 05, 2018, 01:06:47 pm
Sad news indeed. RIP

 :'(


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: Patagualino on November 07, 2018, 01:08:05 am
I have been away from Shipspotting...and...now I find this sad, sad news.
I never met Jadran...but I often dreamt of doing so...he always responded with sincere warmth when I congratulated him on those fine photos from his balcony.
I feel I have lost a very dear friend...a fellow human being on this planet, such was his manner, I felt as if we were indeed...old friends...shipmates.
I am so very sad this evening.
Rest in peace, my friend. Godspeed.


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: Hannes van Rijn on November 07, 2018, 04:01:19 am
So sad to hear,that our Shipspotting friend Jadran is past away.I known him as kind person on this community.


Rest in Peace my friend.


Title: Re: Member Jadran
Post by: Tobias S. Holland on November 08, 2018, 09:03:47 am
I’m saddened to read of Jadran’s passing.

I will remember Jadran for his friendly manner with the members of the community and his impressive photos taken from his balcony.

Rest in peace, Jadran. Your contributions will be sorely missed.