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« Reply #15 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,
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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2018, 10:15:10 am »

So sad to hear this, RIP Jadran
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« Reply #17 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!
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« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2018, 01:57:36 am »

Rest In Peace
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« Reply #19 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.

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« Reply #20 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. 
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« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2018, 09:32:42 am »

So sad, RIP Jadran...will miss you and your photo's from your (office) balcony Smiley Brett in Cape Town.
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« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2018, 11:16:47 am »

Sad news... His balcony photos were great. RIP Jadran, you will be remembered...
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« Reply #23 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.
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« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2018, 01:03:47 am »

Rest in peace, dear Jadran. I had hopes until the very end.
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« Reply #25 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.
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« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2018, 11:03:44 am »

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« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2018, 01:06:47 pm »

Sad news indeed. RIP

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« Reply #28 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.
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« Reply #29 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.
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