In Memory

Alexander A (Al) Duricic

Alexander A (Al) Duricic

12/14/1953 - 03/04/2024                                               

On March 4, 2024, we bid farewell to Alexander Zivadin Duricic, a cherished husband, father, brother, and grandfather, whose vibrant spirit and laughter imbued every moment with joy. Born to Zivadin and Hermine Duricic on December 14, 1953, in Berwyn, Illinois, Alexander-affectionately known as 'Big Al' and 'Pops'-embarked on a journey filled with love, discovery, and achievement. Raised in Lyons, Illinois, Al's early life was marked by a keen intelligence and a zest for life that led him to graduate from Morton West High School in 1972. His professional journey began at Andrew Corporation, setting the stage for a distinguished 50-year career in project management. A testament to his commitment to personal growth and excellence, Al relocated to Plano, Texas, in 1983 and later earned a bachelor's degree from Amberton University, further honing his skills and expertise.

Al's retirement in December 2023 marked the culmination of a storied career, but his
passions extended well beyond the professional realm. A gifted artisan, he found solace and expression in stained glass and woodworking, creating pieces that reflected the depth of his creativity and the warmth of his spirit. Frank Lloyd Wright and Steampunk styles were his specialty. To those who knew Al, his infectious smile and hearty laughter were a constant source of light and comfort. He possessed the rare ability to make every acquaintance feel like a lifelong friend, a testament to his genuine, open heart.  Though we mourn his loss deeply, Al's legacy endures through his beloved family: his wife, Marsha Duricic; brother, Ray Duricic (Jo Ann); children, Lauren Pardue (Jerad) and Bill Pate; nephew, Joe Duricic;  grandchildren, Kane and Madeline Pardue; and his devoted friends of 50 years, Vic Rubino, Terry Ryan, and Ken Foresberg.

Alexander Zivadin Duricic's life was a tapestry of love, laughter, and enduring friendships. As we remember him, let us honor his memory by embracing the joy he found in every moment, the kindness he showed to all, and the remarkable legacy he leaves behind.