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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Jovan Bokun
December 29, 1940 - August 15, 2022

Public Events and Locations

Viewing - Monday, August 22, 2022, 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Wetzel and Son, Rockledge
Eulogy - Monday, August 22, 2022, 8:00 PM at Wetzel and Son, Rockledge
Graveside Service - Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 11:00 AM at Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge


Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-663-8550 - Map
Clergy - Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church - 506 Stahr Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027 - Map
Cemetery - Lawnview Cemetery - 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-379-1600 - Map
Family Florist - Blake Florist - 5 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-379-8787 - Map

Jovan Bokun of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Monday, August 15, 2022 at his home.  He was 81 years old.  Jovan was born December 29, 1940 in Vladimirovac, Serbia, son of the late Petar Bokun and the late Draginja Bokun (nee - Božic).  He is the beloved husband of Dobrila (nee Borojevic); father of Zoran “Joe” Bokun and his wife Susan; grandfather of Jovan and Vito Bokun; brother of the late Mirjana Bokun; cousin of Dragan Ogrizovic. 
Jovan was born, raised, and educated in Serbia. He trained as a butcher after primary school. He and Dobrila were married on March 25, 1962, in Serbia, and just celebrated 60 years of married life. They emigrated to the United States on June 24, 1970 with their 6 year old son. They started their lives in the states in Bronx, NY and later moved to Philadelphia. Jovan, Dobrila and their son opened “Jovan’s Place” where they served Serbian home style meals in 1987. They were known for their gracious manner and large helpings. Jovan’s Place became a neighborhood staple in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia. Jovan was happiest when spending time with his grandsons. He also enjoyed visiting with longtime friends. Every year he looked forward to hunting season and would travel to northern Pennsylvania for deer. 
Relatives and friends wee invited to his viewing on Monday, August 22, 2022 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046.   
Relatives and friends were also invited to his graveside service on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Lawnview Cemetery, 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046. The procession will form inside the cemetery’s Huntingdon Pike entrance about 1/5 mile inside the cemetery at the first intersection by the mausoleums. 
Religious services were conducted by Father Milorad Orlic from Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, 506 Stahr Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027. 
Family flowers arranged by Blake Florist 215-379-8787.

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