Juan Leonard Zuvic 96, a beloved resident of Baton Rouge, passed away on December 31st, 2022.
Juan, born in Antofagasta, Chile in 1926, attended university, and earned a degree in electrical engineering.
In 1988 Juan met his angel, Fresia while visiting Chile, and they married there that March. Then that June, in Reno, Nevada, they held another ceremony. The newlywed couple often traveled to Las Vegas just like Hollywood stars.
Juan worked for Signetics Corporation in California until 2004, when he and his wife moved to settle in Baton Rouge, where he continued his work in environmental services.
Upon retirement, Juan discovered his passion for woodworking. His home is now redecorated with his meticulously hand-crafted model trains and ships. Juan also enjoyed traveling, both for work and to visit family and friends.
Juan is survived by his loving wife Fresia, his son Jimmy, his daughter-in-law Melanie, and his two grandchildren, Bryan and Noelle. He is also survived by many wonderful cousins, nephews and nieces, who are from Croatia, Argentina, and Chile, as well as from the United States. Among those who love him also are the friends who considered him to be family.
Juan’s life modeled the challenge to love your neighbor, and he will be sincerely missed by his neighbors as well as all those who were fortunate enough to know him.
He was preceded in death by many angels: his parents- Daisy Leonard Zuvic (England) and Antonio Zuvic (Yugoslavia); his sisters- Lily and Nevenka; by his son- Nathan; and by his granddaughter- Mia.
Visitation will take place at Resthaven Funeral Home in Baton Rouge on Saturday, January 7th, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. until the Memorial Service at 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in honor of his granddaughter, Mia. (Link here) .
Finally, the family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all of the doctors, nurses, and staff of Our Lady of the Lake Hospital for their care and understanding during this challenging time. We offer a special thank you to Nurse Chase for his overwhelming dedication, his smile, his gracious humor, and his loving kindness.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.