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Grace "Yagoda" Radin Arnokovich
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Birth: Oct. 22, 1911
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 2002
Pima County
Arizona, USA

Grace Radin "Baba" Arnokovich, 90, died suddenly of natural causes Wednesday, April 17, 2002, in a Tucson, Arizona hospital. She was the wife of the late Rodney Andrew Arnokovich, who died in 1980. Born October 22, 1911, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of Serbian immigrant parents. She and her family were members of the Holy Resurrection of Christ Serbian Orthodox Church and the Binichki Choir, which was formed in her parent's home in 1928. She and all of her siblings were members of the choir which sang in their church every Sunday and also performed at many venues including the World's Fair and Carnegie Hall. For health reasons, she and her husband relocated their family to Tucson in 1951, where the family joined St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. She remained active in the church and its choir and the Philoptochos Society for the past 51 years. She also has been active as a volunteer for various community organizations and activities and at age 83 was named volunteer of the year by Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona. Church Women United named her Churchwoman of the Year in 1995. In 11999, she was presented with the Medallio0n of St. Paul, the highest honor bestowed on laypersons by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. Surviving are sister Dorothy, wife of Emil Manyin of Tucson; sons Milo, husband of Ramona Arnokovich, and Rodney Arnokovich, Jr., both of the Tucson area; daughters Millie, wife of Peter Economidis, and Carol, wife of David Yarnes II, both of the Tucson area; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers William and George and sisters Helen and Melania (Lena.) Her funeral was held Monday, April 22, 2002, at St. Demetrios Church. Valley Funeral Home of Tucson handled arrangements. 
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  Rodney Andrew Arnokovich (1912 - 1980)
  Millicent Arnokovich Economidis (1939 - 2011)*
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East Lawn Palms Cemetery & Mortuary
Pima County
Arizona, USA
Plot: Block 12 PN84 Garden of Gestheminie
Created by: Donald George Ernakovich...
Record added: Jun 18, 2012
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Grace Yagoda <i>Radin</i> Arnokovich
Added by: Donald George Ernakovich, Sr.
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Grace Yagoda <i>Radin</i> Arnokovich
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- Donald George Ernakovich, Sr.
 Added: Aug. 7, 2012
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