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Peter D. Bubresko

Birth
Death 3 Dec 2006 (aged 96)
USA
Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Memorial ID 16972662 View Source

Peter D. Bubresko, professor emeritus, fell asleep in the Lord December 3, 2006. He was an associate professor of French literature & language at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, which he joined in 1964-77. He earned his B.A. in 1933 and his M.A. in 1935 from the University of Belgrade. He also studied at the University of Grenoble in France (1933-34). He was a recipient of a scholarship from the French Government (1936-39), he studied at Sorbonne under the guidance of Paul Van Thiegen. He prepared in Paris a doctoral thesis on Yovan Dutchich, a study interrupted by WWII. He taught seven years at the junior college level in Yugoslavia and West Germany and later in the United States at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn (1960-63). Prior to entering the teaching profession in the United States he was one of thirteen Serbian leaders elected at the all-Serbian Congress in Chicago (1947) as a member of the Serbian National Central Committee in exile. Shortly after his arrival in the United States (1950), he became the executive secretary of the Serbian National Defense in Chicago, Illinois and editor of its daily organ "Liberty". From 1963-64, he did graduate work in the Contemporary French Novel at Laval University in Quebec, Canada on a grant of the American Lutheran Church of America. A commander in the army of General Draza Mihailovich, he took part in the salvation of twelve American Air Force officers shot down by Germans over Yugoslavia. He was born on February 26, 1910 in Srez Trebinje, Bosnia/ Hercegovina, Yugoslavia. He is survived by Louise, his wife of 50 years. He is also survived by his son, Dragan; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Peter was laid to rest at the Serbian Cemetery in Colma, California. (Published in Orange County Register Dec 6, 2006)

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