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 Dragisha N Ristic

Dragisha N Ristic

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Death 6 Jan 2004
California, USA
Burial Monterey, Monterey County, California, USA
Memorial ID 92764598 · View Source
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On January 6, 2004 Dragisha N. Ristic passed away of natural causes in the peaceful and caring environment of the Ave Maria Convalescent Hospital.

Professor Ristic was fluent in many languages and taught for 20 years at the Defense Language Institute in the Serbo-Croatian Department.

He was a scholar and gentleman whose knowledge and use of modern creative instructive methods endeared him to his students and contributed to the successful completion of their classes. As a Captain in the Yugoslav Air Force, Professor Ristic became an Aide de Camp and Private Secretary to General/Prime Minister Duson J. Simovic. In this position he became directly involved with the historic events of March 1941 that resulted in Yugoslavias escape from the domination of the Axis Powers.

Professor Ristics recollections, observations, interviews with prominent persons and extensive travels formed the basis of his book Yugoslavias Revolution of 1941 which was the result of his studies in International Conflict and Integration at Stanford University. At the conclusion of the Second World War, Professor Ristic relocated to the United States where he completed his studies in diplomacy originally begun at the Sorbonne and completed at UCLA and Western Colorado State University.

Prior to his arrival in Monterey in 1951, Professor Ristic excelled at playing tennis and skiing. As with most people addicted to sports, he changed his focus to golf and used his analytical skills to become proficient at this sport also. He loved his newly adopted country and was fiercely patriotic throughout the remainder of his life.

Private services have been held and his remains are in repose at the San Carlos Cemetery. All inquiries may be addressed to Gladys M. Olvis, Ed.D, a friend of the deceased. Published in The Monterey Herald on January 22, 2004


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  • Created by: Ms. Clyde
  • Added: 29 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92764598
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dragisha N Ristic (unknown–6 Jan 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92764598, citing San Carlos Cemetery, Monterey, Monterey County, California, USA ; Maintained by Ms. Clyde (contributor 46994776) .