Milan Dimitry Alexsuk, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019. Milan was born on December 12, 1928 in Masaryktown, Florida to Metro and Christina Alexsuk. He was the youngest of six children (Marge, Ann, Helen, John and Jerry).
Milan lived his life in the proud Slovak community of Masaryktown. The community was small but active, and he and his brothers and sisters all worked on a small farm to make things easier for the family. This was common for all in the community, as life was a challenge. He developed a strong work ethic at a very young age.
He attended Hernando High School in Brooksville and graduated in 1946. After graduation, he enlisted in the US Army. He served in Japan after the end of World War II. He served the latter part of his Army career learning electronics in Warner Robbins, Georgia. There he met the love of his life, a Georgia Peach, Sammie Hughes. Within four months, the two were united in marriage.
The two newlyweds decided to make the move back to Masaryktown to settle and start their future. Milan put his work ethic to the test building and running a chicken farm. Through all the challenges, they were still able to start a family with the birth of their first child Teresa in 1955. By 1961, they had 4 children, Teresa, Cathy, Pam, and Emory.
Milan worked 7 days a week. In his rare spare time, he loved to hunt and fish. He always had the most beautiful gardens that were full of produce. The farm was his labor of love. As much as the farm was work, it was also a blessing.
Spare time was always fun on the farm. Horse-riding, feeding cows, dogs, and pigs were a part of the family life for his kids. There was always something to keep the family busy. Saturday was work day for all of us, and so family teamwork and work ethic was established early in our youth. These were the basic foundations that Milan believed in.
With all his day-to-day responsibilities, Milan and Sammie still had time to develop many friendships within the community. The Slovak community had numerous activities to keep everyone involved including a gymnastics program, baseball teams, church events, Beseda dancing, and 4th of July events to name a few. Milan contributed many hours of volunteer work, like so many others in Masaryktown, making the best of life for his kids and all the community.
Milan was quiet but had a gentle and loving personality. He loved his grandchildren, and spent many of his retirement years supporting them and watching them grow up. Cold soccer games, graduations and weddings he would always find time to attend. His loyalty to family will never be forgotten.
Our family would like to extend our gratitude to the many compassionate caretakers, family and friends who have cared for our beloved Father. He loved the company, compassion and unconditional support that you so graciously shared with him. We praise God for giving us such a wonderful man.
A Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00-7:00pm, Friday, November 1, 2019 at Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am, Saturday, November 2, 2019 at St. Mary Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Masaryktown. There will be a luncheon following the service for all to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Hope for the Warriors.
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Alzheimer's Association, Gulf Coast Chapter
14010 Roosevelt Blvd, Ste. 709, Clearwater FL 33762