Lazar Jovovich, one of the most prominent members of the local Slavonian colony, died yesterday in his home in this city. He was a native of Kameno, Bocche di Cattaro, Austria, and was 63 years of age. He came to this city thirty-four years ago, and for the past thirty years has been actively engaged in business here.

Among his countrymen he was known over the entire United States for his deeds of charity and kindness. No Slavonian ever appealed to him for assistance and went away with his appeal unanswered, and in many cases he has been known to have established his countrymen in business.

He was prominent in Servian society circles, being a member of the Servian Literary Club and the Servian Literary and Benevolent Society. For four consecutive terms he served as president of the latter organization.

The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon from the Greek Orthodox Church, and will be under the auspices of the Slavonian societies of San Francisco.

The San Francisco Call, Friday, October 6, 1899, p. 8:4.

Reprinted in the Holy Trinity Cathedral LIFE, Vol. 5, No. 2, October 1997.