Jovan Gus Filipovski

  • Born: January 18, 1929
  • Died: June 3, 2019
  • Location: Sterling Heights, Michigan

Wujek - Calcaterra & Sons

36900 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Tel. (586) 826-8550

Tribute & Message From The Family

FILIPOVSKI, Jovan Gus. June 3, 2019. Age 90. Beloved husband of Vera for 67 years. Proud and loving father of Anna Rakowicz (Stephen), Jasmine Filipovksi and Phillip Filipovski. Predeceased by his loving parents Gus and Vassa Phillips and his brother James Phillips (the late Betty). Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members both in the United States and in Macedonia.
Jovan was born on January 18, 1929, in Carev Dvor, Macedonia. He immigrated to the US in 1958 with his bride and two baby girls. He worked in his fathers restaurant in Port Huron, MI for several years and then worked for TRW Automotive. He then moved to Warren MI where he and his wife raised three children. The family later settled in Sterling Heights, MI. Jovan was a quiet, humble and kind man who enjoyed classical music and playing his violin and mandolin. He also loved to read Macedonian newspapers on the internet and spending time with his devoted family. Visitation Friday 3-9pm with a 7pm Parastas at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Liturgy 10am Saturday at Nativity of the Virgin Mary Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, 43123 Ryan Rd. (at 19 Mile Rd.), Sterling Heights. Interment, White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions to the Prostate Cancer Foundation are appreciated. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at