Obituary: Mollie Mary Vojvoda Passes Away of Natural Causes

Mollie Mary Vojvoda lived from June 27, 1916-Jan 10, 2013.

By Passalacqua Funeral Chapel

Mollie Vojvoda passed away peacefully at home of natural causes on Jan 10, 2013. She was 96 years old and was surrounded by loved ones. A longtime resident of Richmond, CA, Mollie lived in Benicia for the last 18 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Matilda Klobas, her brothers John and Frank Klobas, and her beloved husband, Nick Vojvoda.

Mollie and her late husband were avid Oakland A’s fans and traveled often to the Oakland Coliseum on BART.  They enjoyed traveling and took several trips abroad to visit family in their heritage country of Croatia.

Mollie was a founding member, along with her cherished cousin, Mary Bogliolio, of the East Richmond Reunion Group. She looked forward to spending time with her fellow classmates and friends, and ballroom dancing with her husband. She adored her lucky bus trips to Reno, Nib’s burgers, her ‘sewing club’ luncheons, and Nation’s Berry Pies! She truly enjoyed her pastries and remarked that her dream job might be to work at the counter of a bakery shop.

Her love of animals kept her surrounded by a menagerie of pets throughout the years: dogs, cats, rabbits, and her recent best buddy, Smokey.

Mollie is survived by 6 of her 7 children: Jack Newell and his wife Marline, John Vojvoda and his wife Sandy, Marianne Carroll, Nadine Sloniker and her husband Ralph, Judith Newell, and Dyanne Vojvoda and her husband Dan Clark. Catherine Vojvoda passed away in 1983. In addition, Mollie is survived by her 13 grandchildren.

Mollie will be laid quietly to rest at a small family gathering at the Rolling Hills Memorial Park in Richmond, next to her dream fireman, ‘Pop’.

Mollie’s family would like to sincerely thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Vallejo Kaiser Permanente 4thfloor emergency care and the kindhearted team of Vallejo Kaiser Hospice for their gentle and loving attention during this difficult time. We would especially like to thank the magnificent family of caregivers who gave so much of themselves and their love over the years to our precious mother and grandmother. Arrangements are under the direction of Passalacqua Funeral Chapel, Benicia.

Passalacqua Funeral Chapel, 707-745-3130


Peter Bray January 12, 2013 at 08:35 AM
So, so sorry to hear. I cried for Mollie and family when I got the news from Janice by phone when I was at Home Depot that day. Grief is a severely hard river. Peter Bray and Janice Jaffe Bray, Benicia, CA
Steven Goetz January 12, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Steve, Belinda and Erin.
Toni Hassard January 12, 2013 at 07:20 PM
So very sorry Dyanne and Dan. Mollie received the best care and love from her family that is possible to give Toni and Bob
Joe Feltcher January 13, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Gone too soon. Rest in peace Mrs. Vogvoba.
Dalene Waranietz January 13, 2013 at 03:23 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dyanne, Dan and family. Dalene & Steve


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