Biljana Budjevac

September 16, 1934 ~ September 21, 2020 (age 86)


The passing of BILJANA BUDJEVAC (9/16/1934 - 9/21/2020) is mourned by her husband of 60 years, Mihailo Budjevac, daughters, Jelena and Julijana, and son-in-law, Larry.

Born in Belgrade, in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, to Vitomir and Slavka Mihailovic, Biljana moved to the USA where she worked her entire life to preserve Serbian traditions, folk art and foodways. She shared her erudition, creativity, and passion for everything from her homeland with her daughter's friends, husband's colleagues, neighbors and communities in Pittsburgh, Orlando, and Washington, DC. 

She died at home with her family. She was much loved and is already profoundly missed.

Ujutru, 21og septembra, se ugasila jedna divna, inteligentna, ziva i sarmanta, iskrena i postena Beogradska dama. Njeno srce je ostalo u Beogradu, unutra krug dvojke. 

Services are scheduled at:

St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Cathedral at

4001 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20011

- Vigil service on Thursday, 9/24, at 6:00 pm 

- Funeral service on Friday, 9/25 at 10:00 am.

In leu of flowers please make contributions to Serbian American Medical Association at

Due to COVID, attendance is severely restricted. If you would like to join the family and pay your respects, please text Jelena @ 202-352-8376

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Memorial Service
September 24, 2020

6:00 PM
St.John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church
4001 17th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20011

Funeral Service
September 25, 2020

10:00 AM
St.John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church
4001 17th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20011

Interment following funeral service
September 25, 2020

Rock Creek Cemetery
Webster Street and Rock Creek Church Road N.W.
Washington, DC 20009

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