Ljubo Hugo Ivo Vrsalovic
Ljubo (Hugo) Ivo Vrsalovic, 87, born March 26, 1929 and died Wednesday, June 1, 2016 in Houston suddenly. He is preceded in death by his parents, Nicolas Vrsalovic and Srecka Bakovic, his sister Zora and his brother Edo.
He leaves his wife of 53 years, Consuelo; his sons, Jim (Kjersti Aagaard) Versalovic (children Erika, Karenna, Charlotte, Joshua, and Ellen) and Hugo Vrsalovic (Siobhan Fleming); grandchildren, Erika and Karenna.
Hugo was born in Oruro, Bolivia, and raised in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He went to college in Chile and immigrated to USA, New York City in 1961 with the help of the Maryknoll Fathers. Hugo met his wife in Bolivia during the 1960 Oruro Carnival (he was dressed as a clown) and married his wife at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Queens, New York City on March 30, 1963.
Hugo worked different jobs until he got a stable job with a freight forwarder, later with Walworth Valve company for 18 years. Always dreaming of owning his own business and living the American Dream, he started Unitex Global in 1983 as he worked elsewhere. He also started another company called Cosmos Scientific in 1988. Both companies sold valves, flow meters, industrial equipment. He shut down Cosmos Scientific after 8 years so he could work with his son, Hugo. They worked together for 20 years at Unitex Global, 1996-2016.
Hugo had a passion for soccer and all sports. He loved the great philosophers. He loved to travel for pleasure and work. He was devoted to his sons and two granddaughters. Family came first.
His mottos – Work (I worked for 72 years, Be Industrious), Travel (See the World, Be Adventurous), Vote (Republican), and Be There for Your Family.
A funeral mass will be held June 10th at 2pm at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church - 10688 Shadow Wood Drive Houston, TX 77043
Pallbearers are James Versalovic, Hugo Vrsalovic, George Schultze, Joshua Aagaard, Petar Turcinovic, and Michael Riccetti.
Honorary pallbearer, Abel Antezana (Classmate of Hugo).
There is no burial. He donated his body to Baylor College of Medicine.
In lieu of normal remembrances, friends who wish may make memorial gifts to: Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, PO Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302 or online at www.MaryknollSociety.org. Please specify his name as Hugo Ivo Vrsalovic (Bolivia) if possible, when submitting the donation.