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Darinka Jandric
Darinka Jandric
Birth: 17 December 1910
Arandjelovo, Austria-Hungary (now Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Death: 4 February 2019
Belgrade, Serbia
Age: 108 years, 48 days
Country: SerbiaSRB
Centenarian

Darinka Jandric [Serbian: Даринка Јандрић] (née Krivokapic; 17 December 1910 – 4 February 2019) was a Bosnian-Serbian centenarian, who at the time of her death, was the oldest person in Serbia.

Biography

Darinka Jandric was born under the name Darinka (Tomo) Krivokapic in Arandjelovo (now Bosnia and Herzegovina) on 17 December 1910. She was one of five children.

At the age of 4, under the influence of the First World War, she moved with her family to Peja, and shortly afterwards to Niksic. She remembered the tragedy that befell her family when they set fire to their house and drove them away. Her parents wanted their children to be educated, so she finished primary school, and later school for nurses.

Although she left Arandjelova with the Tenth Herzegovinian Brigade, during the war she moved from brigade to brigade, and found herself in the Third and Fifth Proletarian Brigades, and finally in Danilo Komnenovic's division. she was a pioneer, holder of a partisan monument from 1941, and the Order of Merit for the People with silver rays, the Order of Brotherhood and Unity with a silver wreath, the Order of Courage and others. As a division nurse, she participated in the battles on the Neretva and Sutjeska.

After the war, she met Dusan Jandric, also the bearer of the partisan monument from 1941. She gave birth to two children, Rajko and Vukosava. In addition to the two children that Dusan and Darinka had, she also raised his children from previous marriages.

She has lived in Belgrade since 1962 in her family house in Banjica, which she built alone with her husband Dusan. She was a member of the Association of Trebinje Residents in Belgrade.

In 2017, during a guest appearance on Herceg TV, she said that she was not afraid of war, and that she was guided by the slogan: "If I die, I will die!". She led a quiet and secluded life, she never wanted to be exposed in the media, except for the show for Herceg TV, in which she was the only guest, since she was born in those parts. She spent the last years of her life with the daily care of her children Rajko and Vukosava, with her daughter in the apartment of her son-in-law Nebojsa.

She became the oldest known living person in the Serbia following the death of 107-year-old Mara Radenkovic on 17 January 2017.

Darinka died in Belgrade, Serbia on 4 February 2019 at the age of 108 years, 48 days. She was buried on 7 February 2019, with military honors at Belgrade's New Cemetery. Following her death, then-107-year-old Nadezda Pavlovic became the oldest known living person in Serbia.

References

Serbia’s Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Stojna BudimirovicKostadina SimboKostadinka Momirovic • Jovo LatinovicJelisaveta Veljkovic • Mara RadenkovicDarinka Jandric • Nadezda PavlovicTamara Krutikov

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