HALL OF FAME

AWARDEES

 

Individuals who have exhibited a lifetime commitment to the preservation and growth of tambura music in America.

1968 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983

 

1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 19921993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996

1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 20052006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009

2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 20182019 

1968

† Steve Bucherich, Sr., Madison, IL

1972

† Miso Boskovich, St. Louis, MO
† Ivan Lusicic, Sr., St, Louis, MO
† Pete Mistovich, Chicago, IL
† Adam Popovich, Chicago, IL
† Marko Popovich, Chicago, IL
† Ted Popovich, Chicago,lL
† Eli Popovich, Chicago, IL

1973
† Charles Dragutin Elias, Sr., Milwaukee, WI
† Rudolph Cernkovich, Bradley, Ml
† Jovo Crljenica, Los Angeles, CA
† Walter Kolar, Pittsburgh, PA
† Paul Perman, Youngstown, OH

1974
† Ljubo Kolakovich, Los Angeles, CA
† George Skertich, Gillespie, IL
† John Skertich, Gillespie, IL
† Joseph Skertich, Gillespie, IL
Nicholas Skertich, Gillespie, IL
† Peter Skertich, Gillespie, IL
† Frank Toplak, Los Angeles, CA
† Dave Zupkovich, Campbell, OH

1975

† Frank Cvetnich, Detroit, Ml
† Djoko Dokich, Cleveland, OH
† Vinka Ellesin, Thousand Oaks, CA
† Jim Kovacevich, Cleveland, OH
† Nikola Rodina, Kansas City, KS

1976

† Mel Dokich, Chicago, IL
† Nikola Jakovac, St. Louis, MO
† Martin Kapugi, Chicago, IL
† John Krilcich, Beaver Falls, PA
† Joseph Matacic, Sacramento, CA

1977

† Tom Kelam, Madison, IL
† Don Lipovac, Kansas City, KS
† Ann Lusicic, St. Louis, MO
† Ivan Vidak, Leetsdale, PA

1978

† Lou Cavic, Sr., St. Louis, MO
† Vaso Crlenica, Los Angeles, CA
† Joe Loncarich, Hamilton, Ontario, CA

1979

† Rudy Brynac, Sr., St. Louis, MO
† Libby Fill, Youngstown, OH
† Matt Gouze, Ely, MN
† Steve Pavlekovich, Detroit, MI
† Nuney Stoyanoff, Duluth, MN

1980

† Roko Abramovich, Chicago, IL
† Frank Kapugi, Chicago, IL
† Joe Grcevich, Pittsburgh, PA

1981

† Eleanora Lusicic Eaves, St. Louis, MO
† John Habazin, Aliquippa, PA
† John Kuharic, Mather, PA
† Steve Zoretich, Monessen, PA

1982

† Caroline Puskarich Bahr, Mt. View, CA
† Charles Elias, Milwaukee, WI
† George Skrbina, Youngstown, OH

1983

† Danny Kukich, Pittsburgh, PA
† Richard Savage, Chicago, IL
† John Carr, St. Louis, MO
† Johnny Krizancic, Hermitage, PA

1984

† George Beleg, Pittsburgh, PA
† Nick ‘Tillie‘ Klaich, Lackawanna, NY
† Steve Kovacev, Pittsburgh, PA

1985

† Sam Krajnovich, Kansas City, KS
† Art Kropaj, Massillon, OH
† Anthony Muselin, Chicago, IL

1986
† John Gregurich, Pittsburgh, PA
† Edo Lubich, Los Angeles, CA
† Stephen A. Sulentic, Springfield, MO

1987

† Charles Smilinich, Tonawanda, NY
† Paul Crljenica, Los Angeles, CA
Steve Crljenica, Los Angeles, CA

1988

† Janika Balaz, Vojvodina, Yugoslavia
John D. Gornick, Sr., Chicago, IL
† Pete Kunovich, Youngstown, OH
† August ‘Gus’ Rogan, Youngstown, OH

1989

Fred Husnick, Farrell, PA
† Adam Kapugi, Leckrone, PA
† Louis Kapugi, Ironwood, Ml
† Charles ‘Chuck’ Sabolic, Conway, PA

1990

Rose Puskarich Husnick, Brookfield, OH
† Steven J. Paulich, Hammond, IN

1991

† Peter S. Gaspich, Thousand Oaks, CA
† Ronald F. Rendulic, North Versailles, PA

1992

† Lawrence Mavretich, Detroit, MI
† Walter Vunovic, Madison, IL
† Joe Trosley, Madison, IL

1993

Walter Naglich, Oceanside, CA
† Mike Orlich, Wakefield, MI
† Vlad Popovich, North Tonawanda, NY

1994

† Charles ‘Charile' Kezman, Los Angeles, CA

1995

† Mike 'Mitch‘ Dvorak, Los Angeles, CA
† Donald E. Knezevich, Conway, PA
Alex Machaskee, Cleveland, OH
† Lazo Marinovich, Milwaukee, WI
† Matt T. Pericak, Oakland, CA
† Matt Rebrovich, Beaver, PA

1996

† William ‘Bill’ Cvetnic, East Pittsburgh, P A
† Andrew 'Andy‘ Kosovich, Cleveland, OH
† Ivan Lusicic, Jr., St. Louis, MO
† Anthony ‘Tony’ Markulin, Palm Springs, CA
† Horace Mamala, Hammond, IN

1997

† Nick Chavlovich, New Brighton, PA
† Steve F. Vucinic, Chicago, IL
† Blash ‘Bob’ Topolovac, Rancho Sante Fe

1998 

† Jerry Banina, Lowell, IN
† Milan Verni, New York, NY

1999

† Paul 'Pio’ Adamovich, Youngstown, OH
† Joseph Marmilich, Campbell, OH
† Charlene Naglich, Pittsburgh, PA
† Joseph Wodvarka, Milwaukee, WI

2000

† Vaso Bukvich, Chicago, IL
† Dusan Jovanovich, Philadelphia, PA
† Rudy Kolich, Massillon, OH
† Steve ‘Steve’ Sajtar, Steelton, PA
† Walter Susanj, Seattle, WA
† John Vrbancic, Phoenix, AZ

2001

Jerry Grcevich, Pittsburgh, PA
James Guracech, Warren, MI
† Michael Tomicic, Windsor, Ontario, CA
Peter Tomicic, Tecumseh, Ontario, CA

2002

† Paul Maricic, Hazelwood, MO
† Milan Opacich, Schererville, IN

2003

Michael Loncarich, Grimsby, Ontario, CA

2004

† Zivan Katich, St. Louis, MO
† Steve Vranjes, Kewanee, IL
† George N. Murlin, Jr., Steelton, PA

2005

† Chuck Vukovic, Kenmore, NY
Marilyn Repasky, Apollo, PA
† Robert L. Samarzich, San Dimas, CA

2006

† Frank Jovanovic, Crown Point, IN
Ken Kosovec, St. Clair Shores, MI
† John Kudrin, Lorain, OH
† Sanda Pavlovich, Warren, MI
† John Ivan Rozgaj, Youngstown, OH
† Billy Topolski, Monroe, MI
Frank Valentich, Pittsburgh; PA

2007

Momcilo Nikolic, Windsor, Ontario, CA
† Sam Vudis, San Francisco, CA

2008

Mildred ‘Mickey’ Arangelovich, Cleveland, OH
† Peter Glusac, San Gabriel, CA
Paul Milanovich, Pittsburgh, PA
† Dan Dusan Puhala, Pittsburgh, PA
Mirko Roknich, Englewood, FL
Bob Sestili, Pittsburgh, PA
Paul Stafura, Pittsburgh, PA
Steve Zegar, Pittsburgh, PA
† Julia ‘Honey’ Zimmerman, Cleveland, OH

2009

Joseph P. Cindric, McKeesport, PA
† Walter G. Roncevic, Sr., Ambridge, PA
Thomas Yeseta, Los Angeles, CA

2010

Ray Ranic, Buffalo, NY
† Svetozar ‘Sammy’ Tomich, St. Louis, MO
† Angeline Zadravec, Youngstown, OH

2011

AI Bahr, Mt. View, CA
† Steve Barich, Gary, IN
Mark Forry, Santa Cruz, CA
Richard Krilich, Chicago, IL
George Ruzich, San Francisco, CA
Dan Shebetich, Pittsburgh, PA

2012

† Joseph Bilich, Ann Arbor, MI
Joseph Kirin Jr., Chicago, IL
Charles Kristich, Buffalo, NY
Joseph Lazich, Brookfield, OH
Thomas Vesolich, Burke, VA

2013
Rudy Grasha, Valparaiso, IN
Pete Plechas, Appleton, WI
Wally Pravica, Chicago, IL
Ron Zivic, Euclid, OH

2014

Charles Cubelic, Pittsburgh, PA
Michael Sandelich, Detroit, MI
Danny Vranesevic Pittsburgh, PA
David Vranesevic Pittsburgh, PA
Bob Vukic, Pittsburgh, PA

2015

George Ivancevich, Chicago, IL
Patsy Lucas Milwaukee, WI
James Grasha, Chicago, IL
Steve Kirin (Sinovi Tamburitza Orchestra), Chicago, IL
Joseph Gornick (Sinovi Tamburitza Orchestra), Chicago, IL
Nick Gornick (Sinovi Tamburitza Orchestra) Chicago, IL
Tom Vucinic (Sinovi Tamburitza Orchestra) Chicago, IL
Mark Oreskovich (Sinovi Tamburitza Orchestra) Chicago, IL

2016

Nikola Bakajn, Los Angeles, CA
Marci Coleff, Cleveland, OH
Dennis Kosovec, Detroit, MI
† Dragutin Mijatovich, Los Angeles, CA
Denise Mulec, Cleveland, OH
Joseph Novosel, Detroit, MI
Robert Novosel, Detroit, MI
Nisi Pozderac, Cleveland, OH
Gregory Yesesta, Los Angeles, CA

2017

George "Butch" Kresovich, West Mifflin, PA

2018

Nick Jovonovich, Pittsburgh, PA
John Morovich, Seattle, WA
Chris Thomas, Los Angeles, CA
Chris Yeseta, Los Angeles, CA
John Yeseta, Los Angeles, CA

2019

Lu Ann Chmura, Cleveland, OH
Frank Mosca, Chicago, IL
† Joe Osselburn, Pittsburgh, PA

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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