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George Voinovich Memorial Dedication

George Voinovich Memorial Dedication
Serbian Cultural Garden in Cleveland
August 31, 2022

George Voinovich served as Mayor of Cleveland and then Governor of Ohio and then US Senator from Ohio. He was of Serbian (father) and Slovenian (mother) heritage. He was very proud of his ethnic heritage and was a tremendous supporter of the ethnic diversity in Cleveland, Ohio and the United States.

On August 31, 2022 a memorial to the Senator was dedicated in the Serbian Cultural Garden in Cleveland.

George Voinovich memorial in Serbian Cultural Garden

Serbian Garden leader Alex Machaskee welcomed the crowd which included several members of the Senator's family.

Alex Machaskee speaking at Voinovich memorial

Alex Machaskee


There were stories told and memories shared by Alex Machaskee and then Fr. Dragoslav Kosic of St. Sava Cathedral blessed the monument and led a prayer.

Fr. Dragoslav Kosic

Fr. Dragoslav Kosic


The family helped unveil the large rock which housed the memorial tribute.

Voinovich monument unveiling in Serbian Cultural Garden

Voinovich monument unveiling in Serbian Cultural Garden

Voinovich monument unveiling in Serbian Cultural Garden

Voinovich monument unveiling in Serbian Cultural Garden


South Euclid Mayor Georgine Welo read a proclamation and presented it to the family.

South Euclid Mayor Georgine Welo

South Euclid Mayor Georgine Welo


South Euclid Mayor Georgine Welo with Voinovich family


Longtime ethnic leader August Pust shared stories of George Voinovich.

August Pust

August Pust


Claire Rosacco of Tri-C shared some stories with Alex.

Alex Machaskee and Claire Rosacco

Alex Machaskee and Claire Rosacco


Next,Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation Board Chairman Dr. Wael Khoury spoke.

Dr. Wael Khoury

Dr. Wael Khoury


Then the Senator's son George spoke on behalf of his mother Janet and the rest of the family.

Senator George Voinovich's son George

Senator George Voinovich's son George


This was followed by a group photo.

Group at Voinovich dedication


Watch the video of the entire dedication ceremony.



Enjoy these other images from the Senator George Voinovich memorial in the Serbian Cultural Garden.

Alex Machaskee speaking

Alex Machaskee speaking


Voinovich family members

Voinovich family members


Voinovich family members

Voinovich family members


Voinovich family members with proclamation

Voinovich family members with proclamation


Senator George Voinovich memorial attendees


Senator George Voinovich memorial attendees


Senator George Voinovich memorial attendees


Senator George Voinovich memorial attendees


Senator George Voinovich memorial attendees


Senator George Voinovich memorial attendees


Senator George Voinovich memorial attendees


Judge Rocky Perk and Sam Coso

Judge Rocky Perk and Sam Coso


Dorothy and Sam Coso, Fr. Dragoslav Kosic and Mayor Georgine Welo

Dorothy and Sam Coso,
Fr. Dragoslav Kosic and Mayor Georgine Welo


Dan Hanson

Dan Hanson


Alex Machaskee and Dick Clough

Alex Machaskee and Dick Clough

Senator George Voinovich memorial

Senator George Voinovich memorial


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