Edvard Pucelj, 60, of Christiansburg, Virginia passed away at home on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Edvard was born in Belgrade, Serbia, on February 7, 1961. He is preceded in death by his parents, Milan and Liliana Pucelj.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Emily Pucelj; son, Milan Pucelj; daughter, Adriana Pucelj; sister, Ana Pucelj; and his extended family.
Edvard was someone who would help anyone in need, a backbone for his family and friends. His strength carried him through until the very end. He never met a stranger and had a warm smile for everyone. Edvard’s family was his entire world, always putting them first, a proud father of his two Hokies. A hard worker who spent his life providing for those he loved the most. Even though his journey was cut short, he made a lasting impact on this world. He was a devout Catholic who was firm in his religion. His children say he was the definition of bravery, fighting every battle with a smile. Edvard spent half of his life living in Southeastern Europe, before coming to America. Even though Serbian was Edvard’s predominant language, he learned English upon his arrival to America and became fluent very quickly. His journey may have not started in America, but he made it his home and he truly loved this country.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, located at 367 S. Locust St. in Floyd, Virginia. Father John Asare will be conducting the funeral service at the Chapel, following the conclusion of the funeral service Edvard will be laid to rest at Jacksonville Cemetery in Floyd, Virginia. The family will receive friends and colleagues from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. before the service at the funeral home.
Edvard will be truly missed but never forgotten. Edvard will forever live in the hearts of his loved ones, and his extended family and friends. We love you Eddie, and we will all miss you terribly.