September 28, 1950 ~ November 3, 2018
Mrs. Ivanka Cuca, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on Saturday, November 03, 2018, at the age of 68. Ivanka was born to Filip & Luca Barbaric on September 28, 1950. In 1973, she married Ratko Cuca and they had two children. Mrs. Cuca was a native of Bosnia & Herzegovina and moved to the United States in 1997. She was employed at Gwinnett County Public Schools for 20 years. Ivanka will be remembered by her family and all that were fortunate enough to know her for her generosity, kind heart, and fun spirit. She loved her family, friends, students, and her furry babies. Ivanka also loved garage sales and bargains. She was also an avid gardener and loved to entertain, laugh, and have a good time. Ivanka is survived by her children, Zanka Cuca, Suwanee and Sasa Cuca, Lubeck, Germany; her brothers; Branko Barbaric and Kreso Barbaric and their families; brother-in-law: Omer Cisic and his family and the families of her late brothers and sisters. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ratko; her parents, Filip & Luca Barbaric; her brothers Milan and Ivan; and her sisters, Mira, Dragica, Kata and Jaka. She is also survived by “adopted children”, Petra and Larry Durbin and Tiffany Hinton. The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 07, 2018, at Wages & Son Funeral Home: 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 (770) 277-4550. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, November 07, 2018, at 3:30 P.M. at Gwinnett Memorial Park, 925 Highway 29 S, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The family is grateful for condolences and appreciates the support of all the people that were by her side during her battle with cancer. Cancer might have broken her body, but it could not break her fighting spirit which she leaves as her legacy.