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(E) John Babarovic, 69, Architect at Airports, Dies
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  11/25/2001 | Culture And Arts | Unrated
(E) John Babarovic, 69, Architect at Airports, Dies
Do our London based friends or Rijecani know of John Babarovic? And is 
this Susak (island) or Susak [ sushak] (part of Rijeka - across the River 
Rjecina). In New York Times it says Susak, Yugo. (geography for 70 years 
ago). All Babarovics that I know are Croatian. Seems like very accomplished 
life. 
op-ed 
 
November 22, 2001 
John Babarovic, 69, Architect at Airports, Dies 
By THE NEW YORK TIMES 
 
John A. Babarovic, an architect who worked on major airport projects as well 
as residential architecture, died on Nov. 2 in London, where he lived. He was 
69. 
The cause was complications after heart surgery, his family said. 
Mr. Babarovic was director of long-range planning at American Airlines in the 
late 1960's. He represented the airline in the design and engineering of the 
Super Bay Hangars in Los Angeles and San Francisco. These were the largest in 
the world at the time, designed to accommodate four of the new Boeing 747's 
and two DC-10's under one roof. He also designed the American Airlines 
terminal at San Francisco. 
While with the firm of Harrison & Abramowitz in New York, he worked on the 
Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center and the Citibank headquarters. At 
the time of his death he was working on a double- decker docking system for 
the Airbus A380, a superjumbo jet that is planned to have two seating levels. 
Mr. Babarovic was born in Susak, Yugoslavia, and was a graduate of St. 
George's College in Argentina and Syracuse University. He served in the 
United States Army, in military intelligence, in the Korean War. 
He is survived by his wife, Anne Crawford Babarovic of London; a sister, 
Frances Baglantzis of New Rochelle, N.Y.; two daughters from a previous 
marriage, Juliana Babarovic Jaynes of Newport News, Va., and Christina Maria 
Babarovic of London; and a grandson. 
  
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  • Comment #1 (Posted by Juliana Babarovic Jaynes)

    Dear, Thank you for the kind words of my father.
    He was a proud Croatian, & a very talented interesting man.
    I miss him greatly. Sincerely, ,Juliana Francesca Babarovic Jaynes
     
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