Two Seminary Alumni Fall Asleep in the Lord: Fr. Theodore Ziton and Annette Milkovich

Deborah (Malacky) Belonick

April 10, 2011 • In Memoriam

St. Vladimir’s Seminary community is praying for the souls of two departed alumni, Fr. Theodore Ziton and Annette Milkovich.

Fr. Theodore ZitonFr. Theodore ZitonFr. Theodore, who studied in the Master of Divinity program at St. Vladimir's from 1951-1954, is formerly of St. George Cathedral in Wichita, Kansa s (1963–66) and was retired from St. George Church in Canton, Ohio. He fell asleep in Christ this past Friday, April 8th.

He is the father of Fr. Stephen Ziton, formerly of St. Mary Church in Wichita, and was preceded in death by Khouriya Vivian.


Annette MilkovichAnnette MilkovichAnnette, who earned her Master of Arts degree from the seminary in 1980, fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, April 10th. Annette attended al l  ou r campus functions and activities for more than 40 years, and she also established The Very Rev. Michael and Matushka Anna Dziama Scholarship Fund, in memory of her parents and for the benefit of seminarians. 

Annette was the  beloved wife of 60 years of Zoran Milkovich, an alumnus of St. Vladimir's Seminary, the first president of the St. Vladimir's Theological Foundation, and a member of the seminary Board of Trustees for many years. She also is the mother of Lisa Madara and grandmother to Nicholas, Daniel, Anthony and Erika.

She was a member of the Federated Russian Orthodox Clubs / Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America [FROC/FOCA] and other Church-related organizations. For over 20 years she taught in the Teaneck, New Jersey school district.

May the memory of Fr. Theodore and Annette be eternal!

Details about services scheduled for Fr. Theodore may be found here, on the Website of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese; details about services for Annette may be found here, on the Website of the Orthodox Church in America.