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Pastoral associate

Gjon Sinishta, American Pastoral associate. Avocations: swimming, writing. M C. Recipient Naim Frasheri medal President Sali Berisha of Albania, 1994. Lieutenant Yugoslav Army, 1951-1952. Member Amnesty International.

Background

Sinishta, Gjon was born on April 8, 1930 in Podgorica, Montenegro. Came to the United States, 1965. Son of Prenk and Viktoria (Gjokaj) Sinishta.

Education

Degree in radio broadcasting-journalism, Journalist Broadcasting School, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1947;student, Colombiere College, Clarkston, Michigan, 1966-1967;student, John Carroll U., 1967-1968;student, University Santa Clara, 1973-1974.

Career

Broadcaster, translator, writer, Yugoslav Broadcasting Institute, Belgrade, 1947-1956;imprisoned for anti-communist propaganda,, 1956-1961;accountant, Zagreb (Croatia) Textile Company, 1961-1963;escaped from Yugoslavia, in refugee camps in, Italy, 1963-1964;assembler, Ford Motor Company, Wixom, Michigan, 1965-1966;pressman, General Motors, Cleveland, 1967-1968;assistant food manager, U. Santa Clara, California, 1968-1971;director Mission Church, U. Santa Clara, California, 1971-1977;pastoral associate St. Ignatius Church,, U. San Francisco, 1977-1995. Executive secretary Albanian Catholic Institute University San Francisco, 1970-1993. Editor Albanian Catholic Bulletin, San Francisco, 1980-1995.

Achievements

  • Avocations: swimming, writing. M C.

Membership

Lieutenant Yugoslav Army, 1951-1952. Member Amnesty International.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Swimming, writing.

Connections

Married Maria Theresa Amaya, January 3, 1968. 1 child, Michael John.

father:
Prenk Sinishta

mother:
Viktoria (Gjokaj) Sinishta

spouse:
Maria Theresa Amaya

child:
Michael John Sinishta