Deyan Ranko Brashich

Deyan Ranko Brashich departed peacefully Aug. 30 in New York City at age 78.

He was born in Yugoslavia in 1940 and arrived in this country with his family in 1949 as refugees from communism.

He lived a long and full life, which he led with a sense of adventure and good humor.

A seasoned attorney and skilled litigator in private practice in New York City, Deyan was attracted to all cases, civil and criminal, which spoke to his conscience, venturesomeness or heralded the underdog, being personally involved in the welfare of each client.

He and his family were frequent visitors to his parents’ home, The Grove, in New Suffolk, where he could be found on the beach very early in the morning with a cup of coffee and all available newspapers.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; three daughters, Alexis, Audrey and Arianna; six grandchildren; and his brother, Neboysha.

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