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February 26, 1932 ~ December 20, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Lino Stanchich, respected nutritionist, author, educator, and counselor, passed away at age 91 of natural causes on December 20, 2023. He lived in Asheville, North Carolina, with his loving wife, Jane, who joined him in teaching and counseling. They presented books, videos, seminars, classes, and counseling services dedicated to natural wellness.
Lino’s father was Antonio Stanchich and his mother, Giovanna Terkovich Stanchich. Their ancestral farm is in Istria, Italy, now Croatia. Mr. Stanchich was educated at the Naval Academy in Fiume before immigrating to the United States in 1950. His family moved to Brooklyn, New York, then New Jersey where they operated popular Italian family restaurants, including the acclaimed Lenny’s Pizzeria.
Lino married Claire Frenzke in 1956. He served in the US Army in Korea as an Acting Sergeant. After his military service, he and Claire welcomed their cherished daughter, Janet. She became the proud mother of Violet and grandmother to Akira and Evelyn St. Clair. Lino was extremely proud of his offspring for their character, intelligence, talent, and scholastic accomplishments.
Ferruccio, Lino’s beloved brother (deceased,) was deeply important throughout his life as also are Ferruccio’s children: Dr. Maritza Stanchich, Tania Cruz (Rev. Samuel Cruz) and their children Amber, Jovana, and Naome; Lorraine Brown (Jack Brown) and children Brianna and Antonio; Eric Stanchich and his children, Alexandra, Eric, and Nicholas; and Fred, Jr. (Tara.)
Lino’s Uncle Stephano (deceased) and wife Nella’s sons, Jim (Teresa,) and their sons John and Paul and grandchildren. Also Stephano’s son Branko, (Pamela,) and their children Luke and Dr. Brooke Terkovich are included. Lino’s Uncle Jack Terkovich and son Jackie (Helen) had daughters Jennifer (deceased) and Natalie (John) and their son Jacob. Lino’s family extends to Genoa, Italy with his Uncle Nino Terkovich (deceased) and daughter, Ivana.
In a quest for greater personal health, Lino studied and adopted the organic, plant-based macrobiotic diet in 1967. He credits its program and discipline with extending his life for another half-century. Lino dedicated his professional life to counseling, teaching, and writing about natural health, diet, and lifestyle to devoted audiences worldwide. He is the author of several books on natural wellness as well as a dramatic autobiography set in World War II to be released soon.
Lino spoke five languages and taught throughout the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and South America. Mr. Stanchich and his wife, Jane, practiced as Licensed Nutritionists for over forty years. He also was an expert Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. The couple studied and taught at the Macrobiotic Foundation of Florida, Kushi Institute in Becket, MA and GOMF in Oroville, CA. They worked and studied with world-renowned wellness educators and authors on the Holistic Holiday at Sea Cruise for fifteen years.
A devoted proponent of ecology, Lino was dedicated to living a conscious and compassionate lifestyle that created a healthier world. His plant-based diet also contributed to cleaner air, soil, and water, as well as the humane treatment of animals. Lino had an exuberant passion for living. He loved people and loved life.
As a young man, Lino endured World War II and communist Yugoslavia, during which he showed courage and fortitude. After immigrating to America, he cherished every day with a strength and positivity that inspired countless people. Lino was well-loved and had sincere affection in his heart for others.
Lino and Jane are extremely grateful for the many years of natural health education, therapies, and advice from noted acupuncturists, physical therapists, and home health professionals. They also thank the preventive, therapeutic professionals locally and at the award-winning Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, NC.
You may leave a written comment on this webpage. If you wish to donate in Lino’s memory to worthy causes, organizations, and charities, a list is available on the couple’s website homepage: www.greatlifeglobal.com