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Tesla Funeral Is Held; 1,500 Join in Tribute

January 13th, 1943
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Bishop Manning Takes Part as Yugoslav Officials Attend St. John's Rites

Funeral services for Nikola Tesla, Yugoslav-born inventor who died on Thursday, were conducted at 4 p. m. yesterday at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Amsterdam Avenue and 112th Street, Fifteen hundred people, many of them prominent Yugoslavs, attended.

The Servian Orthodox office for the dead was read by the Very Rev. Dushan Shoukletovitch, rector of the Serb Orthodox Church of St. Sava, Sixty-ninth Street and Broadway. The Right Rev. William T. Manning, Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of New York, in full vestments, offered the final prayer and blessing, assisted by the Rev. Edward West, sacrist of the cathedral.

Chief mourner was Sava Kosanovitch, nephew of Dr. Tesla, who is minister of state and a member of the delegation of the Yugoslav Government in Exile.

Dr. Constantin Fotitch, Yugoslav Ambassador to the United States, attended as official representative of his government and thirty Yugoslav seamen and offcers, whose ships are in port, attended the services under command of Captain Dinko Puljevitch. Among the floral tributes was a wreath from King Peter II of Yugoslav, now in London.

Prominent Yugoslav diplomats and American scientists and educators were honorary pallbearers, and members of the staff of the Royal Yugoslav Information Cener, at 812 Fifth Avenue, were ushers.

Among those who sent telegrams vas Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, who said: "The President and I are deeply sorry to hear of the death of Nikola Tesla. We are grateful or his contribution to science and Industry and to this country."

Others who telegraphed messages included Jean Piccard, Dr. Arthur H. Compton, Dr. Robert A. Millikan and Vice President Henry 1. Wallace.

Dr. Tesla was placed in a receiving vault at Ferncliff Cemetery at Ardsley, N. Y., after the service.


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