Paul Lausevic

Jan 1, 1938 - Jun 29, 2016



Paul Lausevic, Sr, owner of European Sports Car Garage and European Auto Parts, passed away in Carmichael on June 29 at the age of 78 from prostate cancer.

Born Pavle Lausevic on January 1, 1938 in Banja Luka, former Yugoslavia, Paul was the youngest son of five children and determined from a young age to make his own mark in the world. He emigrated to America at 22 with a guitar on his back and $20 in his pocket, crossing the Atlantic on a one month voyage on board the cargo passenger ship “M/V Bovec.” and arrived to Sacramento by Greyhound bus in 1960. Shortly after arriving, he began his training and trade in foreign auto repairs and was esteemed as a highly skilled and natural technician. He didn’t wait long to launch European Sports Car Garage and quickly developed the reputation of being capable of using his musical “ear” to listen to an engine’s sound when he test drove cars to diagnose them. His customers came from far and wide to have their cars repaired by him and was known for his integrity and hard work. He was the epitome of the “American Dream” come true. He achieved so much in his life and was motivated to succeed out of his love and commitment to family.

Paul is survived by sweetheart and devoted wife of 50 years, Milka Lausevic and their three children: Paul Lausevic, Jr. of Carmichael, who continues the legacy of European Sports Car Garage; son Daniel Lausevic of Rancho Cordova; daughter Vivian Lausevic Crater of Falls Church, VA. He will also be deeply missed by sister Lidija Barkovic of Redlands, CA, his son-in-law Jeffrey Crater, his three grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and family and friends in the former Yugoslavia.

A funeral service will be conducted at the East Lawn Memorial Park Chapel (4300 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento) on Wednesday, July 6 at 2pm, followed by a reception celebrating his life.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Mortuary
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
US 95841


  • Sam Lausevic says:

    Condolences To the family, Aunt Milka, Paul Jr, Vivian and Daniel. From Sam Lausevic & family.

  • Paul Lewis says:

    Nancy and I are very sorry. Our deepest sympathy to the whole Lausevic family.

  • Diane and John Baer says:

    We are so saddened by sudden departure of your beloved husband and father, Paul Lausevic. Our Heartfelt condolences and sympathy to Aunt Milka, Daughter Vivian, and sons Paul Jr. And Daniel.

  • Irmgard Sattelmayer says:

    Dear Paul, Jr. and Family. Having lost my husband Paul a few years ago my thoughts reaching out to your family. We knew Paul well. May God give you strength. We remember you. Our grief binds us together. Milka I am so glad you have your family at this time at your side.. We love you.

  • Robert Lausevic and family says:

    Aunt Milka, Paul Jr, Daniel, and Vivian, we are so sorry for your loss.

  • Paul (Mikey) Balbach says:

    Dear Tetka Milka, Paul Jr., Vivian, and Daniel, please accept my heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. I have many good memories of uncle Paul and will never forget some of the things I learned from him and heard him say. You are all in my prayers! Love Mikey

  • Peter says:

    Dear Aunt Milka, Paul Jnr , Vivian & Daniel Our condolences and may you find comfort in the great memories you have of your dear husband and father You are all in our prayers Peter & Susan Lausevic

  • George says:

    My favorite uncle, he was a great man. Please accept my humble condolences on this sad occasion. Paul will always have a place in my heart and mind, of respect and love.

  • Lily says:

    Dear Tetka Milka, Paul Jr. Vivian and family and Daniel. It is with great joy I remember the like of my dear life uncle Paul. He was a good uncle to me inviting me with aunt Milka to spend several Summer’s with the family in Sacramento. He gave the first job to my Paul when he came from Brazil and encouraged our relationship which began at Moriah heights. He will be missed greatly by me and my sons. I send you my deepest condolences and the comfort of knowing he is sleeping. May God comfort you with His loove. I love you all and please call me anytime you need encouragement. I have walked this path with my Paul and understand what you are going through. Sending you hugs and lots of love.

  • Alex & Valerie Karvatski says:

    Dear Tetka Milka, Paul Jr., Vivian, and Daniel, we are saddened to hear about the loss of uncle Pavle. We are keeping your family and our grandma Lidia in our prayers during this difficult time. Please accept our sincerest condolences.

  • John and Alina Baer says:

    Dear Aunt Milka, Paul Jr, Vivian, Daniel and Grandma Lidia. We are keeping you all in our prayers regarding the loss of Uncle Pavle. He was a great man. Please accept our sincerest condolences.

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