Bartender Who Last Served Errol Flynn is Dead at 94!

05 Feb

Suzy W sends us an interesting Mail Bag item she found at…


“His first language was Croatian. Conceived in Croatia and born in Canada, he would visit the lands of Croatia for the first time in 1969 after the death of his parents.

“He grew up in Vancouver’s east end where his mother ran a boarding house. His father was an itinerant miner and was often away from home working at mines across Canada and the USA.

“The depression years of the 1930’s and then the war years of the 1940’s was hardscrabble for the family who often found refuge at the movies. They loved action/adventure and swashbuckler movies. Steve’s favorite actors were Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Errol Flynn.

“[Steve] Cvitkovich worked many jobs during his life including commercial fisherman, dockworker, grain worker and limousine driver. But it was his work as a bartender that was the through line of his career.”

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Thanks, Suzy!

— David DeWitt


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  1. Ralph Schiller

    February 5, 2024 at 1:40 am

    Great find David! What a story!

  2. Topper

    February 5, 2024 at 5:53 pm

    A very cool article. Thanks for sharing.