BRADCOVICH, John W., 96, of Wheeling, WV, died Sunday, December 8, 2013, at home with his loving wife of 69 years by his side.
He was born June 14, 1917, in Wheeling, a son of the late Fabian and Anna Pogacic Bradcovich.
He was a former mechanic at Tower Lines Trucking Co., a member of the Teamsters Union, Local #697, Wheeling, a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Benwood American Legion, Post # 46, an Army veteran of WWII, earning the Bronze Star Medal and serving in the Battle of the Bulge, and a 25 year volunteer at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by four brothers, Willie, Tony, Alex and George Bradcovich; three sisters, Anne Pyle, Violet Justus and Kate Roark.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Takach Bradcovich, three children, Ron Bradcovich (Bobbye Tribett) of Wheeling; Marlene (Mel) Montes of Benwood, WV; Janet (Chuck) Schultz of Wheeling; one sister, Josephine McCracken of Strongsville, OH; five grandchildren, Jason Bradcovich, Matt (Tiffiny) Montes, Erika (Ian) Brown, Kiley (Cliff) Sachini and Chaz Schultz; three great-grandchildren, Matthew and Addison Montes, Harlan Brown; many nieces and nephews.
Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Wheeling, with Rev. Dennis Schuelkens as celebrant.
Interment with military honors in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
The Bradcovich family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice and the many personal home caregivers for their wonderful care.
Memorial contributions can be made to Amedisys Hospice of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church Renovation Fund.
Offer condolences online at www.altmeyer.com.