James Joseph Bronchik

October 27, 1922 - December 1, 2013

10/27/1922 - 12/01/2013

James J. Bronchik, 91 of Bellaire, Ohio died Sunday, December 1, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.

He was born October 27, 1922 in Bellaire, Ohio a son of the late Julius and Mary Wisvari Bronchik.

Jim was a retired employee of the First Energy Corporation’s Burger Station in Dilles Bottom, Ohio; a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Bellaire, Ohio; the Bellaire Eagles FOE 371, Bellaire Italian American Club, the former Bellaire Moose Lodge and the American Legion Post 521 Shadyside, Ohio. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II serving on the U.S.S. Subchaser 1374.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Helen Moskitis Bronchik who he married on September 9, 1950; one brother and five sisters.

Jim was a loving father, grandfather, a jokester to friends and family; story teller and championship softball pitcher.

Surviving are his children, Jim Melinda Bronchik of West Lafayette, Indiana, Janice Kelly Miller of McMurray, Pennsylvania and Jill Dave Horsley of Columbus, Ohio. Also
Five grandchildren, Bryan Bronchik, Kevin Elizabeth Miller, Kacie Michael Miller-Northcutt, Allison Horsley and Eric Horsley and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm.
Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 am at the St. John Catholic Church in Bellaire, Ohio with Fr. Daniel Heusel as Celebrant. Interment in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Vigil services will be held on Friday at 7:45 pm in the funeral home.

Belmont County Council of the American Legion will conduct Full Military Honors on Saturday at 10:30 am at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John Grade School, 350 37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906.

Share your thoughts and memories and view Jim’s Memorial Tribute Video at altmeyer.com.

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Suzanne K Eamigh
7 years ago

….Sending you deepest sympathy knowing the love you had for your father and hoping you find comfort in the love that surrounds you.

Tim & Renie Emshwiller
7 years ago

Although it is difficult today to see beyond your sorrow, may your memories of “Pap” help comfort your family tomorrow .

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Marcie Moskitis Dove
7 years ago

Condolences to my cousins and family. I am sorry I live too far to be with you all. Your father and mother were nothing but kindness to me growing up as my Aunt and Uncle. A mass will be said for your father on January 29, 2013 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Paris, Texas. May God Bless you all and may the Lord and Our Blessed Lady be with you at this time.

John and Jean Grampa
7 years ago

Dear Jim and Family: Your father was a good and decent man — a role model for us all. He was bright and interesting — and interested in everything. Although he was a widower these last several years, we can never think of him without remembering your mother, too. They were a beautiful couple! He was gifted with a keen wit and sense of humor, and she was the epitome of kindness. In this sad time, we hope their love for you and the many beautiful memories of the lives you have shared together will comfort you and your family in your loss. God bless!

Bill Lollini
7 years ago

Dear Jim, Melinda and Bronchik family, We are very sad to here of the passing of your father. I am sure he will be missed by all. Your Mom and Dad were very special people and I am sure you all felt blessed to have them as parents. May God comfort you at this difficult time.

Bill and Sandy

James Alberts
7 years ago

God Bless you Uncle Jim

Laurie Dave
7 years ago

Have great memories of Uncle Jim…he will be missed by many people. He is an angel in Heaven with the rest of his siblings..that is one great group.

Ed Good
7 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss.

Jim was always a true gentleman even to a new kid at the plant some 35 years ago. I will always remember him as a proud father/grandfather and a good decent man. I was honored to consider him a friend.

Roni Yendrall Gornik
7 years ago

I am sorry to see the passing of your dad. I did not know him, but my mother, WandaAmbroseYendrall had a life-long friendship with your mom, Helen. Upon mom’s death I found numerous cards from your mom to my mom. May you have peace in the Lord knowing your dad is in a better place! God Bless…

Shirley Dave
7 years ago

I will always remember the good times and fun we had when I visited Bellaire.

shirley davis
7 years ago

Jill my thoughts and prayers are with

you and family

Kelvin Jones
7 years ago

Jill, I was saddened to hear of the passing of your father, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

dorothy&raycook
7 years ago

Jill&Family We would like to extend our deepest sorry for the lost of your father. He was one of the nicest people I have ever known. We are sorry we could not be present there with you.

Belinda Smith
7 years ago

Jim & Melinda & Family,

We send sympathy and love in the loss of your father…

Gregg Warren
7 years ago

Jim and Melinda:

My sympathy to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers to all.

Norman Papola
7 years ago

Jim, Jill and Janice,

I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I can recall my many trips up and down Frazier Ave, when he and I would carry on some small talk. He was a good man. All my best. Norm

Christi Perine
7 years ago

Kacie, – Love you girlfriend. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Cindy Cornett
7 years ago

May God be with you and your family. Cindy Cornett

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
7 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, may your memories of James Joseph Bronchik, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is done. I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

James Joseph Bronchik, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Paul Sapp
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Jill

Teri Pastor
7 years ago

Sorry for the loss of your father. I know how much he meant to you and your family. You were a great daughter to him.

Dan Fay
7 years ago

Sorry for your loss. Prayers are with your family

bob ney
7 years ago

To the Bronchi family

I am in India and just saw online that your Father passed away . I wanted to send my sympathies upon his passing. He and you Mother were simply good, wonderful people. God Bless. Bob Ney

Dale Alexander
7 years ago

To the Bronchik family,

Your father worked with mine, Bob Alexander of Bellaire, at the power plant in Dilles Bottom. My dad passed away in 2010 at the age of 87.

My condolences and prayers go out to you during your time of loss. May God grant you strength to mourn his passage and help you continue the legacy of his memory.

Dale Alexander

Bridgeport, OH

Terry L Gosa
7 years ago

To the Family

Worked with Jim at the plant and respected him.

May He rest in peace.