December 19, 1924 - January 4, 2002

12/19/1924 - 01/04/2002

Past Services

Sunday January 06, 2002
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home-Bellaire
441-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Monday January 07, 2002
Union Cemetery
211 Maple Ave.
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-685-1260 Da | Directions
Monday January 07, 2002
11:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home-Bellaire
441-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

JAMES SOSTARICH, 77 of 218 Frazier Avenue, Bellaire, Ohio, died Friday January 4, 2002 at the Belmont Community Hospital in Bellaire.

He was born December 19, 1924 in Stewartsville, Ohio, a son of the late John and Mary Gretchen Sostarich.

Jim was a retired yard foreman for the Ohio Edison Corporation’s Burger Plant at Dilles Bottom; and a Methodist by faith. He was a member of the Ionic Lodge 438 F & AM Bellaire; American Legion Post 521 Shadyside; Orrville Athletic Boosters and the US Navy’s Unruly 4. He was US Navy veteran of World War II.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann Mack and Helen Kuckuck and two brothers, John and Frank Sostarich.

Surviving are his wife, V. Yvonne Sostarich whom he married on August 21, 1948; one son, James R. Sostarich and his wife Nancy of Las Vegas, NV; one daughter, Rose Marie Cecil and her husband Denny of Orrville, Ohio; one sister, Kathryn Slenski of Lansing. Also five grandchildren, Jay Sostarich, Jami Fritz, Jodi Usiak,Jesse James Cecil and Ashley Cecil and two great grandchildren, McKinley Fritz and Caden Usiak.

Friends will be received at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 441-37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM where services will be held on Monday January 7, 2002 at 11 AM with the Reverend Thomas L. Jones officiating. Interment in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Ionic Lodge 438 F & AM will conduct services on Sunday evening at 7:30 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bellaire Emergency Squad, 2450 Belmont Street Bellaire, Ohio 43906.

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Sallie & Jim Wilson
8 years ago

To my uncle Jimmy’s family and loved ones.

Jim and I would like to express our deepest sympathy and condolences.

We are sorry we were unable to be there for you in person however we were there in thought and prayer.

We loved Uncle Jimmy very much and will feel the sense of loss with you. He was a wonderful loving ,compasionate Uncle. Love Sallie and Jim

Tom & Vicky Krupnik
8 years ago

We could never express how much we will miss Jim. He in our eyes was a neighbor & a friend. We both looked up to him. Tom will miss their BS sessions and I as well will miss him calling me

Mrs. Kroger and all of his joking. He made us feel welcome from the first day we moved here and we will never forget how much that meant.

Yvonne, Jim, and Rose Marie please know that we will always be here for all of you just as Jim was always there for us.

Denise Liberati
8 years ago

We were so sad to learn of Jim’s pasting. My earliest memories are of West Bellaire and the great neighbors I had. I was so glad my children got to experience the kindness and friendship of those same neighbors. Dave and I will never forget Jim’s great stories. We will think of him often. Yvonne, Rose Marie, and Jim our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.