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.