John W. Bradcovich

June 14, 1917 - December 8, 2013

06/14/1917 - 12/08/2013

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 is 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 11:00 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.

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Kristie & Cliff Hartley
7 years ago

Aunt Mary and family,

Sorry to hear about Uncle Johns passing, know that he is in God’s hands now and that he will be deeply missed.

Mike Bradcovich
7 years ago

Aunt Mary, Marlene, Ron and Janet

We would like to send our deepest sympathy to you. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike, Julie and family.

Nila Cassandra
7 years ago

Dear Aunt Mary and Family,

I was so sorry to hear

about Uncle John.

Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.



sandy pell
7 years ago

Dear Relatives of John,

I didn’t really know John other than to say hello when I was visiting my grandma at GSNH. The work he did to help others was truly amazing. He always had a smile and was so kind to everyone. I will remember him and all of you in my intentions at morning mass at St. Michael Church. John sure has made the world is a better place by the way he treated the people at GSNH. May God bless all of you.

Pamela Armstrong
7 years ago

I can’t begin to explain the honor I feel to have cared for John. His smile was like no other,He touched my heart. I know he is in a better place. and I hope you all find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of the time this great man spent on this earth.My love and prayers are with you all.

xoxoxox to Mary ,,

Love Pam A

Betty Duffy
7 years ago

Marlene & Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you! What a wonderful and long life your Dad had here on earth! I’m sure he’s smiling down and keeping watch over all of you! Wrap yourselves in all the warm memories … and treausre them!

Rosemary Morris
7 years ago

Marlene and family, so sorry to read of dads passing, He is with the Almighty now and at peace.

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 John W. Bradcovich, 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.

John W. Bradcovich, 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 †

7 years ago

My deepest and sincere condolences to the family of John Bradcovich.

Kaitlyn Pinter
7 years ago

Please accept my condolences. My thoughts are with the family during these difficult times.

Esther Hall
7 years ago

Such a wonderful man and a lovely family! Glad to of known them the past few years and in taking care of John. He was such a pleasant person that was always happy to see me. Going to miss him so much. Prayers and love to you all. Esther Hall