Joseph A Velkovich

May 13, 1953 - May 31, 2015

05/13/1953 - 05/31/2015

Joseph Velkovich, 62 of Bridgeport Ohio died Monday May 31st after fighting a courageous battle against cancer, at Wheeling Hospital. He was born May 13, 1953 a son of the late Joseph and Minnie De Genova Velkovich in Bellaire, Ohio. Joseph was owner of Route 40 Auto Sales and worked at several local dealerships in the valley. He also worked for Alpha Natural Resources as a dispatcher. He was a Catholic by faith and attended St. Johns Catholic Church of Bellaire, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife Joy Green Velkovich whom he married December 31, 1980. He is also survived by a daughter, his “baby doll” Tiffany Lyn Velkovich who was the light of his life as well as two sisters Theresa Velkovich and Rose Smith both of Bridgeport, Ohio; his beloved grandson Landen Joseph Velkovich, two nieces Samantha Wojcik and Amy Sonk and two nephews A.J. Thompson and R.J. Smith. Visitation will be held on Wednesday June 3, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, 441 37th street Bellaire, Ohio 43906. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be held on Thursday June 4, 2015 at St John’s Catholic Church in Bellaire, Ohio at 11 am with Fr. Daniel Heusel officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery of Bellaire, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Share your thoughts and memories of Joseph with the family at

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Julia Novena Porch
8 years ago

Dear Rose, Teresa, and family,

I am so sad to hear about Joe. There are so many good memories with your family, they are too many to count. Please accept my deepest sympathy. May God give you the grace each day and fill you with His abundant love and peace.

With Love,

Julia Novena Porch

Jerry Swift
8 years ago

Dear Rose, Theresa and Family, I felt so bad when I heard about Joe. He was a good guy whom everyone will miss. The Lord takes care of his sons and daughters who are in pain. He watches over those who have lost their loved ones. Prayer is the answer. Yours, Jer

Mike & Connie Crecion
8 years ago

Dear Rose, Theresa and Family:

Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of Joe. I remember him from SJC as a friendly, easy-going “under classman” and I know he was a loving brother. May God now welcome him into his loving embrace and sustain you all in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy.

Mike & Connie Kogut Crecion

Sandy Sykes
8 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about Joey. I remember going to the pool and Mom would pick me up at your house.Joey would always be smiling when he seen me.He was a nice guy.You are in my prayers that God comforts you at this difficult time.Always think of the great memories you had and hold them close to your heart.