Michael E. Bokanovich

June 19, 1957 - April 27, 2010

06/19/1957 - 04/27/2010

Past Services

Thursday April 29, 2010
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes &Kirby Vance Chapel
118 Grant Ave.
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Friday April 30, 2010
1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes &Kirby Vance Chapel
118 Grant Ave.
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions

Bokanovich, Michael E. “Mudcat”, 52, of Moundsville, WV, died Tuesday April 27, 2010 at home.
He was born June 19, 1957 in Glen Dale, WV.
Michael was a 1975 graduate of John Marshall High School; a retired employee of the WV Department of Highways and a Christian by faith. He loved hunting and fishing, and was an avid WVU fan.
He was preceded in death by his father; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Homer B. Duffy.
Surviving are his mother, Norma Jean Bokanovich; his brother, Robert “Bo” Elaine Bokanovich of Cape Cod, MA; a niece, Teagan Bokanovich; nephews, Aidan, Orrie and Liam Bokanovich; his loving companion, Beth McCellan; his beloved dog, Sandy; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends will be received from 6-9 pm Thursday, April 29, 2010 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, Moundsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 13, GlenDale, WV 26038.
Online condolences may be expressed at altmeyer.com.

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Becky Wilson Lohr
8 years ago

Bo and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I have so many memories of both Mike and Bo from high school. He was always a good kid and so much fun to be around. May you feel the love and strength from our Lord as you deal with this horrible loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Becky Wilson Lohr

8 years ago

Bo and Mike’s Family,

I’m so very sorry to hear about Mike. My thoughts and prayers are sent your way.

Margaret Neunlist McClellan

Scot Bokanovich
8 years ago


So sorry to hear about your brother,my cousin Mike. He was truly one of the good one’s. I will always remember all the laugh’s and good time’s we had growing up down on the water at fish creek.

May he rest in peace.

Jody Pelaez Scarnecchia
8 years ago

Bo, So sorry to learn about your brother Mike. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jody and Rennie Scarnecchia

Jack Clegg, Jr.
8 years ago

Bo, we go back a long way and spent many years in class together. Mike was my little brother’s age. Tim passed away in 2004. It’s hard to say good-bye to anybody, but especially a little brother. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May God truly give you peace and comfort through this time. An Old Friend, Rev. Jack Clegg, Jr.

8 years ago

Dear friends and family, I just wanted to let you all know that we appreciate your thoughts and prayers. I hope to see many of you over the next few days to reminisce about “The Cat” and all the great times we all shared with him. He will truly be missed by my mother, Beth, my children, immediate family, and everyone who knew him and shared time with him. Please feel free to stop by over the next couple of days or keep in touch with me. rbokanovich@comcast.net



Darlene Beecher
8 years ago

Dear Norma Jean and Bo: I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Debbie Snyder-Zytkewicz
8 years ago

Dear Norma Jean, Bo, and Family,

I am truly sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I am praying that God will embrace you and give you peace and strength during this most difficult time.

Debbie Snyder-Zytkewicz

8 years ago

Dear Norma, Bo, and Family,

Please accept my deepest sympathies in your loss. I know that Mike was a caring, loving companion for my sister Beth and his passing will leave an empty place in her heart. My sons and I will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

mary yoho mckay
8 years ago

Dearest Norma Jean, Bo and family,

So sorry to hear about Mudcat, I am truly shocked. I have so many good memories from Hissam’s camps. Please know that you and your family are n my thoughts and prayers. I love you and miss you all. Take care of each other. Mary

Sherri Yocum Crow
8 years ago

I sorry to hear about Mudcat. Good memories from Moundsville Jr. Hi and John Marshall coming flooding back when I think of him. It’s sad to lose someone so young, especially a little brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Gigi Ebbert Mercer
8 years ago

I was so sorry to see that Mike has passed away. I have very fond memories of him from the good old days at camp. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen Yurisko Estep
8 years ago

I would like to share my sympathies with all of Mike “Mudcat’s” family & friends.

I remember Mike from John Marshall High School.

It is such a shame to die so young.

Peace be with you all.

Beverly Baker Ingles
8 years ago

Norma Jean ,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .

Beverly B. Ingles

Florence Mckay
8 years ago

Norma Jean, Bo and Family, I am so sad to hear of Mudcat’s passing. Although we have lost touch over the years, my memories of Mud and all of us on the creek are as vivid as yesterday. He will be missed I’m sure, and you guys are in my Prayers and on my heart. Love Flo Mckay Zuucker

Vicki Bennett Ross
8 years ago

Norma Jean, Bo, and Elaine,

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. We go back along time, living across the street from each other on Center St. Mikey was a good kid and funny!!! I do remember all of the great times we all had together. Playing whiffle ball in Wise’s back yard,all of us climbing that big pine tree in your backyard..so many memories with all of us together….Norma Jean and Bo please call me if you ever need anything!! Love you, Vicki

Robert L Yeager
8 years ago

Norma Jean, I am so sorry for you,

god Bless you in these trying times. We love you

Jim/Katy Ingram
8 years ago

Norma Jean:

We are so sorry for your loss–it is always too early to say goodbye. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family–please let us know if there is any way we can be helpful.

Sending a comfort hug from downriver, and our sympathy.

Barbara Hretzok
8 years ago

Rest in peace Mike,and may God keep you eternally under his wing,for now goodbye my friend and classmate. Barbara Ann Hretzok.

Vicki Payne Helfer
8 years ago

Sorry for your loss. “Mudcat”will be missed,but remembered with love.

Jay Knapp
8 years ago

Sorry to hear about ol’ Mudcat. Seems like it wasn’t that long ago when he was coming over with the kids from the Center Street/ Elm Ave to play basketball in my backyard when those guys were in junior high. He was always fun to talk to whether it was about sports or people from our past, and I know I’m going to miss him.

John&Kelly Skrtich
8 years ago

We are very sorry about your loss, Mudcat has always had a special place in our family.Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this difficult time.