Richard W. Bratt
Richard W. Bratt, 81, of Brandon Drive, Wellsville, Ohio died at East Liverpool City Hospital on Thursday, August 15, 2002. He was born in New Castle, PA on February 1, 1921, the son of the late Norman H. and Phyllis Pennington Bratt.
Mr. Bratt was a lifelong area resident having graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1939. He served in US Army Air Corp during World War II, was a member of Riverside Presbyterian Church, the American Legion Post 70, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5647 and the Elks Lodge 1040. For 29 years, Mr. Bratt worked at Sterling China as a jiggerman, at which time he was appointed the 7th Vice President of the Internationl Brotherhood of Potters. When the IBOP joined with the Glass Workers Union and became the International Brotherhood of Pottery and Allied Workers, he became their Representative until his retirement in 1985.
He is survived by his wife, Georgia Hammond Bratt, whom he married November 5, 1945; one son: Richard N. Bratt and his wife, Maryann of Winslow, AZ; one daughter: Sandra Dotson and her husband, Michael of Wellsville, OH; two brothers: Lester A. Bratt and his wife, Ruth of Moore Haven, FL and Edwin E. Bratt and his wife, Pat of Lancaster, CA; seven grandchildren: Shannon Rodgers and her husband, John of Hammondsville, OH; Shaun Dotson of Wellsville, OH; Capt. Richard M. Bratt and his wife, Nancy of Ft. Rucker, AL; Monika L. Bratt of Winslow, AZ; Kimberlee Henling and her husband, Steven of Joseph City, AZ; Larissa K. Bratt and Christie Bratt both of Winslow, AZ and three great grandchildren: Ryan Bratt, Courtney Bratt and Kalli Bratt.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother: William R. Bratt.
Services will be held at the Wellsville Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 11:00 AM with Rev. William Betteridge of the church officiating.
Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Wellsville on Friday, August 16, 2002 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM.