John Bozenske

BOZENSKE, John J., 89, of McMechen, WV, died Thursday, February 28, 2013.

Born in Wheeling, WV on March 3, 1923, John was the son of the late Louis and Mary Ryan Bozenske.

He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in McMechen, member of the St. James Catholic Church Choir, retired maintenance department supervisor at Ohio Valley Medical Center and a WW II U.S Army Veteran.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his five brothers, Richard, Robert, James, Edward and George Bozenske and a sister, Virginia Salata.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Hilda L. (Bennett) Bozenske of McMechen; special friend and helper of John, Susan Martin of Shadyside, OH; four sons, Thomas (Mary Jean) Bozenske of Martins Ferry, OH, James (Michelle) Bozenske of McMechen, WV, Bernard (Kimberly) Bozenske of Warwood, WV and John Bozenske of McMechen; sister, Ruth Baggott of Martins Ferry; six grandchildren, Tabatha Bozenske of Glen Dale, WV, Jeffrey (Jessica) Bozenske of Benwood, WV, Jamie (Charles) Lutz of Martins Ferry, Clinton Bozenske of Columbus, OH, Rae-Lyne (Jason) Jennings of Elm Grove, WV, and Justin Bozenske of Texas; four great-grandchildren, Sofiah Bozenske of Benwood, Olivia Bozenske of Benwood, Noah Lutz of Martin’s Ferry and Bayleigh Jennings of Elm Grove; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood & McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, Sunday, March 3 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., with a vigil being held at 7 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Monday March 4, at St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, with Rev. Bekeh Utietiang serving as celebrant. Interment will follow at the McMechen Cemetery.

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