martin bronowicz
Martin Francis Bronowicz, of Weirton, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020, at his residence on Putnam Lane; he was 61 years old. He was born January 3, 1959, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the second child of four born to the late Edward and Virginia Kress Bronowicz; Martin grew up in Lawrenceville. Nourishing his Faith from a young age at Saint Kieran Roman Catholic Church and Grade School, Martin was a graduate of Bishop Boyle High School in Homestead, PA.; if you knew Martin, you would have known a healthy, compassionate, caring individual that carried his strong Faith throughout his life. Martin served his country proudly in the United States Navy. Martin was an accomplished Coded Welder belonging to the Boilmaker’s Union 154 from Pittsburgh. He was very much the handyman, and if something needed fixed or remodeled, he would do it himself. His son Brandon said, “ His passion was to create; he loved to create things.” His artistic ways lead him to paint, metal fabrication, and making all types of gadgets. Left to cherish his memory is his son, Brandon Bronowicz of Weirton, brother Edward Bronowicz of Pittsburgh, and sisters Virginia (Kevin) Burns and Janine (Michael) Garlicki of Pittsburgh, and former wife Lynn Sellitti of Weirton. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at a later date. Share tributes and memories at 304-748-3219. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Mr. Martin Francis Bronowicz, please visit our Tribute Store.

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  1. Brandon, Lynn and all of Martins family,I am so sorry, may all your wonderful memories bring you comfort and peace during this sad time❤️🙏🏼❤️

  2. Marty, RIP my friend, will never forget the laughs and your spirit from the Boyle days!!! Prayers to Eddy and the whole family as well! Tat ’76

  3. To My Beloved Brother Martin, Saying goodbye to you was emotionally crippling for me. In our beginning it was just me and you. We had each other, no others. It was just Eddie and Martin until our beautiful sisters came along. We grew together, you and I. The bond was never broken from childhood to our much later years. We always took care of each other through thick and thin. I will miss you everday of my life. Thanks for these great memories that you left me. Thank you for being there for me in my time of sorrows to lift me up, dust me off, assure me of better days ahead. You were a rock, my rock. Rest In Peace with Christ Our Lord and Our Beloved Mother and Father. Your Loving Brother, Eddie

  4. Martin was one of my personal heroes growing up. He was the cool cousin. At my daughter’s wedding in November 2019 I quoted to all guests in attendance from the letter that Martin provided to my wife and I on our wedding day more than 30 years ago. It was timeless advice from an unexpected source. The McDermott family will always cherish the camping trips we had the privilege to have with the Bronowicz family growing up and Martin of course was a huge highlight. My brother’s and I still sing a fishing song he composed and I think about some of his other quotes frequently. Martin will surely be missed. Eddie, Virginia, Jeanine – so sorry. Paul McDermott (cousin)

  5. Marty, I will never forget all the fun we had while we were growing up. You are not only my cousin, you are my brother. Rest in the arms of Jesus.

  6. I had the pleasure of working with Martin years ago. A skilled boilermaker would be an understatement. Along with that, he made me laugh. My sympathies to the family. May Martin Rest In Peace!!! Keith Kelsch

  7. Thanks so much, Keith. He loved all the guys he worked with and I recall him bringing your name up in his Boilermaker stories. Thanks, His Brother Eddie

  8. Rest Peacefully Uncle Martin! You will be deeply missed!! I’m so blessed to have all the great memories! ❤️

  9. I was so saddened to hear the passing of Uncle Martin. I have so many wonderful memories of you and all of your stories he would tell us. I love them all and I love you. Rest In Peace until we meet again someday.

  10. Thanks Kathy. He and I often talked about the old days with him and Rodney. He considered Rodney like another brother to him. Thanks very much. Eddie Bronowicz

  11. My deepest sympathy to the Bronowicz family. Back in the day Marty and I where very close. so many stories about our Lawrenceville antics. spent a lot of good time with Marty. Rest In Peace my brother. Dean Farrell

  12. Eddie., I’m so very sorry for your loss of your dear and beloved brother. I can’t imagine yours and your families pain right now with his Heavenly Father. I miss seeing you on FB. God bless you all as you lay your brother and friend to rest. Thoughts and prayers to you all! Love Susie Morrissey Holgerson

  13. 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 Martin Francis Bronowicz, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, Martin Francis Bronowicz, 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 †

  14. Eddie, Virginia and Janine, I am so sorry for your loss. I know heaven is a brighter place with Martin having joined our clan who went before him. His smile and laugh is what I’ll remember most. Cousin Gregg

  15. Marty, Rest In Peace my old friend. You were the first boy I danced with, I still have the photo of us. You were so handsome in your light blue tuxedo and I will never forget your beautiful eyes. See you again just in a different place. 😥🍺🌻

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