mike lonchar
Mike M. Lonchar, 89, of Weirton, WV, died Wednesday October 17, 2007, at the Weirton Medical Center. Mike was born on December 16, 1917 in Farrell, PA, the son of the late Charles and Milinka (Klaich) Lonchar. At the age of six, Mike moved to Yugoslavia, where he later married his first wife, Bogdanka (Bozic) Lonchar. She preceded him in death on November 2, 1972. He was also preceded in death by his brother, John; his sisters, Donna Bozic, Lillian Bulat and Mary Duric all of Yugoslavia. Mike returned to the United States, where he served his country in the United States Army during World War II. After the War he was reunited with his wife and son. Mike retired from the Weirton Steel where he worked as a bricklayer for over 35 years. He was a member of the Holy Resurrection Eastern Orthodox Church, Weirton Steel 25 Year Club and the American Legion Post 10. Mike is survived by his wife, Sally Madich Lonchar of Weirton, WV; a son, Charles and Betty Lonchar of Beaver, PA; two grandsons, Michael Lonchar, of Beaver, PA and Mark and Heidi Lonchar all of Columbus, OH; six nieces and nephews residing in Serbia and Croatia; Step sons, Sam and Holiday Madich and their son Hunter of Montana, Perry and Meg Madich of Georgia; step daughter, Sandy Cupp and her son John of California. Visitation will be 6-8PM Friday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where funeral services will be held 11AM Saturday. Pomen services will be held Friday evening at 7:30 PM The Very Reverend Father Rade Merick will preside. Interment will follow at the Serbian Cemetery, Weirton.

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  1. Sally, I’m so sorry to hear about Mike. You were such a good friend to my parents, I’m sorry I can’t be there to express my sympathy.

  2. Charlie, Sally, & Family, I am deeply sorry to hear of “Mishko’s” passing. He and my Dad were good friends for many, many years. Please accept my sympathies. Love, Jimmy

  3. Dear Sally, Sandy, Sam, Perry, and Charlie Please know that all the Babas share your very deep sorrow. Mishkie was such a neat particular man and we are sure you will miss him. I understand he has been very ill lately and when we went through illness in my family, I prayed for God to be merciful. I do understand death, but haven’t come to grips yet with suffering. Now, for sure, we need to call on our Church for the support we know it is there to give. God Bless all of you. Love Marie, Laurie, Peter, and Families

  4. Charlie, so sorry to hear about your father. I got to know Mike at the community center,we often talked, he was very proud of you. Donna and I are in Myrtle Beach now or we would have paid our respects. Take care, Donna & Terry Grant

  5. Sally and Charlie, Our deepest condolences. Rest assured that he and my Dad are playing pinochle right now. Mike Musulin

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