The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

May 6, 2013

John Michael Bombatch

COLUMBUS, OHIO — BOMBATCH – John “Jack” Michael, Columbus, Ohio, flew West May 5, 2013.  Born June 5, 1940, in Johnstown, son of John and Frances Bombatch, who preceded him in death. Survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Betty; sons, Mark (Colleen) Bombatch, and John (Christy) Bombatch; stepdaughters, Debora (Kevin) Stubbs, and Linda (Louis “Sonny”) Haskins; stepson, Warren (Donna) Culp; sister, Judy (Bill) Severn; mother-in-law, Zola Osborn; sister-in-law, Velma Corcoran; brother-in-law, Carl Fuller; grandchildren, Naomi, Matt, Louis “Josh,” Nicholas, Megan, Michael, Ashleigh, Holly, Lucas, Alena and Andrew; great-grandchildren, Terry, Kaylee, Layla and Keegan; aunt, Rita Bombatch; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and many, many dear friends.  Jack worked for TWA for 37 years, most of them as a lead aircraft mechanic. He loved to travel and saw so much of our world. He loved to ski, Colorado was his favorite, and he also skied in Europe. He biked, ran a marathon, could build anything, enjoyed gardening and yard work. He loved his Pittsburgh Steelers, NASCAR, Tony Stewart was his favorite driver, and Charity Newsies, where he was a lifetime member. He also was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church and volunteered at many festivals. He thoroughly enjoyed learning of his Slovenian heritage at the SNPJ Campsite where he had been a member for many years. Jack believed in “work comes first, then play,” so he worked hard and played even harder. Visitation on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home, SW Chapel, 3393 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio.  Funeral service on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Pleasant Cemetery, Mount Sterling, Ohio.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack’s memory to Charity Newsies, 4300 Indianola Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43214.  To leave a special message for the family, visit www.NewcomerColumbus.com.

 

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