BALTIMORE, Maryland (Formerly Campbell, Ohio) – Bernard Michael Brosko, 91, a beloved husband to Mary Jane of 59 years, passed away Wednesday evening, August 16, 2017 in the hospital where he was fighting complications from diabetes.
Bernie was born March 20, 1926 in Campbell, the eldest son to late Veronica and Michael Brosko and preceded in death by his sisters, Margaret “Mitch” Bobeck and Agnes Escaja and son, John Michael.
He leaves behind his younger brother, Lawrence; his daughter, Kathryn and son-in-law, John and three grandchildren, Mary, John J. “Bud” and Marion.
Bernie was a proud WWII Navy veteran where he served on the USS Renate, a troop ship, in the South Pacific.
After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he continued his education at Youngstown State University and worked as a draftsman for Wean United for 32 years during the steel mill heyday where he drew numerous engineer drawings and plans for the mills.
He was member and usher of Saint Paul the Apostle Church in New Middletown and a member of the local Slovak association.
In his spare, time he loved golfing, fishing, spending time with his friends and family and heading annually to the Canfield Fair. We will always cherish all of the fish stories of the one that got away and the ones he threw back.
Family and friends are invited to gather for a viewing Sunday, August 20 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and again from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home, 216 Coitsville Road, Campbell, OH 44405, where a service will be held at 7:00 p.m., officiated by Fr. Larry Frient.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in memory of Bernard to Saint Paul the Apostle, 10143 Main Street, PO Box 515, New Middletown, OH 44442.
A television tribute will air Monday, August 21 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.