BLATNIK, Joseph J. "Red," 86, of Bridgeport, Ohio, passed Friday, January 3, 2014 at home.
He was born in Bridgeport on October 30, 1927, a son of the late John Joseph and Josephine Smith Blatnik.
Red was a retired employee of Ohio Department of Transportation; a U.S. Army WWII veteran, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wolfhurst, Ohio; and Wolfhurst Volunteer Fire Department member and Capt. of the Emergency Squad.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marline J. (Malone) Blatnik; sisters, Ceil Starosciak, and JoAnn Pausic.
He is survived by a daughter, Maureen (Ed) Rouse and a son, John Blatnik all of Bridgeport; a sister, Helen Jezewski of Dearborn, MI; three grandchildren, Connie (Scott) Graham of West Liberty, WV, Mark and Teresa Rouse both of Bridgeport; three great- grandchildren, Allanha Sommers and Madison and Cory Graham.
Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wolfhurst, with Rev. John Mucha, as celebrant.
Inurnment will be at a later date.
The family is being assisted by Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Brookside, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wolfhurst Vol. Fire Department.
Offer online condolences at www.wilsonfuneralhomes.com.