James Robert Ranchik, 89, of Elizabeth Township, died Thursday, August 10, 2017. He was born April 26, 1928 in Glassport and was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Pastor Ranchik. James was a member of St. Michael's Parish in Elizabeth Township, Port Vue American Legion and the Buena Vista Fire Co. He was a US Army Veteran and was retired from US Steel Irwin Works. He is survived by his wife, Johanne G. Timko Ranchik, daughter, Marcia Ranchik of Elizabeth Township, son, Mark (Joni) Ranchik of Baldwin, grandson, Kevin (Angela) Baumgartner, step-grandchildren, Alex Bonelli and Andy (Kim) Bonelli, and step-great-grandchildren, Gavin and Evan Bonelli.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Lucille Vrontos. There is no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Michael's Parish on Saturday August 26 at 12:30 PM. The Rev. Thomas A. Wagner will be officiating. (Everyone please meet at church). Military Honors will follow. Private burial will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomerandcrematory.com
Originally published August 12, 2017.