John Michael Bombatch

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Bombatch John "Jack" Michael Bombatch, flew West May 5, 2013. Born June 5, 1940 in Johnstown, PA to John and Frances Bombatch who preceded him in death. Survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Betty; sons, Mark (Colleen) Bombatch, John (Christy) Bombatch; step-daughters, Debora (Kevin) Stubbs, Linda (Louis "Sonny") Haskins; step-son, 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, Keegan; aunt, Rita Bombatch; many nieces and nephews, cousins and many, many dear friends. Jack worked for T.W.A. 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 was also a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church and volunteered at many festivals. He thoroughly enjoyed learning of his Slovenian heritage at the S.N.P.J. 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 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, SW Chapel, 3393 Broadway, Grove City, OH. Funeral Service Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 11 am at the Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, OH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack's memory to Charity Newsies, 4300 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43214. To leave a special message for the family, visit
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from May 7 to May 8, 2013
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