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Michael Bronko, 87, of 824 Ashtown Drive, Lehighton, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, at The Summit Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Lehighton. He was the husband of Elaine F. (Richmond) Bronko.
They were married for 65 years this past June 5, 2013.
Born in New Columbus, Nesquehoning, he was a son of the late Louis and Mary (Danyo) Bronko. He served our country with the U.S. Navy during World War II attaining the rank of Aviation Radioman 3rd Class.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a mechanic for Air Products, Trexlertown. He previously worked as a repairman in the Packerton Shops for the Lehigh Valley Railroad and also was employed at the New Jersey Port Authority.
He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Lehighton, and held a life membership at the Lehighton American Legion Post No. 314.
A family oriented person, he enjoyed spending time with his loving family at their picnics and family gatherings. In his spare time, he loved watching New York Yankees baseball, Penn State football, Dale Earnhardt on the NASCAR circuit, bowling, golfing, and a good game of horseshoes.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three daughters, Brenda J., wife of David Rehrig, of Lehighton, Kathryn L., wife of Gary Drumheller, of Mahoning Valley, Marcia L., wife of Mark Vaccaro, of Kunkletown; a son, Michael W. Bronko, and his wife Carol, of Lehighton; two sisters, Rosemary Bronko of Lehighton, and Patricia, wife of Leigh Humphries, of Ocala, Florida; a brother. Louis Bronko, and his wife Elsie, of Lehighton; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Kathryn Roper and Mary Gillispie; and a grandson, Michael Anthony Bronko.
Service: A Celebration of Life service in his honor will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. in All Saints Episcopal Church, 301 N. Second St., Lehighton, with the Rev. Jane Arrington Bender officiating followed by full military honors under the direction of the Lehighton Area UVO. Call 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, 301 N. Second St., Lehighton, Pa. 18235; or The Dorothy Morgan Cancer Center, Development Department, LVHN, 2100 Mack Blvd, Sixth floor, Allentown, Pa. 18105 www.lvhn.org/donate. The Ovsak Funeral Home, Lehighton, is in charge of arrangments. Online condolences can be offered at www.ovsakfh.com.

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Published in Times News on Feb. 17, 2014
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