1947-2017 Branko (Bronco) Belichesky passed away peacefully on Friday, June 9, 2017. He was born in Bitola, Macedonia and immigrated to Columbus, Ohio in 1959. He went on to All-State Football Honors at Central High School and graduated in 1966. He served his country in the US Marine Corps and played football for the Quantico Marine Corp Team. He then attended Los Angeles City College where he was a Junior College All-American. Branko played for University of Texas El Paso in 1972-1974. While there he earned All-Western Athletic Conference Honors. In 1975 he completed his football career as a member of the Dallas Cowboys training camp team. As many people have said, "there was only one Branko." He lived many lives, and was an ambitious entrepreneur. His gregarious personality made people smile wherever he went. He will be celebrated by his two children Andrew Belichesky and Michelle Caldwell, his step-children Alex and his wife Claudia Saenz, Elena Filipovic, his grandchildren, his wives and the many woman he loved. Visitation will be Friday, June 16, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with at San Jose Funeral Home-East. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:30 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.
Published in El Paso Times from Jun. 15 to Jun. 22, 2017.