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John Joseph Brletic
Jan 30, 1925 – Jan 4, 2010 (Age 84)
John Joseph Brletic, 84 of Vermilion, died Monday, January 4, 2010 surrounded by his family at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a lengthy illness. He was born January 30, 1925 in Lorain, Ohio and has been a Vermilion resident for the past 33 years. He was a WW II veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked as a sheet metal worker for Local #33. He had also worked for the City of Vermilion at the city dock. John was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Vermilion, St. Vidas, and Holy Trinity in Lorain. He was also a member of the Vermilion American Legion Post # 397 where he was involved in their bowling League for many years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Bernice Brletic (nee Schrenkel); daughter, Michelle (Sam) Dipre of Amherst; sons, John (Sue) J Brletic of Amherst and Matt (Jill) Brletic of Vermilion; grandchildren; John III and Chelsea Brletic, Melissa (Matt) Ullom, Maddie Brletic, and Raymond and Samuel Jr. Dipre; and great grandchildren, Kaden, Emelia and Beatrice Ullom. Preceding him in death were his parents, Mathew and Mildred (nee Strajuhar) Brletic, a daughter, Mary Jane in 1964; brothers, Frank and Matt Brletic; and sisters, Caroline Pawlak and Ann Toth. Friends may call Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010 from 10 am until the time of a prayer service and military honors presented by the Vermilion Veterans Council at 11:45 a.m. at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, Ohio. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12 Noon at St. Mary Catholic Church, 731 Exchange St. Vermilion, Father Frank Speier will officiate. Inurnment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. Memorial contributions are suggested to, St. Mary Catholic Church, 731 Exchange Street, Vermilion, Ohio 44089 or New Life Hospice, 5255 North Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035-1450 online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com