Joseph Z Bartha

March 26, 1931 — September 22, 2021

Joseph Z Bartha

Joseph Z. Bartha, 90, of Elyria, died on September 22, 2021, at home surrounded by his family following a short illness. He was born March 26, 1931, in Leechburg, PA and a resident of Elyria since 1959.

He graduated from Leechburg High School in 1949, and from Middle Tennessee State College in 1958. He taught school in Elyria City Schools from 1959 through 1978 and then retired from Valley City Steel in 1991. He also worked part time at Contour Tool in Elyria.

Joseph was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Elyria, served in the United States Air Force, was a member of the Cascade Chordsman and the LaGrange Hunting Club. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and telling stories. He loved traveling the world and photographing his travels.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Carol (Anderson); daughters Melanie (Lee) Burger of Medina, Ohio, and Shellie (Mike) Hastings of Elyria, OH. Five grandchildren; Courtney (Keith), Morgan, Joey, Steven, and Summer; one step granddaughter, Abby (Adam), his brother, Raymond (Tina) of Apollo PA and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents, Sigmund and Elizabeth, and brothers Ernest of Elyria, OH and Edward of Bellevue, MI.

Friends may call from 4-7pm Sunday, September 26 at the Busch Funeral home, 114 2nd Street, Elyria, OH. Funeral services will be held at the Busch Funeral Home at 11am on Monday, September 27th. Burial will follow at the Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Second Harvest Food Bank, 5510 Baumhart road, Lorain, Ohio 44053.

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

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114 Second Street, Elyria, OH 44035

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Monday, September 27, 2021

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