James Jacob Barchie, age 95 of Oakley, MI and formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Chesaning Comfort Care in Chesaning, MI. Born July 25, 1923 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Nicholas G. and Anna (Barcic) Barchie. A US Navy Veteran of World War II and retiree from US Steel National Tube Works in McKeesport, James was a member of St. Patrick's Parish, and its Holy Name Society and ushers' group there, and the former Sacred Heart Parish. He was a graduate of McKeesport High School and member of the Greek Catholic Union, CFU Lodge #3 of McKeesport, American Legion #701 of White Oak, Club Dobrotvor, and the AARPs of Versailles and White Oak. James also volunteered at Kane Regional Center, Auberle, and The Intersection, all in McKeesport.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary (Puskaric) Barchie, who died August 10, 2018, and his siblings Edward Barchie and Irene Barchie Suddaby. James is survived by his nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454) on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 10 AM in St. Patrick's Church, McKeesport. Burial and military honors will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Port Vue. Memorial contributions in James' name should be made to St. Patrick's Parish, 310 32nd. St., McKeesport, PA 15132 or The Intersection, 115 7th. St., McKeesport, PA 15132. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published March 29, 2019.