MICHAEL JOSEPH BRATOVICH

December 5, 1921 – May 12, 2018

Mike was the son of Matthew and Marija Bratovich of Tacoma. He graduated from Bellarmine High, where he participated in many sports.

He enlisted in the Navy during World War II, served in the South Pacific, and came out of the war an experienced airplane mechanic. This led to his more than 38 year career with United Airlines.

He loved to go salmon fishing and traveling with his dear wife Mary, enjoying his travel benefits long into his retirement.

Mike was active his entire life, playing baseball, golfing, bowling, fishing, and ballroom dancing. He was a lifelong member of the Auburn Elks and Tacoma Knights of Columbus, and a current member of the Auburn Eagles, Retired United Airlines Employees, Holy Family Parish, and several Croatian and Slovenian lodges.

He was an accomplished mechanic and handyman with a droll sense of humor. He always put the welfare of his family and

friends first.

Mike will be remembered by daughters Ellen Bratovich and Kathy Vogel, son Paul Bratovich and wife Bernie, nieces, nephews, and many good friends.

His memorial service will be a Rosary at 10:30 and Mass at 11:00 on June 22nd, both at Holy Family Church, 505 17th St. SE, Auburn, WA.

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