Albert DiAntonio, 84, of Columbus, Ohio formerly of Weirton, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011 in the Mt. Carmel East Hospital, Columbus. Born August 3, 1926 in Steubenville, OH, he was a son of the late Biaggio and Elizabeth Valenti DiAntonio. He was also preceded in death by his brother James DiAntonio and sisters Christine Christopher, Ida Sieminski, Mary Hruschak and Rose Marie DiAntonio. Mr. DiAntonio retired from Weirton Steel after 39 years of service, where he worked in the Coke Plant. He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 3734, The Four Seasons Club and WSX 25-Year Club. He was an avid Weir High, WVU , Notre Dame, North Carolina, Navy and Pittsburgh Steelers fan, but most recently cheered for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Albert is survived by his wife Martha Karas DiAntonio of Columbus; sons Anthony DiAntonio of Blacklick, OH; Albert DiAntonio, Jr. and his wife Patricia of Pickerington, OH and Michael DiAntonio and his wife Tina of Fayetteville, NC and grandchildren Cassandra, Carly, Alicia, Austin, Tyler and Haley DiAntonio. Friends will be received Sunday from 3-7PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 1PM Monday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. The Reverend Father Larry Dorsch will officiate. Entombment will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, P. O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216. Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. I am truely Sorry for your loss…Big Al was always there for advice and a quick comeback…He will live on in our memories. R.I.P.

  2. I was so sad to hear about Al’s passing. My heart goes out to Martha & their three sons and grandchildren. Al was one of the nicest person you’d ever want to meet. I had the pleasure of meeting him only a few years ago,I would go into his and Martha’s place often. I loved to hear him tell stories from his younger days. Especially about him and Martha’s wedding day! Al will surely be missed not only for his sense of humor but, his singing and his composing of the songs’ he sang. Al you will truely be missed by everyone whomever had the pleasure of meeting you! My condolence, Gloria J Hector

  3. Dear Martha, Anthony, Albert, Michael, and families We were sorry to hear about Albert’s passing. We have missed having them as neighbors and thought of them often (always with a chuckle). We always loved to hear their stories and Jerry missed talking to him on a daily basis. Please know that we are here for all of you. Sending love and prayers. Jerry and Mary Kay

  4. Martha, our family sends our sympathy to you and your family. Love, Martha, Randy and Brannon

  5. Dear Martha and children, I’m so sorry to read of Al’s passing. I remember him first, singing with the Bobby Vinton Band at the old ISU Hall in Weirton. He was a very gentle person and will be missed by many. God be with you all at this sad time.

  6. Martha and children we were sorry to hear of al’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Dear DiAntonio Family – We are saddened to hear of Albert’s passing. He was such a wonderful man and friend to our father, Fats – those two were like two peas in a pod. We miss the days of our parents visiting and hanging out with each other.

  8. To the DiAntonio Family We are so sorry about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Susan and Bob Blaschak

  9. Dear Martha and Family.My mother Mary and I are very sad to hear about Al.Our prayers go out to you.Debbie Munyas

  10. Dear Martha and Family.My mother Mary and I are very sad to hear about Al.Our prayers go out to you.Debbie Munyas

  11. Dear Martha and Family.My mother Mary and I are very sad to hear about Al.Our prayers go out to you.Debbie Munyas

  12. Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and Prayers. We are sorry we could not make the funeral God bless your Family. Lena Decollo, Rose Molnar And Mary jo Ross & Family

  13. I’m so sorry for your loss of your Husband and Father. I will miss his singing and his stories.He was really a very nice man and he will be sadly missed.

  14. Dear Martha and Family, Our sincere sympathy is with all of you. Al was a special person, always a smile on his face. I will never forget he sang at my wedding just like he did at my parents. May God Bless you all.

  15. Dear Martha & Family, I only found out today (Monday) that Al passed away. I was reading Saturday’s paper and saw his picture. I am so sorry I wasn’t able to pay my respects. I have so many pleasant memories of both you and Al and, of course, Rose Marie. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Janet

  16. Anthony,Albert,Michael sorry about your dads passing. Wish your families all the best. Mammy ol Mammy

  17. To the DiAntonio Family, Our sincerest condolences to all of you. There are no words to ever really express such a loss. Always remember, as we will the great times and fondest memories. May God Bless All of You. Love, The Kapiris-Thorne Family

  18. Our deepest sympathy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Bill and Paulette Galiotos

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