anthony orecchio, sr.
Anthony 'Fats' Orecchio, Sr., 75, of Weirton, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at his home. Born July 3, 1929 in Weirton, he was the son of the late Giovanni and Maria Rosa Perrino Orecchio. Anthony was also preceded in death by his wife Sara Frances (Haskins) Orecchio on March 8, 1986; brother Joseph and sisters Mary Rocchio and Minnie Eafrati. Anthony was a retired steel worker and worked as a Battery Foreman in the Coke Plant. From 1985-1990, he served as Hancock County Superintendant of Highways. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus 3734, WSX 25-Year Club, WSX Management Club and the Brotherhood of the Grape. Anthony’s survivors include his sons Donald Goysovich and his wife Debbie of Bridgeville, PA, Richard Goysovich, Sr. of Weirton, John Orecchio and his wife Toni of Highland Heights, OH and Anthony Orecchio, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Bridgeville, PA; daughter Mary Lou Pietranton and her husband Eric of New Cumberland; brother John Orecchio of Weirton; sisters Angie Paolo and Connie Bennett both of Weirton and Roseanne Relotto of Steubenville, OH; 11 grandchildren Elizabeth Newhouse, Carol Rowser, Dawn Trushel, Richard,(Richie) Jr., Michael, Susan, and Andrew Goysovich, Grace and Samuel Orecchio, Frank and Erica Pietranton; 3 great grandchildren Ariana, Jonathan and Sarah Newhouse. The family will receive friends Wednesday 7-9PM and 2-4 and 7-9PM Thursday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 11AM Friday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church with Reverend Father Ron Getsinger presiding. Interment will be at St. Paul Cemetery in Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Hospice 380 Summit Avenue Steubenville, OH 43952 Share tributes with his family at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Anthony “Skins” and families, Please accept our condolences on the passing of your father. Dr. Neil G. Walsh and family

  2. To the family of Tony (fats) Orecchio.==I wish to express my deepest sympathy to all of you. I have been a friend of Fats since grade school. He was also in the brotherhood of the grape with me. I will miss him. Frank Notni

  3. Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. We will be with you in spirit, and your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Much love, George & Connie

  4. Dear Mary Lou, Rick, Frankie & Erica, I just want all of you to know that my heart truly breaks for all of you and I wish I could just wipe away all your pain and tears. I know from you Mary Lou that there are so many good memories and your fortunate that your children were able to grow from babies to adults having their grandfather with them. May God Bless all of you always and remember that by the grace of God we will all meet again someday. Love & Friendship Always, Melissa

  5. Dear Johnny, Mary Lou and Anthony, Needless to say how much my heart, prayers and thoughts go out to you today. Your dad was a good man and a dear friend to Tom and me, as was your mom. I know in my heart, they are all in heaven and at peace with themselves. Know also, that they are always still with you; only a thought away. With deep sorrow and love, Marie Clancey and family

  6. Dear Ricky and Donnie, Please except my heartfelt sorrow for you, and your loss, and please forgive me for not mentioning you in my first condolence. Marie Clancey

  7. Don, My deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Kathy

  8. Anthony, We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. You and your family are in our prayers. Leonard & Lorraine (Porco) Tost

  9. Dear Mary Lou and Family, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. It seems like yesterday that I was dropping Frank off there after St Joe’s basketball practice! I know now more than ever how difficult it is to lose you father, and I hope that you are all doing well. May God bless all of you and I will keep you in my prayers. Please send all of my love to Rick, Erica, and especially Frank.

  10. Don,Rick,John,Mary Lou & Anthony: Our Prayers are with you. We will miss your Father and his sense of humor. I will always remember sitting on the porch in the summers and hear him yelling over to my Mom “Hey Shirley!!!” Now they can Yell back and forth to each other again. Mark, Janeen, Noah, Evan Capriotti

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have such fond memories of Tony. He was a great person, wonderful father, and great friend. God Bless!

  12. Dear Skins and family: Please accept my condolences and prayers at this time. Your dad was so full of light and laughter, and he will be truly missed by all who knew him.

  13. Marylou and family, I am sorry about your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love David (Chiz) and Janine Szymanski

  15. I extend to you my sincere condolences in the passing of “Fats.” He was my Mom’s–Angela Cantini–cousin.

  16. Dear Mary Lou and family, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to all of you. May knowing that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers bring you some comfort during this difficult time. Maureen

  17. Dear, John, Mary Lou, Anthony, Don, & Rick, We were so sorry to hear that Tony had passed away. We were in Florida at the time. Our family has such fond memories of your dad and your mom. We send our deepest sympathy to all of you. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Love, Kathy & Romie Castelli

  18. Dear John, Mary Lou and Anthony, I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is on my mind and in my prayers. Sincerely, Scott

  19. Skins and Elizabeth—I know how you feel, My grandfather just passed in October. This website is a good link to people that remain a reminder of who we are and where we come from. Just remember to smile when times get tough.

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