bernard digregorio
Bernard “Buddy” DiGregorio, 57, of Imperial, PA, formerly of Weirton, died Monday, January 26, 2004 at the Weirton Medical Center. He was born July 8, 1946 in Steubenville, OH, a son of Lena (Buracchio) DiGregorio of Weirton and the late Domenic DiGregorio. Buddy was employed by Corwin Jeep in Hickory, PA, was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, and served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. In addition to his mother, Buddy is survived by his wife, Joan (Shedlock) DiGregorio of Imperial; five children, Bernard, Joseph, and Diana DiGregorio, all of Imperial, and Ryan Clark and Tiffany Bradley, both of Steubenville, OH; and three sisters, Beth DiGregorio, Jeannie (Paul) Duffy, and Leanora (John) Olashuk, all of Weirton. Visitation will be 7-9 PM Tuesday and 7-9 PM Wednesday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where a prayer service will be held 8 PM Wednesday. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Thursday at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Weirton. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery with military services conducted by the Evertt Maki American Legion Post 10, V.F.W. #2716, and Tri-State Marine Corps. Share tributes with his family at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. To Buddy’s family, I can’t tell you how sorry that I am. Buddy was a good fried and we recently shared some old memories this past summer when I purchased a new vehicle from him. I’ll remember Buddy as always cheerful and helpful. I even bought furniture from Buddy when he worked for Forgash on the hill!! Sincerely, Bill Zanieski

  2. Beth, Jennie, and lenora, Sorry to hear of your loss. He was always so kind to me and a fan of my Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. sincerely Jerry Hamill

  3. Along with the other Madonna classmates of 1964, I am so sorry to hear of Buddy’s death. Having spent so many “overnighters” at Buddy’s house, I came to know how wonderful his parents and sisters are, and you always treated me with kindness. I will always remember Buddy as a dear friend who enjoyed life to the fullest. We shared many good times together and a smile comes to my face as I recall our adventures. My deepest sorrow to his wife, children and family members. I am proud to have known him and considered him one of my best friends. Sincerely, Walt Pitcock

  4. Joan, I’ve never met you but I am so sorry for your loss, I always remember Buddy in our high school years. My thoughts are with you and your family

  5. Dear Friends, Jan and I were saddened this evening when we read of Buddy’s passing. We have lived in PA for over 3 years now, but we keep our Weirton friends in our thoughts and our prayers. We will be thinking of all of you this week, and may it be a comfort to you to know this. Do take care and Blessings to you–Rev. Terry and Jan Stoops

  6. Joan, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and the kids are in my prayers. If there is anything that you need, or that I can do let me know. Jennifer

  7. We are very sorry to hear about Buddy. Our thoughts are with you. Irene and Julius

  8. You have my deepest sympathy regarding the loss of your son and brother. I attended Madonna High School with Buddy and will always have fond memories of him.

  9. Buddy’s family, His face was always smiling and happy.Buddy always made you feel important. Although we only knew him a short while, we will truly miss him. Sandy and Jay

  10. Joan and Children…. So sorry to hear of your loss. I didn’t find out until late Wednesday evening. I would have loved to attend. Buddy was one of the greatest people I’ve been associated with and will never forget all the fun and laughs we’ve had. You should feel very special to have had him directly touch your lives. He will be sadly missed by a lot of people. I know I’ll be one. Jeff Craig

  11. Joan, and all of Buddy’s family, I am so sorry to hear of Buddy’s passing. He was always so much fun to be around. I remember some of the fun things he did when we were in school together. Just thinking of him makes me smile. Please remember all the good times with him. You are all in our prayers.

  12. Jeanie, Paul and Family, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family on the passing of your son and brother Bernard. Bill and Helen Marino

  13. Joan, words can not express how I feel.I have so many great memories of Uncle Bud growing up. These I will always keep with me. So sorry for your lose. Love Danny

  14. Dear Family and Friends, I was deeply shocked to read of Buddy’s tragic passing. I am so terribly sorry for all of you and for Buddy who had so much to live for. I’m sure he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Take care of each other at this very sensitive time. Sincerely, Deya

  15. Living so far from Weirton, I was unable to attend the services for Buddy. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Buddy was a classmate of mine and schoolmate of Gabe. We have many fond memories of him. Diane and Gabe Fornari

  16. You are and always will be a dear and special friend of my youth. We gave the good sisters a run for our money, buddy. I hope you read my card I sent you back in October. We had so many great times together in school. I was always welcome to your Mom and Dad’s house on S. 13th. I miss our youth, I miss all of my classmates. Pleae keep a place open for me in haven so we can keep God on his toes too. I missing you, Always with love as a brother and good friend. I ask Our Father to Open the doors and gates of haven to bring you home. My deepest sympathies to your wife, kids, and family. I never met your kids buddy, I wish I had. Joan, God Bless, Mom, Mrs. D, I miss you and his sister Beth, Jeannie, and Leanora I so sorry I feel that you all are my family, too. Pete

  17. Dear Mrs “D”, Jeannie, Paul and family. You have our deepest sympathy. Sandra and Sam Robbins

  18. Joan; My deepest regrets on the passing of Buddy. I only have fond memories of when you two met and got married! God bless you and the children. You will always see Buddy in the boys. If there is anything I can do please let me know!!! The best to your family as I know they all loved Buddy. Love ya!!!!!

  19. Mrs. Duffy and Family, My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I have fond memories of Buddy. Tim

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