bernice balog

Bernice S. Balog of Weirton, Loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her residence, on Friday, September 30, 2022. She was 83 years old.
Born on June 5, 1939, in Weirton, Bernice was the daughter of Vince and Rose Stark Soplinski.

Bernice nourished her faith at Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church. A devoted parishioner, a member of the Christian Mothers, and a Eucharistic Minister, Bernice would volunteer her time without hesitation, she was doing God’s work on Earth. A graduate of Weir High School, she was a member and founder of the Fun Seekers Senior Group and was always ready to help plan her class’s next reunion. In her spare time, she enjoyed watching American Idol and America’s Got Talent.

Bernice was an avid Steelers and Penguins fan, and during their respective seasons, you could hear her and Steve discussing the games. She also enjoyed tennis, traveling to the US Open with her son Joe to watch the matches
The devotion she had for her church was the life lesson she shared with her family. Her grandchildren were so special to her, she made herself available to them no matter how far away they might be. Her granddaughter Emily recalls Summers at, Camp Grandma! “She would take us to Kennywood, Sandcastle, and camping, her pierogies, and banana bread were the best, she was Grandma to everyone!”

Bernice enjoyed traveling throughout her life, she was able to take many family trips cultivating many fond memories. She spent many summers with her son Steve and his family in Haymarket, Va., traveling to one of her favorite spots, Smith Mountain Lake.

Bernice enjoyed life, she enjoyed her family, and she enjoyed everything she received from the relationship she had with them, she will be sadly missed.

In addition to Bernice’s parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Steve R. Balog Sr., whom she married on October 3, 1964, and who passed away on October 31, 2001.

Remembering her with love and fond admiration are her sons Steve R. (Kim) Balog Jr., of Haymarket, VA., Joseph V. Balog of Weirton, grandchildren Emily, Ashley, Steve III, Carly, and Joshua Balog, Brother Vincent (Lorraine) Soplinski of Paris, PA.

Friends may visit the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV., on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, where Bernice’s family will be present from 3-7 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart of Mary Church on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 10 AM.

Fr. Tony Thurston will preside.

Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.


Visitation: October 4, 2022 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Greco Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

(304) 748-3219

Mass of Christian Burial: October 5, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church
200 Preston Avenue
Weirton, WV 26062


Cemetery: October 5, 2022 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm

Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
135 Gilson Ave
Weirton, WV 26062


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  1. I am truly sorry to hear of your Beloved Mother’s passing.. She was a wonderful lady with a smile always on her face.. She will be missed by many.. May God Bless Each and Everyone of You!!! In Christian Love…🙏🙏🙏

  2. Candle Selection 7Our most sincere condolences to Bernice’s family. What a wonderful lady she was, always friendly, always so helpful at Sacred Heart of Mary functions. She will be sorely missed. May she Rest in Peace.
    Sincerely, Mike & Marlene Runkel

  3. Steve and family –
    We pass along our deepest condolences and sympathy to you all. We are sure as a result of your Mom’s life lived and her beliefs, her soul is now with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
    You are all in our prayers.
    Doug and Phyllis Mathews

  4. My deepest sympathies to Bernice’s family – It was always such a joy to see her in my office (AAA). A wonderful woman. Prayers are with all of her family.

  5. Joe & Stevie & family,
    I’m so so sorry about your mom. I have been getting updated from my mom, and I’m just so sad for all of you. You know our mothers have been friends for over 50 years & neighbors for that long too and my mom will really miss her. Our deepest condolences & sympathy to all of you. Love, Chrissy & David Dalrymple

  6. Thank you, Bernice, as you were such a great, loving part of Spencer’s childhood. The Johnsons are forever grateful. We adored you. Kim, Steve, Stevie, Ashley and Emily- you are blessed. Hold onto the fabulous memories. With love and sympathy, The Johnson family.

  7. Candle Selection 4To the family of Bernice Balog
    I want to express my sympathies on the loss of your loved one.
    I knew and liked Bernice a lot. Many many years ago she was dating my uncle, and the entire family was hoping that they would marry (which of course never happened). She was ALWAYS still very friendly towards me.
    You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Remember: Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal, but Love leaves memories that no one can steal.

  8. Candle Selection 6To Steve & Joey:
    So sorry to read of your mom’s passing. Your parents were great people, and great neighbors on South Circle Drive. Many fond memories from our younger years.
    Sincerely, Stan Tuchalski – Kissimmee, Florida

  9. Candle Selection 8Dear Balog family,
    Thank you for sharing Bernie with us. She was a wonderful woman and we are so glad that we were able to spend some special moments with her at various hockey vacations and events! Thinking of you with sympathy during this tough time. Lots of love from the Couch family (Robin, Heather, Tyler and Chelsea)

  10. Aunt Bernice, thanks so much for the memories, they will last a life time. May you Rest In Peace. You will be missed, especially your help with the pierogies! Love you Mickey

  11. Aunt Bernice, thanks so much for the memories, they will last a life time. May you Rest In Peace. Love you Mickey

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