Bryan Phillip Westlake, 36, of Weirton, WV, passed away Friday, August 9, 2013. Born May 12, 1977 in Steubenville, OH, Bryan was a son of George Clayton Westlake of Mingo Junction, OH and Paula Adele Wells of Weirton, WV. Bryan was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harold and Lois Westlake. Bryan was currently employed at Apollo Pro Cleaning and Restoration in Wintersville, OH and was Russian Orthodox by faith. He enjoyed working on his car and attending car races and car shows with his brother, Justin. In addition to his parents, Bryan is survived by his daughter, Melanie Westlake of Weirton; brother, Justin Westlake and his wife Becky and their son Jason, who always called Bryan "Uncle B," of Port Charlotte, FL; sister, Megan Westlake of Weirton; maternal grandmother, Sophie Kansa; step-father, Gary Wells, Sr. of Weirton; step-brother, Gary Wells, Jr. and his wife Megan of Canonsburg, PA; step-sister, Jessica Wells of Lakeland, FL; his faithful canine companion, Simba; many aunts and cousins, and a host of friends who will sadly miss him. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8PM and again Wednesday from 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11AM. The Very Reverend John S. Kopcha will officiate. Graveside services will follow at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Cemetery, Weirton. Contributions in memory of Bryan should be made to the Hancock County Animal Shelter Foundation, 715 Gas Valley Road, New Cumberland, WV 26047 or visit

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  1. Westlake Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss.. Bryan was always

    such a wonderful person and will be greatly missed! Remembering back to

    childhood and Weirton Steelers what wonderful memories I have of all of

    you… Thoughts and prayers will be continued for you through this

    tragic time and the future.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I use to work with Bryan at Apollo. He was a great person. I will keep u & your family in my prayers. He will be greatly missed. God bless you all.

  3. Though our time was short, we new we had something special from the beginning, I know that you loved me an my kids an we loved you as well an we will miss you everyday. You will always hold a special place in my heart.

    Sorry for your loss Westlake family.

  4. I will miss you man. Considered you a brother. Although you may be gone you will never be gone at heart. Rip my friend

  5. The garage will never feel the same without him under the car alongside Justin and B2 . A great Man taken too soon, he will be greatly missed. FL <3

  6. Paula,Mel and Gary,

    We’re at a loss for words. You guys are such good people and friends. If you need anything consider it done. Love ya guys.

  7. Paula and family so very sorry dear friend I wish I had the magic to make your pain and grief disappear he was taken away too soon for us but God must have wanted another Angel if there’s anything l can do just call

  8. Dear Megan and family I am so sorry for your loss a life taken to soon. May Your family ,friends and god bring you comfort in your time of need . God bless you all.

  9. Georgie and Family,

    We are so very sorry to hear this news. Expressing heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

  10. Dear George and Family,

    I can’t begin to imagine the heart break of your tragic loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories of Bryan help you find peace.


  11. George,Paula and Gary,Mel,and Siblings, I am so sorry to hear this u all are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry and there is never no words to say to help or make it better. I can say this oh I know what and how Mel. feels its tuff when its your parent. I am hear if she ever needs someone to talk to or cry to or whatever please tell her and remember that for her. Its still tuff for me and I am older then Mel. I am sure Mel is with u all and will be ok. Love,

    Sunny D

  12. Paula, Gary Sr. and Melanie We are so sorry for your loss! Know that you are all in our prayers. Losing a father Melanie at such a young age ( you and your dad ) is a very difficult thing to bear. Paula, to lose a son is probably the most difficult thing a mother can endure. Just know, all of you, that you have my deepest concern and sympathy.

    Tom and Sandy Ozanich

  13. George , Sophie and family, I saddens me to see that your son and grandson has passed. I pray that Our Father will take him to his right hand. God Bless..

  14. Dear Gary, JR, Jessica, and Family,

    Our deepest sympathy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless,

    Bill and Paulette Galiotos

    Minnie Bogdan

  15. Dear George, Paula and Family, I want to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to you on the passing of Bryan!!!! I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers!!!

    Paula, I have to apologize to you personally for not being able to get to you during Tuesdays showing but my wheelchair was very cumbersome and I was disrupting the flow of visitation!!! I had to leave without even saying hello!!! Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!!!! I sincerely apologize for not being able to give my condolences personally!!!!

    Scott A. Moore

    Washington, PA

  16. Paula, Sophie, George and family,

    We were so very sorry to hear of the loss of you son/grandson. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

    Sam & Chris

  17. I had only known Bryan from work, but for the short time i was fortunate to work with him he had become a dear friend, which of course he became friends easily with everyone he came in contact with. It’ll never be the same here with out him. I’m so sorry for your loss, he will be missed greatly by everyone here at Apollo.

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