Charles M. Tortis, Jr., 78, of Weirton died Saturday June 7, 2008, at the Weirton Medical Center. Charles was born on November 29, 1929 in Weirton, WV, the son of the late Charles M. and Jennie Younciak Tortis, Sr. He was also preceded in death by his brother Robert Tortis. Charles retired from Weirton Steel after 40 years of service as a millwright in the Strip Steel Department. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. Charles was a member of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 3734, American Legion Post 10, Mountaineer Golf Course and the AARP. Charles enjoyed playing golf and loved spending time with his family especially his grandson, Christian. He is survived by his wife Delores DeMayo Tortis, whom he married on July 3, 1954; his daughter, Nancy Foti and her husband Frank of Galloway NJ; his brother James and Sally Tortis of Deltona, FL; his sisters, Mary Jane Aperfine and JoAnn and Jack Wells all of Weirton; his grandson, Christian Foti; his nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 3-8 PM Tuesday at the Greco- Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Knights of Columbus will recite the rosary 7PM Tuesday. Funeral Liturgy with mass will celebrated 10 AM Wednesday at the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church. Reverend Father Dean Borgmeyer will preside. Entombment will follow at the Saint Paul Cemetery, Weirton, with military services conducted by the American Legion Firing Squad.

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  1. Doloris and Nancy I am so sorry to hear about Charlie, if you need anything at all please give me a call expecially after you leave Nancy If you mom Needs anything please call me Kathy Majoris Casto

  2. Delores and Nancy, So sorry to hear about Charlie. He was a wonderful guy. You have our sincere and deepest sympathy. God bless you all in your time of sorrow. We will keep you in our prayers.

  3. Our condolences go out to the Tortis family. Knew Charles from working in the strip and from the golf course.

  4. Mary Jane, Joann and Jack , Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families. Love, Jerry Hamill

  5. Mary Jane, Joann and Jack , Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families. Love, Jerry Hamill

  6. Dolores We and our family really feel the loss of Charlie. He was a great person and friend. Thank you Charlie for being with us. Pete Delores, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Nancy at this most difficult time. We have such great memories of Charlie on Miron Ave. friend and neighbor. He was always there with a helping hand and a friendly smile. Love Suzanne

  7. To Charlies Family Sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. Know that even though miles separate us, our arms are around you and comforting you at this very sorrowful time. You are in our thoughts and prayers God bless you all. Bernie & Susie Kobily

  8. To the family of Charles M. Tortis. On behalf of the Bereavement Ministry of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, your parish family extends their deepest sympathy to you. Charles, in loving memory, will be enrolled in the church’s memorial fund. Many blessings-Bereavement Ministry Saint Joseph the Worker Christian Mothers

  9. Deloris, I’m so sorry to hear about Charlie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Nancy. Charlie will be missed deeply. I wish we could be there for you right now. Just know that we’re praying for you. Take care and God Bless. Love Sheila, Dennis, & Dalton

  10. Dear Nancy – I will always remember your Dad’s very kind eyes and warm smile. Kenny and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please relay our sympathy to your Mom and tell her I’m thinking of her. Love, Tammy

  11. Nancy, was sorry to hear of your loss. just wanted to let you know that I’m thinking of you and your mother. barb

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