cota greenlief
Cota Donald Greenlief of Weirton died Sunday, December 27, 2020, at his residence at the Senior Living Community of Wyngate. He was 83 years old. Born on May 5, 1937, in Troy, WV, Don was the third born child of five to Shirley “Red” and Helen Knisley Greenlief. Don graduated from Weir High School in 1955, and in January of 1959, he married Frances Domick. In their 47 years of marriage, they were blessed with a son and two daughters, five grandchildren, and a great-grandson. Frances was a nurses’ aide at Weirton Medical, and Don was a welder in Weirton Steel. He retired after 40 years of service. Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers, and West Virginia Mountaineers. He and his wife Frances loved traveling with the children across the United States. They also enjoyed visiting Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and their annual family vacations to Myrtle Beach, SC. Don and his family nourished their faith at the First United Methodist Church in Weirton. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his wife Frances on May 13, 2006; his brother, Ed Greenlief; and his sisters, Bonnie Dodson and Catherine Greenlief. Don will be remembered with love by his son, Donald (Kim) Greenlief; daughters, Linda (Tom) Millbauer, and Sandra (John) Fabian; his brother, Hayden (Winona) Greenlief; grandchildren, Joshua and Kaitlyn Millbauer, Jessica and John Fabian, and Heather Greenlief, and great-grandson, Mylan Hudson. Visitation will be 4 PM until 7 PM Tuesday at the Greco –Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV, where funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Wednesday. Rev. Randy Sells will preside. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Share tributes at 304 748 3219.

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  1. Today I lost my father, friend , and best teacher of the things I needed in life. I will miss and love you forever. Say hi to mom when you both meet at the gates

  2. Dad,
    I can’t begin to tell you how much you will be missed. I know how rough it’s been for you since losing mom, but I know that you are with her now in a better place in God’s care. I will love and miss you both always until we are all together again someday in Heaven.


  3. Donald, Linda and Sandy, Sorry for your loss. Vivid memories of your Dad in his blue Chevy pickup and him telling Donald to go feed the hounds over the hill! He was a good man. Ronnie Greco

  4. Sandy, Donnie, and Linda, my heart goes out to you and your families as well as Uncle Hayden and the rest of our family. Uncle Don I know you are finally with Aunt Fran and in a much better place, both healed and rejoicing. You are loved and will be sadly missed. Give Aunt Fran a hug from me. Goodbye isn’t forever, Hello is for an eternity, see you on the other side. 💕

  5. In loving memory of Mom and Dad. We love and miss you everyday. You are both forever in our hearts! Love, Linda, Donnie and Sandy

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