Duilio P. "Dan" Grossi, 82, of Weirton, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2009 in the Weirton Medical Center. Born March 6, 1927 in Donora, PA, Dan was a son of the late Valentino and Maria Posato Grossi. He was also preceded in death by his brother Chester P. Grossi on February 24, 2008. With 34 years of service, Dan retired from Weirton Steel where he worked as an electrician. He also served as the Clerk of Circuit Court for Hancock County for 26 years and was the owner and operator of the A & W Root Beer Stand in Weirton for ten years. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. Dan was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, I.S.D.A., Weirtonian Lodge, Weirton Steel 25 Year Club, Toastmasters Club and a founding member of the Brotherhood of the Grape. Dan is survived by his wife Dolores McGaughey Grossi of Weirton, whom he married November 10, 1951; two sons, Dan Grossi of Weirton, WV, Rich and Maria Grossi of Paris, PA; four daughters, Maria and David Robertson of Presto, PA, Mary Ann and Doug Wells, Kathleen Grossi, Dana and Ken Bailey all of Weirton; a brother, John T. Grossi of Weirton; two sisters, Lena Schiavone of Indianapolis, IN and Louise Enrietti of Weirton; 7 grandchildren, Dante and Ryann Grossi, Danielle Montelione, Patrick Robertson, Brennan and Brittany Bailey, and Kayla Wells; great-grandson Ivan Taylor and great-granddaughter Adrianna Grossi. Friends will be received 3 to 8 PM Thursday, at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10:00AM Friday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. Reverend Pete A. Giannamore will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton, with military services conducted by the American Legion Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 229 California Avenue, Weirton, WV 26062.

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  1. Dear Grossi Family, Sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Grossi. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. John

  2. To the Grossi Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We will always remember Mr. Grossi with great fondness. He always lit up the room when he entered. My father, too, was a member of the Brotherhood of the Grape, and I will always remember the way my dad smiled when Mr. Grossi visited him. He brought my father and so many others much joy.

  3. Dear Mrs. Grossi, Kathy, Maria and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. Take care and God bless. Jody Trupiano

  4. Dear Dolores and family, please accept our heartfelt sympathy. You and your family will be remembered in our prayers. James and Mary Lou Bonaventura

  5. To the Grossi Family, Sadden to hear of Dan’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The Grossi Family has a special place in the heart of that little boy from Beech Rd.of many years ago. May the peace of the Lord be with you during this time of loss and may the many fond memories of Dan carry you forward. Much Love. Gaston

  6. Dear Dolores and Family, Deepest sympathy to you and the family. We will remember you in our prayers Norma and John Horvath


  8. Maria I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. To the Grossi family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dan will surely be missed by anyone who’s life he has touched. When I last visited him in the hospital he asked if I still used the wine making book he had given me. I assured him that I still use the book but my wine could never compare to his. He smiled, knowing he did make great wines. May God grant you peace in your hearts at this time of your loss. Jim and Linda Pauchnik Weirton

  10. Mrs. Grossi and the Grossi Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you upon the death of Mr. Grossi. He was a good person and his memory will endure in the hearts and minds of his family and friends. God Bless. Jimmy Paul

  11. Grossi Family, All of my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I have many fond memories of Mr. Grossi from my childhood. What a wonderful man he was and a true friend to my father. My family was truly blessed to have him as a friend and neighbor.

  12. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,please know that angels are always near to those who are grieving. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Trina, Amary and Michael.

  13. Dear Neighbors & Grossi Family, I certainly have missed spending time sharing wine on the porch with Dewey for the last couple of years but he & I shared some pleasant times eating & drinking sharing stories & family memories. Dewey always had a twinkle in his eyes as he told his stories, I will miss those times & his presences in the neighborhood. My deepest condolences & sympathy to the family. Maria, sorry I wasn’t home to share that glass of wine in your Dad’s memory,but we will do it. Rich Donell

  14. Please accept my condolences for your sorrow. While I have not seen you all in a long while I remember my Uncle fondly as a child. I will offer prayers for you all John Pratt

  15. Deloras and family, Sorry to hear about Dewey’s passing. Just remembering all the good times we shared at your home. You are all in my prayers. I know he will be missed.

  16. Danny and Kathy, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a wonderful man and was loved by so many people.My thoughts and prayers are with you both and your entire family. My Deepest Sympathy, Erica

  17. Dana and Family, So sorry to hear of your Fathers passing may God be with you all in this difficult time.

  18. Rich & Grossi Family, We are saddened by the passing of Mr. (Danny) Grossi. He was such a dear friend to my Father, Fats – he always enjoyed Danny’s company. We will always remember the fun and funny times the men had getting together at our house. Let’s tuck those great memories deep into our hearts. Your Friends, Anthony (Skins) and Jennifer Orecchio & Children

  19. To the Grossi Family, We were saddened to hear of Dan’s passing. We will always remember our very nice neighbors on Park Avenue. To Dan, we will always be Skip and Melin…..God Bless….. Chip, Melinda and Evan Greco

  20. To the Grossi Family We are very sorry for your loss. Jack, Pat, Jill, Wade, Kyleigh, Ryan, Dave, and Jennifer.

  21. my deep condolences to you and your family ,,, my god blees you , in you time of lose of a great and dear family member … richard freese

  22. Maria and family, You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Mary Jo Zambon

  23. Dear Maria, Tommy and the complete Grossi Family, May God Bless you all as you share your memories of your loved one with each other, as you travel the path of missing him. Loved that wonderful A&W. RootBeer stand on Three Springs back in the 60’s He was such an honest good man. Thank you so much for sharing your family with the community. Again, God Bless you all as you say good-bye Love, Darlene

  24. Dear Danny, Very sorry to hear about the loss of your father…sending my condolences, Mary Kaye Charnie-Druliner

  25. To all the Grossi family, My heartfelt prayers go out to all of you in the loss of your father and husband. He was a great family man, and someone who would always makes us all laugh with his constant jokes at the gatherings we had together in the past. He was a rare man and will be missed by all. Sure wish we could go back in time to all the good years our families had together.

  26. On Saturday, August 15,2009 the WHS CLASS OF 1945 PAID TRIBUTE to our most respected master of cermonies, classmate, and above all—our friend with a lunchion get-together @ THE PLESANT VALLEY C.C. WE love you and will miss you but YOU WILL NOT BE forgotten

  27. My heartfelt sorrow goes out to the Grossi Family. Dan was my friend growing up in Weirton. I was the batboy for the Community Market baseball team when Dan was a pitcher. What Dan lacked in talent was more than made up in heart. Dan was an All Star Weirton.

  28. Sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Grossi. He gave me my first job at the A&W Root Beer Stand. He was a kind man. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

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

  30. Dear Grossi Family, Your Dad was a great man, he will be missed. May God continue to remind you of all of your blessings and fond memories. We will keep you in our prayers.

  31. Dear Dolores and Family, My condolences on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. He lived his life with great energy and enthusiasm. He was a good friend to all who knew him.

  32. Pap, it’s your grand daughter here… We all miss you more and more each day, and we talk about you more now than we ever had. It’s been 3 years and its harder each day. You missed little aiden(brennans son)being born. You would’ve loved him. I miss you asking before we left to go somewhere if we were “ready to rumble” or your homemade spaghetti. Or playing the harmonica. Oh gosh I can’t even explain how much it hurts. We miss and love you pap! Keep watching down on us! RIP<3

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