daniel spanovich
Daniel Dragon Spanovich, 63, of Weirton, WV, passed away on April 8th, 2022, after a brief illness, with his family by his side. Dan was the hardest-working, kindest, big-hearted man we knew. He loved deeply and selflessly. He had a larger-than-life personality, and his spark in this world will be forever missed. Dan was born on December 1, 1958, in Weirton. He started from nothing and, through pure grit and determination, became one of the largest real estate developers in the area. His real hobby was work, and he loved every minute of it. He first started Dan’s Plumbing and Heating, later growing to Three Springs Car Wash and three other local car washes. He constructed Penn Place Plaza and Wash World from the ground up, along with too many other projects to name. More recently he redeveloped Three Springs Crossings – his proudest achievement. Dan always had a vision for his hometown and poured all his energy into achieving that vision. Dan never stopped learning – he spent his life asking questions, researching, and figuring things out along the way. He always made it look easy. His keen instincts for business and construction are legendary, and live on in his son, who followed in his footsteps to develop real estate in Pittsburgh. Dan always tried to mentor the young men he knew, helping them to realize their potential in business and life. He was generous with his time and was there for anyone who needed him. As much as he loved his work, he loved his family even more. He and his wife, Linda, were high school sweethearts, and married for 43 years. They worked side by side for years. His children and grandchildren were his proudest achievement. His special bond with his daughter, Ashley, inspired her to start her own business. His childlike nature made him the perfect playmate for his beloved granddaughters, and he was always by their sides – even sliding down a children’s playground slide if they asked him. We will all miss that twinkle in his eye and his mischievous grin that told us that he was up to something. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for his family or community. Dan is survived by his family, who loved him dearly: his wife, Linda, and two children, Dan (Emily) Spanovich, and Ashley Spanovich, and grandchildren Mila and Quinn; his sisters, Diane (Larry) Jones, and Sara (Ken) Esposito, and brother Sam (Carol) Spanovich, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Douglas Spanovich and his parents, Dragon and Frances Spanovich. Private services and visitation will be held at the Greco - Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV Donations may be made in Dan’s memory to Sacred Heart of Mary Church Bell Tower Fund, 200 Preston Avenue Weirton, WV 26062; the Serbian Men’s Club, PO BOX 2345 Weirton, WV 26062 or a charity of your choice. Share tributes memories at www.grecohertnick.com

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  1. We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ Greco Hertnick Funeral Home

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you ,Your friends from Carolyns Florist,Busy Bee Muffler and The Bever Family

  3. My sincerest sympathy to Linda and the Spanvich family. Eternal rest granted to him and may he have life eternal.

  4. To Linda , Dan, Ashley and all of the family, my deepest condolences for your loss. Dan was one of those guys I was PROUD to know!

  5. Though I never really knew this man, I recall knowing the kid in high school who went straight to work after school as I went off to no-where. Not a surprise, he succeeded in life and I only existed. He came from humble beginnings and rose to success, I criticized him as a child and admired him as a man, and now I mourn his loss never knowing this giant in my home town. May my God, our God, receive him in grace and peace. May our God bring peace, love and hope to the family of this man, Daniel “the Dragon” Spanovich, who left his mark in Weirton WV. Humble Admirer A.E.H.

  6. Dear Diane and Larry, and the Spanovich Family, my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one.

  7. Dan was so good to us… I came to three spring crossings to “look around” and Dan said..”hey…let me show you around”… with a dream..2 thriving businesses later…JJONES BRIDAL & URBAN COFFEE304 …we will celebrate Dan’s dream & legacy everyday as he attributed to MY families legacy. Dan we will miss your visits, your love for the growth of my business and genuine concern for my family…you will be missed more than you will ever know and THANK YOU for your vision, care & dedication to Weirton…we are lucky to call you friend!

  8. A.E., Our family was so moved by your kind words. Dan would have loved to be be reacquainted with an old schoolmate. Truly, your sentiment has lifted our spirits. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us, it really meant a lot. We would love to meet you sometime.

  9. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss… Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Charm Builders LTD

  10. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Our deepest condolences. Duane, Angela (Conforti) and Evie Frazier.

  11. We love you guys and wanted to send flowers but I thought planting a tree in his memory would live on longer than any of us. Love The Maragos Family.

  12. The kind and heartfelt memories will never be forgotten. Wishing you comfort and peace. With love, Lisa and Ryan

  13. Linda, Dan, Emily, Ashley, Mila and Quinn: My deepest condolences. Dan will be greatly missed and always remembered by you & everyone who loved him.

  14. Our hearts go out to you at this time of sorrow. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love.

  15. Dan, Ashley, Linda & Family: Dan was a wonderful & generous person & we will all miss him. Sending love to you all & praying you find peace & comfort.

  16. To the Spanovich Family; Our deepest sympathy for your loss.You are all in our prayers.Mike and Nikki Dziatkowicz and family.

  17. So sorry to hear of Dans passing. We will always remember his smile. RIP 😢🙏Ken & Philiss Capron, Lauderdale by the Sea

  18. Ashlely, our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family, Love Bonnie & Steve Althouse, Meredith,Corey & Bryce ,Brandon Edgerly,Heather & Shane

  19. I will always be thankful to dan spanovich he gave me my start at age 17 into the hvac trade, which I have stayed in for the past 23 years . He saw potential in me when I didn’t see it in myself and was ready to quit after being overwhelmed in the service side of the business, he moved me to the installation side. He gave me the time to learn, even when I made mistakes he would say “that’s fine” just fix it right learn from your mistake . Thank you Dan rest in peace .

  20. Dan was a great man who loved his hometown, a kind soul who was caring and compassionate towards others, a role model to myself and countless other young men and women who aspired to do great things in life and business, a genuine individual who stayed true and remained sincere at all times, a giving person who did much for his family and others and contributed a great deal to his community and those around him. Dan will be missed deeply by all who ever come into contact with him and one who will be remembered always with high regard. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful family and close friends at this time…May he rest in peace.

  21. Prayers to his other 2 daughters Erica Spanovich and Shannon Keith as well! For they never knew him. Also left behind was 2 granddaughters Logan and Adarra, along with 3 great granddaughters. May God Bless him.

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