Darrell Eugene Curtis, a selfless hardworking, first responder who volunteered countless hours to the Weirton community passed away on Tuesday October 12, 2021, from complications from COVID 19. He was 68. Darrell was born in Steubenville, OH on September 19, 1953, one of two sons born to Dana and Kathryn Tingler Curtis. A United States Naval Reservist, Darrell graduated from Weir High School in 1971, and started a forty- nine- year career in the steel industry where he was presently working as the Health and Safety Representative with Cleveland Cliffs in Weirton. Darrell’s strong work ethic carried on his entire life as he volunteered his time with the former Company One Volunteer Fire Department in Weirton, a life member and board president of the Weirton Area Ambulance and Rescue Squad Board of Directors. At the rescue squad, Darrell was a devoted instructor in advanced cardiac life, basic life trauma support, Red Cross basic first aid, and advanced first aid. At Weir High and Oak Glen High Schools he served as an assistant coach. He also volunteered his time for the Weir High Band Boosters. Even though he had a double lung transplant, and was on the waiting list for a kidney transplant Darrell wanted to get back to work at Cleveland Cliffs, where he worked in the USW Union Hall. He just could not survive the COVID Delta Variant. In his free time, Darrell loved to hunt and fish but nothing compared to the times he cherished with his family. His grand-kids were his world. Darrell was a member of the Kings Creek Union Chapel in Weirton. Most of all Darrell will be remembered for his giving nature and his love for his family. In addition to his parents, Darrell was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Curtis. He will be remembered with love by his wife, Angelina “Angie” Apesos Curtis, whom he married on June 25, 1994; his five children, Danielle (Terry) Gajtka, Darci (Jason) Dubrasky, Darrick Curtis (Heidi), Alexis (Tyler) Riggs and Tommy Curtis; his nine - grandchildren, Kaeleen (Casey) Bruce, Dacoda Curtis, Madelyn, Colton, Dominic and Luke Dubrasky, and Paxton, Ezekiel, and Taylen Riggs; his two great-grandchildren, Hudson, and Sutton Bruce; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 AM until the 3 PM funeral at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. Rev. Rick Gault will preside Darrell will be laid to rest at Chestnut Ridge Cemetery in Florence, PA Share tributes at www.grecohertnick.com

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

  2. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Dear Angie and Family, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved husband “Darrell”. I worked with Darrell in the Safety Department in Weirton Steel. Darrell was such a nice guy, I was just talking about him to Greg Zamborsky. Sorry I never kept in touch with him after leaving the mill.

  4. RIP Darrell and Prayers to your family. I learned a lot from you in my early days at WAARS and would not be where I am today without that knowledge. You were a big influence and inspired many to pursue doing more to help their communities as you did.

  5. Angie and family: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Darrell was such a kind soul. It’s been tooo many years – I can’t remember if I met him thru dealing w/him at work or maybe from the family gatherings. He will be missed. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  6. So sorry to hear of Darrell’s passing. He was one of the reasons I entered into the safety department at Weirton Steel. His priority for everyone’s safety was unmatched. Thoughts and prayers to Angie and family.

  7. My thoughts & Prayers to the family. May you have eternal rest Darrell, your work he is now done. We ran many calls together at W.A.A.R.S. A lot of people are alive today because of your dedication.

  8. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Darrell Eugene Curtis, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Reserve Veteran, Darrell Eugene Curtis, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  9. Angie, I’m just now seeing this. I’m so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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