david merico
David Paul Merico of Weirton died Monday, January 18, 2021. He was 57. David was born in Weirton, WV, on August 28, 1963, the youngest of five children born to Frank Anthony and Helen J. Bish Merico, Sr. A lifelong resident of Weirton, Dave graduated from Weirton Madonna High School in 1981 and was working as a plumber and pipefitter out of the Local Union Hall 495. On May 5, 1995, Dave married Theresa Podolak and in their 25 years of marriage were blessed with a son Vincent Nicholas Merico. David nourished his faith at Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting deer, watching sports, especially baseball and WVU Mountaineers, and vacationing in Ocean City, Maryland. Most of all Dave will be remembered for the joy he had for helping others. In addition to his parents, Dave was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Ray Merico, on November 2, 2009, and his niece Giada Evelyn Merico on April 26, 2014. He will be remembered with love by his wife, Theresa, his son, Vincent; his two brothers, Nicholas Merico and Frank A. (Beverly) Merico, Jr.; and his sister, Mary K. (Gus) Angelo. Private family visitation and funeral will be held Thursday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. Fr. Tony Thurston will preside. Interment will follow at Saint Paulโ€™s Cemetery in Weirton. Memorial contributions made to Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church 229 California Avenue Weirton, WV 26062 Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com 304 748 3219

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  1. Theresa and Vin, I am so sorry for the loss of David. Iโ€™m so glad I had the pleasure of knowing him and will never forget him. My thoughts and prayers are with you both, and your family. Please let me know if thereโ€™s anything I can do. Roberto Pulice

  2. I grew up with Dave. We went to St.Joseph grade school and Madonna High School. Hรฉ was an avid athlete. Never forget out 6th grade basketball team we were undefeated and Dave was a big reason. So sorry for him passing hรฉ was too going.

  3. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, Let the perpetual light shine upon him. May he Rest In Peace….๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’”

  4. As always, Iโ€™m very saddened to learn of a death in the family. In remembering David many thoughts come to mind….the cousin-filled get-togethers through the years at Colliers Way, Camp Boulder, the great outdoors enthusiast, the baseball standout. These memories and more I will hold dear all my days. Kathy Alatis

  5. Theresa, Vinnie, Nick, Frank, Mary Kay and extended family, My deepest sympathy to you all. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is sad. My memories of Dave are of him smiling or laughing. We were a very blessed family and had lots of great time together. I also remember him telling me he didnโ€™t like coming to family picnics anymore because my mom, his Aunt Evelyn, wasnโ€™t there to make him a plate. So, I hope she was waiting for him with a plate of his favorites. I hope the thought of his smile or laugh will brighten your days ahead. Because I know when I think of him, I can only smile. Once again I send my hugs and love to you all.

  6. Condolences to Dave’s Family. I met Dave in 1995 in the Pipe Shop at Weirton, and continued working with him off and on with Local 495…will never forget Dave’s sense of humor and his laugh…introduced me to Soppressata on New Years Eve 1999 as part of the Y2K Crew…Dave will definetly be missed.

  7. My sympathies and prayers for Daveโ€™s soul and to his family. I most remember him as my basketball point guard who was deeply competitive.

  8. I was lucky enough to be the bat boy for the Champion Wildcats baseball team when I was 5 years old. We never EVER lost when Dave pitched. I couldn’t comprehend why he wasn’t on the Pirates. RIP

  9. “Mary-Gus”… I am so sorry for your loss. I never knew your brother but from reading the condolences, God took another 1 of his angels home for sure. I’ll be keeping you and your family in my prayers. Again, I am so sorry.

  10. Deepest sympathies on your incredible loss. Dave was a wonderful person to work with. He will be missed. Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 495

  11. Rest In Peace Dink. What I remember most about you is your kind heart and smile. Prayers for your entire family. Maureen McElwain

  12. So very sorry to hear of Davidโ€™s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Sincerely Michael and Toni (Orlando) Gurskey

  13. Prayers to the Merico family David was a great man he helped so many will be missed๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™


  15. I would like to pass on my condolences. Thoughts and prayers for the family ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  16. I am sorry to hear of the passing of David. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I will always fondly remember our St Joe’s and Madonna days growing up and summer baseball days playing in Kings Creek. David was a good friend . I was always amazed at his tremendous athlete ability. He will be missed. Jim McNeil

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