david s. eafrati
David S. "Fritz" Eafrati, 49, of Weirton, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. Born February 7, 1963 in Weirton, he was the son of Angeline Silverio Eafrati of Weirton and the late Sylvio "Hen" Eafrati who died in 2002. He was also preceded in death by his sister Karen Sue Eafrati. David was a 1981 graduate of Weir High School. For the last 13 years, Fritz was a dedicated employee of Eat N Park in Weirton, where he took care of the endless salad buffet. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church and was an avid Ohio State Buckeye, Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan. David was a very talented photographer. One of his greatest pastimes was enjoying a great meal. In addition to his mother, Mr. Eafrati is survived by his wife Linda Barkley Eafrati of Weirton, whom he married October 18, 1998; daughters Carrie (Rick) Scheetz of Weirton, Lori (Fred) Monroe of Lancaster, OH and Tracy (George) Hanifin of Kingsport, TN; brother John (Chris) Eafrati of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandsons Bryan (Michelle) Monroe, Anthony Hardwick, Thomas Scheetz, George Hanifin II, his little buddy David Scheetz and Cameron Hanifin; granddaughters Jodi Monroe, Cierra (Ryan) Kemper, Mercedes Hanifin and Bristol Hanifin; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, including Steven Eafrati, Amy Weaver (David); a great niece, Kimberly; and his cat, Charlie. Visitation will be held Saturday 6-8PM and Sunday from 1-3 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10AM Monday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church with Reverend Father Dean Borgmeyer officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com

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  1. Fritz was a great man. He was my classmate and my friend. He always knew how to make you smile and make you feel special.He will truly be missed. RIP Fritz – love and miss you always. See you on the other side….

  2. My heartfelt condolences to all of David’s family . I’ve known him since we were little growing up on North 15th Street.

  3. The passing of Fritz saddens me. What a wonderful childhood friend he was. Fritz was fun and funny,and a super neighbor growing up on N. 15th St. Our tennis-ball games on Debbie Lane are etched in my memory forever. Great times. Great family. Great person, Fritz.

  4. You will be sadly missed. You brought such joy to all of us in the Weir High class of ’81.

  5. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of David’s family and friends at this most unfortunate time. His life was one that filled everyone’s with love and laughter. He was taken far too soon from all of us and will be missed by us all. I will miss seeing his smiling face at our class reunions.

  6. Why do the good people in this world die young? Fritz was a funny ,kind, loving man that will be missed. He helped me through a very trying time in my life with friendship, humor and love. After years away from Weirton he never forgot my children. Every visit back to Weirton I would go to Eat N Park. When he was introduced to my grandson he told stories that made my grandson laugh! I will miss him . My sincere condolences to his family, you have lost a great man!

  7. You will be missed Grandpa Fritz! I will forever miss your sense of fun and the laughter you brought to us all.

  8. I was shocked to see Fritz’s name on the Greco website! Even though we know our time on earth is fleeting, his departure is all too soon. I can recall so many cheerful moments with him. What a joyful gift in a friend. To his family, know that my prayers are offered to support you as you grieve your loss. God will provide in your time of need.

  9. My friend, my classmate, my Key Club “go to” guy, my softball pal. I’ll never be as good and open hearted as Fritz; no one could be. His family should be comforted by the great number of people who loved him and who will honor his memory.

  10. My heart goes out to all of your family.. Fritzy was always a joy to work with and created a fun envirnment at Eat N Park.. Proud to have known him and call him a friend! Linda love to you and the whole family.. Sorry for your loss heaven has another special angel.. martha

  11. My heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. There was nobody like Fritz. He had a heart of gold and always had a big smile on his face. I feel blessed to say he was my friend. He will truly be missed….

  12. With deepest sympathy to family and friends. We saw David a couple years ago at Eat n Park when we were visiting the area. David was our ringbearer when we got married 41 years ago. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ken and Darla Ogle

  13. Dad I guess heaven needed another hero which is why you were taken from us too soon. I love you and miss you terribly but I can have comfort knowing that you no longer have to suffer. Fly with the angels daddy and I will see you again…….

  14. fritz im going to miss u buddy you were a good friend ill never forget the good times we had you were more than a friend you were like my brother you will always have a place in my heart

  15. Uncle Dave, I love you and will miss you dearly. Not only did you always try to make people laugh, but you would give the shirt off your back to help anyone. I will always remember catching baseball in the backyard with you and all the fun times growing up. I love you and miss you.

  16. Well Pap I have to say that this was the last thing that I expected out of this week. It is not fair that is for sure. I know that you are in a better place and that you are no longer in pain. You were a great person and you will be missed. Im am sorry I am unable to come down. You know how this week has gone. If I could I would. Love you

  17. Fritzy buddy, I’ll always love you even though you were 6 inches shorter i always looked up to you. Your not suffering anymore. Rest in Peace hunnie.

  18. Although I did not personally know you I heard nothing but good things from you’re daughter Lori my neighbor of 6 years the heaven’s got a new angel this week god bless fritz and the entire family

  19. I’ll miss ya Fritz.When I cut grass I’ll alway’s think of ya. My heart goes out to the entire family.

  20. I can remember working with Fritz at Sarvey’s Super Saver, he was such a fun person to be around. I am so sorry for your loss, I too lost someone special on 2/22/12, my husband Jim – I feel your pain and my prayers are with you. Love, Mel Babinchok

  21. I miss ya Uncle. Every time I go outside to play baseball or softball it reminds me of my Uncle Dave. We used to like to play apple baseball together in the backyard of grandma Angie’s house and crack to fruit so hard it makes a smoothie in the grass. I set up my own memorial for him in my backyard in which I berried a apple leaf from our apple tree and placed flowers all over it. I also have this smiley face cup from the last time we visited from his work place to treasure. Well, I guess he is looking down on us right now saying how much he loves us to.

  22. It was an honor to be a small part of such a large life of David’s. He will always have a place in my heart that will always be there. You will be truly missed. My deepest thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of David.

  23. Fritz and I were on the same baseball team for quite a few years. Including one championship team. What a great guy! Funny and he could run like a deer! We had a lot of fun at the old Starvaggi fields. Good times! David will truly be missed. I hadn’t seen him in a few years but every time I would bump into him it was like I had seen him yesterday!gmy condolances to his family he was much to young to go.

  24. I send my deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of David (Fritz) Eafrati. I met him when I worked at Wesbanco and always enjoyed talking to him, a very nice man ~~~~ who I’m sure will be deeply missed. Remember the happy times as you grieve and lean on family and friends, may God Bless you all, Memory Eternal, Janice Petrovich

  25. Our hearts go out to all of the family Fritz was very special to us. We had a lot of good times together we will miss him And the best part he was an avid steeler fan

  26. My prayers to all of Fritz’s family. I never saw Fritz without a smile on his face and a ready laugh. It was a honor to know him as a friend.

  27. Carrie,Rick and Family…Sending Deepest Sympathy and Love at this very difficult time. May God Bless and keep you in his loving care Saw your Dad at the restaurant each time we went in there where he never missed coming over to say hello-won’t be the same going in there now but the memories will still be there Love and Prayers to you guys from Santo and I

  28. Melinda and family, so sorry for your loss. Will always remember the kindess you have given David and me. Love, Nina

  29. Linda ,so sorry for your families lost . Patty,Helen or I don’t get the weirton paper. I get on comp. maybe once a week. We will all miss that little shit. I met Fritz at the OLD dinner, were the twister is now. I can still remember his smiling face at Sarvey’s Super Saver along with a nice comment to all the customers. Let alone going into Eat&Park with his hugh smile filling the salad bar.He always spoke to the custamers, but at the same time did his job very well. It won’t be the same atEat&Park with out that Hugh SMILE! Love you girl.

  30. Please accept my deepest condolences. I graduated with Fritz and loved him so much, he was always special in my heart, and he will forever be missed. He was a wonderful man and we danced the night away on our 25th class reunion. He had such a big heart and a wonderful smile that I will never forget. I feel so blessed that I knew him and I hope all of his memories will keep your spirits happy as it will mine! He will always be my little Fritz! Take care and God Bless to all of his family!

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