David Thomas Gain
April 11, 1947 ~ June 21, 2008
David Thomas Gain, 61, of Weirton, was received into the arms of his Lord Saturday, June 21, 2008. David was born April 11, 1947 in Clarksburg, WV, the son of Ann Marie (Fratto) Gain and the late Filbert A. Gain.
David worked for Weirton / Arcelor Mittal Steel for 38 years as a Senior Reclamation Technician. He also served our country proudly for 7 years in the United States Army Reserves. He was a member of the St. Joseph the Worker Church, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the WSX-25 Year Club, and an avid bowler.
In addition to his mother, David is survived by his wife of 38 years, Bettie Lou Gain; his son, Michael David Gain of Wilmington, NC; his daughter Rosemarie Gain of Weirton; and his faithful companion Jack the dog. David also leaves behind many friends who will miss him dearly.
Visitation will be held Monday from 6-8pm and Tuesday from 1-3 & 6-8pm at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 10:00am Wednesday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton with Reverend Father Dean Borgmeyer as celebrant. Entombment will follow at the St. Paul Cemetery Mausoleum in Weirton with military rites given by the American Legion Post 10 Honor Guard.
Donations in memory of David may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Church or to the American Legion Post 10 Honor Guard.
Greco Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
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So sorry to hear of the loss of David. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dear Betty Lou and family, We were so shocked and saddened to hear of David’s death. Words are so inadequate to convey our sympathy. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Kathy and Don Kendrick
We are very sorry for your loss. He will be missed by all. The Moore family and the Tin Mill office bowling team.
Dear A. Annie, Bettie Lou, Rosemarie & Michael… I’m so sorry for your loss. David was a wonderful man. Very kind-hearted and a loyal family man. He had a heart of gold and loved to laugh. David was very sincere to everyone he knew and met. David is now in heaven with the angels. and God…looking down on you. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers always. I will miss David… Be strong…and remember I love you so. Bo
Mrs. Gain, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. Please know that our prayers are with you all!
Dear Mrs. Gain and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Cindy, Lou and Alex Bernardi
Mike, I am deeply sorry for you loss. Patti and I are keeping you and your family in our thoughts.
Mike- Jeff and I are keeping you and your family in our thoughts. Love, Steph B.
Mike, My heart goes out to you and your family during this time. With deepest sympathy, Michelle
Bettie Lou, and family, Please accept our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Dave was a wonderful man how blessed you were to have him in your life.
Rosie, Michael and Mrs Gain, Please know that our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We were so sorry to hear of your loss. May the memories of your good times together be comforting to you in the days and weeks ahead.
Betty Lou & family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Dave was such a nice man and dedicated to his family and the church. He will be greatly missed.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Dear Mrs. Gain and Family, So sorry to hear of your sudden loss, our prayers and hugs are with you. Sincerely, Anthony, Suzie, Anthony J. Mia and Gianna.
Mrs.Gain and family, We are former high school classmates of Dave. We are deeply shocked and saddened by by his passing. Please accept our most sincere condolences.
Dear Rosie, I am thinking of you and your family. Though it’s been a long time, I remember your dad as a kind man. I am so sorry for your loss. In Sigma Love and Mine, Stacie
Rose, You are in the thoughts and prayers of all Sigma Kappas. Sigma Love, Dana Hackley (Beta Zeta)
Mrs. Gain, Rosemarie, and Michael, We are so sorry for the loss of David. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this most trying time. Chrissy, Gregg, Dominic and Maria
Mike- I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts. With deepest sympathy-
Even thought we haven’t seen each other from College & high School. He was a good friend who I’ll never forget.David, Betty Lou & Mrs. Gains you are in my prayers.
Dear Bettie, Annie, Rosemarie and Michael, With very sad hearts, we would like to extend our sympathy to you and to your family over the loss of David. I met David at Madonna and he was one of the nicest guys in our class. We wish we could be there for you. I want you to know that Mike and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Dolores Ference Koper & Mike Koper
Dear Mrs. Gain and Family I am so very sorry for your loss. Dave and I worked together in the mill, he was a great person who will be deeply missed. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Bettie & Mother(Ann)…Just learned about David; We are all saddened by the loss. Bettie, we didn’t know each other; we were briefly introduced. I remember the special times growing up with David…playing pool in his parents basement …Football & Track in HS …hitch-hiking home!!…David was a Special Friend from elementary thru our H.S. experience at Madonna. As I left the Weirton area after College, the things I missed the most…close friends like David. Please accept this small gesture of condolences; I offer my prayers and my fond memories as a fellow student and loyal friend. Albeit a significant time has past-by, it does not feel that long ago…that we shared Times of Significance. “Life Happens While We Are Busy…Planning Other Things” Dante
Betty Lou, Although we’re no longer living in Weirton, we find ourselves thinking often of the wonderful people we knew there, particularly in the parish family of St. Joseph the Worker–people like you and David. Hearing the sad news of David’s passing, we want to extend our sympathy to you and your family. Our hearts are aching for you and praying that you are comforted by the love of your family & friends and by the happy memories of life you shared with your loving husband.
Dear Gain Family, Although it has been years since I have seen Dave, I remember him as a truly nice person. My condolences to his family, Steve Klash
Dear Rose and family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. All the Mo’town Sigma Kappas!
Mike please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. I will be sure to keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Death Leaves a Heartache that no one can heal, but love leaves a memory that no one can steal~~~~Author Unknown
Ann, Bettie Lou and family Please accept our condolences for your loss. I remember all the times we shared Eucharistic Ministry duties at St. Joes. Dave was a truly good man and one who will be sorely missed. Hold on to the good memories, and know that he is watching over all of you. Kathy & Karl Fodor
Rose and Family, Our hearts and prayers go out to you at this time. May God’s peace be with you. Love, Edie, Dean & Samuel Hartman
Rosemarie, I was so very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. With the passing of time, let the memories you have comfort you. Love, Brenda
Mrs. Gain and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved husband, father, and son. Mr. Gain was a wonderful man. I know my dad, Ron, truly enjoyed working with him at WSX all those years. May your memories of him help to comfort you through this difficult time. Sincerely, Trissy and Anthony Solomon
Our hearts are sad and we will keep you in our prayers.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this difficult time. I worked with Dave for a short time at Weiton Steel a very long time ago. I knew him to be a very good person and always had a smile on his face. We will miss seeing him in church. The Hinchee Family
To the family of David Thomas Gain.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. David, in loving memory, will be enrolled in the church’s memorial fund. Many blessings-Bereavement Ministry Saint Joseph the Worker Christian Mothers
Rose, The chapter, executive board, and I, feel for you in this time of grieving. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today, as we know how hard this must be. You are a strong, motivated woman, and I know you will be able to pull through this. We are here for whatever you need! Best Wishes for you and the family. Carly Mento President
Dear Bettie Lou, Rosemarie and Michael and Mrs. Gain, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Gain’s passing. In fact, I am at a loss for words. Please accept our sincerest sympathy and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Joe, Lisa, Nicholas, Nathalie and Lauren Boron
Sorry that me and Bob could not make it, but we would like to send you our regards and our prayers are with you. Grace and Bob Orlando.
Dear Mrs. Gain and Family, I was so sorry to hear about your recent loss. Mr. Gain was a great Christian, and may it provide you comfort in knowing that he is in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Brad Voithofer
To The Gain Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved David. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Sincerely, Andrea Vrtar
Rosie, I just learned of your father’s passing and I am so very saddened for your loss. You have a wonderful family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love Crystal
Bettie and Family, so sorry to hear about your loss. Moving to Florida keeps me out of touch about the things going back on in Weirton. Dave will always be a friend. Practically grew up with Dave at Madonna and always enjoyed bowling with him. Our deepest condolences to all of you. God be with all of you.
Betty I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. LaVaughn, Robert and Sara Yoby
Rose Petal, We were out of town and I am just hearing of your father’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories or him and your family during their visits to us in Morgantown. My entire family sends their deepest sympathies to you at this time. Love, Amy