Dennis W. Rock, 67, of Weirton, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020, at Weirton Medical Center. He was born February 18, 1953, in Steubenville, OH, the son of the late William and Helen Gill Rock. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Patsy, who died on April 30, 1951, Weirton bus crash. Dennis had a deep love for his country. He retired from the United States Air Force Reserve Unit and served a tour in the Middle East. He was a proud member of American Legion Post 10, appreciated the outdoors, traveling, cooking, and meeting new people at the local watering holes. In his pastime, he enjoyed working on vehicles with friends and family. Finally, he had a great love for westerns, slapstick comedy, and The Weather Channel. Rocky, as he was best known, is survived by his daughters Samantha Rock-Story and Amanda (Adam) Rock, both of Austin, TX; twin sisters Connie (Bob) Williams and Cathy (Erik) Maki, all of Belt, Montana and Nancy (Ed) Ames of Orlando, FL; his daughters' mother, Joyce Rock, of Weirton; his cousins and neighbors Anthony, Steve and Mike Gill; who could always be found working on the property they shared; his best friend, Paul Rafacz and, last but not least, his dachshund, Buddy. Though he fell a bit short of his wanton "99 and 3 days", he lived a full life and will be missed. There will be no visitation. The family's request for cremation has been honored. Arrangements were provided by Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Share tributes and memories at

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  1. Nancy, Connie and Cathy, I was very saddened to get the news of Dennis passing. I was recently talking to Aunt Dot about getting in touch with him. My deepest sympathy, cousin Ron Rock

  2. Nancy, the Rock family AND Paul: I am so deeply saddened to read of this news. I use to run into Dennis several years ago and his personality, attitude and love for life was still the same as it was in high school! What a hoot and good guy. I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

  3. Dear Connie, Cathie & Nancy, we are deeply saddened to hear of Dennis’ passing. He always greeted us with a smile and was very friendly, and was always in a good mood. Our hearts & prayers are with you during this sorrowful time. Rest in Peace Dennis. Sincerely, Michael & Marlene(Rybka)Runkel

  4. Nancy , So very sorry to hear the loss of your brother,sending condolences to you and your entire family.

  5. It is so hard to absorb the loss of a friend of 45 years. I knew he was in the hospital and was hoping for a better outcome. I had plans to visit him on Sunday, only to find out he passed on Saturday I will miss him we had a lot of fun together. He was a very proud person and patriotic too.

  6. 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 Dennis W. Rock, 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 Air Force Reserve Veteran, Dennis W. Rock, 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 †

  7. Connie, Cathy and Nancy…. I was saddened to read this on FB. Dennis was always the life of the party. Always a smile. I loved hearing him call dad Uncle Eddie! The Rocks are partying now!!!! Take care and hugs to all. R.I.P. Cousin Dennis. Cousin Diana “Dani” Rock Swearingen

  8. My sympathy to the Rock family. I worked full time in Civil Engineering where Dennis was assigned. He was a great worker and a great guy. I used to take my car down to his tire shop in Weirton. He will be missed by all. Steve Patronie – Peters Township

  9. Connie, Cathy and Nancy, my condolences to hear of Dennis passing. He always put a smile on your face no matter what. God bless. Cousin Carolyn “Rock” Maus

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