deno galanos
Deno Galanos, 81, a lifelong resident of Weirton, passed away Friday, May 05, 2006 at the Weirton Medical Center. Born April 7, 1925 in Weirton, he was the son of the late George and Loukia Mestousis Galanos. Deno was also preceded in death by his wife Rose Rotella Galanos and sister Helen Haritos. Deno retired as a bricklayer for the Brick Layers Local #11 in Weirton where he served as the financial secretary from 1955-1975. He was a member of the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, served as past president of the Order of Ahepa Hancock Chapter #103 and was also a member of the Fun Seekers Club. He served in the US Navy during World War II. Deno’s survivors include his daughter Terri Allen and her husband Jeremy of Weirton; grandchildren Brandi Birkhimer of Steubenville, OH and Shelby Fadse of Weirton and sister Mary Kovac and her husband Michael of McKeesport, PA. The family will receive friends Sunday 1-3 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton where a Trisagion service will be held at 2:30PM. Additional visitation will be held 10:30AM Monday until the 11:00AM funeral services at the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church. Reverend Father Frank Milanese will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Steubenville, OH where military services will be conducted by the American Legion Post 10 and the Weirton Honor Guard. Share tributes with his family at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Deepest sympathy from the brothers of Hancock Chapter 103, of the Fraternal Order of AHEPA, Weirton, West Virginia.

  2. We were greatly saddened by Deno’s passing. From the day we moved next door up until his passing, he was always greeted us so cheerfully and with a nice smile. He was a joy to know. We shall miss him. May the Lord let his countenence shine upon Deno forever.

  3. Please know of my hearfelt prayers and deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. I remeber both he and your mother from the Bel-Air neighborhood days, especially those associated with the Card Club that our mothers enjoyed so much!

  4. Dear Terri, I’ll ways remember your MOm AND Dad, so full of fun and life. They gave much love to my Mom, sis and me; and will always be close to my heart. God Bless you and your family and know that we love you all! LOve, Patty Lou, Bill and family

  5. Dear Terri & family, Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your father Deno. During the time that I worked with him here at the church, he was so kind to me. During the work on the 75th Anniversary Album that your father undertook, we became close friends. He treated me like a daughter and I considered him like a dad to me. There are a handful of people who have touched my life during past 15 years I’ve worked here, your father was one of them. He will be missed greatly. May he rest with your mother together in peace now, and may the Lord keep you and your family always. If you need anything from me here at the church, or if I can help in any way, please don’t hesitate to call. Sincerely, Darlene Ballas All Saints Church

  6. Dear Teri, I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. I always remember as a child how good him and your mom was to my sister, me and of course my mom. I know you will miss him. But we know that your mom, dad, grandma and my mom are all together now, and I know they are having a great reunion. I loved them very much.

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