Dolores Jean "Jeannie" Rujak, 79, of Weirton passed peacefully on Monday April 6, 2015. Born on March 24, 1936, in Aliquippa, PA, Jeannie was a daughter of the late Alex and Anna Mae Alexander Scassa. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Christopher Michael Duffy; great granddaughter, Aubrey Lace Tabor; brother, Alex Scassa and a sister, Eileen Hoenig. She completed her nurses training at Mercy Hospital, received a bachelor's degree from West Liberty University, and attended the master's program at Carnegie Mellon University. A registered nurse, Jeannie retired after 40 years of service, from Weirton Medical Center, where she was the Director of the Emergency Department. She took care of countless patients, family members, and friends. She was known by her grandchildren and her grandchildren's friends as "Bubba Nurse." Jeannie enjoyed baking, traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family. She was a devoted mother and wife. She had a strong faith and was an active member of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church in Weirton, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, member of the Grief Council, and was a member on numerous Church Boards. Jeannie was a proud supporter of the United States Military and the American Cancer Society. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Stephen Rujak, whom she married on November 9, 1957; her son, Steven Rujak (Keitha) of Ocoee, FL; her five daughters, Linda Ogaz of Antioch, TN, Lisa Carissimi (Joseph) of Bristol, RI; Leslie Golubosky (Lewis) of Washington, PA, Lori Criner (George Patrick) of Eustis, FL, and Leah Bohrer (Brian) of Leonardtown, MD; a sister, Patsy Grecich, of Beaver, PA; fourteen grandchildren, Jordan and Jason Ogaz, Brandon and Dayna Carissimi, Stephanie (Jason) Zimmer, Paul T. Duffy, III, Matthew Duffy, Allison Criner, Ashley (Justin) Henry, Shawn Patrick Criner, Ethan and Hailey Rujak, Madison and Derek Bohrer; and a great grandson, Preston Tabor. Visitation will be 6-8 PM Wednesday and 2-4 & 6-8 PM Thursday, at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM Friday at Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. Entombment will follow at Saint Paul's Cemetery, Weirton, WV Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Share tributes and memories at 304 748 3219

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  1. To Linda and all the Rujak family, please accept my sincerest sympathy and prayers as you grieve this huge loss. You all will remain in our prayers here at St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Community. God’s strength and peace be with you all.

  2. Linda…I am so sorry about your mom’s death. Know we hold you and your family in prayer and support as you go through this difficult time. Our love and prayers….

  3. So sorry to hear of Jeannie’s passing. I knew her for so many years as a fellow nurse at Weirton medical center and also sitting by her at church every Saturday evening at mass. She was a wonderful woman who will be greatly missed. Marlene & Doug Mato and family

  4. So sorry for your loss. We have such fond memories of spending time with Jeannie and the family so many years ago. All our love to Joe and family.

    Cousin Bernie and Patty Asklar

    28421 Sunvale Place

    Wesley Chapel, Florida 33543

  5. Wow, she is going to be missed! Oh the memories we have with everyone one of you! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! All my love!

  6. So sorry for your loss .I worked with Jeannie in the ER at WMC and have many fond memories of that time.My thoughts and prayers are with her family .

  7. We send our sincere sympathy to the Family of Jean ~~ What a beautiful, loving lady who loved her Faith and Family and Nursing above all. That was truly evident in all she did ~~ Be comforted by the wonderful memories and may she RIP with the Lord, until you will be reunited again, Sincerely, Mike and Janice Petrovich

  8. Cort and I send our deepest sympathies to your family. I so enjoyed my time with Mrs. Rujak when you both came to care for Linda. We will keep her and your entire family in our prayers.

  9. Thank you Bernard and Patty. We miss we also miss you good …. Times , love. Cousin joe. Rujak

  10. What a great lady and mentor. Jeannie will be missed by so many. May God keep her family in His care.

    Karen Jackson Connell

  11. My deepest sympathy to the Rujak family. I feel bad for all of u I knew your mom from playing with Leah, as childhood friends. I hope you all can find peace in your hearts even though this time is sad. Please tell Mr Rujak I’m sorry. My deepest sympathy,

    Mrs.Chrissy (Bever) Dalrymple

  12. Jeannie was a dear friend, co worker, and boss… So many good memories. I was blessed by her friendship. Thoughts, prayers and hugs from Steve and Terri🙏

  13. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at such a sad time. Your mom was always there when one of us had some kind of rash or ailment. My mom would say, “Walk down and ask Mrs. Rujak.” And she was the one who pierced my ears in your dining room!

    I am very thankful for the gift of friendship your mom had with my mom. I know she enjoyed the front porch talks, and loved having your dad and her and Steven and his children for dinner just a couple weeks ago. My mom said she hadn’t laughed that much in a long time.

    Mr Rujak, God will be your strength. Jeannie is walking with you every step of your journey.

    Peace and love to you all.

    Nancy Dorsch Castle

  14. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear sweet mother grandmother and wife. My son Michael was her paper boy for many years . He had many fond memories of her kindness and generosity. I really only knew her to wave to as she sat on her chair on her front porch but I always heard only kind words about her and the whole family . God bless you during this sad time. Will keep you all in my prayers. Your neighbor

  15. We were so sorry to hear of Jean’s unexpected passing. We have many fond memories of all of you. Just know you are surrounded by family and friends who love you. You and your family have our deepest sympathy!

  16. Thank you Dr. Danik, this is Steven, Jean son, I used to baby sit for you, thank you for the kind words and thoughts. We appreciate it very much

  17. Thank you so much, Circle drive will not be the same . Hopefully mom and Jumbo are having a good laugh and catching up on us. Love Steven

  18. Chrissy,methane you so much, I remember our time as kids. Thank you for remembering my mom, she was great

  19. Thank you Nancy, I am sure mom and dad are now sitting on the porch talking about us. Thanks for all the good memories growing up on circle drive

  20. Terry, thank you so much for your kind thoughts prayers and memories of my mom. She was the best. Steven

  21. Thank you so much, yes she was an angel on earth and a saint in heaven. Thank you for the thoughts and prayers.

    Steven Rujak

  22. Thank you Sally, I remember our vacations as well, thank you for all your thoughts and prayers,


  23. Thank you so much, I was young at the time, but I am glad you have great memories of my mom,. Yes she will be greatly missed by all.

    Your cousin Steven Rujak, Jeannie and Joes son.

  24. Dad, Linda, Lisa, Leslie, Lori, and Leah. May the strength of God and our love of our mother and family help us thru this time of sorrow. Mom is always watching over us, and will continue. I do not understand why, but I can only say how much I love all of you, and we will get thru this together. God bless us and our families, and take care of our mother on her new birth and journey in life.

    Mom, we miss you and love you,


  25. I was one of the fortunate people to work with Jeannie—she always had time to help me with children or “feisty” patients. She had faith in my abilities even when I did not. I was lucky to know her and to be able to call upon her for help. This dearly loved woman touched the lives of many. I will be praying for the family she leaves—-she’ll not be far from any of you. Love and constant prayers, Susie Kurcina—-former Phlebotomist at WMC for 37 years.

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