donna latkiewicz
Donna Mae Latkiewicz, 82, of Weirton, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017 in Serra House Grace Cottage, Weirton. Born May 9, 1934 in Steubenville, OH, she was a daughter of the late Jack W. and Elizabeth McCaffrey Veneman. She was also preceded in death by her second mother Ruth Archibald; her husband of 46 years Walter R. Latkiewicz who died on November 23, 2002; son Richard Latkiewicz; sister Margaret "Peggy" Harris and brother Michael Veneman. A graduate of Wheeling Hospital School of Nursing, Donna retired with 44 years of service from Weirton Medical Center where she served as a pediatric nurse and the Infection Control Coordinator. She was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, where she was a Christian Mother, American Red Cross, Infectious Disease Association of America and the WV Nurses Association. Additionally, she served as president of the Weirton General/WMC Retirees for over ten years. Mrs. Latkiewicz is survived by her daughters Barbara Knotts and her husband Steven of Fairmont, WV, Beverly Merico and her husband Frank of Weirton, Brenda Young and her husband David of Knoxville, TN and Lt. Col. Bridget Larew (Ret.) and her husband Charles of Pittsburgh, PA; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers John Veneman and his wife Kathy of Zephyrhills, FL and Thomas Veneman of Englewood, FL; sister Janine Jones and her husband David of Akron, OH; cousin Bob Hickey and his wife Eileen of Michigan as well as several nieces, nephews and many lifelong friends. Visitation will be held Sunday from 1-6 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 10AM Monday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, with Reverend Father Larry Dorsch officiating. Entombment will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Madonna High School Tuition Assistance, 150 Michael Way, Weirton, WV 26062. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

Memories Timeline


  1. We are so sorry for your loss. We hope the memories of the special times with her will provide comfort. It does get better with time. We will pray for you and your family.

  2. Mom, I’m going to miss you. You’ve been such a good listener through the years. At times I figured you wanted to scream and shout. Most of the time you had a smile on your face. You’ve supported each of your children. You were truly happy for each of us. You loved to hear stories from our occupations and were so proud of each of our successes.You left each of us with a lot of good memories. Christmas memories,Christmas Party memories, vacation memories, turning 50 memories, family gathering memories,and the list goes on and on….You were a good Mom and I’m going to truly miss you. Love, Barbara Mae

  3. Rooms, so sorry to hear about your mom. Thoughts and prayers and hugs to all of you. May you find peace with all your wonderful memories.??

  4. Hugs to the Latkiewicz Family So sorry for your loss, your Mom was a “gem”. I am thankful and Blessed to have had her in my life. Appreciative of her Friendship with the Donnelly Clan. Peace and Love, Joy Donnelly-Smith and Smith Crew

  5. Dear family, Sending all of you our sympathy. What wonderful memories of your mom and our neighborhood. Like no other. She was such a gentle soul and I will always remember her with love. Sharyn and Jim Virtue

  6. Sending peace and healing energy to Donna’s family. I graduated and was friends with Peggy Harris, Donna’s sister. Donna was a lovely, salt of the earth person. She had a nice disposition and I have many fond memories of Donna and the family. Keeping you all in my good thoughts and prayers. Blessings, Ann Kelley Nolan

  7. Dear Brenda, I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing I remember your mom from working with my mom at the hospital.

  8. mama that was my nick name for you later in life. i miss you everyday. i know your at peace and your with your loved ones. that’s why i cant complain that you left us. you were a great mother and friend. love you dearly

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

  1. Candle Selection 1
  2. Candle Selection 2
  3. Candle Selection 3
  4. Candle Selection 4
  5. Candle Selection 5
  6. Candle Selection 6
  7. Candle Selection 7
  8. Candle Selection 8