douglas sadler
Douglas Lee Sadler, 82, of Weirton passed away on July 4, 2020, at the Weirton Medical Center. Born on October 14, 1937, on Elm Street in Weirton, Doug was a son of the late Leslie Sadler and Burga Davisson Sadler Balon. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather Hubert Balon and his brother Lyle Sadler, Doug was a graduate of the Weir High Class of 1956, and the National School of Meat Cutting in Toledo, OH. He was employed at Weirton Steel Corporation for 34 years in the blast furnace sinter plant. Doug loved football and played semi-pro ball with the Steubenville Bandits and Toronto Tigers. He also loved horses and enjoyed leisure time with friends and family at the race track. He was a member of the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club and the National School Booster’s Club. Doug will be remembered with love by his wife of 63 years, Anna Marie Buffone; his four sons, Blaine, Mark (Karen), Greg (Teresa) and Doug Sadler; his daughter, Shelley (Hayden) Greenlief; his nine grandchildren, Blaine M., Brendon, Mark, Christopher, Kindra and Aubrey Sadler, Brianna (Jeff) Lauttamus, Kayla (Ben)Busbey, and Hayden Greenlief; his six great-grandchildren, Ellie and Evan Lauttamus, Lilica and Layleeona Sadler, Beckham Busbey, and Juliana Evans; his stepbrother, Tom Balon; and his step-sister Patricia Chihocky. Visitation will be Tuesday 3 PM until 6 PM at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street followed by a prayer service at 6 PM. Private entombment will be on Wednesday at Highland Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County Ambulance Service 1305 Pennsylvania Avenue Weirton, WV 26062. Share tributes and memories at

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  1. Dick and My deepest sympathy, we are here for you Annie any time you need someone to talk to.

  2. So very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Sadler. Sending thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort for his family. May he rest in eternal peace

  3. Dear Sadler Family, please know we send our love and prayers to all of you. We will always have great memories of Mr Sadler at family events.

  4. Shelley and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May he RIP. May God be with all of you at this difficult time. 🙏🏻✝️

  5. My deepest sympathy to family and friends. I will be keeping you in positive thoughts and prayers. May the Lord wrap His loving arms around you and give you peace. Linda Mossgrove

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories growing up with all of you living across the street. May God Bless your entire family. Richard Greco

  7. Shelley, So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Keeping you and all of your family in our prayers. Tim and Angie Reinard

  8. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss… Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  9. Mrs Sadler , Blaine , Mark , Shelly, Doug and Greg. We are so sorry for the loss Mr Sadler.. Fond memories living across the street. The Greco Family

  10. My deepest sympathy and prayers for the Sadler family. May God bless and offer comfort for you in your loss.

  11. Dear Kayla,Ben and Beckham, Jack and I are sorry to hear about your loss and pray that happy memories get you all through this sad time. Love, Cathy and Jack Arango

  12. Anna Marie and family. Our deepest condolence in your loss. I met Doug at D and M in the Fall of 1964 after a Weir High football game. Doug was recreating some of the plays during the game. Always smiling. God bless you all. Jim Pauchnik

  13. Sadler Family, So sorry to hear about Big Doug. He was a really cool guy, and always remember him on his motorcycle coming home from work. God Bless You All.

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