Earl Fodor, Jr., 79, of Weirton, passed away Sunday September 28, 2008, at the Weirton Medical Center. Earl was born on August 3, 1929 in Weirton, WV, the son of the late Earl and Mary Freshwater Fodor. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers, Robert and Carl Fodor. Earl retired after 35 years of service from National Steel where he worked as a foreman in the Sheet Mill of Weirton Steel. When he was not working Earl loved spending time in his garden. He was a member of the Cove Presbyterian Church, a 1947 graduate of Weir High School, member of the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club, AF & AM New Cumberland Lodge 22, a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 688 and the past president of the Millsop Elementary School PTA. Earl is survived by his wife, Marie Swango Fodor, whom he married on June 21, 1949; his son, Randy and Linda Fodor of Port Charlotte, FL; his two daughters, Vicki and David Reitter of Weirton, WV and Mona and Alan Caton of Shaftsbury, VT; his two sisters, Annetta and Jim Neil and Lois Redd all of Weirton, WV; his six grandchildren B.J. and Brent Reitter, Jamie (Sean) Lash, Brianne (Dave)Mansfield, Derek and Brenda McLain, and Jenna McLain; his four great grandchildren, Reed and Gage Reitter, Brayley Lash and Keegan McLain. Visitation will be Tuesday 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Greco- Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, where services will be held 10 AM Wednesday. Reverend Chuck Jerman will preside. Interment will follow at the Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Florence, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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  1. Family of Earl, Sorry to hear of your loss. What a great booster of Weir High and Brooke. He always supported me when I was on school board. What a great guy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, Jerry Hamill

  2. to the fodor family i send my sympathy too u for your loss. i worked with earl for a number of years in the sheet mill. i know that he will be greatly missed. cliff minger

  3. Vicki and Family, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jen

  4. Marie and Family: We send our deepest sympathy. We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Jim & Shirley Sperlazza

  5. My deepest sympathy to your family.The Fodor family contributed to the success of my athletic career while in high school.

  6. The loss of the last of the “Fodor boys” leaves a huge vacancy in the history of Weirton. I have very fond memories of my days at Weir High school with Coach Carl and Bob Fodor. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Sincerely, Tom Reed WHS class of ’62 Columbus, OH

  7. Dave, Vicki, and family I was so sorry to hear of Vicki’s father’s passing. May you always remember all of your good times together. Love, Linda & Dave

  8. Marie & Family I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Earl. He was such a wonderful man and I will miss him dearly. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and all of the Fodor family in the time of grief. God Bless You

  9. Dear Mrs Fodor and Family, I like to remember with my good memories of Mr Fodor and Mr Wiles together walking in the garden comparing tomatoe plants, corn, peppers and laughing about old times!. They really enjoyed life. Take care and God bless, Bruce Carey Mom, Dad, Steve and Jim offer their condolences too.

  10. Dear Fodor and Reitter Families, We were sorry to learn of the death of your loved one. May the Lord be with all of you at this sad time and give you strength to bear the pain of his loss. Our deepest sympathy, Dwight and Angela McUmar

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