Edward Frankovitch, 86, of Weirton, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Grace Cottage. Born April 17, 1934, in Weirton, WV. Edward was the son of the late John and Ann (Rakinac) Frankovitch. He was also preceded in death by his wife Gloria, his brother John and sisters Marie, Margaret and Danielle. A lifelong resident of Weirton, Edward started his career in law enforcement with the Hancock County Sheriff Department working his way to become Chief of Police for the City of Weirton. He was most proud of his service in law enforcement including as a founding member and President of the West Virginia Chiefs of Police Association where he led the redesign of written police protocols on both on a state and national level. After his law enforcement career, Edward spent over 40 years at Weirton Steel Corporation in the Safety Department. He was a member Weirton Jaycees, St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, Colliers Sportsman Club, Knights of Columbus, Hancock County Master Gardeners and in 1965 was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel. Edward is survived by; sisters Ann (Robert) Noonan, Amelia (Len) Churski; sons, Edward Frankovitch, Jr., and his wife Janet, Dan Frankovitch, John Frankovitch and his wife Karen; daughter, Lisa Frankovitch and her spouse, Gerry Ginter; grandchildren Alexa (Evan) Collins, Anne, Drazen, Ilea (Dave)Thomas, Maggie, Maya, Nicholas and Zachary; and two great grandchildren Joseph and Vivienne. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Saturday December 26, 2020, at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Babu Joseph Elamturuthil officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church 140 Walnut Street Weirton, WV 26062 Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com 304-748-3219.