elizabeth kansa
Elizabeth Ann (Gaytko) Kansa, 96, of Weirton, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2008 at her home. Born September 22, 1912 in Youngstown, OH, she was the last surviving child of the late Michael and Elizabeth Paylo Gaytko. Mrs. Kansa was also preceded in death by her husband John Kansa, brothers John and Michael Gaytko and sisters Mary Harris, Anna Mele and Helen Degli-Uomini. During World War II, Elizabeth worked as an inspector in the 10'16 Strip Mill of Weirton Steel. Following the war, she worked as a baker for Crows Canteen. But the most important job in her life was the one of a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters of America and the Four Seasons Senior Citizens. Mrs. Kansa is survived by her son Edward John Kansa; daughter Dolores Bengier and her husband Joseph all of Weirton; grandchildren Bruce Hoover and his wife Elaine of San Diego, CA and Denise Jedinak and her husband Thomas; great grandson Dana Pate all of Columbus, OH and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends will be received Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton where the Knights of Columbus and Christian Mothers will recite the Rosary at 6PM. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10:30AM Thursday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church. The Reverend Father Dean Borgmeyer will officiate. Entombment will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 229 California Avenue, Weirton, WV 26062. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Edward; So very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Jane and I will keep you in our prayers. May God be with you at this time.

  2. Ed and Dolores & Joe, I will always remember the big smile she had on her face everytime I saw her. She was a lovely lady. May God grant her Eternal Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Delores

  3. Delores, Denise,Bruce and Edward, Your Mother and Grandmother was a very big part of my life growing up in Weirton. She was always there for us when we were done with Sing-Out Weirton practices and no matter how many kids we brought to her house she always seemed to have enough of her fabulous square pizza to feed us all! You were and are truly blessed by having such a wonderful Woman in your lives. She has lived a long and happy life and will gain many rewards in heaven. I wish I could be there with you all now. Please accept our sympathy at this time and love always. Mary Kaye and family

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