emanuel merenda
Emanuel Merenda, 82, of Weirton passed away Friday, February 4, 2011 in the Weirton Medical Center. He was born February 5, 1928 in Weirton, WV, the son of the late Carmelo and Rose DiGiovanni Merenda. His brothers, Joseph, Frank, and Charles Merenda; and sister Rose Danze also preceded him in death. Emanuel retired from the Strip Steel Department of Weirton Steel with 34 years of service. He was a member of St Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, the WSX 25 Year Club, Knights of Columbus 3734, Antonio Meucci Lodge, I.S.D.A. Weirtonian Lodge and the Four Seasons Senior Citizens. Emanuel served his country proudly during the Korean War in the United States Army. Emanuel is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Jean Aria Merenda of Weirton; sons, Charles Merenda and John Merenda and his wife Rachael and grandchildren Roman and Angela Merenda. Visitation will be Monday from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St, Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10am Tuesday at St Joseph the Worker Church, Weirton. The Reverend Father Dean Borgmeyer will officiate. Entombment will be at St Paul Cemetery, Weirton, WV, with Military services conducted by the Weirton Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 229 California Avenue, Weirton, WV 26062.

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  1. Jean John rachael & Charlie We are very sorry about Emmanuel’s passing He was one ofthe most peaceful and generous man we have known and we will all miss him,We express our deepest sympathy Dolores and Tony LaRosa

  2. Dear Jean, John, and Charles, Our sincere condolences. We have fond memories of Nellie and will miss him. We will keep all of you in our prayers. Love, Barbara and Sandy

  3. Dear Jean, and family, So sorry to hear the loss of Manny, he was such a wonderful man and a very good husband to you. We remember Manny as always wanting to help others. Our prayers go out to you and your family. Love & Prayers, Joe, & Marie

  4. Manny was a very good-natured guy, and had a winning smile and good humor. Even in the depths of his illness, that smile was there! You knew he was a wonderful father and husband, and will be truly missed by all who had the blessing to have known him! We wll keep him and his family in our prayers and hearts.

  5. My father, Joe Gazia, spoke very highly of Nellie and had many fond memories of him and your family. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  6. Dear Jean and Family: Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your husband and friend Emanuel. He struggled for such a long time. May he now rest in peace. Love, Josie and Sam Cekinovich

  7. I began employment at Weirton Steel beginning in 1977 and worked with Manny. He was a kind, friendly gentleman who had a laugh I will always remember. I am very sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Carol Vorhees Zeigler

  8. Mrs. Merenda, Chuck and John, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

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