florence sage
Florence Almason Sage, 81 of Weirton, died Wednesday, August 8, 2001 at the Weirton Geriatric Center after a five-year illness. She suffered a paralyzing stroke on June 8, 1996. More recently she suffered with complications from diabetes. Florence was born on October 14, 1919 in Massillon, Ohio the daughter of the late Pauline Cristie Dann and Stephan Almason, Sr. who immigrated to the United States from Romania in 1912. She was also preceded in death by one brother; Steve Almason in 1969 and her only child; Michael Jon Sage on April 22, 1999. Florence resided in Weirton since 1922. She retired on December 31, 1982, after 38 years of service as a cutting line inspector in the Tin Mill Department of National Steel Corporation. She was a member of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church and the Ladies Altar Society, Weirton Steel Ladies 25 year Club, A.A.R.P., and Three Score Seniors. Florence is survived by her sister; Goldie Almason Baly of Weirton, daughter-in-law; Judy Cross Sage of Weirton, sister-in-law; Clara Rybka Almason Battista of Weirton, niece; Melanie Baly of Pittsburgh, two nephews; Michael Baly, III and his wife Elissa of Washington, DC, and Stephen Almason and his wife Karen of Weirton, special friends and her late son’s God-parents; Earl and Virginia Bogdan Zagan of Weirton, three great nephews, and one great niece. Flo loved dogs, and before her illness, she was seen regularly walking her dog in the vicinity of her home on West Street. She was devoted to Pepe. When Pepe died, her son gave her Lonesome. Her latest dog was Gigi. Her dogs meant everything to her. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Thursday at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Fr. Ted Shomsky presiding. Burial will be at Chestnut Ridge Cemetery. The family request that no flowers be sent. Obit/send condolences at www.grecohertnick.com Service: No Service US Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Judy and family, Sorry to learn of the passing of Florence. Mike was such a nice, caring, compassionate person, qualities I’m sure he got from his parents. You all have my deepest sympathy. Love, Martha Simich

  2. Flo was such a remarkably generous woman and I will always remember and cherish that. She was always giving money to our children when they were young and in church and when she had her stroke I didn’t know if she would remember us so we just prayed for her continually and checked with the priests we had at St. Nicholas to see how she was doing. Her obituary was beautifully written and said so much about her. We miss her but we know she is in a far better place with God. Thank you for letting us share are feelings about Flo. Our deepest sympathies are with you who saw her through her last years, you too are very special.

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