Frances F. Gaydos, 89, of Weirton, died Sunday, April 03, 2005 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. She was born December 16, 1915 in Petturano, Sulglzo, Italy, a daughter of the late Dan and Elizabeth Cercone. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Andrew W. Gaydos, whom she married October 16, 1935; son-in-law, Raymond J. Washam; brother, Victor Cercone; and sisters, Peggy Dragnac, Annie Maychek, Helen Hammock, Mary Jane Springer, and Josephine Main. Frances was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend to all who knew her. She was a very loving and caring person who watched over her family and friends. Frances is survived by one son, Jack A. Gaydos and his wife Darlene of New Cumberland, WV; one daughter, Shirley A. Washam of Weirton; one grandson, Keith M. Gaydos of New Cumberland; and many nieces and nephews from Ohio and Florida. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where a Parastas Service will be held at 8 PM. Blessing Services will be held 12:30 PM Wednesday at the funeral home followed by 1 PM funeral services at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Ed Lucas will preside. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 3116 Elm Street, Weirton, WV 26062. Share tributes with her family at www.grecohertnick.com. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. JACK SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU. SINCERELY, JERRY HAMILL

  2. aunt francis was a good person and will be very missed she was the last one from the old country and now she’s back with her brothers and sisters and watching over us all

  3. Jack and Shirley: I am sure there are no words that can comfort you now, but know that you are both in my thoughts and prayers. Aunt Frances will be deeply missed by myself and my family. She was always our favorite and we loved her greatly. I am sorry that I can’t be there in person for both of you as you were for me. I will be home in a few months and hope to see you then. Please let me know if you need anything. Love, Crystal

  4. Jack and Shirley: I am sure there are no words that can comfort you now, but know that you are both in my thoughts and prayers. Aunt Frances will be deeply missed by myself and my family. She was always our favorite and we loved her greatly. I am sorry that I can’t be there in person for both of you as you were for me. I will be home in a few months and hope to see you then. Please let me know if you need anything. Love, Crystal

  5. My dear friend Shirley, I am so sorry to read about your Mom’s passing. What a lovely lady and so kind to all she was. Even after not seeing her for several years, she remembered me when we saw you two out. When I lived on Elm Street, she and your dad use to go to Bobalick’s next door to play cards. They really had a good time. She was a wonderful person and you were blessed. Our warmest thoughts go to you and your family, Love, June and Angelo

  6. aunt francis you will be dearly missed. you always made summers great when i was a little girl when you and uncle andy would visit, and you also were not afraid to speak your mind, i will miss you with all of my heart. love your niece jodie and family.

  7. Shirley and Jack. So sorry to hear of you loss – I have an appreciation of your feelings having so recently lost my mother also. Keep the wonderful memories that you have – she’ll always be with you. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this sorrowful time. Sisters Toni Traeger and Cindy Revay are in Florida but send their condolences. Love – MUN

  8. Dear Shirley: Had not checked the website in weeks. Was surprised to see your mother’s obituary. Please know of my prayers of empathy and sympathy. Sincerely, Stan Tuchalski Washington, DC

  9. SHIRLY & JACK -IM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS-SHE WAS THE THE GREATEST -ALWAYS &FOREVER-ILL NEVER FORGET HER ,SHE WAS SOMEONE I WISH WAS MY GRANDMA BECAUSE I ALWAYS LOVED & ADMIRED HER. IF YOU NEED ME CALL -CRYSTAL

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