frank merico sr.
Frank Anthony Merico, Sr., 89, of Weirton, passed away Friday, December 13, 2019 in Serra House Grace Cottage, Weirton. He was born December 13, 1930 in Shinnston, WV, the son of the late Nicholas and Catherine Loria Merico. He was also preceded in death by his wife Helen Jean Bish Merico in 1997; son Michael Merico and great-granddaughter Giada Merico. With 42 years of service, Frank retired from Weirton Steel where he was superintendent of General Labor. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, where he served as Eucharistic Minister. He was also a member of the WSX 25-Year Club, Knights of Columbus 3734 and was an avid fisherman, loving to fish in Ocean City and Florida. Frank is survived by his sons Nicholas Merico of Westover, WV, Frank (Bev) Merico, Jr. and David (Theresa) Merico; daughter Mary K. (Gus) Angelo all of Weirton; sister Betty Loretta of Clarksburg, WV and his second wife, Patricia Joseph Merico of Shinnston, WV. Known as Pap, he is also survived by grandchildren Carly Angelo, Mandy Merico, Jonathan (Emily) Angelo, Alisha (David) Binkoski, Michael (Shae) Merico, Kathryn Merico, Gina Merico and Vincent Merico and great-grandchildren Eli, Ari, Michael, Mia, Adeline, Luca and Gino. Friends will be received Saturday from 4-7 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10AM Monday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church. The Reverend Father Anthony G. Thurston will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Paul Cemetery with Military Honors being conducted by the US Marine Corps and the American Legion Honor Guards. Frank’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Rhonda Quattrochi and the staff at Grace Cottage for their exceptional care. Share tributes and memories at 304-748-3219.

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  1. Farewell from this Earthly Life Frank, join our family in your eternal place God has made for you. Miss you Rhonda and Mark Cerullo Buckhannon WV

  2. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Frank Anthony Merico, Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Marine Veteran, Frank Anthony Merico, Sr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  3. Our Condolences to all the Merico family. God Bless. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Nikki and Richard E. Bailey

  4. Many fond memories of Uncle Frank come to mind… We shared SO MUCH picnic time, great summer vacations, lots of fun at the Termite fields. He and the love of his life, Aunt Helen, hosted countless family gatherings. He was a hard worker with excellent gardening skills and did plenty to help others. Many loving thoughts of Aunt Helen and Cousin Mike at this time also. Kathy Alatis

  5. Hi Dave and family. Sorry to hear of your father’passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob and Linda Hoge

  6. Have many good memories of Frank. Spent many months with him repairing floors at the river pump house at Weirton Steel. Spent a lot of evenings at his house when his kids were small. Although I had not seen him for quite a while he always remained a good friend and great mentor and teacher when we worked together. Wayne Jeffrey

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