frank chiodi
Frank Chiodi, 82, of Weirton, WV died Monday, April 2, 2007 at the Valley Hospice Palliative Care Unit in Steubenville, OH. He was born on October 8, 1924 in Gallo Matese, Italy, the son of the late Pasquale and Domenica Chiodi. Frank retired as a foreman from Starvaggi Industries after 40 years of service. He served in the Italian Army during World War II. He was a German prisoner of War at Nuvenberg, liberated by the Americans in 1945. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, a member of the Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus 3734. Frank also served as a Eucharistic Minister for St Paul Roman Catholic Church. Frank loved making wine, food, and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed playing bocce. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Antoinette Rocchio Chiodi; his three daughters, Domenica T. and Richard Bell of Morgantown, WV, Rose Marie and Patrick Flatley of Wheeling, WV, Maria and Donald Del Rosso of Warrenton, VA; son, Frank P. and Maria Chiodi of New York, NY; six sisters; seven grandchildren, Elisa and Kristen Bell, Dan and Valerie Flatley, Anthony Del Rosso, Isabella and Giulia Chiodi. Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 PM Tuesday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Funeral liturgy with mass will be celebrated 10:00AM Wednesday at the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. Reverend Father Dean Borgmeyer will officiate. Entombment will follow in the Saint Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Valley Hospice or to the American Parkinson Disease Association. Share tributes and memories at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Dear Frank, I am saddened to hear of your beloved father’s death. Go mbeidh solas n’aingeal leis igonai. (May the light of the angels be always with him). My deepest sympathies to you, Maria and family.

  2. I am sorry to hear about Frank’s passing. He was a wonderful person in which my grandparents where blessed to have as a neighbor. You all our in my thoughts and prayers. Love Anthony Paolo

  3. May your father’s spirit live on in your 2 wonderful daughters. Peggy and I will remember you and your family in our prayers. See you soon- -Neal-

  4. To the Chiodi family, I was saddened to hear of your husband’s and father’s passing. All of you will be in my prayers.

  5. We read of your loss in the local newspaper. We wanted to offer hope and encouragement, which we ourselves have found helpful in the death of close family members. Please be comforted to know that others are praying for you to have the strength to cope with your trial. May you find hope in the promised resurrection, “Your dead ones will live. … They will rise up.” (Isaiah 26:19) Jesus Christ himself said: “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”-John 5:28, 29. Confidence in the resurrection will help to ease your sorrow. As the Bible says, you will “not sorrow just as the rest also do who have no hope.” (1 Thessalonians 4:13) Rather, you will draw close to God in prayer, and the Bible promises “he himself will sustain you.”-Psalm 55:22. Please look up these scriptures in your copy of the Bible. Sincerely, The Davis Family

  6. I apologize for the late note to your family as I was out of town. I know that Terri was very close to her father and took this loss very hard. Reading his obituary, you should be very proud, as I am thankful, that he defended freedom in WWII. Please accept my sympathy for your loss.

  7. Rose Marie and Pat, I am sorry for the delay in sending my condolences on the loss of your father but I just became aware of his death today. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Rich Mahoney

  8. Frank, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I accidentally came across the obituary in searching for something about St. Joseph’s church. I didn’t hear of his death until then. I had no idea he was a Prisoner of War and was born in Italy. I guess we never talked about stuff like that as kids. Again, I am very sorry for your loss. Take care, Bill

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