Fritz H. “Fred” Wenzel, 94, of Weirton passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022. Fred was born on December 23, 1927, in Carnegie, PA, the second of seven children born to Henry William and Mildred Rakowski Wenzel. An Army sergeant, Fred married Frances DeFebbo Wenzel on August 6, 1955. In their marriage of over 66 years, Fred and Frances were blessed with two daughters, a son, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Fred provided for his family by driving a truck. He owned and operated his own truck and eventually drove for Weir Cove Moving and Storage for thirteen years before retiring. Fred loved to be outdoors and took immense pride in his garden. Only thing better than growing his plants and vegetables was sharing his harvest with friends, neighbors and the less fortunate. Fred was a member of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, The Holy Name, American Legion Post 10; AARP, and the Four Seasons, where he loved going on bus trips. Most of all Fred will be remembered for his caring and kind nature. Many families in the Philippines where the benefactors of his kindness. He was a very generous and loving Po- Po to his family. In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his brothers, John, David, and Robert; and his sister, Shirley Sciarrino. He will be remembered with love by his wife, Frances; son, Fred; daughters, Kathy (Curtis) Guatteri Quattlebaum, and Donna (Ron) Cipriani; sisters, Connie Fancalski, and Rita Boyce; grandchildren, Jaime (Steve) Svokas, Brian (Gina) Guatteri, Shawna (Shawn) Amistade, Leah (John) Mullins, and Marco Cipriani; and great grandchildren, Gianna Svokas, Sofia and Lily Amistade, Averi and Jack Mullins. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 PM until 7 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 Noon on Wednesday at Saint Joseph the Worker Church 229 California Avenue Weirton, WV Interment with military honors by the American Legion Post 10 and the West Virginia Army National Guard. will follow at Saint Paul’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Fred's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 Share tributes at

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  1. We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ Greco Hertnick Funeral Home

  2. Deepest sympathy, Aunt Fran, Snookie, Donna, Little Freddie, and family. Uncle Freddie will always be my favorite Uncle. Love always, Mary Rose

  3. 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 Fritz H. Wenzel, 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 Army Veteran, Fritz H. Wenzel, 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 †

  4. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss… Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time………

  5. We love you, Uncle Freddie, and we are going to miss you! Love and prayers to Aunt Frannie, Kathy, Donna, Freddie & families.

  6. Donna, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always fondly remember Fritz and Fran. Colleen Griffin.

  7. Sorry for your loss. I remember Fritz when he worked for Weir Cove and would run intermale. I worked at the Finished Products Warehouse. We shot the breeze many times. a great guy.

  8. Donna & Kathy, Sovery sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your families. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Vicki (Arnett) Gilles

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