Garnel J. Earley, III, 38, of Weirton, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 in the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He was born June 23, 1976 in Michigan City, IN, the son of Pauline Szymanski Martin of Valparaiso, IN and the late Garnel Johnson Earley, Jr. Garnel was a team leader for Service Link Title Company in Aliquippa, PA and was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. Everyone who knew Garn knew of his love for coaching his children, whether it was for his son Anthony on the basketball court or baseball diamond or supporting his daughter Isabella, who is an all-star in competitive cheerleading. He presently was the undefeated coach of the 3-0 White Sox of the Weirton Baseball Association and also coached his son in the Weirton Termite Basketball League. Even though he was a true sports enthusiast, he will always be remembered as a wonderful father, devoted husband, perfect son and son-in-law. In addition to his mother, Pauline (Jeffrey) Martin, Garnel is survived by his wife Shanna Cowan Earley; son Anthony Garnel Earley; daughter Isabella Marie Earley all at home; sisters Denise Blakemore of Presto, PA and Michelle Weinfurter of Yorba Linda, CA; and his in-laws Roger and Patricia Cowan. Visitation will be held Monday 3-7PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1PM Tuesday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. The Reverend Father Larry Dorsch will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to College America 529 Plan, FBO Isabella Earley and Anthony G. Earley c/o Corey Wingett, 141 Brady Circle, Steubenville, OH 43952.

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  1. Shanna, Anthony, and Isabella~ I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words that will take away the pain, but know that we are here for you and praying for you all. Garn will be missed, but he will always be in everyone’s hearts. Peace and prayers, Steve, Amber, Jackson, and Brooke

  2. Pauline and Jeff (Dad), We are so sorry for your loss. Pauline, you raised a son that became a loving and wonderful husband and father. From the stories you shared I know how much he was loved and how much he will be missed. We are here for you anytime. We love you and are keeping you in our prayers Steve, Amber, Jackson, and Brooke

  3. Shanna, Pauline, Roger, Patty, Anthony, Bella, and family:

    Words cannot begin to describe my sorrow for your loss. I loved Garn like a brother and he was a great friend to me throughout our lives. He was also loved by so many others for the incredible person that he was. His love and devotion to all of you was evident. I am so honored to have known him and to have shared the ride with him. Please know that I am here for absolutely anything you need. I will miss him so dearly. Love,

    Steve Dragisich

  4. My heart goes out to all of you. Losing someone in the prime of their life is one of the hardest things to understand. I know my nephews Cameron and Brennen loved Garn. I know my Cousin Roger and his wife Patty where very proud to have him for a son-in-law. My heart really hurts for his wife and children. May they be wrapped in the love of God and remember the good times and all the love they have Jaynie and John Arango

  5. There are no words I can express to ease the pain……. I know he is so well liked by all the children for his kindness the time he spent teaching them how to play the game and to be a good sport….I know that my Great Nephews Cameron and Brennen really loved him and will always cherish the weekend they just spent with him and the team…I know he has left so many wonderful memories of being a Husband and Father Son Brother and Son-in-law to hold close to your heart till you meet again…May God be with all of you……Many hugs and much love. Irv and Cheryl Gross…

  6. Michelle – I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


  7. Michelle. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Sheila Hostuttler-Hinerman

  8. Shanna, Pattie, Roger and family,

    I am so very sorry that you all are going through this. You all have been covered in prayer and will continue to be. Garn was blessed to have such a wonderful, loving family. May your memories of him being you comfort and may the peace of God sustain you through the difficult days ahead.

    Love to all of you…

    Carrie Oliver-Shultz

  9. Shanna, Roger and Pattie, There are no words to explain the pain that your going through.. Losing someone in the prime of their life is one of the hardest things to understand. Please know we are sending our thoughts, prayers and love to you through the difficult days ahead and beyond. Love you all……Bob and Terri

  10. Prayers to all , remember God has a plan for all our lives………….hoping for peace in your hearts……….. God Bless

  11. May God comfort you and give you peace. I can’t begin to understand the sorrow you all are feeling. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  12. My prayers and thoughts are with his family. May you all find peace through the Lord in this difficult time.

  13. Dear friends, there are no words to comfort you now in this terrible, all-too-soon loss of your husband, father, son, brother and son-in-law. When someone you love dies, you never get over it. You just slowly learn to go on without them by always keeping them tucked safely in your heart. My deepest sympathy to each of you.

  14. Pauline and Family,

    My heart goes out to all of you at this time of grief. Although I didn’t get to know Garn because we lived so far from you, I know how dearly you loved him. Aunt Santa and the entire family send our heartfelt condolences. We love you and pray for all of you.

    Ruth Lugo from Yorba Linda, CA

  15. Dear grieving family,

    My wife and I are truly sorry for your tremendous loss and would like to express our condolences to the entire family. We cannot imagine the great pain and sorrow you are experiencing during this very difficult time. It is our sincere hope you find comfort in knowing that God has promised to “swallow up death forever” (Isaiah 25:8), and that he will resurrect our dear loved ones who have passed away. John 5:28.

  16. Shanna so sorry to hear of your loss and our prayers go out to you and your family. I have a lot of fond memories of coaching Garn in WBA with his dad. We had a lot of fun and we had pretty good team. When I heard Garn was coaching his kids it took me back to those special times. I know they will also have these wonderful memories with their father. May God bless you and your family.

  17. Dear Shanna, Pattie, Roger, and Family,

    Words cannot express how sorry we were to hear of Garn’s passing. You have such a wonderful family and I know they will be of comfort. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Cheryl and Joe Cicchirillo

  18. Shanna, Pattie, Roger and kids,

    My thoughts and prayers have been with you since I heard of Garns passing. No words can express how deeply sorry I am. May the community and prayers get you through this tragedy.

  19. This is such a tragic loss. I am so sorry. During this difficult time, lean on family and friends for support. May God wrap His loving arms around you and comfort you. At Isaiah 41:10, God assures us that He is with us and He will help and fortify us. He also promises that one day He will do away with pain, sorrow and even the enemy death. 1 Corinthians 15:26; Revelation 21:3,4; John 5:25,26. As we keep praying for that day to come (Matthew 6:9,10), may God grant you peace that is beyond all understanding. Philippians 4:7. Heartfelt prayers are with you.

  20. I am so sorry for your loss, keeping each of you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. You have my deepest sympathy.

  21. Shanna and family,

    I was deeply saddened to hear of Garn’s passing and my condolences go out to you. I pray that God keeps you close to Him and holds you up through this trying time. God Bless you.

  22. I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Garnel, Allthough I never knew him personally, rather it was through the occaional email or phone call from our business dealings with Chase and ServiceLink, I knew that Garnel was a good man, we would often talk about our kids and coaching during our breif calls, and for a man to open up and speak about his love for his kids and his joy of helping them grow, only showed to his true character. Allthough your earthly pressence is gone, your children and wife should always know you will be there watching over them, gaurding and guiding them through life. You will be missed my friend. Bryan Hughes

  23. Shanna and Family, We are sending our deepest condolences and prayers to all of you at this time of great sadness. Words cannot express enough. Pete & Judy Morrw

  24. Shanna, Patti, Roger and family,

    We are so sorry to learn of Garn’s

    passing. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers and ask our Lord to

    guide you through these difficult times.

    Tim and Angela Reinard

  25. I am so sorry for your loss. It is terrible to lose anyone but especially someone so young. My prayers go to the whole family in this trying time. Debbie Cunningham and Robert Smith

  26. Shanna – I am so unbelievably sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and the kids. I hope you find some peace knowing that you have an angel in heaven watching over you. LITB, Amanda

  27. I feel so bad for you and your family. We grew apart as we got older but Garn was my best friend as we were growing up. We won many bowling championships and competed against each other in baseball and basketball. It really saddens me that he is gone. I will always miss him. If you ever need to talk email me My thoughts and prays are with you.

    Jim Sinsel

  28. Pauline and family, Garn’s life was well lived leaving behind beautiful memories filled with love. We are praying for you and his precious family. Tina and Mike

  29. Pauline…please accept our condolences on Garn’s passing. Our hearts break for your loss. Aunt Santa sends her love and prayers for your family too…John and Kathy Barako

  30. Our deepest sympathy from Garnel’s ServiceLink family. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  31. My condolences go out to Garn’s parents, wife, and family. I went to high school with Garn and have very fond memories. I am sincerely sorry for your loss.

  32. We are sincerely sending love to you and the children, Shanna, and the entire family. We are sorry Garn has gone far too soon, and our prayers are with you. Garn’s mother, Pauline and I lived on the same street and grew up together, and she is still my dear special friend, as is Jeff to both of us. She and Jeff loved her son so much, and she was a devoted mother, as he was a devoted son. You have so much love surrounding you there…know you’re not alone and will be in our thoughts with healing strength coming to you.

    Donna and JP Lomeo

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