george balint sr.
George Edward Balint, Sr., 78, of Weirton, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 at his home. He was born March 17, 1938 in Weirton, a son of the late Michael and Anna (Mizok) Balint. He was also preceded in death by his wife Sharon (Guglielmo) Balint on January 11, 2015, first wife Marlene Joy Komar, brother Michael Balint and sister Maryann Roberts. In 1987, George retired from Weirton Steel where he worked as a scarfer. A happy-go-lucky man, he was a troop leader for Boy Scout Troop 64. He was an amazing master carpenter, expert model builder and welder and, for many years, played softball for the Weirton Steel League. He was a Vietnam veteran of the US Air Force. Within the last two years, he restored a 1951 Ford Custom. George is survived by his sons George E. (Heather) Balint, Jr. of Taylors, SC, Bart W. (Melanie) Balint of Weyers Cave, VA and Bruce G. (Shelby) Balint of Harpers Ferry, WV; sister Anna Sue (Ray) Buratynski of Toronto, OH; step-sons Gino and Mark Guglielmo; step-daughter Darla Guglielmo all of Weirton; 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and his dog, Adrian. Visitation will be held Friday 4-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where funeral services will be celebrated at 11AM Saturday. Pastor George Delo will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Follansbee, WV where military services will be conducted by the United States Air Force and American Legion Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, P. O. Box 2499, Weirton, WV 26062 or Tony Teramana Cancer Center, 3204 Johnson Road, Steubenville, OH 43952. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. You earned your wings Uncle George, you brought so much happiness and skill to our family. Thank you for all the wonderful family memories and for making my aunt Sharon one happy woman,and all that you did for my family. Love you forever and will remember the happy times, Christine and family

  2. Dear Balint and Guglielmo families, Will certainly miss your father and step-father George. Somehow I always felt safer with him living behind me. Will always remember our drive to Weyers Cave, VA when you scouted out doctors there for your winter get-away with Bart and Melonie. Glad you got to spend one winter there. Will miss you but you and Sharon are together again with no more sickness and only joy.

  3. George, you will be missed so much. You and Sharon were like family to me. Thank you for everything you did for me and the many times you watched Ben and Annie. They will also miss you. We will never forget you.

  4. 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 George Edward Balint, Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work 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 Air Force Veteran, George Edward Balint, 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 †

  5. I’m so thankful to have spent quality time with George when his grandson, Chris (my oldest son), and I traveled to Weirton to visit him in July. Bart & Melanie were there, as well. He showed me every detail of that beautiful, classic car. What a talented man. It was truly a loving and happy time. Peace and comfort to all. Sharon Shipe Balint (of Charlottesville)

  6. To the entire Balint Family I want to extend my most sincere sympathies for the loss of George. I was one of his Boy Scouts at Troop 64 along with his sons!!! He was a great man, craftsman, Scout Leader, and Band Parent!!! I also knew George from working in WSX. He will be sorely missed by all that loved and knew him!!! I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers!!! God Bless and God Speed!!!

  7. My deepest sympathy to you, Bart, and your family. It is a difficult time, but your wonderful memories can make you smile.

  8. Sorry for your loss. I believe that I happen to be the grandson of Michael Mizok which would have been Anna Mizok Balint’s brother from the Scranton Pa. area .

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