george dresel, jr.
George J. Dresel, Jr. 81, of Weirton, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at the Weirton Geriatric Center following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease and its complications. Born December 24, 1925 in Weirton, he was the son of the late George J. and Sabina McDonald Dresel, Sr. He was also preceded in death by his granddaughter Katharine “Katie” Dresel on July 13, 2005. With 36 years of service, George retired from National Steel where he worked in the Strip Steel Department as a millwright in the #9 Tandem Mill. He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church where he formerly served as an usher, WSX 25-Year Club, Knights of Columbus 3734 and AARP. George was the founder of the Junior Dons Football, where he served as their coach for 18 years. He also played for the WIU pro football team and had a real passion and was the #1 fan of Notre Dame football. George served in the US Navy during World War II. George’s survivors include his wife Margaret M. Smerek Dresel of Weirton; sons George “Bucky” Dresel of Weirton and Jerry Dresel and his wife Maria of Long Island, NY; daughter Peggy A. Dresel Chek and her husband Joseph also of Weirton; four grandchildren Emily and Jenna Dresel and Matthew and D. M. Dobrick; and three step-grandchildren Kristin, Joey and Kelly Chek. The family will receive friends Thursday 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton with the Knight of Columbus Rosary being recited at 6:30PM. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 1PM Friday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. Entombment will be in St. Paul Cemetery Mausoleum where military services will be conducted by the American Legion Post 10 and Weirton Honor Guard. Share tributes with his family at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Family of George, I am sorry to hear of your loss. What a great sportsman and coach. He was a big fan of Coach Hamill, my father. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, Jerry and Carl Hamill

  2. My deepest sympathies to the Dressel family. Mr.Dressel was a great man and a great coach. Remember him fondly coaching St. Paul\\\’s then the Jr Blue Dons. Steve Klash

  3. My deepest sympathies to all of the family. I have so many fond memories of him, but the ones I most remember is his dedication to coaching and preparing us for high school and beyond as our coach of the Jr. Dons. He was family and he was loved by all who knew him.

  4. Peggy and family, I\\\’m sorry that I won\\\’t be able to visit due to a previous commitment. Please know that you are in my prayers. Marilyn Perhacs

  5. George WAS a very big influence in my life.I will always be thankful that I knew him and always be thankful for his friendship throughot my life. One of the best .

  6. Peggy, Joe, Jerry, George and Mom, We send our heartfelt condolences for your loss. May your many memories see you through this difficult time.

  7. Bucky, Jerry, and Peggy: I saw your dad\\\’s obit and wanted to add my condolences. I remember him fondly..tough, but with a heart of gold Those were good times on Hudson Avenue. Both of my folks are dead. Give my best to your mom..she was always such a classy lady. Fondly, Kevin D. DeFebbo Bowling Green, KY

  8. Dear Jerry and family, Please accept my sincere sympathies on the loss of your dad. My own father, Lou Sticco, spoke of him often and with a smile. I believe George was one of his best friends. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time and I pray for your comfort and strength and peace.

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