george askler
George John Askler, 93, of Weirton died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at his daughter's home in Mt Pleasant, SC. George was born June 27, 1917, in Weirton, WV, a son of the late George and Agnes Hudak Asklar Lazure. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Askler Lilly, sisters Ann Rujak, Mary Visnick and Cecelia Semanak, and brother Andrew Asklar. George retired after 41 years from the Weirton Steel Company where he was a hot mill roller in the Strip Steel Department. A Purple Heart recipient of World War II, George served his country with the US Army 11th Armored Division where he was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton; Weirton Steel 25 Year Club and a life time member of the VFW Post 2716. He is survived by his wife Mary Theresa Wojtaszek Askler of Weirton, WV; daughters, Georgette Zinaich (Joseph) of Mt Pleasant, SC and Deborah Lower (John) of Port Matilda, PA; sister, Marge Dziatkowicz; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Visitation is Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St, Weirton, WV. A rosary will be recited 6 PM Wednesday in the funeral home. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Thursday at St Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Weirton. Reverend Father Dean Borgmeyer will preside. Interment will follow at St Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 229 California Avenue, Weirton, WV 26062 or to the donor's choice.

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  1. “Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us everyday, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.”

  2. Ah, dear, dear Asklers, we are so sad to hear of the passing of your amazing husband, father, and grandfather. It is with great fondness that we recall his eternal smile and gracious heart each time we saw him. I cherish memories of visits to your home where my sister Leila and I always felt welcomed and loved. We know that a great faith in our Lord guided Mr. Askler throughout his life and helped him to persevere through the tragic loss of his beloved Gloria so early in her life. I picture her welcoming him “home” and both of them smiling down on their loving family as you celebrate the precious life of this dear man. All of the Asfours from France, Denver, Chicago, Toronto, and the eastern panhandle of WV are thinking of and praying for you. We love you!

  3. Sorry to see such a wonderful person depart. You have made our world a better place by your presence in it. You will be missed by many and by this priviledged Son-in-Law God Bless you George

  4. To my buddy George, one of the most generous and unselfish persons I have ever met! Not only were you a great neighbor, but a great friend. Going to miss you! I looked up to you like a mentor and a father.I am just so glad I had the privilege of knowing you!

  5. Uncle George….You will always be with us through the fond memories we have of you. We were pleased we got to visit last week before you left us. You will be truly missed, but never forgotten.

  6. Dear Aunt Mary and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Uncle George will always be remembered in our hearts as a loving, giving, happy person. His family was his life. Uncle George will be missed. Love, Bernie and Patty

  7. Debbie and family, so sorry for your loss. I will always remember what a sweet man he was. He put up with us for many years playing kick ball in front of your house! With deepest sympathy,

  8. Georgette and family, I was so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I am sorry that I was unable to make the showing or the funeral as I go to Pittsburgh three times a week for lymphedema wraps and had to be there very early on the day of and couldn’t make the showing. Know that all of you are in my prayers and that I will especially keep your mom in my prayers. I feel so sad for all of you and knew your dad and sat behind him in church for years. My heart aches for all of you and I hope that you understand that if I could have been there for you I would have been. God bless and keep you in the palm of his hand while you endure your loss. Mary

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