George M. Molnar, 89 of Weirton died Friday, December 12, 2014 at Valley Hospice Care Center surrounded by family. He was born on August 29, 1925 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania. George was a son of the late George M. Molnar and Mercedes Hazel Mott Molnar. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret A. Mort Molnar who passed way in September 2000. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Daniel F. Molnar. George moved to Weirton in 1933 and attended local schools before entering the U.S. Navy in World War II. After serving three years in the South Pacific and China area, he entered West Virginia University, where he graduated in 1949 with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration with a major in Economics. Mr. Molnar began his banking career in 1949 with the Bank of Weirton, and was named Assistant Cashier in 1957, Cashier in 1961, Vice President in 1965, Executive Vice President in 1968, President in 1969, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer in 1975, and Chairman of the Board-President, and CEO in 1992. Upon the acquistion of the Bank of Weirton by Wesbanco Wheeling in August 1996, he was elected to the Board of Directors of Wesbanco, Inc. and to the Board of Directors of Wesbanco Bank Wheeling. He was named President of the Wesbanco Weirton and Chairman of the Wesbanco Weirton Board of Advisors. He was a member of the Board of Advisors of the J. C. Williams Charitable Trust (PNC), the Board of Trustees at Weirton Medical Center, the Board of Directors of the Weirton Medical Center Corporation, AAA East Central/West Virginia-Weirton Region, and Weirton United Way. He was a past President of of the Steubenville Chapter of the American Institute of Banking and holds certificates from the American Institute of Banking and the West Virginia School of Banking. He held memberships in the Williams Country Club, and Pleasant Valley Country Club, where served as President for 14 years. He was also a member of the Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and the Veteran of Foreign Wars. George is survived by his two daughters, Jane (Paul) Lagrotteria of Plum Boro, Pennsylvania and Margaret (Dr. Richard) Smith of Presto, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by his long time companion, Joyce Pashke; his sister in law, Carole Molnar and several nieces and nephews. Visitation and funeral services for Mr. Molnar are private. Rev. Fr. Larry Dorsch will preside. Entombment will follow at St. Paul's Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Church or St. Paul's Grade School 140 Walnut Street, Weirton, WV 26062.

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  1. We are so sorry for your loss. Have peace in knowing that he is now in a much better place. With Deepest Sympathy, Sherri and Mark Merlo

  2. Special tribute to George.

    How the mighty have fallen in the midst of the Battle.

    George was beloved and pleasant in his life and in his death.Surely God will free me from the grave;HE will receive me indeed. The dust return to the earth as

    it was,but the Spirit returnd to God who gave it.

    Memories keep those we love

    closse to us forever.

    With deepest symphaty and sorrow in our hearts to Jane and Margaret Family.

    Steve and Helena Mindzak

  3. May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

    May your memories of George M. Molnar, 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 for my Freedom You will not be forgotten.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family of….. US Navy W W II Veteran, George M. Molnar, “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 â€

  4. Sorry for the loss of the loved ones of Mr. Molnar. I always admired and looked up to him in my years of employment at the Bank of Weirton. Now he is in a place where there is no sorrow and pain and the streets are paved with gold. God be with you Mr. Molnar and family. Kendel L. Rutherford

  5. I had helped you many times when you came to Pittsburgh.You where a very kind , thoughtful, and dignified gentleman and I enjoyed your company very much. You will be missed. Pam Silver- Silver Designs.

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