george patrick dresel
George Patrick "Bucky" Dresel, 56, of Weirton, passed away of natural causes, Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born March 19, 1951 in Steubenville, Ohio, he was the son of Margaret M. Smerek Dresel of Weirton and the late George J. Dresel, Jr. who passed away December 26, 2006. He is also preceded in death by his niece Katharine "Katie" Dresel on July 13, 2005. Bucky graduated from Madonna High School. He worked for Weirton Steel in the Tin Mill Production Planning Department and was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. Bucky loved his family and everybody loved him. He was an avid Dale Earnhart, Jr., NASCAR, Pittsburgh Steelers, WVU and Notre Dame fan. Because of his appreciation for motorcycles and cars, he loved building models. He won several awards from the local model-builders shows. In addition to his mother, Bucky is survived by his brother Jerry Dresel and his wife Maria of Long Island, NY; sister Peggy A. Dresel Chek and her husband Joseph of Weirton; nieces and nephews Emily and Jenna Dresel, Matthew and D. M. Dobrick and Kristin, Joey and Kelly Chek. Friends will be received Friday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 12 Noon Saturday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church with Reverend Father Larry Dorsch officiating. Entombment will be in St. Paul Mausoleum, Weirton. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Marge, Jerry and Peggy, Please know that we share in your sorrow and will keep all of you in our prayers and thoughts at this time. Love Mickey & Julie

  2. To the Dresel Family, I have fond memories of Bucky.Remember him coming to the Madonna jr Don games and practices which is dad coached. A good person who was a joy to be around. May god take care of him. Steve Klash

  3. Marge, Jerry, Peggy, I am so sorry. This must be terribly difficult for you and especially at the suddenness of Bucky’s passing. Please know that you are all in our prayers. Nancy

  4. Dearest Peggy & Joe, Jerry & family and Mrs. Dresel. Please accept my deepest sympathy for Bucky. It was pleasure knowing him for this short time. I know you will all miss him but he is with his dad and niece. Peg and Joe I love you both. Love, Karen

  5. Dear Mrs Dresel, I remember Bucky when He and you always came to the nursing home to see George Sr. Bucky was always excited to see his Dad and his Dad was always happy to see him. Now, They are in heaven with each other walking the streets of gold, just like old times! Till we meet again, in Gods love, Bruce Carey

  6. Dear Mrs Dresel, Jim and I send our heartfelt condolences to You and Your Family. Bucky was such a nice young man. Everyone will miss bucky! God Bless, James and Donna Carey

  7. To The Dresel Family We offer our deepest sympathy at the death of Bucky. He was our friend and fishing buddy. We have a lot of happy memories and funny stories of the times we shared together.

  8. Mrs. Dresel: I am so sorry about your loss. Your son was a very kind and gentle individual. You will be in my prayers. Nikki Butto

  9. I had the pleasure of knowing Bucky and what a great guy he was. We were deeply saddened by his passing. May his soul rest in peace. Our condolences to the Dresel Family. Fraternally, Alex George

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