gerald dorich
Gerald G. Dorich, 50, of Follansbee, WV, formerly of Weirton, WV died Monday February 2, 2015, at the Trinity Medical Center West in Steubenville, OH. Born in Weirton, WV on March 23, 1964, Gerald was a son of Theresa Sobieraj Dorich and the late Michael L. Dorich. A certified diesel mechanic, Gerald worked numerous jobs in his career including, Dorich's Auto Repair, Allegheny Ford, and the Port Authority Transit in Pittsburgh. He also worked with Chem Lawn where he was very instrumental in designing the filler valve systems in their truck tanks. Gerald finished his career with Aim Nationalease. In his free time Gerald enjoyed, hunting, fishing, camping or just working on his landscape. At the Annual Polish Fest, Gerald could always be found volunteering his help. He will always be remembered for his gentle, easy going ways. In sickness and in health he was always smiling and never complaining. Surviving in addition to his mother, Theresa Dorich of Weirton is his wife, Peggyann Wilkins Dorich of Follansbee, WV; his two brothers, Thomas (Norma) Dorich of Fuquay Varina, N.C. and Louis (Jeanie) Dorich of Garden City, SC; his two sisters, Michalene (Michael) Fox of Westover, WV and Juliana (Michael) Halsey of Waterloo, Iowa; numerous cousins, nieces nephews and great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 4-8 PM Friday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Saturday at Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. Entombment will follow at Saint Paul's Cemetery. Share tributes and memories at 304 748 3219

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  1. Dear Peggy & family, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you at this difficult time. My husband had a bad back injury this summer & is partially paralyzed. It\’s hard to go anywhere. And it was so tragic about Joe passing. My heart goes out to all your family. I will try to reach you by phone.

  2. Aunt Theresa and Family. I am sorry to hear about the passing of cousin Gerald. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. With love, Annmarie, John, and Ely Macaraeg

  3. Theresa….so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and may Our Lord keep you close to His heart during this sad time. We will miss him….. blessings, Penny & Larry Dotson

  4. Peggy, Aunt Theresa & the entire Dorich family,

    It is with such a heavy heart that I say how very sorry we are to hear about the loss of cousin Gerald. Even though we were “in-laws” I always considered him my cousin, and I think I can say he felt the same way. He had such a soft, gentle way, and that smile and laugh that made you laugh just to hear him. He was such a good guy.

    Peggy I can’t begin to imagine your pain. Aunt Theresa my heart aches for you for I do know your pain.Time will ease that I promise, but it takes time.

    He will truly be missed by Hobie and I..Much love to you all.

  5. Theresa and Family,

    We are truely sorry to hear of Gerald\’s passing. Growing up in the neighborhood with our children he will always remind us of how sweet, shy, and kind he was. never said a harsh word or caused any trouble. We have wonderful memories of Gerald. God Bless!

  6. To the family of Gerald, I was shocked to hear he had passed away when I just saw him last year in rehab for his back. We both had discussed back surgery and how it affected us. G (what I called him) was always nice to me because he was friends with my brother Tom. He was always smiling and always sweet. I feel so bad for his family and I send my deepest sympathy. So sorry, Chrissy Dalrymple

  7. I’ve known Gerald since before first grade when we lived across the “gully” from each other, Early in the summer mornings, one of us would yell the other’s name until we either came outside, or got yelled at by the other’s parent to keep quiet. We spent our days getting into trouble, teasing Juliana and Leslie, or getting picked on by Lou. All great memories. I will miss my childhood friend. My deepest condolences to his mom and siblings. God Bless

  8. Michalene: I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Marsha O’Dea Maier

  9. Dearest Theresa, My

    heart breaks for you and your family. Your

    motherly devotion was seen in the constant care and love you provided. I will not be able to share this time with

    you but I send my love and prayers to all.

    Love, Barb Majoris

  10. Peggy & Family; my heartfelt condolences for you all, along with thoughts and prayers. May God grant you His Peace. Love, Bonnie

  11. Peggy, Juliana, and family. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I was so sorry to hear of Gerald’s passing and my thoughts and prayers are with you. May you take comfort in Knowing that he is at peace and at home with the Lord. May God Bless you with peace and love.

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