gloria frankovitch
Gloria Jean Frankovitch, 82, of Weirton, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 in the Weirton Medical Center. Born February 26, 1934, in New Cumberland, WV, Gloria was the daughter of the late Charles "Mack" and Lola Sweat Tabor. She was also preceded in death by her four brothers, Donald, Kenneth, Ray "Arlas" and Charles "Hank" Tabor. A dedicated loving mother and grandmother, Gloria will always be remembered for her talented gift of sewing and cooking.. She was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Jayceettes, 4-H and the Weirton Heights Elementary School PTA. Gloria is survived by her husband Edward Frankovitch; sons, Edward Frankovitch, Jr., and his wife Janet, Dan Frankovitch , John Frankovitch, and his wife Karen; daughter, Lisa Frankovitch and her spouse, Gerry Ginter; grandchildren Ilea (Dave)Thomas, Alexa, Nicholas, Zachary, Drazen, Anne, Maya and Maggie Frankovitch; and two great grandchildren. Visitation will be held 4-8PM Wednesday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM Thursday, at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church with the Reverend Father Larry Dorsch officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Paul Cemetery, Weirton, WV. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church 140 Walnut Street Weirton, WV 26062 Share tributes and memories at 304-748-3219.

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  1. There are no words to express how much Gloria will be missed and the impact she made on so many lives, especially mine. She was like a second mom and good friend all rolled into one. She loved all of you so very much and was so proud of each and everyone of you!! I know how hard this will be for you but she will always be with you in your hearts and memories. She will live on through each of you–you are her legacy! I will miss her ever so much, and please know that I loved her! If there is anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to ask!!

  2. I am very to hear of Gloria’s passing…It was a great pleasure getting to meet her and care fo her..You ar all in my thought and prayers…

  3. My heart cries today reading about Gloria(Connie). She was such a huge influence in my life for so many years. He smile, her sarcasm, her love. I think of her and Zena riding around both with big smiles! And I can\’t see a strand of pearls without thinking of her. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. May her Memory be Eternal.

    Much Love Denise

  4. Dear Ed and family – We want you to know how much we love Gloria and what an great impact she had on all our lives. I shall always cherish the Sundays we all spent together down the farm and at your mom and Dads with your family – We know how difficult this loss is and i pray God is with you, her children and grandchildren – We are pretty certain God has his arms wraped around her- – She is loved by many of us and will be missed – God Bless you – Love – Dotti

  5. So very sorry to hear about Your mom. What a great lady. She was always so welcoming to all those who entered your home. I feel lucky to have experienced that love.

  6. I am deeply saddened by the loss of Aunt Gloria. I regret never telling her how much she had a impact on my life. One of many times was in 1993 when I graduated from high school and was attending Basic Training in the Army only days later. Needles to say I was scared. I received a card in the mail from Aunt Gloria and Uncle Eddie congratulating me. She had wrote something in that card that stuck with me: “Junior, you are the only one that’s going to make yourself successful!” She was telling me that no one was going to do it for me, that I had to do it myself. I never forgot this and I contribute a lot of my success to her and Uncle Eddy. I remember we used to talk a lot on the phone and when she would say hello, I would come back with some kind of joke like I needed to borrow $3000 dollars to buy this 1967 Chevy Impala because my wife wouldn’t give me the money. Right away she would say in a really serious voice, ” Well I don’t know why your calling me!” She had the greatest sense of humor. Uncle Eddie, John, Danny, Lisa And Eddie, thank you for sharing her with us all those years. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. So Sorry for the loss of your Wife, Mom and Grandma

    I met Gloria through my sister Marsha she was just like a member of the family. She called me DaleWayne just as most of my family does. Dear Ed, John,Dan and Drazen she will be missed, may our Lord Jesus in Heaven be blessed with his newest Angel. Rest in peace dearest

    Gloria. Amen. Love Dale Wayne Sperringer Jr & Dalton Wayne

  8. John Sorry for the loss of your mother. Please convey my sympathies to your family. Ellen Mosti Barner

  9. Prayers for all the Frankovitch family. May her memory be eternal as she rejoices in heaven with the many who have preceded her, such as my parents, George and Nancy. Very fondly, Jenny Zatezalo Morris in Charleston, WV

  10. My sincere condolence to the Frankovitch family. I have fond memories of Gloria 35 years ago. Her warm kindness is not forgotten.

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