henry sagan
Henry A. Sagan, 78, of Weirton, died Monday, December 17, 2001, at the Weirton Medical Center. He was born August 13, 1923 in Weirton, a son of the late Lawrence Sagan and Julia Rogala Sagan. He was also preceded in death by his twin brother, PVC Thaddeus (Ted) B. Sagan, who was killed during WWII. Henry was a registered pharmacist and was the proprietor and operator of the Marland Heights Pharmacy in Weirton for over 40 years. He graduated from Weir High School in 1941 and the WVU School of Pharmacy in 1950. Henry was a board member on the WV Board of Pharmacy, was voted the Outstanding Alumnus by the WVU Pharmacy Association in 1984, a past member of the Jefferson County Pharmacy Association. He was a member of the Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, a participant of the Adorers of the Blessed Sacrament, Knights of Columbus 3734 3rd Degree Knight, 4th Degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus, VIRI Original 4th Degree Last Man’s Club, Williams Country Club, B.P.O.E. 1801, P.R.C.U., Weirton Marina Boat Club. Henry was also a past Chairman of the Republican Party of Brooke County and a Weirton Park Board Commissioner for many years. Henry is survived by two brothers, Stanley L. Sagan and his wife Fran, and Mitchell A. Sagan and his wife Helen, all of Weirton; two sisters, Stephanie Kostur of Weirton, and Mrs. William (Mary) Nogay of Washington, DC; and 12 nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 7-9 PM Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 PM Friday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. A Knights of Columbus Rosary will be recited 7PM Friday, a wake service at 8:30 PM Friday, and 4th Degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus Honor Guard from 7-9 PM Friday at the funeral home. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Saturday at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church, with Rev Fr. D. Kent Durig officiating. Interment will follow at Saint Paul Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 200 Preston Avenue, Weirton, WV 26062. Obit/share your thoughts @ www.grecohertnick.com. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Mitch,Stanley, Stephanie,Mary,and families I will always remember him as my tennis buddy and long time friend of all the Hamill family. I will miss him. He was so good to my Mom and Dad. What a kind person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. With love Jerry Hamill

  2. Aunt Stef, Uncle Stanley & Aunt Fran,Uncle Mitch & Aunt Helen, I was saddened to hear of the loss of Uncl Henry. His kindness and generosity will forever be remembered. I will especially miss his warm smile and loving greetings. There is only one “Uncle Henry” in a lifetime.

  3. Dear Aunt Mary and Uncle Bill, Take comfort in knowing that Uncle Henry is home among the angels. God gave us a wonderful man to love and now we must let God take him home and continue to love him eternally. Sleep in peace Uncle Henry. The Ruszkowski/Silvestri Families

  4. Mike and I wish to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of Mr. Sagan, along with my mother,Irene Rybka, who was deeply saddened by his death. He was such a kind and pleasant person, who will never be forgotten. Sincerely, Marlene Runkel

  5. Our deepest sympathies go out to Henry’s family. He was such a dear friend to our mother/grandmother, Kay Charlton. We will never forget the many times he helped us out during her illness, and the kindness he showed to each of us. Henry, we will truly miss you. In loving friendship, Bob, Vi and Robb Hutton

  6. To the relatives of Henry Sagan, I wish to convey my sympathies on their loss. Everyone who knew “UNCLE HENRY”…liked him. Luv and prayers to all Kathy Fusiek Rosiak

  7. I wish to extend my deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers on the loss of your beloved, Henry. I have held all of you in my daily Mass prayers. Henry was always gracious and jovial, caring for many people in a wonderful way. I shall never forget his many kindnesses to me personally. I deeply regret that I was not able to assist at the funeral liturgy due to prior commitments in providing Masses for the Sisters of Saint Joseph in Wheeling. Sincerely in Christ, Fr. Stas

  8. Mitch, Stanley, Mary, Stephanie, and families: I was deeply saddened today to hear of Henry’s passing. Please accept my condolences. Mitch, I haven’t been back to Weirton in many years, but I remember, both frequently and fondly, the kindnesses you and Henry showed toward me and my family while growing up. I remember working the soda fountain at the Marland Heights Pharmacy, and driving that old Chevy coupe with the vacuum clutch that wasn’t worth a damn in the cold weather. I remember sitting in the back booth — the one closest to the prescription counter — during my high school senior year, working with you to improve the theme I had to write when I entered the Jaycees scholarship competition. And I remember how you and Henry shared my joy when I won that scholarship and went off to WVU. I remember running short of cash my senior year in dental school, and having you guys come to my rescue with a short-term loan. You and Henry helped mold my values and gave me direction at times when I needed it. I remember all these things — but mostly, I remember the laughs. I will be forever grateful to you both, and you can be certain that I will never forget either of you. Remember the good times! “Bobby D.”

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