ian rood
Ian Edward Rood, 34, of Weirton, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011 in a boating accident on the Ohio River. Born September 14, 1976 in Steubenville, OH, he was the son of James and Rita Gentile Rood. He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Larry Gentile and paternal grandparents George and Beth Baker Wilson. Ian was Christian by faith and a member of the Laborers Local 373 in Monroeville, PA. He was an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed hunting and a good game of basketball or volleyball with his friends and family. In addition to his parents, Ian is survived by his grandmother Levina Douglas Gentile of Weirton. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton where funeral services will be celebrated at 11am Thursday. The Reverend Father Dean Borgmeyer will officiate. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Memorial contributions in Ian's memory may be made to his family.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear about the recent death of your loved one. Please remember the God of all comfort has promised a resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in death. (John 5: 28:29)

  2. I remember Ian from highschool, so sorry to hear of his passing. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  3. Rita and family, I wish to convey my deepest sympathy to you and your family. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. My heartfelt Sympathy to Ian’s family & friends. Ian was my son’s friend from kindergarten thru his adult life. I remember many wonderful times having Ian in my home. May God comfort you & may Ian rest in peace. Karen Connell

  5. I didn’t know Ian personally, but I know Mrs. Rood very well, and can only say that she is a wonderful person and mother and she has my deepest sympathies. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  6. Dear Rita, Words can not convey my heartfelt sympathy for you and your family. I pray that God gives you the strength and light to see you through this darkest hour. With my deepest sympathy

  7. To Ian’s family, please accept my deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Ian was a good person, who will be missed. To Ian… in my eyes, you’re gone too soon, but God had a different plan for you, and we have to accept and trust in that. I’ll never forget singing with you years ago in history class, and singing the same song just the last time I saw you. That song will be a cherished memory that will always bring a smile to my face. Rest in Peace.

  8. Jim and Rita, Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel…know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Ian was practically part of our family and he will be missed.

  10. I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss, my thoughts are with you. May your memories give you strength, much love, Jeanie

  11. Our hope is that time will ease your sorrow. Find comfort in knowing that Ian is now among the angels…forever there to guide each of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Heaven Only Knows I send your family my condolences during your time of grief May God bless your souls, You may be wondering why did he have to go But only God and Heaven knows When the day comes you’ll see him at the crossroads But until that day Just know God works in mysterious ways.

  13. Jim and Rita, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Jim & Rita, We are so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. May God give you the strength to get through this. We will keep you in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless

  15. Rita and Jimmy my heart is aching for you right now, and there are no words that can convey the sadness that I feel about Ian, may you find strength and comfort in each other, family and friends. I remember when you were pregnant with Ian, but I moved away and never got to know him. HE will be sadly missed please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time

  16. Jim & Rita Our parayes an thoughts are with the both of you during this time of sadness.It just seems like yesterday that you guys lived out on the ridge and Ian was just little. Wanda Briggs an family

  17. Jim, I am saddened to read of the loss of your son. Please know you are in my prayers. Jeanie Green

  18. Rita and Jim, you have my deepest sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Ian will be missed and remembered always.

  19. I worked with Ian Years ago at Kroger,I think he was only in his early 20’s then! He was a very nice young man,and a hard worker! Sorry for your loss and may he rest in peace! Jennifer Wells

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