irene kobylarz

Irene Rose Kobylarz, 92 of Weirton, WV passed away peacefully on November 9.

Irene was born on September 2, 1930 in Weirton. She graduated from Steubenville Catholic Central High School in 1947.

She was preceded in death by her parents John and Julia(Kwasnik) Kobylarz, sisters Mary (Rembis) and Veronica( Dziuba).

Family and faith were important to Irene. She was a devout Catholic and a proud member of Sacred Heart of Mary parish , where she was a member of the Christian Mothers . She enjoyed volunteering at the church’s annual Polish Picnic and Lenten Dinners. A source of pride was her Polish heritage.

Irene worked in the accounting department for Weirton Steel for over 25 years.

In her free time, she liked to go to breakfast with her friends, garden and go to the casino to play the slot machines.

Surviving are her brother, Edward Kobylarz of Weirton, nephews and nieces ; Daniel Kobylarz ,Lisa (Tim) McCune, Connie (Tom)Falter of Weirton; and Carol Pulsinelli, Gary Dziuba and Patty Dziuba of New Jersey; as well as great nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM on Saturday at Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church 200 Preston Ave Weirton with burial to follow at Chestnut Ridge Cemetery in Florence, PA.

Pastor, Very Rev. Dennis R. Schuelkens, Jr., V.E. will preside

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church 200 Preston Ave., Weirton, WV 26062.

The family would like to extend its sincere appreciation to the staff at Serra House Grace Cottage for the compassionate care, attention and friendship given to Irene during her time there.

They would also like to thank Dr. Kelly Cheney and her staff for the quality care and kindness they always showed her.

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Mass of Christian Burial: November 12, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church
200 Preston Avenue
Weirton, WV 26062


Cemetery: November 12, 2022 11:20 am - 11:30 am

Chestnut Ridge Cemetery

Florence, PA 15021


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  1. Candle Selection 3My memories of Irene extend back to my childhood: Terrace Circle, the Weirton Market, and the old Sacred Heart of Mary Church on Ave F. She was always a friendly face. She was ‘my Mom’s friend’. I never imagined that, one day, she would become ‘my friend’. I’ll always remember the kindness she showed me while I was working at the church. She was always there to help when needed, singing with the choir, helping with rummage sales. She took pride in her responsibility to maintain the votive candles and make weekly deposits. Irene was a regular at daily Mass (always stopping by the office to say hi before or afterwards). She worked tirelessly with the Holy Family Guild, preparing food for the Polish Fest and Lenten Dinners, baking bread, and helping with funeral luncheons. Irene was feisty (I loved it!) and fiercely independent. Irene spoke often of her family, thankful for the sacrifices they made to look after her. She was there to support me when my Mom passed away. Our phone conversations, though not frequent enough,were always longer than intended. But, as Irene would say, we had a lot of problems to solve! She was a class act! May the memories you shared comfort you in the days to come.

  2. Dear Mr. Kobylarz,Dan,Lisa & Tim, & Connie & Tom, We we’re sorry to read of Irene’s passing. Jack and I will remember her fondly with a smile on her face serving food at the picnics, Lenten dinners and greeting us at church. Her eyes seemed to sparkle when she talked to you. She will be missed. God bless you all, Cathy & Jack Arango

  3. Family: Irene and I worked at WSX for a number of years and she always had a smile and was such a lovely person. May she rest in peace.

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