irwin stukins
Irwin Eugene “Stu” Stukins, of Weirton, WV a humble man of great faith, met his Lord and Savior on Friday, September 3, 2021. Stu was 79. Stu was born on December 11, 1941, at his family’s home in Colliers, WV, the youngest of two children born to Frank I and Marybelle Crawford Stukins. Stu grew up in Colliers and graduated from Follansbee High School. He continued his education at West Liberty State College. He eventually earned his master’s degree in education from the University of Dayton. On November 15, 1963, Stu enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served his country for four years as an aircraft mechanic during the Vietnam War. Stu retired after 31 years with Hancock County Schools, where he served as a teacher at Wells Junior High, the Dunbar School, Weir High, and Weir Middle. He also served as a temporary administrator at Weir Middle, an assistant principal at Allison Elementary, and head principal at Jefferson Elementary and Weirton Heights Elementary. Stu had so many favorite memories of his career, but nothing compared to the memories he had of the smiles on the children’s faces. Stu will always be remembered for his friendly personality and for his commitment to providing for his family. His summer breaks were filled with second jobs in addition to other entrepreneur opportunities with his school teacher friend Craig Andrews. In his younger years, Stu enjoyed riding dirt bikes with his son Chad. Later in life, he enjoyed riding his lawn tractor, taking walks with his wife, reading his bible, meeting his friends for a cup of coffee at the Weirton Bus Terminal, getting together with his golfing buddies “The Over the Hill Gang”, and especially spending time with his two grandchildren. Stu nourished his faith at the Starkdale Presbyterian Church, were he served as an elder. He was preceded in death by his parents. Stu will be remembered with love by his wife of 51 years, Janet L Dorsey Stukins, his son, Chad E. Stukins (Stacey); his two grandchildren, Chase Eric and Spencer Paisley Jane Stukins; and his sister, Mary Frances Lash. Private family visitation and services will be conducted at the convenience of his family. Rev. Carl Moore will preside. Stu will be laid to rest at Chestnut Ridge Cemetery in Florence, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Stu’s memory to theStarkdale Presbyterian Church 4600 Sunset Blvd Steubenville, Ohio 43953. Share tributes and memories at

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  1. Dear Stukins family, Deepest sympathy to all of you. I enjoyed working with Stu at Weir Middle School. We would talk about association things and the political picture in Charleston. He touched many lives and will be remembered fondly. May the happy memories help you through this difficult time. Prayers and hugs, 🙏🏻✝️❤️ Melanie Donofe

  2. Janet, I fondly remember talking to Stu during my Hancock County teaching day. He was real gentleman. Condolences to your family. Prayers for all of you. Pete Kundrat

  3. I worked with Stu at Weirton Heights Elementary. Was a wonderful boss and was glad I got the chance to work with him.. Rest In Peace Stu. to his family my deepest sympathy.

  4. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Irwin Eugene Stukins, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Air Force Veteran, Irwin Eugene Stukins, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  5. Some bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains. Stu is among those. I am blessed to have known him well and shared many memorable days and experiences in the Air Force. The picture includes two other of his closest friends from that time–Hardy and Big John–who unfortunately preceded him to eternal life but I am certain will now be reunited with him, as also I hope to someday. For me, death ends his life, but does not the memories and relationship I will continue to cherish. I wish Peace and Strength especially to Janet, and his family, but also to all reading this memorial and mourning a great loss. Richard Dix

  6. Our condolences to the Stukins family. Uncle Stu was always everyone’s favorite Uncle. We will miss him dearly. Sending our Love and prayers.

  7. We pray god will give you comfort in this time of grief knowing he in in the loving arms of god we love you

  8. Mr. Studies was one of the best. He was honest, kind, fair, and real. They don’t make many like him anymore. RIP dear Stu.

  9. So sorry for your loss. Praying for your whole family. He was one of my favorite teachers in high school. RIP Mr. Stukins. 🙏🙏🙏

  10. What a wonderful man. Enjoyed working with him. He was a classy guy with the highest integrity. Will miss him. David Stevens

  11. As a teacher, I could always feel myself relax around him. Never felt any stress. A very nice person. Prayers for his family for peace, comfort, & happy memories🎶

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