james barrett
James Gerard Barrett, 85, of Weirton, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2020. James was born on October 31, 1934, in Steubenville, OH, the first of two sons born to Charles and Edith McCarthy Barrett. Jim grew up in Steubenville, Ohio, and moved to Weirton after he was married. He met Joanne Tate when they were both working in the Tin Mill of Weirton Steel. They were married in August of 1960. Jim and Joanne shared 42 years of marriage. An army veteran, Jim worked at Weirton Steel for forty years and Joanne took care of their home and was an aide at Weirton General Hospital and Weirton Medical Center. They were blessed with four children five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Joanne passed away on June 18, 2002. In his free time, Jim enjoyed going to movies and dinner. He also enjoyed listening to old-time classic radio on his satellite radio. A great storyteller, Jim He will always be remembered for his great childhood stories, and his love for Hollywood movies. He is survived by his son Michael (Marie) Barrett; daughters Beth (David) Anderson, Kathleen Barrett, and Lora (Mike) Underwood; brother, William “Bill” (Jeanne) Barrett; grandchildren Amanda Blosco, Jennifer Anderson, Linsey Anderson, Eileen Barrett, and Emma Underwood and six great-grandchildren. A private graveside service will be held at St. Paul Cemetery. Rev. Fr. Tony Thurston will preside. Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com 304-748-3219.

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  1. Lora, I’m so sorry to hear of your dad passing I know how much you loved your parents, absolutely hate it for your family.
    Tell everyone I’m thinking of them and that lm so sorry.

  2. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

  3. 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 James Gerard Barrett, 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 Army Veteran, James Gerard Barrett, 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 †

  4. To all the Barrett family so sorry for your loss please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and pray that God will help you through this difficult time. Really going to miss seeing you all and your dad in Bob Evans. Val

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