James J. Kikilidis, 78 of Weirton, died Sunday at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was born on February 10, 1922 in Weirton, WV, the son of the late John James and Maria Samaras Kikilidis. Mr. Kikilidis was retired from Weirton Steel Co, with 25 years service as a quality analyst in the Quality control department of the Tin Mill. He was a WWII Army veteran, as a staff sargent. He was a life time member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Member of the Disabled American Veterans. Member of the WSX 25 Year Club. He and his father founded the first Weirton Heights business, the Sinclair Gas Station. He owned and operated the Corner Cigar in Weirton, WV. He was a former Math teacher at New Cumberland High School, Graduate of WV Institute of Technology, Graduate of the Baltimore Business College. He was in the first graduating class of the College of Steubenville. He was a member of the Order of Ahepa, National Rifle Assoc. and ARRP. He is survived by his wife Mary Georgia Plumides Kikilidis, of Weirton. Two sons John James Kikilidis and his wife Delores R. of Fountain, Fla., and James George Kikilidis and his wife Adela S. of Weirton, one daughter, Mrs. Paul Patricia Marie Warwick of Weirton, WV. Two sisters, Irene Tsekouras of Weiron, and Clara Drakopoulos of Detroit, Michigan. Five grandchildren, David Paul Warwick, Ashley Marie, Jamie Lee, and James Michael Kikilidis all of Weirton, and Kender Maria Kikilidis of Fountain, Fla. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 26, 2000 from 2-4 & 7-9 at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton, WV. Mr. Kikilidis will lie in state from 11:00AM until time of service at 12: noon at the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church on West St., Weirton, WV. Interment will be at All Saints Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Weirton, where Military grave side services will be conducted by the American Legion, VFW, and Tri-State Marine Corps. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1221-A Ohio Ave.,Box 1115, Dunbar, WV 25064 Sign guest registry at www.grecohertnick.com Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. I was priviliged to be a student of Mr. Kikilidis business math class at New Cumberland School in 1959. His devotion to every student is something we won’t forget.

  2. Dearest Mary and your family: I just got on the internet to find my sister-in-law’s obit. and as I was going through the list I realized that Jim had passed away. I was so sorry to read the sad news. We had gone to Kentucky to visit with Frankie and Sue and kids and did not find out until now. We are so very sorry that Jim passed away. May God be with all of you and help you to keep on coping with the new changes in your lives. We were always used to seeing you two together, but truthfully, we had not seen you guys lately. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely sorry, Frank and Jeanette La Rosa

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