James Joseph Velto, 87, of Weirton died Thursday September 20, 2012, at the Valley Hospice Care Center North in Steubenville, OH. Born on December 17, 1924, in Steubenville, OH, he was a son of the late Frank and Louise Zuccero Velto. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Natalie Marie Velto on June 30, 2011; and his two brothers, Frank and Patsy Velto. In his senior year of high school Mr. Velto enlisted in the United States Army and went off to fight in World War II, where he was a recipient of a Purple Heart. After the war he returned home to marry his bride and work for Weirton Steel for the next 35 Years, where he retired as a Systems Engineer from the Fuel Department in the Tin Mill. A very talented carpenter and painter, Mr. Velto enjoyed building and remodeling homes. His family and friends received the fruits of labors, as they are living in the homes that he built. When he was not working he could be found in his garden. He was a member of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, a former member of Young Men's Organization in Steubenville, OH, and the Knights of Columbus 3734. He is survived by his three sons, James F. (Cathy) Velto, David (Leah) Velto, all of Weirton, WV and Michael (Cheri) Velto of Clinton, PA; a daughter, Beverly J. Velto of Weirton, WV; two sisters, Vera Talamonti of Steubenville, OH and Rose Kalinowski of West Mifflin, PA; eight grandchildren, Tracy (Keith) Fluharty, Nick (Michelle) Velto, Thomas (Rachel) Velto, Anna (Brad) Nicka, Katie, Emily, Sophia and Chloe Velto; one great grandchild on the way. Visitation will be 1-3 and 6-8 PM Sunday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Monday, at the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church. Rev Manuel Gelido will preside. Interment will follow at Saint Paul Cemetery, Weirton, with military services conducted by the American Legion Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church 229 California Avenue Weirton, WV 26062 or to the Valley Hospice 10686 State Route 150 Rayland, OH 43943. Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com

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  1. Velto Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your Daddy, we knew him to be such a gentle and kind man. Our prayers will be with each of you. love to all.

  2. With deepest sympathy! May Uncle Jimmy rest in the hands of the Lord and watch over us! Please let me know if you need anything at all. Love you all!

  3. Dave and family, We are so sorry of the loss of your father. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family. Bob and Terri

  4. Mike and Cherie, I as so sorry to hear about your fathers passing. Even though I never knew him, I know Mike and if he was half of the person that Mike is, he had to have been a wonderful man. Always remember the good and you will surely be blessed! Sincerely, Becky

  5. Jim, Kathy, Nick and Tracy We are sorry for the loss of Jim’s father. It is always tough to lose a loved one, especially such a good person.

  6. Dear Jim, Kathy and Velto family, So very sorry to hear of the passing of your father (and mother). They were some of the nicest people that I’ve known since my teenage years. God bless them on their way to heaven, and to all of you. Sam and Chris Greco

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