james lemal, sr.
James M. Lemal, Sr., 72, of Weirton, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2006 at Trinity Medical Center East in Steubenville, Ohio. Born February 11, 1934 in Steubenville, he was the son of the late Michael and Florence Murray Lemal. James was also preceded in death by his brother Thomas Lemal and sister Lenora Kosek. With 40 years of service, James retired from Weirton Steel where he worked as an operator on the #4 Galvanized Line of the Sheet Mill. He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, WSX 25-Year Club and the Weirton Moose Lodge 688. He was also active in the Weirton Senior Center, having recently donated a pool table. James’ survivors include his wife Margaret Ann “Peggy” (Weisner) Lemal of Weirton; sons James, Jr. and his wife Renee L. of Weirton, Kenneth and his wife Terry, Paul and his wife Eleanor, Robert and his wife Deena and John and his wife Bunny all of Atlanta, GA; daughters Michelle Lemal of Weirton, Caroline Cardweil and her husband J.D. of Martinsburg, WV and Carrie Thompson and her husband Steve of Raleigh, NC; stepsons Billy Westlake and his wife Pam and Dale Westlake and his wife Domenica; stepdaughter Debbie Grimm and her husband Carl; brother John Lemal and his wife Therese all of Steubenville, OH; 17 grandchildren; 1 great grandson; 4 step grandchildren and 1 step great-granddaughter. He also leaves several nieces and nephews and his little dog, Angel. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where a Prayer Service will be conducted at 2PM. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10AM Thursday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Steubenville, Ohio. Please consider a contribution in memory of James to the Weirton Senior Center or St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. Share tributes with his family at www.grecohertnick.com Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Dear Peggy and family, Words cannot express my sorry for you. I’m so sorry for his passing away. Peggy, I know how happy he has made you over the years and ask you to rememember that love. With love, Your best friend, always. Marie

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. Though we never had the opportunity to meet James, our thoughts and prayers are with our sweet daughter-in-law, Carrie’s entire family at this time of grief. Just know that he is now in a better place, fully appreciating your love, and hoping you will find peace, as he now has.

  3. Carrie and Caroline, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I wish that I could be there for you both. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Love, Dawn

  4. Dear Peggy and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathies. You and Jim have been great neighbors and friends for many years. We will miss him very much. Our prayers and thoughts are with you always.

  5. Thanks everyone for your kind words for my Dad and the family. My fathers legacy that I remember the best was that in his retirement years he gave to me an example of how to slow down, really live life and enjoy people and the stories they have to share. His death has inspired the family recently to become even closer. He will be missed and remembered with much love and appreciation.

  6. Dear Carrie and Caroline: My condolences for your recent loss. Wishing you much strength during these times of sorrow..

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