joan greco
Joan Patricia (Patty) Greco, 72, of Weirton, passed away September 11, 2005 with her family and close friend, Mickey, by her side. She was born January 22, 1933 in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of the late John and Margaret Check Hertnick. Patty was a registered nurse and former owner of the family business, the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home in Weirton, which was founded by her father, Mr. John W. Hertnick. Patty graduated from Mount DeChantal Academy, Wheeling, WV, class of 1950, and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University. She was treasurer for the WVU Hancock-Brooke Alumni Association. She was a member of St Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church of Weirton, Catholic Daughters of America and Williams Country Club. Patty is survived by her son John Greco and his wife Susan of Weirton; daughters Michelle Gallaway and her husband Walt of Wheeling, WV and Mary Zick and her husband Jeffry of Moon Township, Pa; sister Nancye Dawley of Yarmouthport, MA; five special grandchildren, Michael, Elle, Jeffry, Katerina, Eliza; 2 nieces and 2 nephews. Patty is also survived by her co-workers at the funeral home who are a very special part of her family. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 7-9PM and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St, Weirton, WV where Parastas services will be held Wednesday evening at 8:15PM. Final blessing will be held Thursday at 9:30AM in the funeral home followed by the Funeral Liturgy at 10:00 AM at St Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church with the Reverend Father Ed Lucas officiating. Interment will follow at Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Florence, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Share tributes with her family at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. John & family, we are so sorry for your loss. I always thought highly of you mother. She was a very special lady. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerly, Bill & Chris Harvey

  2. John and family, We were so sorry to hear about your loss. You have treated us and our family so well over the years. We know that you will have many friends and family members flocking to your side in the coming difficult weeks. We wanted to send our thoughts and condolences along too, however, even though they are long distance. Take care. Lisa and Mike

  3. John & Family: My very deepest sympathy in the passing of your Mom. She was a fine lady who I admired and I consider it a priviledge to have known her. God bless all of you at this difficult time.

  4. John, Michelle, and Mary I just want to begin by saying you have my heartfelt sympathy on the death of your mom. She was a great lady whom I respected and looked up to during my years as a employee at the funeral home. I will always remember her smile, and personality, and my trips to Dairy Queen for a small vanilla milkshake for her. It was such a tribute to her life that her children were as caring and compassionate as she was during her life. I can say I’m proud to have had the prilivage to work in her presence, and truly our funeral home family loved her dearly. She will be greatly missed yet she will live forever in our hearts. My Love, Brian

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I never had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Greco but I hear she was a wonderful lady. God bless you and help you through this time of sorrow.

  6. Michelle, Mary, John and families, We were saddened to hear about the passing of Aunt Patty. We will always have nothing but fond memories of your mother. Especially as a kid growing up in the plumbing shop and spending the afternoons at your home. We will miss her dearly and offer our most sincere condolences, Vic, Isha, Vic E. and Alexandra Greco

  7. John, Michelle and Mary Margaret Your mother was a very special part of our family. Her gentle manner and warm welcoming will always be remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grief. My absence at the visitation is due to being on “baby watch” Melissa is due any day. Love Cousin Donne

  8. We have lost a good friend. Our hearts are sad. Our deepest sympathy to John Charles, Michalle and Mary Margaret. We have you in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. John and family, Your Mom was a very special part of the Selected Independent Funeral Homes association (formerly National Selected Morticians). We will keep you in our prayers. Rick Bissler Group 4 Board Member Selected Independent Funeral Homes

  10. Dear John, Susan and Family – We are all very sorry to hear about the great loss of your dear Mom. I can still remember her Mom and Dad and how wonderfully helpful they were to everyone who had such loss through the years. You have quite a legacy to carry on. God Bless all of you and please know that you are in our throughts and prayers. The world has lost a special kind lady. Love Marie and Bill Rinehart Laurie,Terry, Liana, Abigail, and Melanie Grantges Peter and Natalia Vaughn

  11. Dear John, Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother. Jim McFarland McFarland & Son Funeral Services Group 4 NSM

  12. Dear Michelle,Mary, and John, Please accept my condolences. I remember her many kindnesses, when I was young and worked for J.W.. The pharse, …surely she shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever, certainly applies to Patty, for the kind of life she led.

  13. Michelle and family, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I remember all the times we went out and used her car, she was so sweet about it. Your family was very kind to me and my family when my own mother passed, I feel your pain. I am thinking of you and praying for your timely healing. Maureen Barker

  14. John I am deeply sadden to hear of the loss of your mother. During the two years I worked for her and you all I can remember is that your mother was a fine, caring, upstanding, and understanding person. You have my deepest condolences and I will remember her in my prayers.

  15. My name is Rick Snider of Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home in Dayton, OH. We too are members of Selected Independent Funeral Homes. Our sympathies go out to all the family. Our prayers are with you. Sincerely, Rick Snider

  16. John, Sue, and Family, Please accept my sympathy on the loss of Mrs. Greco. She certainly left a positive mark on the city of Weirton. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely, Jim Brandolino

  17. I was so shocked to read of your mother’s passing. Please know that you are all held in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant her eternal rest and bring solace and consolation to you and yours.


  19. I have many fond memories of Mrs. Greco when I lived in Weirton, and the warm smile and kindness she always displayed whenever I saw her. My sincere sympathy to all of you.

  20. John & Family, So sorry for your loss.Sorry I can’t be there in person. My prayers with you all. Ray Dobroski Weirton VFW Honor Guard

  21. John and Family, My prayers are with you and your family. May the precious memories of your mother always hug your heart. Sincerely, Kathy and Scott Lawrence

  22. John & Family: So sorry to hear about your Mom passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Donna Burnetta Thomas

  23. Dear John & Sue, Mary and Michelle, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful person. I will always remember her kindness, patience and gentle way from the time we were kids. We were all blessed to have known her. I’m sorry we can’t be there in person, but please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers. With Deepest Sympathy, Mary & Mark Orsino

  24. Hi John, Jan and I wanted to specially”thank you” for taking care of Helen Turkaly’s funeral yesterday and for the special time we had with you. We really enjoyed talking with you, but realize how difficult it must have been for you to do that especially after your own mother’s passing away so recently. We thought about Patty all day. You were so fortunate to have her as you mother and your boss. We will miss her greatly when we come to Weirton or as we so often do, think about the wonderful people that have been a part of our lives in Weirton. She was so special. We are not able to attend the funeral Thursday, but I want you to know that our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Blessings, Terry & Jan

  25. Michelle, John, and Mary, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I will always have many good memories of her during the annual Greco gatherings. We won’t be able to make it down for the funeral, but we will be there in our hearts. Love, Mike, Debbie, Chris, and Steve Greco

  26. Dear John and family, I don’t know you personally, only through your services I’ve received from my mother and husbands passing. You all were so kind. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you. May God bless and keep you in His care. A friend, Shirley

  27. Dear John and Family, We are sorry for your loss of your mother. We will keep your family in our prayers. Larry Schildmeyer and the Staff at Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Homes, Loveland, Ohio. Group 4 Selected Independent Funeral Homes

  28. John, My sympathies to you and your family. You always do so much to take care of other people, I hope you are taking care of yourself now. God bless you.


  30. I’m sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please give my love to Michelle and Mary Margaret and John Charles. I loved Aunt Patty and have many fond memories of coming to Weirton with Granny and Grandpa. All my love to you all. Love Tammye Durham Seidelman and Annie Kinty Simpson

  31. Dear John & Family Our deepest sympathy to you and your family…your mom was a very special lady, always with a smile and a kind word and willing to help…I know that you and your family will truly miss her, but she will also be missed by the community… Our prayers are with you…

  32. Dearest John, I just want to begin by saying that you have my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy on the death of your Mom. I can still remember the day that she walked through my apartment for the first time, in awe of what I had done to the place that she called home many years ago. I immediately knew that she approved by the beaming smile on her face. John, I know how close you were with your Mom, and it shows through the compassion that you have for so many people in your life. You’ve been very good to me and my family, and I’ll never forget you for it. Your Mom had so many blessing in her life; you as a son, your two beautiful sisters and loving grandchildren. I deeply apologize for not being able to attend the visitation to pay my respects to your Mom and your family, as I’ve been working in the Cleveland office all of this week. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, your sisters, Sue and your children during this most difficult time. Love, Jan

  33. John Greco and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies. She has always been a kind and compassionate person, a great business woman, and I am sure an equally wonderful Mother. The community will miss her. Sincerely, Tom and Roberta

  34. Dear John and family, you have our sympathy on the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  35. John and family, My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Yor mom will always be remembered as a very kind and compassionate lady. She will be missed by all who came in contact with her. Take care

  36. John, Michelle, and Mary, There are so many memories of your mom with us growing up together. We will keep our special memories of her and keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, John Val, Tanya, Timmy, Teresa and Tina Grossi

  37. Dear John and Family, You have my deepest sympathy. Your mother and I were in sorority together many years ago but I will always remember her as a lovely, kind and gracious lady always smiling and willing to do anything to please and she will be deeply missed by all that knew her. Sandra Robbins

  38. Dear John, Michele, Mary Margaret and your families, I was in Oregon when I learned the sad news of your mother’s passing so I have been unable to contact you until now. I always enjoyed your mom…such a pleasant, interesting,and capable person. Knowing her for more than 40 years, I have many fond memories of her and will always remember her.We will continue to keep you all in our prayers. With sympathy, Love, your cousin Diane

  39. Dear John, Sue,and family, I’m so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother/mother-in-law,and grandmother. I’m sure she’s going to be very missed by all of you. When you lose one of your parents, It has to be really tough. From what I’ve heard, she must have been a super special person!! You have our deepest sympathy and you will all be in our prayers. Take care of yourselves and God Bless!! Love Sherri, Joey, Jennifer and Maria Grieco

  40. Dear John & Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Patty was a very gracious, warm and caring person. We feel blessed that she touched our lives and we will always miss her. We know how proud you made your mother and how much she loved you. May your cherished memories always bring your comfort. With our love, Sandy & Jack Hatala

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