joe grubor
Joseph “Joe” Grubor, loving husband, father and grandfather, an avid Pittsburgh Steeler Fan, passed away Sunday, September 02, 2007, at the Trinity West Hospital, Steubenville, Ohio, at the age of 78. Joe, formerly of Weirton, WV, resided in Wintersville, OH. He was born March 22, 1929 in Slovan, PA, the son of the late Mike and Mildred Hayden Grubor. Joe was also preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Doris Lee Fuller Grubor; an infant son, Joseph Lee Grubor; and a brother, Mike Grubor. Joe retired after 44 years of service as a Railroad Engineer for Weirton Steel. Between 1949 and 1950, Joe proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Family of God Fellowship and the WSX 25-Year Club and the American Legion. Joe is survived by his son, Jody A. Grubor and his wife, Becky, of Weirton; daughter, Deborah Jo Chmielorski and her husband, John of Follansbee, WV; four grandchildren, J.J. Chmielorski, Kristin Moffat, and her husband Keith, Ashley and Heather Grubor The family will receive friends Wednesday 1-3 & 6-9PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Additional visitation will be 10AM until time of services at 11:00AM on Thursday at the Family of God Fellowship Church, Weirton, (located in the former Edgewood School) with Pastor Craig Greathouse officiating. Interment will be in the Grandview Cemetery, Florence, PA, where Military services will be conducted by the American Legion Post 10 Honor Guard. Memorial contributions can be made to the Family of God Fellowship Church, 4215 Wells Street, Weirton, WV 26062. Share tributes with his family at

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  1. To my Pap, my Best Friend. I will always treasure our moments together and everything you have done for me. I truly love you with all my heart. Oh yeah, how about talking to Jesus for me and getting us another Super Bowl, I LOVE YOU…

  2. Good ole Uncle Joe! I’ll never forget when he and Aunt Fee stopped to visit me when I was stationed in Texas. Uncle Joe was dressed in all his Steeler gear in the middle of Dallas Cowboy country during the Great Steeler Super Bowl years of the 70’s when they played the Dallas Cowboys several times. A BIG Rival! When we went out to eat I told him these Cowboy fans might beat the crap out of him. “Bring ’em on”, he said, “Bring ’em on.” Fortunately nothing happened, but he did draw some hostile stares. I’ll always remember Uncle Joe as a fun loving person, and the greatest Steeler fan. The good Lord has to have some special place for him in Heaven, and I know my dad, Mike, will be so glad to see him. He always made dad laugh. God Bless you, Uncle Joe and thanks for the memories. Love, your niece, Darlene.

  3. Dad, I am so thankful that you are now with Jesus and Mom. In heaven there is no more pain and suffering, and the Steelers always win the Super Bowls. I love you with all my heart, and I am going to miss you each and every day of my life until we are all united again. Make sure you behave yourself up there!!!

  4. For those, who love you will truly and deeply missed you. For those who knew you, will keep you in there memories. For those, who grief and sadden will rejoice; for the day is not over. It’s only the beginning for a new. Gina Rose Chalico Vertical Doors Inc.

  5. Dear Family Of Joe,I meet your father almost three years ago.He was the sweetest person.He always talked about your mother, and how he missed her.He always had a smile or joke for everybody no matter how bad he was feeling.I will always remember him and I will miss his smiling face. May God Bless all of you and you have my deepest sympathy.I will keep you in my prayers.

  6. i would like to offer my condolences to all of Joe’s family, JJ and his mom Deb who i know from church. i am deeply sorry for your loss of Joe. I’ve got an opportunity to meet Joe from church and he was truly a Blessing.. Our Father God will provide you all with comfort in this time of missing Joe, Joe was a great joy to be around. May Father God Bless you all.. nancy savage

  7. Debi, We were so sorry to hear about your dad. Our prayers are with you and your family. God Bless! Nikki

  8. I know you don’t know me, but I worked with Joe as an engineer at Weirton Steel. He trained me when I became an engineer in 1973. He showed great patience with me & was always upbeat. I moved to Virginia in 1983 & it saddened me to hear of all the changes at the mill but I will always have fond memories of the time I spent with Joe. You have my condolences at this sad time.

  9. To my Pap~ I’m going to miss you so much! I know your in a better place now and you get to be with grandma. Please tell her I said hello and that I love her so very much! Take care of yourself pap and like Aunt Debbie said behave yourself. I hope you’ll always be watching over me. I love you with all my heart! Always remember that until we meet again. Love Ashley

  10. Dear Jody, and Grubor family; Having lost both of my parents around this time of year back in 2000, I can truly say that I understand and share your sorrow. Please remember all the thoughts and prayers from those of us who care and support you at this sad time until time’s passing helps you feel better. Agape,(brotherly love), Suzanne and family.

  11. Dear Dad,Thank You for everything you and Mom did for all of us.We love you and we are going miss you.Give Mom a hug and kiss when you see her in heaven.I surely will miss our Colts vs Steelers rivalry.Too bad I couldn’t convince you to switch to the Colts but I wouldn’t have had it any other way.I know you will be looking over us to give us hope and strength.If there is golf in heaven,I know you already have a tee time.God Bless You! Love always,Ashley Heather,Becky and #1 Colts Fan Jody

  12. To Joe,The thing I’m going to miss the most about you is your honesty and your drive for life.You are loved and you will be missed. Love always,Becky

  13. i am so sorry about your loss, Joe was a wonderful, giving man. we loved him very much. and he will be sadly missed. Bettie Lallone

  14. Jody, Debbie and Family: I am so sorry to learn of your father’s passing. I so remember our days of living next door to you and how kind your Dad and Mom always were. My heart goes out to your and your families. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. My friend Joe. I saw him not long ago at Wintersville ohio Mcdonalds. Joe always was Cheerful and charming. I took care of Joes wife at Weirton Nursing home and he was always wearing his Steeler hat and getting Doris to laugh! We will miss him! thankyou

  16. Dad,We’ll miss you this holiday season,it will not be the same without you.Ashley,Heather,Becky and I miss and love you.I’m glad you will be spending this one with Mom,God and Jesus. God Bless till we meet again. Love,#1 COLTS FAN

  17. Grandpap, It’s been almost six months since you were called home. I imagine that you are just about settled in. You and Grandma must have had a lot to catch up on. I know that the two of you are happy again, which both of you certainly deserve. You also have little Joey. The holidays have been rough, and they will never be the same without the two of you. Thankfully, you have left us all with wonderful memories to hold tight to. God blessed me with amazing grandparents, and I will be forever thankful. Grandparents leave footprints on the souls of their grandchildren. Until we meet again, I love you both always.

  18. I remember you telling Keith and I that all your friends were great grandparents, and you asked us when you were going to be a great grandpap. Well, she’s here! Kylie Jo, named after you of course, was for born five days before your birthday. I know that you are in heaven smiling down on her. Don’t worry, we won’t tell her all the crazy grandpap Joe stories until she gets older. Just joking!

  19. I think your father (or grandfather), may have been related to our “Grubor” family. We are from central Illinois (St David) and share many similar first names in addition to the last name; particularly because of the spelling of the last name. If you are interested in pursuing a search into the possibility of a lineage, please contact me on Facebook (Donna Grubor-Bowling) or eMail ( God bless all of you during your time of loss and sorrow.

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