john hickey
John D. "Jack" Hickey, 66, of Weirton died Saturday March 17, 2012, at the Allegheny Hospital, in Pittsburgh, PA, following a brief illness. Born on October 4, 1945, in Steubenville, OH, Jack was a son of the late Cyril and Eleanor Grygo Hickey. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Rita Hickey Mosti and Mary Eleanor "Sis" Shevelow. Jack worked in the Weirton Steel Tin Mill, eventually retiring as the former owner of Heights Entertainment, in Weirton. Known as a "Man's Man", Jack's favorite past time was boating on the Ohio River, with family and friends. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, and the Weirton Marina Club. He is survived by his wife, Charlyn Mumley Hickey, his son, Sean D. and Suzanne Hickey of Sarasota, FL; his two granddaughters, Erin and Shannon Hickey of Sarasota, FL; his two brothers, Tom Hickey of Steubenville, OH, and Rodger and Patty Hickey of Toronto, OH; several aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 PM Monday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, where funeral services will be held 11 AM Tuesday. Rev. Fr. Dean Borgmeyer will preside. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jack's memory to the Weirton Marina Club, PO Box 3163 Weirton, WV 26062. Share tributes and memories at

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  1. Char, Sean and family. I am so deeply saddened by your loss. Jack was a special man. You have my deepest sympathy.

  2. Mrs. Hickey, Sean, and family, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Hickey’s passing. Please know that you and yours are in our thoughts. Mrs. Hickey, I’m sure that on more than one occasion, your husband had to listen to stories about “that little chatterbox” from your 1979/1980 Kindergarten class. We hope that you find comfort in all your happy memories. Diana, Matt, & Katherine Heiss

  3. Char, I am so sorry. What I would give to walk him to the boat one last time. We will all miss him.Thank you Jack.

  4. Charlyn, Sean & Family, We are all deeply sadden of Jack’s passing. He will be missed by all who knew him. He was a great man and father & “May He Rest in Peace”. The Eli Mumley family

  5. Char, Sean & family, I am so sad to see this in the paper today. I have so many memories of Jack and the best was about the boating! He sure will be missed by all who knew him! I will be praying for you all and I want you to know that I love you all and know what you are going through.

  6. To the Hickey Family, I’m so sorry to read of Jack’s passing. I will always remember the great conversations we had at the Weirton Elks. He was a good friend and will be missed. My prayers are with you at this sad time.

  7. Dear Char and Family, My deepest sympathy.I will always remember his smile. He was just one of the nicest people. My sympathy. Linda Drakos Metcalfe

  8. Char and Family, Words can’t explain or express the sadness we feel in Jack’s passing. Jack always would go out of his way to help anybody that needed it. I could always turn to Jack for advise as well as help.. Thanks Jack for the memories and being a good friend.. Love, Joe&Tawny

  9. My dear friend, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am here for you if ever you need me. With deepest sympathy.

  10. Char & Sean, my condolences. We lost a great man in Jack. Saturday’s marina dinner was held in Jack’s memory and afterwards at the bonfire overlooking the river I gave a toast to Jack having a loving heart and kind soul knowing he was in Heaven half an hour before the devil knew he was dead.

  11. God helps us through these times of deep sorrow and will continue to help us in the coming days, weeks & forever….. because Jack is so memorable our thoughts of him will never leave us. May God’s Hugs, Love and Peace be with Char, His Family & All the Friends that had the privilege to know him….

  12. Dear Char and Family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time, Jack will always be remembered on the river.

  13. Charlyn and Shawn and family, Please know that I am deeply saddened by Jacks passing. I will keep all of you in my prayers and you will be in my thoughts as you go through these most trying days. I can no longer stand in lines and wait so I will be unable to attend as I have lymphedema and can’t be on my feet that long. If I can be of help to you please feel free to call on me. God be with you! Mary and George Velegol

  14. c Char and family, my sympathies to all. Jack was a great guy and a lot of fun. God bless. Joyce (from old Mt. View)

  15. Dear Charlyn, I am saddened to hear of Jack’s passing. You were in the same dorm at WLSC, and I remember how nice you were, and the lovely couple you and Jack became. My deepest sympathy. Karen

  16. Charlie, we are going to miss him, he was a great friend and we had alot of good times together …..his memory will always be with us here in Newport, if we can be of any help please give us a call

  17. Dear Char, I cannot express how sorry I am to learn of your loss. Jack was always such an inspiration to Don and me. He surely will be missed. Quite a gentleman. I hope he finds a river to boat on in heaven.

  18. I have lost a good friend, fellow boater, and THS classmate. My sincere condolences to Char and family.

  19. To Jack’s Family, I have fond memories of many, many years ago when we had weekend runs to Weirton and my children first learned how to rent videos. They always referred to him as “Jack National Video.” He was always so kind to them. May the comfort that comes from your memories of love shared with your husband/dad comfort you now and in the days ahead.

  20. Dear Charlyn, Sean and Family, I am so deeply sorry to hear about Jack’s passing. I remember spending countless hours in your garage watching him work on cars. A really good memory. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  21. I remember when we first met and you bought your home, I have always enjoyed John’s friendship, my deepest sympathy’s.

  22. Our heart aches for everyone who knew Jack. He was a kind man. The Weirton Boat Club will never be the same without him. Char you and your family are in our prayers.

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