John D. Brun, 72, of New Cumberland died suddenly on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Weirton Medical Center. He was born January 15, 1944 in Steubenville. He was a son of the late August Brun and Julia (Busana) Brun. He was also preceded in death by his sister-in-laws Joanne Merenda and Rosemarie Colantonio, and brother-in-law Joe Frisco. John graduated from Steubenville High School. He retired from Weirton Steel as a member of the Heating and Refrigeration Department after more than 35 years of service. John was also a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Weirton. In his spare time he enjoyed attending Big Red football games and restoring antique cars with his sons, his favorite being the 1961 Corvette he owned for more than 50 years. John's greatest accomplishment was the care and love he bestowed on his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was a devoted, faithful family man, always willing to take care of any family member or friend that needed his help. He will be remembered for his many talents, including that of his homemade pasta, raviolis, and pizzelles. John is survived by his wife of 46 years Regina (Merenda) Brun. His sons John D. II (Alissa) and Miguel of Weirton; Joshua (Gina) of Charlotte, NC; his daughter Angelica Kokiko (Chuck) of Adena; and his six beloved grandchildren Gianna and Alessia Brun, Gia and Santino Brun, and Noah and Dominic Kokiko. He also leaves his sister Virgina Myers of Steubenville, and brother Frank Brun of Wellsburg, as well as his wife's siblings and their spouses Dolores Frisco, Frank Merenda, Carl (Donna) Merenda, Francine (George) Risk, Eleanora (Steve) Kopa, and Mario Colantonio, and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Sunday from 4-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00AM Monday, at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. Rev. Fr. Larry Dorsch will preside. Interment will follow at St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Paul Parish in Weirton. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. To the Brun sorry for your lost John was a great man a fellow that I enjoyed working with and talking too. Brun family you have my deepest sympathy and luv. May God bless your family and keep you all.

  2. No words can ease the grief you are feeling at this moment, but know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories give you comfort.

  3. My deepest sympathy to Angel, Chuck and the whole family. May you be comforted by the love of family surrounding you. Thoughts and prayers with all of you at this sad time.

  4. Great memories of listening to John talk about his Dad together working on Corvettes and watching Friday football games. Always with a big smile. Pretty special! God Bless.

  5. My deepest sympathies and prayers for all the family. So sorry to hear of his passing. He will be greatly missed.

  6. Dear Brun Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Godspeed Joseph and Andrea Clark

  7. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I grew up in Pottery Addition. My mom, Donna Champion, was best friends with Virginia. I am so sorry for your loss!

  8. Regina and children please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Ted and I are brokenhearted. I will always remember John and his gentle manner. How much he loved you Regina,his children and his grandchildren. Our relationship has many years. God Bless you all. Paula & Ted

  9. Regina, John, Lisa, Gianna, Alessia and the Brun Family, Words simply cannot express the amount of admiration and respect my family had for John. He was a true family man. He adored his wife, his boys, his daughters-in-law and his dear grand babies. What a wonderful man. His legacy lives on through three wonderful sons who emulate his devotion to God and family. He was a blessing and I feel so grateful for the love he always showed my dear friend and little sister, Alissa Banfield Brun. After losing her dear father, I felt great comfort in knowing she had big John to be there for her and her family. Please know I love your family with all my heart and hope you’ll find peace knowing John joins some special guys in Heaven (Rick, Pappy Dick, Mr. Smith and DanDan too) watching over you each moment of every day. May God bless you all, always.

  10. I was sorry to read the obituary regarding John. My deepest condolences to the Brun’s family. John graduated in our class of 1962 at SHS. He was a very kind person to everyone, Rest in Peace, heaven has a new angel.

  11. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. John was a wonderful family man. I know it is hard on the family the way he went, but he didn’t suffer and that is some comfort. May God be with you through the days ahead. Love, Ruth Anne Foutty

  12. So sorry to hear of John’s sudden passing. I worked with John for many years and have a lot of good memories. May he rest in peace.

  13. John, Lisa and girls We are so very sorry for the loss of John’s father. You will be in our prayers. Barb Banfield and Mike Jenkins

  14. Regina & family, We were so saddened to hear of John’s passing. May your deep faith and love for one another help all of you during this difficult time. Keep John in your hearts and he’ll forever be with you. May God bless all of you. With love & prayers, Joe & Lynn Swan and family.

  15. What a great guy. It was a pleasure to work with and talk with John. Brun family, you have my deepest sympathy. God Bless you all!

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