john dellapiazza
John Gary Dellapiazza, 65, passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 following a long and courageous 4-year battle with cancer. Born June 7, 1952 in Washington, PA, he was the son of the late John and Violet (Irene) Ray Dellapiazza. John loved spending time with his family and friends. John was employed at Weirton Steel/Arcelor Mittal for the past 48 years and was loved dearly by his work family. Always willing to lend a hand, “Gary” will be especially remembered for all the dishes he washed at the Little Inn in Paris, PA. John is survived by his loving wife Nancy whom he married on March 29, 2005; step sons Matthew (Jennette) Fritch of Kissimmee, FL, and Anthony (Cassie) Fritch of Kingston, PA; two grandchildren Cayla and Jasen Fritch; his loving cousin Naomi (Albert) Ruschell of Midway, PA and uncle George Ray of Midway, PA. John was preceded in death by his daughter Jamie Lee Dellapiazza; grandparents George and Sarah Ray of Bulger and John and Stella Dellapiazza of Cherry Valley. Friends will be received on Sunday from 1-3, 6-8 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 AM. Pastor Karen Jacobs will officiate. Private entombment will be held at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 122 South High St., Morgantown, WV 26501. Share tributes and memories at 304.748.3219

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  1. My deepest condolences to John’s family. I worked around John for many years. May he Rest In Peace.

  2. Dear Nancy and Family.
    We are sad to hear this news. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you during this time.
    Ted and Donna Malesky

  3. May you Rest In Peace Uncle John. Have a tall glass of “water” for me up there! We love you, miss you and will never forget you. See you when we get there! ~Love Chris, Amy, Cole and Brody Barcus

  4. Condolence to John’s family from a former Co-worker at Weirton Steel, Strip Steel Department.

  5. May you rest easy now. Dont worry “pappy”, Ill keep convincing the guys at work, they’re gettin free hams and turkeys for every holiday. And laugh everytime they go asking for them! We’ll miss you. ~ frank russell aka lil’ wayne

  6. Our deepest sympathy to John’s family. I enjoyed working with John for over 20 years. I’m so glad my wife and I ran into John a few months ago. We talked about old times and had a nice visit. He was a good friend. May he rest in peace.
    Bill and Patty Astfalk

  7. Sorry to hear about John’s passing. Enjoyed working with him in the old 10-16 area. Sending prayers to you John and your family.

  8. Til we meet again I love you so very much. You will be forever in my heart Your sweetheart Nancy

  9. Gary you will be missed. I will always remember you at Timbercrest and the laughs we had. You and Nancy made a beautiful couple. George, Jeff and I will cherish the memories we have when we all got together at our house for parties. Rest In Peace, you deserve that. Darla Protch

  10. Really sorry to hear about John passing.we were good friends and co-workers for many years.we
    had lots of good times and I will always have those memories. rest in peace John. Larry

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