john kurpil
John Henry Kurpil, 86, of Weirton, died at the home of his daughter on Wednesday, December 12, 2007. He was born on April 28, 1921 in Penowa, PA., a son of the late John and Pauline Derbish Kurpil. John was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Anna Zaslocki Kurpil, who died on August 18, 1994. John was also preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley and Joseph. John retired in 1981, after 40 years service with National Steel Corporation. He was a shearman on #6 Cutter in the Strip Steel. He was a World War II Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He proudly served his country in the Battle of the Bulge. John was a member of St. Paul�s Catholic Church where he belonged to the Holy Name Society. He was also a member of the W.S.X. 25 Year Club, Weirton P.N.A., and the V.F.W Post 2716 of Weirton. His favorite pastime was gardening. He is survived by his daughter, Linda Platt, wife of John Platt, with whom he resided. He has three grandsons, Master Sergeant Gregory Platt and his wife Linda of Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, David Platt and his wife Jackie of Pittsburgh, PA., and Steven Platt of Pittsburgh, PA; five great-grandchildren; a special friend, Frances Zagula; two sisters, Frances Popichak of Morgan, PA and Antoinette Zebrasky of Houston, PA. Visitation will be at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV from 4-8 PM on Friday. Funeral Liturgy will be at St. Paul Catholic Church at 1 PM on Saturday. Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Contributions may be made to the Valley Hospice or to St. Paul Church. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. John is at peace now. Maybe God needed a new gardener in Heaven. You know how hard it was for my parents to grow things. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow. May looking back in memory help comfort your tomorrow. (author unknown) Blessed are those who mourn; they shall be comforted. Mt 5:4 Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual Light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

  2. Dearest Aunt Linda, Uncle Jack and Family: We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of “Mr. Kurpil” (as I always knew him by). You are to be commended for the time and care you have given him in these last years of his life while he lived with you. A true labor of love! We regret that work schedules do not permit us to travel to Weirton to be with you at this time. We will hold you all in our most sincere prayers. Sincerely, Stas` & Rafael

  3. To Johns Family, I’m sorry I didn’t hear about John until after the funeral. I will miss seeing his smiling face in the hospital. That’s the only place I got to see him. I thought alot of him and Ann. My thoughts are with you.

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