john salopek
John J. “Sal” Salopek, 67, of Weirton, WV died Tuesday February 26, 2019, with his family at his side, A son of the late Joseph and Mildred Jones Salopek, John was born on December 16, 1951. Sal graduated from the Weir High Class of 1969 and was drafted into the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1971. After returning to Weirton, Sal worked for Weirton Steel, where he retired from the Number 3 Pickler in the Strip Steel Department. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan and golfer, and was a member of the American Legion. Most of all Sal will be remembered as a great friend, father and Pap Pap. All who knew Sal will cherish his contagious laughter he shared. Sal will be remembered with love by his daughter and son in law, Shauna and Michael Musulin; his pride and joy, his granddaughter, Milauna Musulin; his brother, Larry Salopek; his sister, Sharon Casella and her husband, Bill; his nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be 4-7 Pm Thursday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street, where services will be held 1 PM on Friday. Interment will follow, with military honors, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Sal’s family would like to thank the staff at Valley Hospice for all the love and care they gave to Sal in his recent stay at their Care Center North. Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Hospice Share tributes and memories at 304 748 3219

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  1. I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. When someone we love dies, it’s natural to want to see that person again. God promises us that He will comfort us in our trials if we go to him in prayer. 2 Corinthians 1:3 calls him the God of all comfort. I’d like to share with y’all this link that shows 12 steps on coping with grief that is good for sharing. I have personally found this very comforting and I hope y’all do as well.

  2. Shauna, Michael and Milauna, So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Pam DiDomenico

  3. The family is in our thoughts and prayers. It’s always hard losing a parent, but for the daughter, her father was the first man she ever loved and she will always be a daddy’s girl. I feel for you Shauna and been there myself not that long ago. If you need someone to listen I’m here.

  4. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of John J. Salopek, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, John J. Salopek, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  5. to Momo, Shauna, Mike and Sharon. This is something very hard to do. I will remember Sal as though we are still living on Denese Dr growing up from playing kick ball, sleigh riding down the hill. Broadview school then Weir Jr and High school. He was always quite but had a nice smile and a great laugh. I will miss him very much

  6. Dear MoMo, Sharon and families, Warren and I are so very sad for you & all yours, for the great loss weighing heavy on your hearts at this time! We both thought very highly of Sal! Though he was handed more than his share of trials, his strength through it all was an AMAZING TESTAMENT to all of us who watched as he struggled, survived, & above all…LOVED his way to the end!!! We are praying that you all find a bit of comfort in knowing that even without current contact with your families, there are those of us who will ALWAYS think sweetly of Sal & the joy he brought to us who knew him while he was here!! NEVER will those cherished memories fade!!! May God grant you strength & peace!! Our heartfelt love & symphony! Warren and Carole Wright

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