John Patrick "Pat" Flatley, 81, of Weirton, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2008 in the Weirton Medical Center. Born February 27, 1927 in Wheeling, WV, he was the son of the late John and Priscilla Aitken Flatley. Mr. Flatley was also preceded in death by his brother William Flatley and sisters Margaret Flatley and Martha Rose Prager. Mr. Flatley retired after 50 years of combined service with Stark Van Lines, Inc. and Ocean Air International, Inc., where he served, respectively, as Vice President and President. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Nocturnal Adoration Society, Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus 3734, American Legion Post 10 and Four Seasons Senior Citizens. He was a former board member of the Mary H. Weir Public Library and served 2 terms as 7th Ward Councilman for the City of Weirton. Pat served his country in the US Navy during World War II. Pat is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Natalie Medwid Flatley of Weirton; two sons, Judge Patrick Michael Flatley and his wife Rose; and Timothy John Flatley and his wife Julie all of Wheeling, WV; daughter, Mary Ann Murgo and her husband Bruce of Warren, RI; brother, Thomas Flatley and his wife Dolly of Wheeling and grandchildren, Daniel, Timothy, Kate, Anne, Valerie, Jacob, Mariam Flatley and Nicholas Murgo. Friends will be received Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton where the Knights of Columbus Rosary will be recited at 6PM. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10:30AM Thursday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church. Father Dean Borgmeyer will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, where Military Services will be conducted by the Moundsville Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mary H. Weir Public Library or St. Joseph Parish Improvement Fund. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Mr. Flatley was a wonderful person and a sweet and kind boss. All of us at Ocean-Air are so saddened to hear of his passing. There will never be another one like him. Good night Sweetheart!

  2. My deepest sympathy to you, Natalie, and your family. I have known you and Mr. Flatley since 1986 and have always respected you both. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God bless and provide the strength you need at this time and always.

  3. I have never met a man so kind and generous. I’ll miss the days he just stopped by to say hello let alone working with such a gentleman. Heart felt prayers to you Natalie and your family.

  4. Mrs. Flatley and family, I had the pleasure of working and learning from Mr. Flatley at Starck Van Lines. He has always had my total respect. Not only was he an exceptional work mentor, he was a true gentleman. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. He will be GREATLY missed.

  5. Mrs, Flatley, Pat, Tim and Mary Ann, It is with sadness and nostalgic joy that we remember Pat. He was a generous and caring person. We think fondly of all the good times and meals shared at your house, lessons learned on the road to the seminary and at the golf course playing with (Horse). He was the first to introduce me to politics played the right way. The sight of him in his special chair still makes us smile. He made a quiet difference in our lives Our prayers,

  6. Natalie and Family: It has been a pleasure to know both of you. Pat will be greatly missed. He was a very special person, kind and generous to all. May God Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Pat will be with the angels now looking down and keeping his eye on you and the kids. God Bless Cathy

  7. Tim and Julie and family– You’re in my thoughts and prayers. I remember you all fondly and appreciate all your kindnesses over the years. My Condolences and best wishes. He must have been a good man, because his son Tim has always been a class act. —Stephen Nagy (St. Joe’s ’77, Steubie U, ’81)

  8. Flatley family, You have my prayers at this time of great loss. Your family and mine have been intertwined through St. Joes and Madonna. There are very few men who are like your father. The just don’t make them like that anymore. God has blessed you with one of the best and may you seek him to comfort you thru all the days ahead.

  9. Dear Flatley Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this stressful time. Carol Hudachek

  10. Natalie & family — Susan and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Pat saw potential in me in 1994 and gave me my start in the moving business at Starck. To this day, I’ve never met a more knowledgeable, friendly, and well-respected man in the moving industry or any industry. Tagging along behind Pat at a conference or convention was to see how the room lit up when he entered, and to hear the shared stories between Pat and his old friends was a treat that cannot be duplicated. He treated all as he would want to be treated, and had a smile, laugh, and a kind word for all. There was no better role model, and I’m proud to have known and worked with him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. The Flatley family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of “Pat”. Although I’ve known Pat for many many years I especially got to know him through our interactions and meetings at the St. Joseph’s Holy Name Society. He was a true leader and really an inspiration since he was always so kind friendly calm and collected. I especially liked how he approached problem solving (we at the holy name were always trying to solve problems) in that calm and deliberate way and always with that disarming smile. At this time I am not in the Weirton Area so I am unable to pay my respects in person. But know that I for one am feeling sad and will always greatly miss him.

  12. Dear Mary Ann, Please accept my deepest sympathy at the loss of your father. It has been years since I have seen you but I do think of you often. I will continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  13. To Mary Ann and family, I was sorry to read of your father’s passing. My sympathy and prayers to all of you.

  14. Natalie & Family, Our very deepest condolences to all of you. We’ve had the pleasure to know Pat as a friend, neighbor, and for me (Patty) as a co-worker at Ocean-Air Inc. He always had a smile and a greeting for everyone in the office and throughtout the moving industry he was revered by all. I never met anyone who didn’t ask me to pass their regards on to Pat. He made hundreds of friends along the way and will be sadly missed by all. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family. Take care, Rich & Patty Wieloh

  15. We wish to express our condolences. Patrick was well respected and we will truly miss him. We worked with him a number of years in the moving industry. Arlis Meyer, Andrews Van Lines, Norfolk Ne

  16. Dear Flatley Family: My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you. Pat was a true gentleman in this business. I will always remember how helpful he was to me as a young person sharing his knowledge. Karin Dudley Chieftain Van Lines Omaha, NE

  17. Please accept my deepest condolences. Pat was a mover that was always there when I needed a response to a question. He will be missed by all. Regards Don Mensch Col Retired

  18. I am so sorry to hear about Pat’s passing. He was by far the nicest person I have ever worked for and someone whom I will never forget. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. To the family of Patrick Flatley. On behalf of the Bereavement Ministry of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, your parish family extends their deepest sympathy to each of you. Patrick, in loving memory, will be enrolled in the church’s memorial fund, Many Blessings-Bereavement Ministry Saint Joseph the Worker Christian Mothers

  20. Dear Natalie and family, I received a Christmas card from Amelia and she told me of Pat’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed. I still remember how kind and loving he was to us when we met ya’ll in W.V. several years ago. Please keep in touch and let me know how you are doing. Love to ya’ll from your long distance cousins.

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