john maine
John William Maine, 78, passed away at the Weirton Medical Center on July 19, 2007. John, a long-time resident of Weirton, celebrated 53 years of marriage to his wife Julia I. Maine. Following their marriage, John and Julia moved to Weirton, where he was employed at Weirton Steel Corp. for 39 years in the Crane Repair Department. Valuing and supporting the community�s youth for many years, John was actively involved with his family in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Campfire, Inc. and the Weir High Band. Most recently, he served as President of the Weirton Community Radio Watch. John is survived by his lovingly devoted wife, Julia Maine; his sons Paul Lewis Maine and wife Deana Maine of Weirton and John Michael Maine and wife Florence Lynn Maine of Eustis, FL; his daughters Judi L. VanHorn and Nancy L. Sciaraffa of Houston, Texas and Charlene Sayre and husband Dennis A. Sayre of Chesapeake, WV and three granddaughters, Lisa R. Sayre, Dana N. Sayre and Jenna Jo Maine. Visitation will be held 6-8PM Saturday and 1-3 and 6-8PM Sunday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where funeral services will be conducted 1PM Monday. Reverend Ed Rudiger will officiate. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to Cove Presbyterian Church. Share tributes and memories at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

Memories Timeline


  1. Judi and Nancy, we are very saddened by your loss. Please remember this time on earth is just a minute of time compared to the everlasting life. Take the time to share memories of the good times with your family and friends. Your dad will always be with you in your heart and soul. We love you. Susan and Donna

  2. Mrs. Maine & Family, Very sorry to learn of Mr. Maine’s passing. I was in the hospital several times during the past year and it seemed like when I was in there so was Mr. Maine. I enjoyed visiting with him. Mr. Maine and the entire Weirton Radio Watch group were a great help to me and to the many others who coordinated the 4th of July and Christmas parades in Weirton in the past. You could always count on Mr. Maine and the group to help. You all have my deepest sympathy. Bertha Simich Weirton Police Department

  3. Aunt Julia and Family, I was very saddened to hear about Uncle Johns passing and I’m sorry for your loss. We always have those precious memories of our loved ones to help keep them with us even though they have gone to be with our Father in heaven. Rebecca Stultz

  4. Judi: So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Dan Petrovich

  5. Dad, You know what you ment to us and you know how much you will be missed. But you also know that with the blessing you bestowed upon us as a father we will never have a moment in our life that you are not there for us. Even now that you are in heaven you give the loving words we need to know that all will be ok. You speak to us thru you undying love you gave us for all our growing years. I want the world to know that you gave unto us with such love that your parting to heaven is just a small time away and we can not wait to be with you in your new home.

  6. Our whole family is praying for your family. We didn’t know the father but we love the son. Mike is an incredible friend so Mr. Maine must have been an incredible dad.

  7. I never met John, but have been a very close friend (in truth a brother) to Mike for a long time. If the heart and soul of a father are reflected in the eyes of a son..then John was truly a great man, and I dearly wish I had the opportunity to meet him…rest in peace. Chuck Thring

  8. Judi, I’m so sorry about the loss of your father. I lost my father on June 30th. My prayers are with you and your family. Elaine Shughart

  9. Paul and the entire Maine Family, I am so sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

  10. I am the unmentioned surviving brother of John. I may not have been close, but I did love my brother. I wish I would have been notified about my brother’s passing. I would have liked to been able to say a last goodbye. Goodbye, my brother, rest in peace.

  11. I miss you very much and will never forget all the time and memories we had together. You were a GREAT dad and a EXCELLENT father and I pray that I will be able to be like you.Mom is with you now and save us a spot on your porch in heaven. Kepp a close eye on us and let us know if we are messing up. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AND MOM. LOVE YOU DAD

  12. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you and Mom. The tears more frequent now, with Mom’s recent passing. Just days before she went to be with you and the Lord, she said, ” 3 years is long enough to be without your father”. It was almost “to the day of your passing” that God took her home. I like picturing the two of you together again, pain free, holding hands, and enjoying evenings on a porch swing. I love and miss you both.

  13. Daddy I took care of Mommy like she took care of you. But 4 years without you was really hard on her. Each year she missed you more and more. Now the 2 of you are together on that BIG FRONT PORCH in the sky. Your enjoying the swing and she’s enjoying the birds. All of us miss you both terribly but we’re glad you are back together. Keep watch over us and feel free to “nudge” us if we’re not behaving ourselves. You both were wonder parents and I hope we’re making you both proud of the way we’ve grown up. Love you both very much.

  14. Dad, 6 Yrs ago you went to be with the Lord. You are missed daily. Loved ever moment of every day. I think of you every day. LOVE YOU and one day we will be a family again. Your Son here on earth.

  15. Dad, 6 Yrs ago you went to be with the Lord. You are missed daily. Loved ever moment of every day. I think of you every day. LOVE YOU and one day we will be a family again. Your Son here on earth.

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