John William Koval, 69, of Weirton passed away March 25, 2006, at the Weirton Medical Center. John was born July 27, 1936, in Apollo, PA, the son of the late Hulbert P. and Marie Reif Koval. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Hulbert L. Koval, and his sister, Helen E. Koval. John was owner and operator of Tri State Electronics in Weirton. Tri State Electronics was founded in 1954. John purchased the business in 1958. He served his country in the US Army Reserves from 1958 to 1964. He was Methodist by faith. John served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Weirton Medical Center. He was former City of Weirton Councilman, Chairman of the Weirton Chamber of Commerce, President of Williams Country Club, and Co-Chairman of the United Way Golf Tournament. He was currently on the Building and Grounds Committee of the Weirton Medical Center, Chairman of the City of Weirton Planning Commission, and a member of the B.P.O.E. 1801. John is survived by his wife Lucinda Costello Koval of Weirton; stepson D. Patrick Robertson of Washington, DC; sisters, Kathryn Baltich of Weirton and Mrs. Richard Arlene Jones, of Scio, OH; nieces Melanie Dodds, Marie Ann Wenzowski, Kathleen Baker, Daria Schroer and nephews, Richard C. Jones Jr, and William Koval. Visitation will be Monday from 6-9PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St, Weirton, WV where funeral services will be held Tuesday 11:00AM. Pastor Chuck Jerman will preside. John's family request that memorial contributions be made to the Weirton Medical Center Foundation, 601 Colliers Way, Weirton, WV 26062 Share your tributes with John's family at

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  1. Our deepest sympathy to the family. John was a great asset to the Weirton Business community and will be missed deeply. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  2. Please accept my condolences on your loss. John was truly a fine man to know.The community will feel the loss of such a selfless citizen.

  3. Cindy, We are so sorry to hear about John’s passing. Will contact you later. Will keep you in our prayers. Lee and Bill Gillette

  4. Cindy: We will miss Uncle John. He was my favorite uncle. I hope to meet you someday soon. Daria, Darcy, Steve

  5. Cindy, please accept our sympathy on your loss. We are thinking of you and are here if you need us. We’ll see you soon.

  6. Cindy, My heartfelt condolences to you. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, as you have been all week. If there is anything you need…

  7. Cindy…I was so shocked and saddened to hear about John.You always beamed when you spoke about trips you two were taking or the latest adventure you two had.I know one needs to be grateful for the time we have together here on earth, but I wish you two had more of it together. We’re keeping you in our prayers. Fondly, Laura

  8. My condolence on your loss Cindy. Just wanted to let you know we are thinking about you and said a prayer for John. Rick

  9. John was a kind and caring man, he will be missed by the entire community,our thoughts and prays our with you. sincerly, cindi and rich

  10. Cindy, Hello, I was so surprised to read the e-mail this Mon. AM about your dear husband. You have my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family at this sad time.

  11. Cindy, so sorry to hear of your loss may God hold you in the palm of his hand giving strength and courage at this very difficult time Sincerely with love and prayers Debbie Downey PghMLA member

  12. Cindy, I am so sorry for your loss. John will be dearly missed at Weirton Medical Center. May your memories comfort you during this difficult time.

  13. Cindy, I was so saddened to hear the news this morning. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy to you & Patrick, Michelle

  14. Dear Cindy, I am so sad to hear of Johnny’s passing. Through his many accomplishments, Johnny stood for a lot in life. But none so great as his love and devotion to you. I know that he will be greatly missed. He always had a smile and pleasant words for everyone. Love to you always, Roxanne

  15. Dear Cindy, I am so sorry for you loss. I know how very painful this is and will be for a long time. It was 4 years on Sunday for my Bob. You are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything that I can, please let me know. Love Donna

  16. Dear Cindy, I am so sorry for you loss. I know how very painful this is and will be for a long time. It was 4 years on Sunday for my Bob. You are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything that I can, please let me know. Love Donna

  17. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayer at this trying time for you. You have our sincere condolensences in you loss. John was a very good man whom we came to know from the years I worked in Weirton and with him on my appliances when I needed them.

  18. Cindy, I am sorry for your loss, You are in our prayers. Let me know if there is anything that I can assist you with. Laughter is the best medicine, if you need a dose let me know. I am sure I can tell you of a recent episode where I did something foolish

  19. Cindy, I wish I could give you a big hug. I could not believe Karen Zundel’s email. I will be thinking of you and the rest of your husband’s family. I am so sorry. Bette Rembert

  20. Cindy, I am so sorry to hear of your sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Catie Chenzoff (Irene Dinning’s daughter)

  21. Dear Cindy, We are sorry for your loss. I have a lot of good memories of hanging around Tri State when I was working on West Street. God bless you all. Bill Reed

  22. Cindy and Family, Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss. I wish I knew what to say/do to lessen the pain. Know this…he will always be within your heart and memories. If I can do anything to help, please know I will be there in a heartbeat. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you, Rhonda

  23. I met John 10 years ago through busniss.It was easy to see right away John was very smart, witty, and a square shooter…I will miss our talks. My thoughts are with all John’s family and the many people who will miss him…I know I will. Gary Gletcher

  24. I just read of John’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I’ll always have fondest memories of him being a teddy bear – gruff on the outside, but so nice. Just a wonderful man. he was always a part of our cooking school. In fact, I wrote about him when I left Weirton. I would call and tell him my appliance broke and I’d leave a key and by the time I came home, he’d have the new one in and the broken one was gone. What a terrible loss to the area. Judy Gelestor

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