joseph cogar
Joseph Duane Cogar, 38, of Weirton, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013 at his home. Born March 24, 1975 in Weirton, he was a son of Becky Smearman Cogar of Weirton and the late Leeman Roy Cogar. For the last 8 years, Joseph has been employed by Sal Chemical in Weirton and was a veteran of the United States Navy. In addition to his mother, Joseph is survived by his brother David Leroy Cogar and his wife "Boo" of South Carolina; sister Laura Gay Boyer and her husband Richard of Tremont, PA and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves his beloved dogs Kia and Sebastian. Visitation will be held Friday from 4 until the 7PM funeral service at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV with Pastor Donald H. Lytle officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of his family. Please omit fresh flowers due to allergies and please make a donation to your favorite charity.

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  1. 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 Joseph D. cogar, give you peace, comfort and strength…

    Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is done. I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

    Joseph D. Cogar, 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 â€

  2. Joe,

    I can’t believe you’re gone. There were so many things we talked about, but never had a chance to do… now we will never know. I am glad we kept in touch over the years and were able to come to terms with some issues in our past. I wish we would have had one last talk before you left. All I can say is that you will always hold a special place in my heart, as I know I held a space in yours. I will miss you very much.

    Always yours,


  3. Dear Becky, Laura, and Leroy,

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my heart and prayers. May God keep you all wrapped in his loving arms and give you all the love you need at this time of sorrow. He loves you and I do too. May God Bless and keep you and your families always.

    Love to all

  4. Joe, my friend, I really enjoyed working with you. You was a good friend to me. One of the biggest things that I will miss is every time I would see you walking across the parking lot at work, going to your car or coming in to work, I would yell “smoking joe!” (After the boxer smoking Joe Frazier) and you would yell back at me “tommy!” We did that almost everyday for nearly 8 years…..I look now, and your car is no longer there. Rest in piece my friend, you’ll be missed. My deepest condolences to the family.

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