Joseph P. Perhacs, 78, of Weirton, WV died Saturday March 20, 2004 at his residence. He was born on August 25, 1925 in Dillonvale, OH, the son of the late Andrew and Julia (Szuros) Perhacs. Joseph was also preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey J. Perhacs; four brothers, Andrew, Steven, John, and Louis “Babe” Perhacs; a sister Elizabeth. Joseph retired after 33 years of service from National Steel, Weirton Steel Division, where he worked as a cutting line inspector in the tin mill. He served his country during World War II in the US Army 75th Division in the European Theatre, and took part in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church, The Holy Name Society, and the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club. Joseph is survived by his wife, Anne D. (Cicale) Perhacs, whom he married on May 29, 1947; his daughter, Judy M. Doyle, and her husband Pat of Glen Dale, WV; a brother, Geza (Yabo) Perhacs of Weirton, WV; a sister, Julia Balint of Munhall, PA; 2 grandsons, John Joseph”Jack” Doyle and Danny Doyle both of Glen Dale, WV. Visitation will be 7-9 PM Sunday and 2-4 & 7-9 PM Monday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street, Weirton. A vigil service will be held Monday at 3:30 PM in the funeral home. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Tuesday at the Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Saint Paul Cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by the Evert Maki American Legion Post 10 Honor Guard, VFW 2716 Firing Squad, and the Tri State Marine Corp. Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church 140 Walnut Street Weirton, WV 26062 Share tributes with his family at grecohertnick.com.

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  1. Anne, I am so sorry to hear about Joe. I’ll always remember him with the camcorder at the reunions! Take care and know that we’ll always be there for you! Love, Tiffany & Susan Albert & Doris

  2. Dear Aunt Anne, Judy, Pat, Jack & Danny: I’m sorry that I can’t come up for the service but please know that you and your family are in my prayers. I’d like to share something with you…when Anthony died and Uncle Joe came to the funeral home, he walked up to me, with tears in his eyes (a tear trickling down one cheek). I remember looking up at him and as my eyes met his, all I could do is hug him and tell him that I loved him. I remember it so plainly because it seemed difficult for him to walk and talk. He was so humble and sacrificing at that moment – I could only hug him. I miss him. I truly believe that our loved ones are always by our side when they pass on. It’s when we choose not to be receptive through our belief in God or exercise our faith as we should that we do not see, feel or hear them. God Bless you as you journey through your lives. I love you. Cousin, Cindy Pirraglia

  3. Kim & I would like to express our condolences to Anne, Judy, and the rest of the family. I told Kim how I use to see Joe all the time at the K-mart in Weirton when I worked there from 1985 – 1998 as he would be walking around the store for exercise. We will keep everyone in our prayers. Love, Tom & Kim Puskarich

  4. Dear Judy and Family: Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your father. I lost my dad this past summer and know how deep the sadness goes. I have found great comfort in my faith and in prayer, and I will ask God to provide support for you and your family.

  5. Dearest Ann, So sorry about your wonderful husband and sorry I was unable to see you during visitation or the funeral. I’m glad Ray was able to get to the funeral home. Our hearts go out to you, and we send our love. Sandi Gajtka

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