julia ard
Julia Cervi Ard, 94, of Weirton passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in D & D Quality Care, Weirton. Born on September 15, 1918 in Weirton, Julia was a daughter of the late Adam and Regina Gianferrari Cervi. She was also preceded in death by her husband Curtis D. Ard whom she married in 1945, two grandchildren Kinsley S. Ard and Dylan C. Ard and two sisters Erida Gabbie and Lena Cervi. Julia was the valedictorian of the WHS class of 1936, worked as a bookkeeper for the General Office of Weirton Steel Corp. for 9 years and Cove Car for 5 years. After raising her two sons, Mrs. Ard worked in the dental office for her son, Dr. Ronald C. Ard, for 25 years. Julia was a very active member of Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church where she was a deaconess. She also was a member of Three Score Seniors, AARP and enjoyed cooking. She is survived by two sons Dr. Ronald C. Ard and David D. Ard both of Weirton and granddaughter Shelby A. Ard. Friends may call on Friday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton, where funeral services will be held 11 am Saturday. Entombment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church 121 Ivy St. Weirton, WV 26062 or D & D Quality Care 115 Boley St. Weirton, WV 26062.

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  1. Ron & David, So sorry to hear of your loss but glad Julia has gone to be with her Lord. She was a great lady & have known the family since they lived on Palm Drive & a close friend of my Mom’s. God Bless!

  2. Ron and Dave, sorry to learn of the loss of your mom. She was a good neighbor to my mom for many years. our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. sincerely. Carl and Jerry Hamill

  3. Ron, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

  4. The neighborhood 500 club has now filled all of the chairs at the card table in Heaven. God bless. Judy & Bill Ball

  5. Grandma Julia will always have a special place in my heart! Her hugs and kisses will be dearly missed! Love you guys!

  6. To the Ard family, Julia was a dear friend of my mother Ruth and many others from Memorial Baptist Church. I remember her very well growing up in Weirton. My sincere sympathy goes out to all.

  7. Dear Dr. Ard and Family – My heartfelt prayers and sympathy to you all in the death of your Mother.

  8. Dear Ard Family, My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of loss. Your mother/grandmother was so strong and beloved by those who knew her. I’m glad that I had that honor.

  9. Ron, I’m so sorry to read about your Mom’s passing in the Brooke News. She must have been such a sweet lady, just knowing you as her son. I’ll keep your family in my prayers. Anita (Cochran) Houpert

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