kenneth waszczak
Kenneth T. Waszczak, 59, of Weirton died Friday November 16, 2007, at his home. Ken was born on November 1, 1948, in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of Alice Czado Waszczak of Pittsburgh, PA and the late Zygmunt Waszczak. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Terry Waszczak. Ken was a 1967 graduate of Central Catholic in Pittsburgh, PA, he then continued his education at Carnegie Mellon University. He was employed at Weirton Steel Corporation, where he was an Industrial Hygienist and Safety Man, prior to taking the position of Senior Health and Safety Associate, at AM Health & Safety Inc. in Carnegie, PA. Ken enjoyed coaching the Boys and Girls Basketball, at Saint Joseph the Worker Grade School in Weirton for 24 years. He was an avid golfer and he loved the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ken was a member of Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church, and the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club. In addition to his mother, Ken is survived by his loving wife, Sally Klash Waszczak of Weirton, WV; and his brother in law Steve Klash of Belleview, MI Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 PM on Monday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV Funeral liturgy with mass will be celebrated 11 AM Tuesday at Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. Interment will follow at the Saint Paul Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Joseph the Worker Grade School 151 Michael Way Weirton, WV 26062, or to the Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church 140 Walnut Street Weirton, WV 26062 Share tributes and memories at

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  1. Sally and Steve, Sorry to hear of your loss. I know he was a dedicated coach and will be missed.The Klashes were my wonderful neighbors. With love, Jerry Hamill

  2. We are terribly sad to hear that Kenny passed away. We had great admiration for him, for his kindness and loving nature. He was a real gentleman and his human qualities were precious. We will all miss him. With deep love and sympathy, Uncle Ed & Aunt Susie

  3. Ken, Thank you for being a good husband to my sister and all you did for my mom. You will be missed but never forgotten. It was an honor to have you as a brother-in-law. Steve


  5. Sally, I am so sorry to hear about Ken. He had such a kind soul and every memory I have of you and him, I can recall his smile. I hope the memories you have built together will carry you until you see him again. Love, Sue Ann Ascension And if I go, while you’re still here… Know that I live on, vibrating to a different measure behind a thin veil you cannot see through. You will not see me, so you must have faith. I wait the time when we can soar together again, both aware of each other. Until then, live your life to its fullest. And when you need me, just whisper my name in your heart, …I will be there. By Colleen Hitchcock

  6. Sally, We were sorry to hear about your husband. We heard about him through Aunt Golden and Sue. My sister, Bonnie & her husband are living her in the same town with me, and I have told them also. Our prayers and love are with you. Love, Joan & Marty Kradlak – your cousins.

  7. Sally, Very sorry to learn about Ken passing,I knew him to be very kind and giving man always willing to help others. Knowing he will be missed by everyone that knew him I respectfully offer my sympathy. Rich Wieloh

  8. Ken was one of the highest quality human beings I have ever met, in all of the ways that matter. All of my memories of him are fond ones, and always will be.

  9. Sally, We were so sorry to hear about your husband. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. We were fortunate to spend this last July a week with Ken and Sally experiencing the Grand Canyon and other beautiful parts of Arizona. Ken had such a good sense of humor and left us laughing, giggling with his remarks. He also had a very generous and gracious spirit and made us feel quite at ease. When we had visited West Virginia way back 18 years ago, they displayed that graciousness with giving us their home to stay at. What a lovely couple the two of them together. Your spirit will be missed Ken. May we meet again. love always, Alicia and Michael

  11. Sally, I just heard about Ken. I want you to know how sorry I am, he was a good man and was respected by many.

  12. Sally and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy on Ken’s passing. He was a kind and giving man. St. Joe’s was blessed to have had him as a coach for so many years and I am sure his influence was felt by many of the kids he coached. I pray that the memories you share will be a comfort to you in the days ahead and that Our Lord and His Blessed Mother will wrap their arms around you and give you peace. The Cekinovich Family

  13. Dear Sally, So sorry about Ken; Ray and I were unable to get to the funeral home and do have a card for you. Unfortunately, we don’t have your address. We will always remember Ken on the sidelines at Madonna’s gym coaching the St. Joe’s girls basketball team. In that memory, you are always there by his side. We know that he is greatly missed, and may your wonderful memories of life together remain in your heart forever. Again, Ray and I send our sincerest condolences. May God continue to be your strength and comfort always. Ray and Sandi Gajtka

  14. I remember him and Mr Klash coaching the St. Joseph games. The 1983 Mingo Tournament was memorable because Coach Klash and Coach Waszczak caught a rival team cheating by using a player from a different team. They always looked out for us.

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