Lisa Marie Fritch Popish, 41, of Weirton passed away Friday February 26, 2010, at the Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh. Lisa was born to George M. and Sue Bartley Fritch on December 12, 1968, in Steubenville, OH. A graduate and class treasurer of the 1987 Class of Weir High School, Lisa furthered her education on the Deanโ€™s List at West Liberty, where she received her degree in Dental Hygiene. Currently, Lisa was a dental hygienist with the office of Thomas Dietrich, DDS in Washington, PA. She loved spending time with her daughter, McKenna. Disney World ranked as one of her favorite places and Jimmy Buffett one of her favorite entertainers. Lisa also enjoyed quilting. She was a member of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, First Baptist Quilting Club, and the American Dental Hygienist Association. She is survived by her parents, George M. and Sue Bartley Fritch; her husband, David L. Popish; her daughter, McKenna Lee Popish; her sister Andrea Renee Stead and her husband, Rick; her nieces Raegan and Bailey Stead; step sons Eric and Shawn Popish all of Weirton. Visitation will be Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV Funeral Liturgy with mass will be celebrated 10 AM Wednesday, at the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton, WV. Rev. Fr. Dean Borgmeyer will preside. Entombment will follow at Saint Paul Mausoleum, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Animal Shelter 715 Gas Valley Road New Cumberland, WV 26047

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  1. Lisa, God has called an Angel Home. Know that you are at peace and no more suffering…You will be missed by a host of Family And Friends.I am proud to be a part of your life and your family. My Thoughts and Prayers, Sharon & Shane Spencer

  2. So sorry to hear about Lisa. Although I didn’t know her, my brother, Dwight McUmar, did and he told me what a wonderful person she was. Your family is in our prayers. Please realize she’s in a better place.

  3. To my family: Isaiah 35:4 Say to those with anxious heart, “Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God…will save you. My prayers and deepest sympathies are with you all. I am comforted knowing that My Beautiful Cousin, Lisa, is in the presence of Glory and walking streets of gold. I ask for God’s peace that passes all understanding for all of you and pray you will cry out to him for help in this time and all the days of your lives. I love you all very much.

  4. So blessed to have known you. You were a good friend and really good to my son Nathan. I will miss you everyday but I know that you are with God and not in any more pain. I will pray for your family and help them as much as I can. God Bless You Lisa and I love you.

  5. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and prayers during this time of sorrow. We will continue to pray for your strength and courage while you mourn your loss. IN His Love, Jennifer (Sarap) Currey

  6. George & Sue, We are so very sorry about the loss of your beautiful daughter, Lisa. She will be missed. May you take comfort knowing that shes in a better place.

  7. Lisa was such a wonderful and amazing woman. I admire her for the way she loved life, family, and friends; as well as, her courage while battling cancer. She will be missed by many. Please find comfort in knowing she is in the arms of our Loving and Heavenly Father without pain or suffering. Psalm 147:3 “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

  8. I saw Lisa this summer and we talked for a long time. I never knew of her sickness until recently. After our conversation, I said to myself that she has never changed- always a friendly and beautiful soul. She was now, as she was in high school- a great person. To her family- you have my truest sympathy. I know how much you love her. Bless all of you. Sometimes angels are needed in a much better place. She is needed.

  9. God has received his angel, Lisa. May you find the peace that she now has. Praying for all of you! Lisa was a wonderful woman and will truly be missed!

  10. The Fritch Family I cant begin to tell you how Deeply Sorry I am for the loss of your Daughter, Sister and McKenna’s Mother! My Thought’s and Prayers go out to all of you in this very Difficult time! May God Bless you all! Rest in Peace Lisa you will be sorely missed! Renee Mallicone

  11. We are so very sorry about your loss. Lisa offered such sweet words of encouragement during my illness and it meant more than she ever knew. Her beautiful smile will remain with all of us. Our thoughts, prayers and hearts are with all of you. Shandel and Mike

  12. God Bless! We are so saddened by your precious loss! We will miss Lisa and her love of life and that smile of hers, always brightened my day!

  13. Lisa was truly a wonderful person and heaven has received a beautiful angel. I will truly miss seeing her at the office and having our chats to catch up. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to McKenna and the rest of Lisa’s family.

  14. my thoughts and prayers go out to the fritch family,and andrea and family. i have such great memories with lisa, going to the worlds fair together, sleepovers when we were younger, high school. she even showed me how to put mascara on. i am so sorry for your loss. i will miss her with all my heart.

  15. I have so many memories of Lisa from Liberty school overnighters to double dating in high school. It was good to talk with her again through reunion planning & facebook. I can’t believe she’s gone ~ May God grant strength & understanding to all those that mourn her. I am grateful that she was a part of my life and now, at peace…

  16. Dear George, Sue & Andrea, So very sorry for your loss. Your family has been thru so much, but you can be comforted by the knowledge that she is smiling with the angels now and in no more pain.

  17. Mr and Mrs. Fritch I am so sorry for your families loss.I am so very sad. Although Lisa and I had lost contact with each other she was never far from my thoughts. I have her graduation picture with the cat on my vanity, and I still have 2 ceramic bunnies she gave that I put out every easter.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  18. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. I have very wonderful memories of Lisa. She had a wonderful smile and beautiful outlook on life. I am truly blessed to have had her as a friend. Her legacy lives on through her daughter.

  19. To Lisa’s Family and Friends: I am so sorry for your loss. Lisa was truly a special person that I was proud to call friend. Her smile always lit up the room when she walked in. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

  20. To Lisa’s Family I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  21. Mr. & Mrs. Fritch & family, please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you at this heartbreaking time. I know Lisa touched the hearts of many people in her very short life & will be truly missed, so please take strength from that. My prayers are also with her daughter and know you will keep Lisa’s memory alive in her heart. God bless & keep you.

  22. To Lisa’s Family, I was so touched by all the people at Lisa’s Benefit Dinner, who were there because they loved and supported Lisa. Everyone there could only think of her, fighting for her life that day in the hospital. We all had such hope. George and Sue, as parents, we can not imagine the pain you’re feeling, losing your child and Andrea, as a sister also, I can’t imagine losing mine. We pray that all your good memories of Lisa and her precious daughter, McKenna and knowing that family and friends grieve with you, will comfort you always. Hold on to your faith, that one day you’ll see your loved one again. With sincere sympathy and friendship, Janice & Mike Petrovich & Family

  23. Sue and George, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss! I can’t imagine what you must be going through. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  24. I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I have such fond memories of growing up with Lisa. May all of your memories of her love comfort you during this time. My thoughts are with your family during this difficult time.

  25. Mr. and Mrs. Fritch and Andrea- Please accept my deepest condolences. Lisa had a big heart and I will always remember how generous and patient she was with me so many years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family.

  26. I have known Lisa since 6th grade. I always remember her with a smile on her face and a kind word to everyone, which is very rare in junior high! Lisa was loved by many, and her memory will be carried by many.

  27. I am so sorry and will try to pay respects personally. I hope that Mckenna will always remember just how special of a Mother she had. I often think of how she helped me with my children years ago when they were young in going to the Civic Arena and watching the circus. She was always special.

  28. I want share with you, I only new Lisa a short while but I can say she was a very sweet person that will be sadly missed. my harts go out to the family and her sweet little girl.may her rest in peace now, love the Gonze family

  29. There’s so many people that you’ve touched So many people who love you so much Only God knows-everyday we prayed How much more can Lisa take today? You wondered all along-Dear Lord, why me? How much more can I take-How can this be? You beat it once-you’re body did mend And then like darkness, it came back again God had his reasons, we question, we doubt! We did’nt understand-What is it all about You never gave up-not even in the end Nor did we!Your family your friends! We’ve been with you from the very start You’ll never forgotten-You’re in our “heart!” One things for sure-One thing we’ve learned Your “Angel Wings” were definitely earned We Love You Lisa!

  30. Mr & Mrs Fritch and family, I was so sad when I found out about Lisa’s cancer. She was a wonderful person, always kind, never a bad word against anyone. My memeories of her are wonderful memories that I will cherish forever. Life is so unpredictable, I know this first hand in dealing with the loss of my brother. Growing up, she was more like a cousin than just a friend, our families have always been entwined to one another. Please know that she is in a better place without pain and suffering.Also know that you and your entire family will remain in my thoughts and prayers. May you find the strenght to make it thru these difficult times and may the Lord bless and watch over you and your family. With all my love…

  31. Dave,I was very sorry to hear about Lisa. I didn’t know she wasn’t well.I was talking to my Mother last night and she told me i live in St.Clairsville now #304-215-3525 again Dave I’m very sorry for your loss

  32. There are no words that can ease your pain. Lisa was a wonderful person and a joy to be around. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.

  33. Dear Fritch Family, I am so sorry for the loss of Lisa. I hope you all can be comforted by the fact that she is no longer in pain. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the entire family during these difficult times. Love, Mary Beth (Vandruff) Fries

  34. Rest in Peace, beautiful Angel. Since we were kids there was love in my heart for you. There was never a situation to show it but you were such a beautiful woman inside and out. This world was a better place with you in it and now Heaven is where your light shines. Rest in peace my friend. Your struggles on Earth are over. Watch over your baby girl and keep her safe from above. Rest in Peace, Lisa. We all love you and will miss you very much! Vince

  35. Lisa, I’ve known and looked up to you since I was a little girl. I will forever remember your kind heart, beautiful smile, and what an amazing mother you were and always will be as you watch over Mckenna as she grows…You will be forever loved and missed…

  36. Lisa,you will be greatly missed and remembered always. I am so blessed to have such wonderful memories with you and will cherish them forever. Your suffering is over and you fought till the end and I feel at ease knowing that you will finally be pain free. My heart and prayers go out to your family and precious daughter.I know you will be our angel watching over us, love you.

  37. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I have alot of great memories of your daughter. Especially nursing class at the Voactional Building our Sr. Year in school. She will truly be missed by everyone that new her. She was truly a great person on the inside and out. I’ve lost touch with her and many others since I moved to Cincinnati 13 years ago but I was truly shocked to hear the news. She’ll be forever in my thoughts and prayers as will the rest of the family. God Bless all of you

  38. Lisa, you were always a very sweet, beautiful, loving and caring person. You will be sadly missed ! My thoughts and prayers go out to the Fritch family !

  39. I love and miss you so much.I wish you were here.I remember you taking me to the pool,and you would never get in the water your feet were brave to go in it even in pool check you still wouldn’t go in lol.

  40. I just want to tell you, Lisa, that I miss you and think about you often. My heart goes out to McKenna for being such a brave young girl in dealing with losing you and now her diabetes. Keep watching over all of us, Lisa. You are a very special angel. <3

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