louis tassey
Louis A. Tassey, 91, of Weirton, died Friday, May 27, 2016 at the Weirton Medical Center. Louis was born January 23, 1925 in Weirton, WV to the late Frank and Margaret {Gagliardi} Tassey. He was also preceded in death by his first wife Irene and brothers Frank and Dominic. He served in the United States Army during WWII. Louis landed on Omaha Beach and participated in the liberation of Paris and the Ohrdruf concentration camp and the Battle of the Bulge. He married Irene {Zidzik} Tassey on June 8, 1945 she died on November 3, 1986. He then married Mary Ann {Puskarich} Tassey on September 4, 1987. Louis worked as a boiler repairman at Weirton Steel for 41 years. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church and a member of the American Legion. He was an avid bowler at Steel Valley Lanes. Louis will be deeply missed by his wife Mary Ann; children Elaine Colbert of SC, Lois Cercone of SC, Kevin Tasey of Weirton, Anthony (Theresa) Tassey of Weirton, Michelle (David) Craig of Bethesda, OH, Rachelle (Art) Sidone of Waynesboro, VA, Richard (Kim) Hvizdak of Weirton, Jacque (Bob) Daigle of Imperial, PA, Mark (Megan) Hvizdak of Moon Township, PA, Robert Hvizdak of Weirton and Cynthia (Colin) Rooney of Upper St. Clair, PA; grandchildren Chase (MaryLeigh) Colbert, Nathan and Aaron (Gretchen) Cercone, Megan and Justin Tasey, Rachel (Matt) Barker, Joshua Tassey Lucas (Sherawna) Craig, Vanessa Craig, Jordan (Brittany) Craig, Caleb, Danielle and Micah Hvizdak, Nic and Mia Daigle, Abbey and Michael Hvizdak and Gannon, Connan and Maurinn Ronney; great-grandchildren Kiamara, Landon, Charleigh and Clayton; sister Lucille (Richard) Hoover and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10AM Wednesday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Manuel Gelido will officiate. Entombment will follow at St. Paul Cemetery Mausoleum where military honors will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 229 California Ave., Weirton, WV 26062. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Mary Ann and family, I am so sorry for your loss. We loved Pop Pop and have so many wonderful memories of him. We know Evan will greet him in Heaven. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you all.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. Pop Pop was a wonderful man who was very special to my family. We loved him very much…especially Evan. I know they will meet in Heaven. Love to you all

  3. Elaine, Lois, Kevin and Anthony, so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Many memories growing up of his kindness, patience and always so sweet. Many prayers; may he rest in peace.

  4. Lou I will miss you dearly brother you were not only my farther in law but a great buddy, all the times we shared in my garage sitting and just talking about life an what is important. I will never forget all the great times we had!! I remember this past Easter you an I wrestled on my back patio unbelievable at 91 you almost took me down. When Jesus comes for you brother run to him with your arms wide open Love Bob Daigle Love you buddy

  5. 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 Louis A. Tassey, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete. I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of….. US Army Veteran, Louis A. Tassey, “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 †

  6. Our hearts are heavy as the rock of our family is gone. God has gained one of the strongest warriors out there. Forever on a path to make you proud. Miss and love you always … Rachel

  7. Pop pop you will always have a special, special place in my heart. From hearing about your war stories to just spending time with you for 17 years, you influenced my life in ways I’ll never be able to thank you enough for. I’ve never met someone so selfless and simple in my life. You taught me to appreciate the little things in life and to keep a smile on my face during the toughest times. I’ll always remember taking you out for a walk the day before you went into the hospital and you told me “do good Mia, especially in school” so my promise is to do that for you. I’m gonna miss you so much everyday. Rest easy, I love you

  8. Dad, growing up I never realized how lucky I was to have such a wonderful mother and father who taught me from an early age all about God, love, respect, honesty and compassion. Even up until your final days I was still learning from you your determination and strong will and how you continued to worry about everyone before yourself. You were always there for me to share all my life changing experiences from teaching me how to ride a bike to driving a car! I was so blessed to have you there to walk me down the aisle and for the birth of your two grandsons. You were definitely an angel here on earth to now an angel in heaven. I will continue to learn from your ways and pray that I can be at least half the person you were. We were so lucky to have you for 91 years here on this earth, now it’s time to share you with the other angels! You were truly one of a kind……..my hero!

  9. Dad, I can’t thank you and Mom enough, for raising me, & my siblings on Greenlawn Blvd in your new home! It was a joy, being your oldest son! You taught me so much, about life! The best thing about you Dad, was that you were always there, for us! You & Mom instilled the meaning of hard work, and right from wrong. I remember what you once said, that you thought I left home to early! Thank You, Dad for sending me to the best Welding School in the World! I am so proud, that you & Mom was my parents! Thank You, Mom & Dad!!!!!

  10. Anthony, Theresa, Rachel, & Josh, Fathers and grandfathers are the backbone of our families. We are very sorry for your loss. Hugs & prayers…Love you guys

  11. To the Daigle Family and Tassey Family, We are so sorry for your loss, our prayers and sympathy are with you all during this difficult time. Lou was a very special man, we always enjoyed talking to him and spending time with him. He is a great man and we are fortunate to have known him. Love you all, Ginny, Tim, Danielle, Alexis and Tori Juzwick

  12. Dearest Jacque, Mary Anne and family, condolences to you all in this time of sadness. Keep your thoughts bright, and you are in my thoughts and prayers always. Much love,

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