louis torchio, jr.
Louis Torchio, Jr., 88, of Powell, Ohio, formerly of Weirton, passed peacefully in his sleep on August 1, 2019. Born December 22, 1930, in Weirton, Louis was a son of the late Louis and Mary (Gillette) Torchio, Sr. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Suzanne (Costlow) Torchio; brother, Anthony Torchio, and sisters, Rose Altomare and Viola Buracchio. After graduating from Weir High School in 1949, Lou attended Butler University in Indianapolis where he played football. Upon his return to Weirton, Lou joined the Weirton Police Department, where he served for 20 years. He proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War. Louis was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Fraternal Order of Police and Knights of Columbus 3734. A wonderful father and grandfather, Lou will always be remembered for his big heart, his authenticity, and his love for all people. His legacy will carry on with his daughter, Tina (John) Fitzgerald; son Louis J. (Ginny) Torchio; six grandchildren Lara, John Jr., Michael, Amanda, Louis (Matt) and Nicholas and two great-grandchildren. Friends and relatives will be received 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Additional visitation will be 10:00 AM until 10:30 AM on Wednesday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM Wednesday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church with the Reverend Father Dennis J. Schuelkens, Jr. officiating. Entombment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Steubenville, OH. Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com

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  1. Lou was a wonderful and proud father. He certainly did life his way. We will miss him greatly. L.J.

  2. My mom, Bella Sticco, and I are so sorry to hear this news. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Mom is not very mobile these days, and will not have a way to get to the funeral home. I will be in transit Wednesday, moving from Pittsburgh to Weirton, so things are conspiring against us being with you at this time. May God comfort you and give you peace!–Maria Sticco

  3. My thoughts and Prayers go out Mr. Torchios family and friends. He was a great man. Sincerly. Chuck Varner

  4. 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 Torchio, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, Louis Torchio, Jr., is “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 †

  5. I worked with Louie at Weirton PD from 79-83. He was a good guy and served the city well. The grin/smirk on his pic is perfect Louie. Roy Rhodes

  6. Everyone should have a friend like I had in Big Lou. He was a second father, a big brother, a best friend, a role model and a great listener. Somehow, he knew which one to be at exactly the right time. He was one of those people that you always felt better when you left than you did when you arrived. He and his entire family have given me more great memories than any one guy deserves, and I’ll cherish every single one of them. Godspeed my dear friend (Tell Q we said hello) Jay DeSantis

  7. Dear Lou, Ginny, and Family, Please accept my condolences on your dad’s 🙏 passing. My prayers are with you. May he rest in peace. Love, Nancy Ruda

  8. Hi Lisa and poky Danny Gabbi what a guy always had fun with him remember him sity on the porch always smoking a cigar remember when we were kids playing Eiffel ball if we hit him with the ball it was a grand slam lol allot of good memories in the street he’s at peace with your mom love yunz danny

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