luis bruno
With his loving wife, son and family by his side, Luis Bruno, 57, of Weirton, passed away Monday, November 23, 2009 at his home. Born December 3, 1951 in Belmonte Calabro, Italy, he was a son of Innocenza Porco Bruno of Weirton and the late Giuseppe Bruno. He was also preceded in death by his brother Anthony. Luis retired from Weirton Steel where he worked as a Millwright in the Hot Mill Department. He also worked for Horsehead Corporation and Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church. Being very artistic, Luis enjoyed carving knives and loved painting for his family and friends. He was a true Steeler Fan. In addition to his mother, Luis is survived by his wife Gerry Harris Bruno; son Lance Luis Bruno; brother Frank Bruno and sister Theresa McCombs and her husband Harold all of Weirton. Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Saturday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church. The family requests that friends meet at the church for the 9:30AM services. The Reverend Father Dean Borgmeyer will officiate. Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.

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  1. Mrs. Bruno, Theresa, Frank, and Family, Please accept my sympathy and prayers at this very sad time in your lives. I have such fond memories of all of you as we grew up together on Wetzel Street. I pray that God helps all of you, especially since you’ve lost two sons and brothers so close together. God bless you, Mary Lou (LaMantia) James

  2. Gerry, Lance and family, I am so sorry to hear of Luis’s passing. My heart hurts for all of you. Luis was such a great guy and now he will be watching over you and praying for all of you. Many have been praying for you and will continue to through this very difficult time. May you feel the arms of Jesus wrapped around you.

  3. Dear Bruno family. Our family’s heart aches for you at this time. We have known Luis since he first came to this country. He and our brother Frank (Gomer) became very close friends and Luis spent quite a bit of time at our home growing up. He always had a smile, a laugh and we have such warm, fond memories of him. May the Lord embrace you with peace and His love and may you have the hope that Luis will be waiting for you at his new home on your arrival…with his paintings on the walls.

  4. Dear Gerry & Lance Words cannot convey my sympathy that I feel for you both. You both are very important to me. May God grant you comfort during this difficult time. Love Sue & Ken Howell

  5. Gerry, Lance & Family, We’d like to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you. We will always remember what a wonderful person Luis was, always smiling, always a positive attitude. We will continue praying for you through this most difficult time. Tony, Linda, Chris & Matt Magnone and Anthony D’Alesio

  6. Gerry, I am so sorry for your loss. I am out of town and just read the paper online.May you and your son find strength to make it through this difficult time. Thought and prayers go out to you. Lidella

  7. Gerry, Lance & family, We were saddened to hear of Louie’s passing. We know he put up the good fight and will be remembered by all who knew him as a courageous & loving husband & father. Although we will be out of town for the holiday, our thoughts will be with you and your family during this very difficult time. Take care.

  8. Gerry, Lance and family, We know the fight that Lui dealt with was tough, but he was strong to the end. We are gonna miss him. Please know that we will continue to pray for you and Lance. Please take comfort in knowing that your friends and family will be here for you.ALWAYS!! We love you. Cathy and Donny

  9. Luis bought hardwood from my sawmill and made many impressive things. About this time every year, Luis would bring me a bottle of his wine and buy some oak hardwood. We would discuss his projects. It was a sincere pleasure to know Luis and I will miss him. Tony Pawlosky

  10. Dear Gerry and Family, I’m so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers, you are in our thoughts today………God Bless and be well, Janice & Mike

  11. Bruno family, Please accept my sincere expression of sympathy. I met Luis when he came to the US and started school at Weirton Heights Elemetry,we were friends all through school and then lost touch. I am saddened to read of his passing.We have lost a kind,gentle man. May God hold you in his loving arms and comfort you. My prayers are with you.

  12. Gerry and Lance, I really don’t know what to say. My prayers are with you, aunt Nancy and Theresa. Lui was the nicest and outgoing person. He will be greatly missed. Love You all Nikki

  13. Theresa and family, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Luis. This has to be very hard on all of you so soon after Anthony’s passing. May the Lord give you strength and peace through this difficult time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Gerry and Lance, So very,very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you. We will keep you in our prayers and ask God for comfort, strength, and guidance.

  15. Dear Gerry & Lance, We are so sorry to here about Luis,he was a terrific guy and we will miss him deeply. Sorry we were out of town and missed the funeral. If you need ANYTHING please give us a call. Love and prayers, Buck & Barb Coburn

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