mark kesling
Mark David Kesling, of Weirton, WV, died Saturday, January 2, 2021, after complications of COVID 19. He was 60 years old. Born in Weirton, WV on September 4, 1960, Mark was one of two sons born to Dave and Sandy Kinney Kesling. Mark graduated from Brooke High School in 1978 and went on to West Virginia University, where he was a member of the WVU Tennis Team. On November 26, 1983, Mark married his high school sweetheart, from Burgettstown High, Pam Seey. A metallurgical engineer, Mark worked at Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel for 24 years before accepting a job at Arcelor Mittal in Weirton, where he was currently a supervisor in the tin mill lab. For fun, Mark enjoyed playing tennis year-round and riding his Harley Davidson. When his son Bryce was involved with termite sports, Mark always volunteered his time as a coach. An avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan, he would plan his schedule around the game. Mark nourished his faith at Trinity Lutheran Church in Weirton. He was preceded in death by his father, David Kesling. He will be remembered with love by his wife, Pam Seey Kesling, his son, Bryce Kesling, his mother, Sandy Kinney Kesling, his brother, Scott Kesling; his niece, Monica Kesling and his nephew, David (Paige) Kesling. Visitation will be 11 AM until time of funeral services at 1 PM Wednesday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. Private family interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Share tributes at 304 748 3219

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  1. I just got done watching The Pink Panther with Steve Martin (2006). I heard you laughing nearly the entire time. You and Pap had that special laugh that instantly brought a smile to everyone else in the room. Miss you and love you.

  2. Mark was in our prayers constantly and know that we continue to pray for Pam, Bryce, Scott, and Sandy and the family through this trying time. He will be sadly missed by all, and we will always remember him as his vibrant self.

  3. Mark was a very kind person. He loved his family very much and never forgot a Birthday or Anniversary. He will remain in our hearts forever.

  4. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.

  5. Pam . Bryce. I am so very sorry for your Loss 💔. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you . God bless you both. May God bring you some comfort. Many Prayers. Holly Weekley.

  6. Pam and Bryce, so sorry to hear about the passing of Mark and your dad. Heaven gained another angel . He is in heaven with my dad and Dylan’s pap. Take comfort in knowing he is no longer in pain. You have our deepest sympathies. Take care and God bless🙏❤️🙏 Love Harry, Sue ,Levi and Dylan Moore and Judy Nice the boys Grammy

  7. Dear Pam and Bryce and Sandy, You all have my sincere sympathy. I have not seen any of you for many years but I think of you often. I will keep you in my prayers. Nancy Valles

  8. You all know how I feel about Mark. The Kesling and Kinney families were raised extremely closely since we were kids, so, Mark was more like a brother/friend to me than a cousin. Before I had to move away from Weirton, I cannot describe how many fond memories I have of my time with him. Our days riding motorcycles, playing racquetball after work, lifting weights in your garage, sharing our boat dock together on the OH river (Cousins’ Cove)….I could go on and on. I loved to hear him laugh, which was typically AT me, not WITH me because I always seemed to be doing something stupid! 🙂 Mark was truly one of the nicest guys that I ever knew and we will all miss him dearly.

  9. I remember Mark from Termite Basketball when we coached against each other. He was a good guy. My sympathies to your family

  10. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss… Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  11. All of us in the tennis circle knew Mark as an exceptional tennis player, but more importantly as a humble and kind friend. There are no words to express our heartfelt sympathy to Pam, Bryce and his family. We hold you in our hearts and lift you in prayer for God’s strength and love to carry you through this horrible storm. Love, Bernie and Doretta

  12. I worked with Mark for many years at Yorkville. He was a great person to work for, and our working relationship endured many trials and tribulations. Mark always treated me with the utmost respect, and I think he knew that he could always depend on me. My deepest condolences to Pam and Bryce. He spoke of you both with so much pride. I am so sorry that I never got to meet up with him after we left W-P. Rest in peace, my friend..

  13. So very sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. I worked with him at Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel in Yorkville for a long time. He was a great boss and friend and we all shared many laughs in our department. Sincerest condolences to all. Beth Bickerstaff

  14. My sincere condolences to Pam. So sorry to hear of the death of your husband. Praying for your comfort and peace and for your entire family. Delores King

  15. I was so sad to hear of Mark’s passing. My deepest condolences to Pam and the rest of the family. Gary Berdine

  16. “Mark” will be missed in the tennis community and by all that knew him. A great competitor, a great person. My heartfelt condolences.

  17. Sending our deepest condolences to the Kesling family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Brian and Teresa Ginier

  18. I remember Mark from Edgewood Grade School. He was a sweet kid, very smart, and funny. My mother still lives in Weirton and shared the news of his passing. I am very sorry for your loss.

  19. Played baseball at Termite Fields with Mark. Still have the trophy when we won the Seniors Championship with the Cardinals. His Dad devoted endless hours coaching us young kids that I will never forget. Prayers to his wife and family.

  20. It was a pleasure to know Mark and to have played tennis with him. He was a skilled and gracious player who loved the game. His was always so pleasant to be around. He will be truly missed. We will be praying for comfort for his family.

  21. I’m so sorry for your loss. All the Kesling’s are in my thoughts and prayers. I have worked with Scott for many years. Jamie Newton

  22. Mike: I could not have said it better. Mark was a great teammate and leader in both basketball and baseball. Also a nice person to grow up with . Mr Dave Kesling was the best . Very sadden of Marks passing .My prayers go out to Mark’s family and Mrs Kesling and Scott… Bob McKinley

  23. Thoughts and prayers to Mark’s entire family. I work closely with Mark’s brother Scott in South Carolina and have known him for many years. David Foust

  24. I always enjoyed playing with Mark in our tennis leagues. He was a great player & always so kind to everyone. I am so sad to hear of his passing. My sympathy & prayers to his family.

  25. Dear Pam, Bryce, family members, I could never say enough how sorry I am to learn of your devastating loss. I will never forget the pleasure it was working with you at WS all those years ago however brief and more recently having a little visit at the Peach Festival when you and Mark were there. It is beyond heartbreaking all you have been through since then. Keeping you close in thought these unbearably difficult days. With love and tears, Kathy Alatis

  26. My friend it’s been a week since I was told I still can’t believe. Spent my childhood with you guys. Then life gets in the way everyone goes their separate ways. We ran into each other occasionally . We always enjoyed catching up. The last time at your dads. We made plans to ride and just never got to it. How I wish we had. One other thing we were young and going to enter the Pitch Hit and throw contest in weirton. I felt so bad you cut your finger just before the event and couldn’t compete. As it turned out I won. I never told you but you would have beaten me! So many memories of basketball and baseball I’ll never forget. So so sorry to all family Mike Robinson

  27. Dear Pam, I’ll always remember Mark on the tennis court and his love for the game. You and Bryce are in our thoughts and prayers. Wish I could give you a big, long, warm hug. Sorry we couldn’t be at the visitation or funeral. Love to you and Bryce and rest of your families. Sandi & Ray Gajtka

  28. I’m so very sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. We played Termite basketball together and with Mark as our team Captain we won our League Championship. I remember when Mark’s father would give me a ride home and we always stopped at Dairy Queen for ice cream. Great memories with a great family! I’m very sorry for your loss.

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