Mark Joseph Urbowicz, 52, of Weirton, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at his home. Born May 1, 1960 in Weirton, he was the son of Sandra Krivak Urbowicz of Weirton and the late Walter Anthony Urbowicz. He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Walter J. and Nancy Urbowicz and maternal grandparents Michael and Helena Krivak. A 1978 graduate of Weir High School and Airco Welding School, Mark worked 20 years in the Weirton Steel Tin Mill. For the last 8 years, he has been working as a coater operator for the Ball Corporation in Weirton. Mark was Catholic by faith. In addition to his mother, Mark is survived by his wife Barbara Taylor Urbowicz of Weirton, son Matthew Urbowicz at home; sisters Jolynn Urbowicz of Westerville, OH and Carol Brancazio and her husband T. J. of Weirton and several nieces and nephews. Mark's family will visit with friends and family Saturday from 10 until the 11AM Memorial Service at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Private interment will be held at the convenience of his family.

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  1. Barbie…so very sorry. I have no words to express my sympathy. I am here whenever you need me for whatever you need. I can’t ease the pain but I will be there to listen and help (however I can). Love you

  2. I was deeply saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. Hold in your hearts the memories that you have of the wonderful times that you shared together. While it can never take away the sense of loss that you are feeling now, it can bring you some joy in remembering the good times you shared.

  3. Barb i am so sorry for you`re loss please know that you and matthew are in my thoughts and prayers. Nora

  4. Barb and Matt: So sorry to hear about Mark. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

  5. Barb, Sandy, Jolynn, and Carol It seems only yesterday that I was writing about Walt’s passing, and now to do this for one of my own classmates is harder still. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts.

  6. Im so sorry heading of the passing of Joe. I knew him in high school and also knew Jolyn. My thoughts and prayer go to his family! RIP Joe!!!!

  7. Mark & I were friends in high school. My thoughts and prayers to the Urbowicz family. May Mark rest in peace…

  8. My deepest sympathies to the family of my Weir High Class of 1978 classmate. He was a young man, and left us too soon. May his memory be eternal.

  9. Dear Mrs. Urbowicz, JoLynn, Carol, and Family, It comes with great sorrow to hear of Mark’s passing. My most sincere sympathy to all of you. May God grant you peace in this most difficult time.

  10. So very sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. He was a former WHS classmate and we shared many good memories. I will always remember his orneriness and how he loved to make people laugh. May God grant you all peace and strength during this difficult time ~ Kay Fenske

  11. Dear Sandy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.

  12. Folks It saddens me to see that my friend Mark has passed. I had the pleasure to have worked with him in the BOP and his dad Walt in the Tin Mill. Finaly together at last a boy and his Dad. May God Bless..Mike Madigan AKA Maddog

  13. Dear Sandy, JoLynn, Carol, Barb, Mathew, Josette, Jolene and family. You have my most heartfelt sympathies. May God give you strength and comfort in your time of grief. Very sorry to hear of Marks passing.

  14. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of Marks family & friends. It was a pleasure to have met & worked with Mark at Ball Weirton. May god Bless you and watch over you at this time. Mark will be deeply miss at Ball, but always remembered.

  15. Barb and Family Our sincere sympathy and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May God keep you strong.

  16. Dear Barbara and Matt, My heart goes out to you both of you … Mark was so young and you all had so much as a family .. it just isn’t fair and I cannot tell you how very sorry I am for your loss! Connie Thrasher (Pete and Cyrena’s daughter)

  17. To the family of Mark Urbowicz, I worked in the Tin Mill with Mark. I was a Dispatcher in the Electric Shop. I was shocked when I read his obituary in the paper. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

  18. To the family of Mark Urbowicz JoLynn and Carol I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Mark in Weirton Steel. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.

  19. Dear Sandy, Barbara, Matt, JoLynn, and Carol. I am deeply saddened to learn of Mark’s passing and I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. When I lived in Weirton, Mark was like a big brother to me and I will always remember him for how kind and generous he was. A man of true character, he will be missed.

  20. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. I was deeply saddened by the news. Mark was one of my very best friends growing up. He is included in a lot of my memories of those times. I am grateful to have had him as a childhood friend and enjoyed our visits when I returned all these years later. His sense of humor never changed and I enjoyed that reminder of those days growing up. To Mrs. Urbowicz, Jolynn and Carol you are all part of those early memories as well, thank you. Barbara you always made me feel welcome. My last visit will remain special to me as Mark and I had such a good conversation. May God bless you all and Matthew with His comfort and peace.

  21. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. I grew up next door to Mark and the family. I always considered them my family too.I did come back to visit a couple of times and got to see them.Mark was busy and i didn’t get to see him. May he rest in peace, free of pain.

  22. To Mark’s family and friends: My thoughts and prayers are with you. I did not learn of Mark’s passing until today. He and I were classmates and buddies as youngsters. I am sad and sorry that he has left us. Hugs & Condolences – Cathy

  23. Barb & Matt, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you at this difficult time. I also have had to go thru a very hard time. I have you in my prayers. Stay strong.

  24. JoLynn, Carol, and Mrs. Urbowicz. I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Marks’ passing. My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you all. I have a lot of memories of us all hanging out on Heights street till the streetlights came on.

  25. “They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.” By William Penn Extending deepest sympathy For you and your family in your loss. – Weir Sr. High Class of 1978

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