martin kaczmarek
Martin Paul Kaczmarek, a hardworking family man, died Monday, July 27, 2020, after a battle with lung cancer. He was 79. Born in his family's home on Wall Street in Weirton on December 5, 1940, Marty was the second of four children born to Stanley and Stella Morris Kaczmarek. A graduate of Weirton Madonna High School's, first graduating class, Marty married Sandra Lee Mackson on October 13, 1962, and they were blessed with two children, four grandchildren, and three great-granddaughters. Early on, Marty worked two jobs were he was a meter reader for Columbia Gas during the day and a projector operator at the Bel-Aire Drive- Inn at night. He eventually retired from Mountaineer Gas after 35 years of service, where he was also President of the Union for over twenty years. Following his retirement, Marty was employed at Sacred Heart of Mary Church. He worked as a janitor and a "Jack of all trades." He and his great friends Stanley Zeszutek and Freddie Flati would not only clean and maintain the entire property they would solve all the world's problems on their coffee breaks. Marty was known as a peacemaker. Marty was very family-oriented; he enjoyed yearly family vacations to Deep Creek, Maryland. He built his family's home and loved relaxing on the back porch listening to Elvis Presley. For fun, Marty liked to golf, and he loved to go fishing. But nothing compared to the cherished times he spent with his children, grandchildren and especially the times with his great-granddaughters. He just loved the hugs and kisses for Judju. Marty was a member of the Knights of Columbus 3734 and a lifelong member of Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church. In addition to his parents , Marty was preceded in death by his sister and brother in law Bernice and John Horan, and his brother in law, Michael Hornyak. He will be remembered with love by his wife Sandy; his son, Mark; and his daughter Lori (Mark) Thomas; his brother, Stanley (Sara) Kaczmarek; his sister, Stella Hornyak; his grandchildren, Kelsey(Matt)Cole, James (Katie) Fulciniti, Courtney and Samantha Kaczmarek; and his great granddaughters, Lyla, Scarlett, and Magnolia Cole; nieces and nephews, and great- nieces and great- nephews. Visitation for Marty will be 1-3 PM and 6-8 PM Wednesday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home where a Vigil Service will be lead by Deacon Vince Olenick at 7:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM Thursday at Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church 200 Preston Avenue Weirton, WV Rev. Father Justin Golna will preside. Entombment will follow at Saint Paul's Cemetery. Since Marty will not be able to cast his vote for President Donald J.Trump, he kindly asks that you do one last thing for him and cast your vote for President Donald J. Trump on November 3, 2020. Share tributes and memories or send a hug from home at Masks are required for visitation at the funeral home, the church, and the cemetery.

Memories Timeline


  1. Marty, you will be missed.the best polka dancer I know. Always smiling and friendly. You were a great father, grandfather, great grandfather and son. You will be greatly missed. And for you max and I will vote for Donal Trump.

  2. Our deepest & sincere sympathy to Marty’s family. He was always smiling & friendly and will be missed but never forgotten. Rest In Peace Marty. Michael & Marlene Runkel

  3. Sandy, Lori & Mark our thoughts and prayers are with you all. So many fond memories of Marty, he will be missed by all! Love & Prayers,

  4. So very sorry to hear about Marty..My sincere condolences to Sandy and the family…I worked with Marty and he was the kindest man and easy going…God Bless you Marty. Eternal rest grant unto Marty O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

  5. Thinking of you all from Florida. He was a great man whom loved his family so much. I will also remember the Elvis shows he put on at family functions. Lots of hugs and prayers!! The Hiltunen Family

  6. We are thinking of all of you during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Stanley, Melissa, Alysea, & Ciara

  7. Sandy and family. You have our deepest sympathy. Marty will truly be missed at Sacred Heart especially in the kitchen. Anything we wanted or needed he was always there for us. He was such a kindhearted and fun loving guy. Here is one last great toast to Marty. We love you. Paul and Sue Rafacz

  8. Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.

  9. It is sad to hear that Marty has passed. We share the same birth day, but he is a year older than me, and I remember the high school days and after high school, when we shared jokes and visited him and Sandy at their home. Our prayers will be said for his immortal soul, and for his family. Our deepest sympathy comes your way from Maine. Patty Adyniec Beck and husband, Charlie.

  10. Sandy, Mark, Lori and families. I was saddened to hear of Marty’s passing. I know he will be missed by all. May he rest in peace and may God hold all of you in the palm of his hand as you go through this difficult time. Prayers to all.

  11. Marty was a very loved man by everyone, he will be missed by everyone in the church, and community, our prayers go out to his family. Allan Burnworth

  12. So many memories and funny one liners with Uncle Marty where do I begin. I will always think of him when I hear an Elvis song, he was the BEST Elvis impersonator! Vegas had nothing on uncle Marty! When he and Aunt Sandy came to visit us in Georgia along with my parents, we were scanning through tv channels and the Miss America pageant was on, and Uncle Marty took one look and said, “well, there is just no substitute for youth.” Funny and witty, we will miss him greatly. Aunt Sandy, Lori, Mark, and family, we are truly sorry for your loss. Love & prayers from the McFall family.

  13. My sincere sympathy to the family of Marty Kaczmarek. Marty was a great man and I was blessed to have known him.

  14. Sandy & Family Deepest sympathy in the loss of Marty. Please know that you are all in our thoughts & prayers.

  15. Marty always was a great guy that will be missed by many including Bill & I. Now he’s in heaven and always with all of you.

  16. Our deepest condolences. We will remember all of you in our prayers during this difficult time.

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

  18. We cherish the memories with you Uncle Marty/Uncle Judju … you were a very special Godfather, brother, uncle and friend. We love you — Darla, Dave & Dylan

  19. So sorry to hear of Marty’s passing. He was always a gentleman. Our deepest sympathy to all of his family. Bob & Peggy Thomaselli

  20. Our deepest sympathy . Prayers for the entire family at this difficult time. Sincerely, The Barto family

  21. To all of Marty’s family, Beth and I are so sorry with this news. I got to know Marty as our son married Kelsey. I remember very well the first time I met him and the impact he had on me. After a 26 hour ride from Texas, we arrive at Marty’s place around 11 pm. The house was full of family and we had to sit down for dinner. But first we had to head downstairs for the obligatory shot and a beer. That was the start of what I will hold dear is my relationship with Marty. He was loved by many and truly will be missed by all who ever met him. I will miss our cocktail and cigar moments. Jeff

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