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Martin W. Oiler,72, of Colliers passed away on Friday, December 2, 2022, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

Martin was born to Martin and Marjorie Weimer Oiler on Christmas Eve 1949. He graduated from Steubenville Big Red in 1968. After graduation, he served his country with the United States Air Force in active duty for four years.

On June 6, 1969, he married Carol Williams. In their 53 years of marriage, they were blessed with four children, eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Sadly, Marty was preceded in death by his parents, his two twin daughters, Michelle McAbee in 2014 and Melanie Jean Silver in 2022, and a granddaughter, Lindsey Freshwater in 2022.

Marty retired from First Energy, where he worked maintenance in the power plant for 30 years.

Marty was a member of the VFW 2716, and a former member of the Colliers Volunteer Fire Department. He was handy around the house and enjoyed having a few beers while watching the Pittsburgh Steelers. In his free time, he enjoyed going to concerts with his wife.

Marty will be remembered as a good dad always and a good husband most of the time.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Williams Oiler, his son, Marty Oiler (Mandi McQuiston); daughter, Elizabeth Oiler (Kenny Wilson); grandchildren, Stephanie , Joey, Anthony, and Carlee Silver, Lacey Van Fossen (Kevin), Hunter McAbee, Kaylee Durbin (Cody), Brayden Oiler, Grant and Kole Wilson; great grandchildren, Alessa Kraus, Zia, and Ivy Freshwater, Emma, Harper and Greyson Van Fossen, Lily and Braxton Durbin; son in law, Joseph Silver, and grandson in law, Evan Freshwater.

Visitation will be 5-7 PM Monday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, where funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Monday.

Rev. Scott R. Mapes will preside.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Colliers United Methodist Church.

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Visitation: December 5, 2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

(304) 748-3219

Funeral: December 5, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

(304) 748-3219

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  1. Marty I will miss you forever, I will miss our long talks about you and your amazing wife Carol, and your beautiful family, your time in the service, our talks about God, and life in general. Thank you for your time spent with me. I told you that you reminded me of my dad and uncle’s, you do, and that’s why it hurts so bad. I love you.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Marty Oiler

  2. I am so shocked and deeply saddened with the amount of tragedy this family has faced. As a Colliers native, I know the whole family. When to school with Mel and Michelle, and knew Marty quite well. My prayers go out to the family and those who knew him most. God Bless

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