mary babinchak
Mary Catherine Greer Babinchak, 81, of Weirton, passed peacefully in her home the morning of February 9, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. Mary was born on February 22, 1930, the daughter of the late Findley Greer and Lucy Gotshall Freeman. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Olen Greer and Edward "Pete" Greer, and a daughter, Edda Babinchak Gunning. She is survived by her loving husband George Babinchak of Weirton; two sons, John Chilensky (Delores) of Douglassville, PA and Paul Chilensky (Mary Kay) of Imperial, PA; three daughters, Diana Fass of New Hope, PA, Lisa Babinchak Stickley (Steve) of McKees Rocks,, PA, and Diane Susan Bommer (Dan) of Wintersville, OH; sister, Betty Georgafandis (Stan) of Steubenville, OH; 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Mary had a great love for family and devoted her time and energy to spending time with them and making all who had the great honor of being a part of her life as happy as she possibly could. She will be terribly missed by all but never forgotten. Visitation will be Sunday 3 - 7 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Monday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. Rev Fr. Dean Borgmeyer will preside. Interment will follow at St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions in memory of Mary can be made to Valley Hospice or to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

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  1. Paul and MaryKay, please accept our sincere condolences to you and your family. May you find comfort through your memories. Love to you both.

  2. Thoughts and prayers to all of you this day. What a sweet precious woman, and how lucky you all are for Mary to have touched your lives..God Bless…

  3. DEAR GEORGE AND FAMILY, we know GOD WILL PROVIDE YOU PEACE in your wonderful memories. Mary is with Him and we are here for you. THE O’CONNOR FAMILY

  4. Dear Diana, Paul, and John, My sympathy to you all in the loss of your dear Mother. I lost mine last June and it’s never easy…I have so many fond memories of being at your house when we were kids and your Mom was always so kind…keep those good memories close in your heart, it helps so much in the tough days. Diana, I have missed you my friend, please drop me an e-mail and keep in touch. I would love to catch up. God bless you all..Many prayers are with you all…Chris (Hyde) Smith

  5. Dear George and Family, we are in California and are sorry we can’t be with you at this sad time. Please know you are in our thought’s and prayers. We will be in touch when we are back. Love, Jim and Dorothy

  6. Dear George, John, Paul, Diana, Lisa and Diane, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Mary. She was such a sweet, beautiful woman. When Mary and George were around there was always such a feeling of peace and love. We are praying for peace for those of you who are suffering from her loss. I am sure the reunion with Edda will be a joyous celebration. You are all in our thoughts and prayers! Love, Sue Wurtzler (Pat’s sister)

  7. Dear George & family, Ed is out of town and I was gone when Mary passed away. We are so sorry for your loss and would have been there if we could. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ed Klash and Ruth Anne Foutty

  8. Grandma, we’re here to celebrate your life of selflessness, kindness and unmeasurable love. We are proud to be your kin. Each visit with you was met with warmth, compassion and the feeling that you loved each and every one of us with all of your heart. We will miss your presence here on earth but know you are at peace with all of your Angels in heaven. We love you!

  9. Diana and Family. Your Mother Mary was a delicate morning flower. When I danced with her on that beautiful afternoon in Lambertville her eyes sparkled, and she was light as a feather. What a wonderful day and memory. I don’t remember what we spoke about but looking in her eyes…I saw you clear as day. I remember singing her favorite Dean Martin song: “Everybody loves somebody sometime, everybody fall in love somehow. Something in your kiss just told me, my sometime is now. Everybody finds somebody, someplace. There’s no telling when love may appear. Something in my heart keeps saying. My someplace is here.” She loved you and your family so very much. Keep her song in your heart and smile. God bless her, Kristian

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