Mary Jane Mihalyo, a lifelong resident of Marland Heights in Weirton, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021, after a three and half year battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was 70 years old. Mary Jane was born on February 15, 1951, in Steubenville, OH, the fourth-born daughter of Walter and Dorothy Jackson Briscoe. Mary graduated from Weir High School in 1969, where she was elected Honored Queen of Job's Daughters, an organization that fosters leadership, charity, and character-building in young women. After high school, Mary received an associate degree and worked at Denmark’s in Downtown Weirton. In 1972, while out with her friends, Mary met Andrew V. "Pinner" Mihalyo. On February 24, 1973, after a year of dating, Pinner and Mary were married at the Cove Presbyterian Church. In their 48 years of marriage, they were blessed with two sons and three grandchildren. Pinner worked at Weirton Steel, and Mary enjoyed working at Convenient Food Mart on Marland Heights for over twenty years. After Convenient closed, Mary enjoyed her time working, a couple of blocks from her home, at Sweet Temptations Pastry Shop. Many days, Mary would start her day on her front porch, sitting on her swing enjoying her morning coffee while watching the birds. She loved to walk on Marland Heights, and when the pool was open, she loved swimming and diving. Her schedule often revolved around the 1 PM airing of the Days of Our Lives. She loved to travel and would look forward to visiting her sister in Las Vegas, but nothing compared to the visits from her grandchildren taking them to Oglebay Park in Wheeling, WV, to see the lights and walk through the flower gardens and zoo. Those cherished times will live on in the memories of her grandchildren. She was a passionate sport's fan of the Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins and could quickly provide you with any player's stats. Most of all, Mary will be remembered for the love she had for her family. Her compassion, empathy, and supportive nature were felt by all who knew Mary. She faced her illness with such grace and dignity. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her son, Timothy Brad Mihalyo, on November 18, 2014, and her sister, Nancy Kost, on April 24, 2007. Mary will be remembered with love and admiration by her husband, Andrew V. “Pinner” Mihalyo; her son, Brian J. Mihalyo; her brother, J. Briscoe (Cindy); her sisters, Sondra Olendorf and Judy House (Ken); and her loving grandchildren, Brya Grace, Alyssa Marie and Caleb Matthew Mihalyo. Mary's family is honoring her request for cremation without any traditional services. Mary’s family would like to thank Valley Hospice and the Weirton Medical Cancer Center Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute for all the love and care they provided for Mary in the last three and a half years. Share tributes and memories at

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  1. Mihalyo and Briscoe families, I am so sorry for your loss! Mary was a very nice lady – I miss seeing her at the Convenient. You will be in my prayers!

  2. This is not fair- no one was kinder, gentler, sweeter or generous than Mary ! She could be depended on – trusted and gave everyone her time. She will be missed for her Loving Ways. With a heavy heart, I send my love and prayers for Her Family.

  3. My life was truly blessed by knowing Mary. She will always have a place in my heart. Prayers to all of you through this difficult time

  4. I will always remember Mary as the sweetest girl in our graduating class. Never a cross word for anyone and that smile would light up any space. Deepest sympathies to her family. She truly is an angel now.

  5. My memories begin in junior high and continue thru to high school. She was one of the sweetest girls I knew. My heart breaks for all of you as you navigate your loss. Judy, Jay so very sorry. Have such good memories of her and your family. God bless you 💔

  6. Our sincere thoughts and prayers to Mary’s family. Bob and I thought so much of this sweet, beautiful lady and always enjoyed talking with her. R.I.P., Mary.

  7. Mary was like a sister for me. We attended the same grade school which started off the friendship. Many weekend nights and after school times at her house. She was always so kind as were her sisters, brother, and parents. So many wonderful times spends with this kind and gentle friend. She will be missed by all who knew her. My deepest sympathies to her family. Your memory, Heavenly Angel is eternal. Love, JoAnn Locascio Green

  8. My deepest sympathy to Pinner, J., Judy and all the family. I have nothing but fond memories of Mary. She fought the battle for over 3 years. May she rest in peace, Mary and all of you will be in my prayers.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I will always treasure the time I had with Mary. Will miss her dearly. Prayers and love.

  10. Please accept my sympathy and prayers at this very sad time. I grew up with Mary Jane on Collins Way. I remember her lovely smile and personality. Noel Kirk West

  11. Mary was a sweet lady. I remember her from Convienient. My deepest sympathies to J and Judy and the rest of her family. May her memory be eternal. 🙏🙏💗

  12. I’m so sorry for your loss keep you all in my thoughts & prayers. She was a beautiful lady. 🙏🙏🙏

  13. Uncle Pinner and Brian Mihalyo, sorry for your loss. Aunt Mary’s kindness will be remembered. Love Jared, Jackie, Brynn, Brooke, and Marcus Briscoe

  14. The Mihalyo’s are a big part of our family. Mary fought the good fight and now she’s in the presence of God and with her son, Tim. What a glorious reunion. Our sympathy to her family and may she Rest In Peace. Barbara and Mark Trushel

  15. I was lucky to get to know and work with Mary. What a classy, beautiful woman, inside and out. Heaven gained a great one. Lots of love and prayers to the family.

  16. Our thoughts are with Mary’s family. We remember Mary as a gentle soul who always made us feel better with her smile and greetings. Michael and Jane Kraina

  17. I was fortunate enough to work with Mary many years ago @ Denmark’s. Can still remember her smiling & blushing when she told everyone about meeting “Pinner”. So sorry for your family’s loss. Christy Wilson

  18. Pinner, and Family of Mary Mihalyo Vic and I are saddened to learn of Mary’s passing. She was the nicest individual you would ever like to meet. Mary with her kind ways and the way she would talk to people just made you feel at ease. The world lost a very good and kind lady. The passing of Mary will leave a void in the lives of those Mary touched. Pinner please accept our deepest condolences and prayers. May God light the way. God Bless Dave and Vicki Reitter

  19. Wonderful and loving mom and grandmother and best mother in law one could have. Her cooking too was wonderful and she always knew how to buy the perfect gift. I love you and Pinner so much. I cherish my cookbooks and memories with you. I know you are better but how much better the world is with you. Love forever.

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