Matthew A. Burnetta, 79, of Weirton, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2008 at the Heritage Place. Born April 8, 1929 in Weirton, WV, he was the son of the late Matthew J. Burnetta and Alice M. Jones Burnetta. Matthew was also preceded in death by his infant son Matthew Burnetta, and his two brothers Jack Robinson and Frank Burnetta. With 25 years of service, Matthew retired from State Farm Insurance where he worked as a claims man. He was a member of the American Legion Post 10, Weirton Elks, and Weirton K of C, and served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War. Matthew is survived by his wife Barbara Buffone Burnetta; daughter Debra Clark and her husband Jerry of Farmville, VA; his stepdaughter Deborah Pittman of Milton, FL; his stepson Edward Brand of Steubenville, OH; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and two step great grandchildren. Friends will be received Sunday 6-9PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where an Elks service will be held at 7:30PM. Funeral Liturgy and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Hancock County Unit, P.O. Box 2166, Weirton, WV 26062. Share tributes and memories at

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