Michael A. Mackey, 36, of Weirton, died Wednesday, February 11, 2004 in Altoona, PA. He was born September 2, 1967 in Weirton, a son of David (Adeline) Mackey of Weirton and Janie Derby (Nick) Apesos of Weirton. Michael worked for many years as a supervisor for M.P.W. Industrial in Steubenville, OH. He was also a volunteer fireman for the Weirton Heights Volunteer Fire Department and a volunteer for W.A.A.R.S. In addition to his parents, Michael is survived by his wife, Cassandra (Cunningham) Mackey of Weirton; two sons, Zachary and Jeremy at home; one sister, Terri Lancaster of Follansbee, WV; one step-sister, Nikki Cline of Greensboro, NC; one niece, Jennifer; two nephews, Brian and Christopher; and many aunts and uncles. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 PM Friday at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where funeral services will be held 10 AM Saturday. Rev. William Stout will preside. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Share tributes with his family at www.grecohertnick.com. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Dear Cassie, my greastest sympathy goes to you and the kids. I loved mike so much, he was i guess like my second husband. I can not believe he is gone. I just wanted to say Your my best friend in the world and ill always be by your side to help you stay strong, and have the support you will need. Mike loved you and the kids dearly so dont forget his love will always be in your heart and memories you have shared. I love you and the kids so much. i feel a part of myself has been taken with him. we had so many good times together, how bout our garage shopping the three of us went to the community center. lol or the time when they caution taped his whole truck..lol cassie you are my best friend in the world my heart goes out to you. I love you so much, you helped me through so many tough times, we laugh and we have cried. So now its my turn to return the favor. Im so sorry for your loss. please if you need anything please ask. love april

  2. Dear Cassie and boys, We are deeply sorry for your loss. We were all like family and it hurts us very bad. We all had alot of good times together and alot of laughes, remember baah baah..and all the other good times we shared, we will never forget them and Mike will always be in our hearts and memories. If you ever need someone to talk to we are here for you and the boys. please just call us, OUR GREATEST SYMPATHIES, TERRI & SHAWN

  3. Janie & Terri……..So sorry to hear about your tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Wish I could be there for you! Email me when you are able. I love you guys! Lois

  4. Janie and Terri, My prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. The girls and I send our love.

  5. I would like to offer my prayers for Mike and his family. I worked with Mike when he would come to the BOP in Weirton. I also worked with his dad and Adaline.Yours truely,May God Bless You, Mike Madigan

  6. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all during this difficult time. I always considered Mike a friend and thought he was one of the best firefighters and officers I ever had. I was absolutely shocked when I read this on the Hearld Star web page. Living in Tennessee, this is my news source to home. Again, my sincerest sympathies to all of the family and friends of Mike.

  7. Terri and Family, We are so sorry to hear about your brother (and loved one’s) passing. Please accept our deepest condolences, and if you need anything, please don’t hesitate to call. We are so very sorry for your loss. Love and sincere sympathy to the family: Robin, Randy, Jason,Megan, and Norma Riggs

  8. Uncle Mike you were one of my favorite uncles. When I heard the news about you i was shocked. Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa Apesos will never be the same without you. My greatest Sympathies Go out to all of Uncle Mikes Friends and Family. We will miss you. I Love You Uncle Mike. Love,Brian

  9. Uncle Mike, you were one of my favorite uncles. I was shocked to hear the news about you. You was one of the last people I thought this would happen to. My greatest Sympathies go to Family,Friends,and people who knew him. Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa Apesos will never be the same without you. Watch over us and keep us safe. You will be miss. We all love u. Love,Brian

  10. Uncle Mike, you were one of my favorite uncles. I was shocked to hear the news about you. You was one of the last people I thought this would happen to. My greatest Sympathies go to Family,Friends,and people who knew him. Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa Apesos will never be the same without you. Watch over us and keep us safe. You will be miss. We all love u. Love,Brian

  11. hey guys, You know i’m here for ya.Yes Cass,I’m your Rock hun.Anytime you know where my door is. Love you all.

  12. cassie,its 1:15 AM ON FEB. 12TH. AS I spent the day at your home with your parents, friends, and children I cant believe this is actually happened. I sit and wander why this happened to one of the most important friendships i have ever been fortunate to have had. Im so sadened by your loss of mike. Im so sorry I cant make this situation better for you. All I know is dont ever forget you have me and my family to help you through this tragic time. As i sit here tonite I cant help but to continue to cry and feel your sadness for you, Zach and j-bug. I love you and your family as if they were my own. Im not to sure what to say to you when I see your tears run down your face and the lost look in your eyes. I still have not been able to stop the hurt im feeling inside,and I wish there was something I could do to take away your pain. Cassie i love you so much and I am very proud of the strength you have had during this loss in your family, i know we will get throuh this together. I am deeply sorry that i cant do more for you except to be there for you and the kids. Im the luckiest person in the world to have found a best friend like you. thank you for being there for me. I know I dont say it often enough but thank you. your a very special person and mike will always be looking down and keeping a good eye on you and the boys. God bless cass I love you with all my heart and soul. your best friend april.

  13. Dear Cassandra, Zachary and Jeremy, My family and I want to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to you, Zachary, Jeremy, Mike’s parents, and all of his friends and family that knew and loved him. Although I have not been with MPW for very long, I had talked to Mike on several occasions and I thought that he was a very nice guy. By the range of emotions throughout the employees of MPW, I know that he had many friends that loved him and will miss him. I wish that I too had been able to know him as the others knew him, for he must have been a very special man. Myself and my entire extended family will be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time and for many years to come. We are so very sorry for your loss. Bart and Laureen Tonner and Family

  14. We worked with Mike many years ago at Follansbee Steel. He was a great guy. Our deepest sympathy, prayers and thoughts go to all his family and freinds.

  15. Dave, I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to you and your son’s family. May his memory be eternal.

  16. Terri and Family: I was so saddened when Lois told me of your loss. Mike was such a nice guy. It has been many years since I’ve seen him, but I have very fun memories of him and the neighborhood gang sled riding in the alley behind your house, playing baseball at the playground, our concerts in my basement and building our numerous cabins. Please give condolences to his wife, children and your parents from my entire family. God Bless all of you. Suzanne Gareis Tenaglio

  17. Dave, You and your Sons family have our deepest sympathies in your loss. May God, in his infinite mercy,grant you peace and may you find some comfort in knowing that you are in our prayers.

  18. Our deepest sympathy on your tragic loss-sorry we were unable to attend showing due to unexpected hospitalization and surgery-God’s strength to you all. Mike and Nikki Dziatkowicz

  19. Cassandra and family I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Tina Keenan (Bennetts)

  20. May God Bless you all at this very hard time of your precious loss. May the wonderfuld memories you all have of Michael be come the friend to you now. May God Bless

  21. I am truely sorry for your loss. I was told by a classmate and childhood neighbor of Michael’s what had happened. I started school with Michael at Broadview. He was always a nice guy and very quiet. I viewed all the messages and can see he was the same nice guy I knew in school. Your family will be in my prayers and thoughts. Sincerely Cathy

  22. Our heart felt condolences to Mike’s family, friends and co-workers… May Mike’s memory be held onto by all who knew him. His time on earth was not nearly long enough. God Bless You Mike. My husband, Gary, knew Mackey very well from his days @ WAARS. Mike was a junior member nearly 20+ years ago. We have recounted many stories the past few days about what a great guy Mike was and how everyone loved to joke with “Wackey Mackey”. I too knew Mike about 10 years from working/volunteering @ WAARS. He was a wonderful person to be around. A good co-worker and a always a gentelman. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Our appoligies for not making it to pay our respects. Our thoughts and prayers to everyone who knew & loved Mike. Sincerely, The Helms Family Gary, Kimberly, Jeremy, Michelle, Hunter LeeAnn, Christopher Jordan, & Jennifer Elizabeth

  23. hey im so srry 4 ur lost all always remember mike he wuz like a father 2 me he wuz a great guy . cassie and zack im here 4 u and im only a phone call away .dont b scared 2 call love ya ~ heather cattrell~

  24. I’m sorry for the lost of Mikey i worked with him at Follansbee Steel.He was a great man i will keep his family in prayers.

  25. To the family and parents our deepest regrets. May our Savior comfort you and your whole family be bound in love for one-another.

  26. this is to my dad that i miss sooo very much i am finnally able to read what every one has written on here but even after a year with you gone it still hurts knowing that you not here with me i sit here and cry reading about what happened and how it happened and reading evry thing every one has writing to me and reading one here about how cool of a guy you are but they were wrong about you being a cool guy becuz you were a great guy and a great dad to me. the thing that really saddens me know is i look at jeremy and relize that he dont have a dad to watch him grow up in to a man.it really hurts me that your gone and knowing that you cant come back. you got to watch me grow up and go to high school but it hurts knowing you cant be there when jeremy goes to. im tryin to be there for him but its just so really hard to do when he has a father son day at school i go and get him lunch and share that day with him. thats what hurts to is knowin that he knows you cant be there. i just wanted you to know even tho you were my step dad you were the best dad i have ever had i am glad you were there for me know i will be here for the family soyou take care of things up there and ill take care of things down here. I MISS YOU SO VEERRY MUCH BUT I HAVE TO BE STRONG FOR MOM AND J-BUG LOVE YOU BYE… WITH LOVE YOUR SON ZACK

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