Michael D. Ivaun, 86, of Weirton, W.Va., died Saturday, September 29, 2007, in the Weirton Medical Center. He was born on September 27, 1921 in Tower Hill No. 2, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Steve and Elizabeth (Oleksik) Ivanovich. Michael was also preceded in death by his two brothers, Julius and Steve; and his sister, Anna. Michael retired from Weirton Steel after 42 years of service. He was a member of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church; Knights of Columbus 3734; BPOE 1801; and the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club. He is survived by his wife, Betty (Banta) Ivaun, whom he married on August 30, 1945; his two sons, Michael and Richard; his two daughters, Betty Jayne Duffy and Barbara Ivaun, all of Weirton; his six grandchildren, Amanda Taskalines, Jeffrey, Joseph and Michelle Duffy, Cory and Lacey Wilson; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church. The Reverend Father Dean Borgmeyer will preside. Interment will follow in the Saint Paul Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church or to the donor’s choice. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Dear Barbara and Family, I just wanted to express my sympathy at the passing of your father. Barbara and I were childhood friends-you wouldn’t see one without the other. What a pair we were. I still remember your father saying “You both deserve each other!” I have fond memories of your father and I hope the happy memories you have will help you through this difficult time. May God Bless you all.

  2. I was very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Please accept my condolence and prayers at this most difficult time. With deepest sympathy and God’s blessing, Rosemarie (Bejczi) Bragg

  3. DEAR BARB AND FAMILY, PLEASE ACCEPT OUR SINCERE SYMPATHIES ON THE PASSING OF YOUR FATHER AND GRANDFATHER. HE WAS A GREAT GUY! A WONDERFUL GRANDFATHER. YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME. DEBBIE, JIM, BRADY, VANCE AND BETTS

  4. To the family of Michael Ivaun. On behalf of the Bereavement Ministry of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, your parish family extends their deepest sympathy to each of you. Michael, in loving memory, will be enrolled in the church’s memorial fund. Many blessings-Bereavement Ministry Saint Joseph the Worker Christian Mothers

  5. Mike and Richard and family, Sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Cherish the memories you had with him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, Jerry Hamill

  6. I’m so sorry, I wasn’t there to pay my respects. To me, he was like a member of my family. I will miss talking to him in Slovak. He was a gentleman at all times and I will remember him forever. Betty and the children please accept my deepest sympathies.

  7. Dear Barb and Family: My deepest sympathy for you and your family at this time. Your father was a wonderful man and God-father to me. I was very lucky to have him in my life. He watched me grow up as a child and was with me when I got married. I will always remember how your father would come to our house each year at Christmas time to see me. I also remember the many visits to your parents house as a child with my brothers and sisters. They were wonderful times. My brothers and sisters and I will cherish the special memories forever. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Terri Gallagher Malinowski and The Gallagher Family

  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He was one of the nicest men we knew. sincerly the altomare’s

  9. Michaels parents bought their home on Pennsylvania Avenue from my parents, Bruno and Theresa Scandola. My Aunt, Anita Varney, told me about Michaels passing. I am sorry for your loss. Vern Scandola

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