michael gordon

Michael Douglas Gordon, 71, passed away December 20, 2022, at Weirton Medical Center.

A lifelong resident of Weirton WV, he was born March 29, 1951, to the late Theodore “Ted” and Mary Gordon. He is survived by his loving daughter Amanda (Matt) Gordon-Allard, his faithful German Shepherd Fritz; five sisters Teddi Whalen, Dr. Stephanie (Mitch) Batalo, Patti Visyak, Georgette (Isaac) Byard, Dr. Jackie Gordon (Kerry) Fox and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Andrew “Andy Jo” Gordon and brothers-in-law Bill Whalen and Dale Visyak.

Mike was an avid outdoorsman and thoroughly enjoyed fishing and deer hunting. He was accomplished at both sports and made lifelong friends along the way. He also loved dogs, especially German Shepherds, and often mentioned Fritz in any conversation possible. Mike was very close to his daughter Amanda, and they enjoyed rooting for their favorite teams (Steelers, Pirates, & Buckeyes) together; often texting or calling throughout the games and watching together when able. He also enjoyed “playing his numbers” at Granato’s Deli and maintained a wish list of those he was closest to fulfill if he ever hit the Powerball.

Mike graduated from Weir High School in 1969 and worked at Weirton Steel to put himself through West Liberty where he earned a Bachelor’s in Political Science. He served the community for thirty years on the Weirton Police Department in a variety of roles including ten years as Captain before retiring as Chief. During his career, he was able to computerize the Weirton Police Department, implement a team of K-9 units, and worked on a variety of WV Department of Highway Safety initiatives.

He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church and served as an usher for many years.

Mike will be greatly missed by his loved ones and remembered fondly by his friends. All are welcome to celebrate Mike’s life and legacy during visitation Tuesday December 27, 2022, 10:30a – 12:30p at Greco- Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1:00pm at the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton.

Interment will immediately follow at the West Point Cemetery, Cross Creek Township, PA.

Share tributes with Mike’s family at www.grecohertnick.com


Visitation: December 27, 2022 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

(304) 748-3219

Mass of Christian Burial: December 27, 2022 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church
229 California Avenue
Weirton, WV 26062


Memories Timeline


  1. A most sincere condolences to Mike’s family; he was always very pleasant to us when we’d see him. May he Rest in Peace. Sincerely, Mike & Marlene Runkel

  2. My condolences to Mike’s daughter & family. I became his friend when I was a member of WHVFD. Many wonderful memories of Mike. Mat he Rest in Peace

  3. Candle Selection 5Dear Amanda and family members, we will always remember Mike with happiness and laughter. We all grew up together and still carried on when our daughters played for Madonna. Rest in peace, Muskie. Catch that big one, Andi and Joe Paolo

  4. R.i.p Mike as a young person growing in Weirton u always was a nice person and as a policeman too u were there when I found that money in Weirton Dec 23 1975 u help me find the owner of it and working with u too and remember the last time we talk up Tomlinson run fishing u are a great person my prayers to all your family and god bless them too until see u again in heaven to chase to many deer up there lol again r.i.p bud

  5. Stephie, Patti, Georgette and family: I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers; so heartbreaking. Again, I am so sorry.

  6. Candle Selection 7Grew up with Mike and the whole Gordon family while in Weirton, my deepest sympathy all Mike’s sisters and family. RIP, Mike.

  7. Rest in Peace Uncle Mike! You lived a wonderful life, and we were fortunate to have you in our lives. Thanks for always loving the Batalo kids. I wish you could have met my Michael and my Theodore, and I know you would have chuckled at Theo’s reaction when I told him you were the best police officer. Watch over us and give Grandma, Pap Pap, and Uncle Andy a hug for us all. We love you! Your niece, Lindsay (Batalo) Bonnett

  8. Captain, I will always remember you as my 1st Capt. & how much you dearly loved the K9 Division in the WPD, as a K9 Officer, you took the time in my beginnings as a Police Officer, & K9 Officer, your guidance & patience showed me how to be both, & I thank you for that, K92-WPD, Terry D.

  9. Candle Selection 2Amanda and the Gordon Family, Our deepest condolences. You and the Gordon family (Kim and Matt too) are all in our thoughts and prayers. We will always hold your dad in our hearts. He was one special man. Memory Eternal.
    Bill and Paulette Galiotos, Minnie Bogdan

  10. Mike 🙏. Our prayers are with the family. Worked with Mike at Crown Cork and Seal as fork lift drivers. GB. Mike Highfield ☘️

  11. Amanda,
    I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a wonderful person. Always met you with that grin. Weirton was safe when he was a Policeman. May God bless you during this difficult time.
    Love & Prayers Sally Rutter

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