Michael G. Vucich, 80, of Weirton died Monday December 25, 2006, at the UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh, PA. He was born on October 30, 1926 in Weirton, WV the son of the late Nick and Mary Kramarich Vucich. Mike retired from National Steel (Weirton) as a Senior Research Scientist, with 38 years of service. He was also employed by Weirton Steel as the manager of the Process Research and Technology Center. He was a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and the Carnegie Mellon University. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 3734; The Fourth Degree Assembly, National Association of Corrosion Engineers, National Association for Surface Finishing, American Iron and Steel Institute. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Rosetta (Cookie) Ciotti Vucich, whom he married on November 16, 1957; his three sons, Michael and Emily Vucich of Owens Mill, MD, Robert and Sheryl Vucich of Columbus, OH, Richard and Fay Vucich of Roanoke, VA; his daughter, Rosanne and Joe Fernandez of Mount Vernon, OH; his brother, Nick P. Vucich of Carnegie, PA; his sister, Lucille Kubit of Bridgeville, PA; his twelve grandchildren. Visitation will be 6-8 PM Wednesday and 2-4 & 6-8 PM Thursday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Friday at the Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church. Rev. Kent Durig will preside. Entombment will follow at the Saint Paul Cemetery Mausoleum, with military honors Conducted by the Weirton Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church Preston Avenue Weirton, WV 26062 Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com

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  1. Dear Cookie and Family: I just returned to Washington, DC, and began to read the Sacred Heart of Mary bulletin that I picked-up after Midnight Mass. Saw Mike\\\’s name among those who were \\\”homebound\\\” and then sat at my computer to check information. Much to my surprise I see that God has called Mike home. Please know of my prayers and the prayers of all members of our family as you mourn your loss. Sincerely, Stanley T. Tuchalski

  2. Mr. Vucich was a wonderful man. We know he will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Our son, Michael, always spoke very highly of him and was very fond of him and Mrs. Vucich. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  3. Dear Cookie: We were shocked and saddened this afternoon to learn of Mike\\\’s passing yesterday. How sad! How painful! Billie and I were talking about you and Mike just yesterday. We didn\\\’t even know that Mike was ill. You and your family have our deepest sympathy on this sorrowful occasion. If we can be of help, please give us a call. God bless! Sincerely, Reg

  4. So very sorry for the loss of your loved one, Mike was such a nice man and will be missed by all. Our prayers to all the family for comfort & strength as you mourn and adjust to your loss.

  5. Aunt Cookie, Our deapest sympathy to you & the family. Uncle Mike\\\’s faith, compasion, wisdom & wit was a true gift he shared with everyone. He will be dearly missed by all.

  6. Dear Rosetta and family, My sincere sympathy to all. I consecrate your husband to Our Lady. Love and prayers, Central classmate Tom Andrews

  7. To the Vucich family, May God bless you on the loss of Michael and comfort you during this very difficult time. Please remember that Jesus loves you very much and is there for you always.

  8. I\\\’m sorry that I will be unable to attend the visitation due to a previous commitment. Please accept my sympathies and know that all of you are in my prayers. Marilyn

  9. RICHARD, YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME IN YOUR LIFE. I LOST MY BELOVED FATHER IN MARCH UNEXPECTEDLY,SO I KNOW YOUR LOSS IS GREAT. HANG ON TO YOUR WONDERFUL MEMORIES – THEY WILL PUT A SMILE IN YOUR HEART. THINKING OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY –

  10. Dear Cookie, We were stunned to hear about Mike. He and I worked together for many years. The four of us had good times at plater\\\’s functions. We will miss him. Pat and Bill Austin

  11. Dear Cookie and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Mike\\\’s sudden illness and passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Bob & Patti(Rafacz) Pitzer

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