Michael Horvat, 89, of West Street, Weirton, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in the Weirton Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1921 in McKees Rocks, PA, a son of the late James (Ali) and Mary Hydro Hassan. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael James Horvat. Mike retired as Supervisor of the Production and Planning Department of National Steel Corporation on February 1, 1980. Mike was Greek Catholic by faith and a member of the Weirton Last Man's Club of World War II, Weirton Elks Lodge 1801, VFW #2716, American Legion Post 10 and Weirton Moose Lodge #688. He served in the U.S. Army Airborne Infantry during World War II with service in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Burma and South Asia. He was recalled into service for the Korean War. His military awards included Paratrooper Wings, Combat Infantry Badge, five Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. Surviving are his wife Emily Mininni Horvat, whom he married May 11, 1952; son David Michael Horvat; daughter Michele McAbee and her husband Dennis all of Weirton; two granddaughters Lacey Horvat Bannon of Pittsburgh, PA and MacKenzie McAbee, a student at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Friends will be received Thursday from 5-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton where funeral services will be conducted at 10AM Friday. The Minister Larry Barkley will officiate. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton where Military Services will be conducted by the American Legion Firing Squad.

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  1. Dear Emily & Family You know you have out deepest heartfelt sympathy. We both thought so much of Mike. We will miss seeing him,are thoughts prayers are with you and your family. Marilyn & Gary Ford

  2. Please accept our very deepest sympathy on the death of your Dad. You and your family will be in our prayers.xoxxo, Bonnie & Flip

  3. We are so sorry for your los Emily. Mike will always be in our hearts. He was my kids adopted grandfather. They and I will miss him very much. All our Love, Cindy, Mike and the kids

  4. Emily and family, Merrilee and I offer our sincere condolences. Mike meant a lot to me and I could never thank him enough for his kindness and the way he welcomed me into the family. I always felt he was more of a brother than my cousin. Even though I had one question unanswered Mike helped put me at peace with myself. Since I met you and Mike you have been very special to me. Every time I called or stopped at your home I always felt so welcomed. I hope to see you soon and God Bless you and your family.

  5. Emily and family, I am so sorry to read of your loss. Mike and I go way back and I considered him a very good friend. I always thought the world of Mike and his dad. My prayers are with the family at this sad time. I’m sorry I can’t be there to pay my respects.

  6. Emily and family, I am so sorry to read of your loss. Mike and I go way back and I considered him a very good friend. I always thought the world of Mike and his dad. My prayers are with the family at this sad time. I’m sorry I can’t be there to pay my respects.

  7. Dear Emily and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Mikes’ passing. I have great memories through the years. Please except our deepest sympathy.

  8. Dennis, Michelle, Mackenzie, Very sorry to hear of the passing of your father (in-law), grandfather. May the many memories of him bring you some peace.

  9. Sweet Emily, my heart goes out to you. The girls at the Elks are here for whatever you might need. Thoughts, prayers & love, Lucie

  10. Dear Emily and Family, Our deepest sympathy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless Bill and Paulette Galiotos

  11. Dear Emily and Family, Grant and I share your sorrow on the passing of Mike. I remember him fondly and pray for your peace in this difficult time. Susan Spencer-Smith (Susan Kearns)and Grant Beamer

  12. Michele & Family, So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you find comfort in your memories of him, with them, he will always be with you.

  13. Michelle And Family, So sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  14. Dear Emily, We will miss “West Virginia Mike” very much. May your memories give you comfort. Mike was a very nice person. Johnny and Peggy Hess

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