Michael Ivaun, 64, of Weirton passed away Saturday January 8, 2011 at the UPMC Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born September 8, 1946, the son of Betty Banta Ivaun of Weirton, WV and the late Michael D Ivaun. Mike retired as a desk sargeant from the Weirton Police Department. He was a member of St Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Weirton, FOPA, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 84, Weirton Elks #1801, the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus 3734. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter Amanda Smith and her husband Robert of St Clairsville, OH; grandson Michael Taskalines; brother Richard Ivaun; sisters Betty Jane Duffy and Barbara Ivaun all of Weirton, WV. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St, Weirton, WV where Parastas Service will be held Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM in the funeral home. Panachida Service will be Wednesday at 9:30 AM in the funeral home followed by the 10:00 AM funeral liturgy at St Mary�s Byzantine Church, Weirton. Interment will be at Highland Hills, Follansbee, WV. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2166, Weirton, WV 26062. Share your tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com

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  1. To the Ivaun family, Rich, Betty and Barbara, you have my deepest sympathies. Mike was a classmate and team mate at Madonna High School. Mike made a block that enabled me to run for a 72 yard touchdown (1963)! Thanks, Mike.

  2. DEar Rich and Family, So sorry about Mike passing away. At our last reuion I talked to Mike and I said I will see you at the next reunion. WEll the good Lord had other plans He wanted Mike with Him. I will miss Mike he will be misse by all Nancy Kondik Ford

  3. Dear Family of Mike, We are deeply sorry to hear of Mike’s passing; he was a friend & classmate of ours from Madonna High School ’64, always pleasant & friendly with a big smile.He surely will be missed by all of us. Rest in Peace Mike.

  4. To the Ivaun Family, My prayers and thoughts are with you now and forever. Mike was a friend,much more than that, he was a buddy. May the LIGHT of CHRIST shine upon Mike and you all.

  5. To all the Ivaun family: So sorry that you lost Mike. He was always so pleasant and George and I remember him as a classmate and friend at Madonna High. He will now rest in peace.

  6. The Ivaun Family, Sorry to hear about your loss. I’ve known Mike all my life since we were kids and went to school together. You have our deepest condolences.

  7. Mike, was a very giving person, he was a pallbearer at my dads funeral, 3 years ago, I knew him when he was a cop in weirton also, and from church. May he rest in peace. God Bless the family

  8. Richard, Betty, Barbara, Sorry to learn of the passing of your brother. I will always treasure his friendship when I was living in Weirton. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. sincerely, Jerry Hamill

  9. To the Ivaun Family: My deepest condolence in the loss of Mike. I so much enjoyed talking with him at the Madonna football games and other times when we met. Your family will be in my prayers. Know that Mike is now at rest. Jim Pauchnik

  10. Rich and the Ivaun Family: My condolences to all; I’ll keep you and Mike in my prayers always. I so enjoyed conversation with Mike especially when talking about our Blue Dons. He was a true fan. We would stand along the fence at Jimmy Carey and size up the opponent for that night. I always looked for him at all MHS games, especially the away games. He will always be a big part of the Madonna Family.

  11. Dear Ivaun Family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Mike was a classmate and a friend who will be missed by so many. Take care of yourselves at this sensitive time. Deya Gelini Hill

  12. To the Ivaun Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you. Mike was a very fine man whose heart was full of love. He was always so kind to everyone. He loved doing his job, which was always helping everyone in need. He will be missed until we all meet again. May God Hold you close to all of his wonderful ways.

  13. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. He was my neighbor and I always enjoyed talking to him. He will be sadly missed.

  14. Betty and the Ivaun Family& Michael, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. May his soul rest in peace. Chuck & Mary Taskalines

  15. Very sorry to hear of the passing of Mike, who was a high school classmate. My sense of him was he always approached life as if it were a great adventure.

  16. Dear Mrs. Ivaun, Rich and Barb, Please accept my deepest sympathy at the lost of your brother. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. God’s grace will you get me through this difficult time.

  17. Rich and Barb, please accept my sympathies. With the weather as it is, I won’t be able to visit. Please feel free to contact me by email or phone (304-374-0414) if you need anything. Marilyn

  18. Dear Betty Jane, Rich, Barbara, Mrs Ivaun and families, I am so sorry to read of Mike’s passing. Your are in my toughts and prayers. Carol

  19. Dear Mrs Ivaun,Barbara, Betty Jane, Richard, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Mike will always be in our hearts and memories. Helen L. Callaghan

  20. To the Ivaun Family, My condolences for your loss. I knew Mike from high school and through his tenure at WPD. I would like to share that many times at Madonna Track Practices while many of us were doing our laps you could hear what sounded like a little freight train coming and sure enough it was Mike coming up on us with his low to the ground and huge strides, he would just whiz right past us. When Mike did something he always did it to the max.

  21. Rich and the Ivaun Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy in the passing of Mike..You and your family are in my prayers.

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