Michael Ray Merico, 47, of Weirton Passed away on Monday November 2, 2009, at Trinity Medical Center West in Steubenville, OH. He was born on January 8, 1962, in Weirton, WV, to Frank A. Merico, Sr. and the late Helen J. Merico. Michael is survived by his wife April (Gates) Merico, his daughter, Mandy R. Merico and his son, Michael A. Merico. He also leaves behind his father, Frank A. Merico, Sr., his sister, Mary Kay (Gus) Angelo; his brothers, Nick Merico, Frank (Beverly) Merico, Jr., and David (Theresa) Merico and several nieces and nephews. For 28 years, Michael was an employee at Starvaggi Industries. He was a member of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, and the Paris Sportsman Club. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, cooking, hunting and being outdoors. Visitation will be 6-8PM Wednesday and 1-3 & 7-9PM Thursday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Funeral liturgy with mass will be celebrated 10:30AM Friday at the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. The Reverend Father Dean Borgmeyer will preside. Interment will follow in Saint Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Cancer Association, PO Box 3516, Oak Brook, IL 60522-3516.