Michael Robert Hrabovsky, 73, of Maricopa, AZ formerly of Weirton passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013 in his residence. He was the husband of June Markowicz Hrabovsky to whom he was married since 2006. Born on February 18, 1940 in Steubenville, Michael was the son of the late Michael and Anna Kochis Hrabovsky. He was also preceded in death by his first wife Patricia Ann Flaherty Hrabovsky in 2005, daughter Susan Krapa in 2011 and a sister Ann Hrabovsky. Michael was a graduate of Weir High School. He retired after 31 years of service from Weirton Steel Corporation where he worked in the Blooming Mill, Soaking Pit and was a Pit Crane Man. He was a former member of the Weirton Elks 1801 where he served as the Exalted Ruler from 1977-1978 and a current member of the Wellsburg Elks 1553 where he served as Exalted Ruler from 2001-2003. In addition to his wife June he is survived by a son Michael Hrabovsky of Canton OH; two daughters Joann Virden (Doug) of Marion, OH and Carolyn Hrabovsky of Weirton; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4pm & 6-8pm at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St. Weirton where funeral services will be held 11AM on Thursday. Elks Memorial Service will be held 7pm Wednesday in the funeral home. Interment will be held in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton.

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  1. mikes family, Mike was a special guy and friend and neighbor He always had a smile on his face and was willing to help anyone. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you sincerely, jerry hamill

  2. Hrabovsky family, we are truly saddened by the passing of Big Mike,he was always such a fine man whom our zapolnik family always loved.We all had such great times with him…rest in peace mike….dave and bunny zap

  3. Hrabovsky Family, so sorry for your loss. Mike is in my payers and thoughts. I first met Mike when we served as ISU Union Stewards in early 1982. At this time ISU and Weirton Steel were going thru the ESOP conversion. We had one of the first meetings at the GO auditorium, There was alot of tension and uncertainty as to the future of our jobs or Weirton Steel. It was very quiet in that auditorium until Big Mike sat down at the piano and banged out Fats Domino’s song “Blueberry Hill”. To this day every time I hear that song I think of Mike. God Bless Mike and his Family John DiBacco

  4. With love and fond memories. Thanks for being a great husband to my sister and a great dad to my nieces and nephew. Enjoyed your passion for politics and questioned your choice of football teams. We will miss you, but never forget you.

  5. Thoughts and Prayers sent to the Family of Big Mike. He will always be remembered for his contributions to the ISU. A really Great Man.

  6. I remember Big Mike fondly from my days in Weirton, particularly at the Daily Times. As fate would have it, his daughter Joann works for our primary care physician in Marion. Recently, I was able to reconnect with Mike through Facebook and we had some great chats. Will miss that. Our prayers to the Hrabovsky family.

  7. Jo Ann, Carol and Mike So sorry for your loss….Mike was an awesome guy….fun loving, jolly and totally huggable…I love you guys, if you need anything you call….

  8. Jo Ann, Carole, Mike and Family, Your father will be missed. He could always make the world smile. Our deepest sympathy. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Bill and Paulette Galiotos Minnie Bogdan

  9. Please accept our deepest heartfelt sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.

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