michael petrovich, sr.
Michael R. Petrovich Sr., 70, of Weirton died Wednesday May 17, 2017, at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh, PA. Born on June 27, 1946, in Steubenville, OH, Michael was the son of Dorothy Alexander Petrovich of Weirton, WV,and the late Eli "Otts" Petrovich. A Navy veteran of the Vietnam era, Michael returned to Weirton and worked for Weirton Steel where he retired as a mechanic in the Company Garage. Mike was an avid golfer who enjoyed a daily round of golf during golf season at Mountaineer Woodview Golf Club. He golfed many years in the Weirton Steel League. The two highlights of his golfing career came when he and his son had the opportunity to play Augusta National Golf Club, not once but twice. In his earlier years he enjoyed bowling in the Weirton Steel leagues. But most of all Mike loved his wife and family and treasured being Pap Paps to his grandchildren. He had the pleasure of attending many of their events. Mike was a member of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, and the Knights of Columbus 3734. In addition to his mother, Dorothy, Mike is survived by his loving wife, who he married on September 7, 1968, Janice Marie Nichols; his two sons, Christopher Michael Petrovich (Heather) of Bruceton, Mills, WV and Michael Robert Petrovich, Jr. (Jennifer) of Lexington, SC; his daughter, Michelle Marie Rockhold (Chad) of Colliers, WV; his sister, Helen Petrovich of Weirton, WV; his five grandchildren, Taylor, Gunner, Caleb, Gage and Kyler; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 229 California Avenue, Weirton. Interment will follow at Highland Hills Memorial Gardens with military honors by the American Legion Honor Guard and the U.S. Navy. Memorial contributions may be made to the Table of Hope, 3301 West Street, Weirton, WV 26062.

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  1. Janice and family – I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Janice and family. We were deeply saddened to hear of Mike’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May god bless and keep you both.

  3. Janice, Michelle, Chad, Caleb, and Kyler Mike was one of my favorites. I can’t believe the news having just seen him 2 weeks ago. My heart aches for you all. He loved you all so much. He was so very proud of his grandsons! He’ll be a proud grandpa watching those boys from above! Love and prayers!

  4. Janice and Family There are no words to express our saddness for your loss. Mike was a wonderful husband ,father and grandfather. But especially he was a wonderful friend and neighbor. I have many memories of Your family when I was young. Remember if you need anything call I remember how Mike helped my mom. Lots of love to all of you.

  5. To Petrovich family. We are so sorry for your loss.May God hold you in his arms and comfort you in this time of sorrow.Our thoughts and prays are with you and our arms are around you. ????????

  6. Helen and family, I am sorry to hear the passing of Mike. Knew Mike well while living in Weirton. I will miss him. Mike was a great friend and will be miss by many.

  7. Dear Janice and family, Ted and I are out of the country and were so shocked to hear about Mike. He always greeted us with a smile. Please accept our deepest condolences. Love, Ted and Janet Zatezalo

  8. Dear Janice and family, we are so sorry and saddened for your loss. Mike loved his family so much and was a good friend to many. He will be missed by all. Our love and prayers go out to all of you. May your faith get you through this difficult time.

  9. It is with a heavy heart that we express our condolences. It is always so difficult to say what you really feel. Mike’s sense of humor and infectious smile will certainly be missed. To all of the Petrovich family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Dear Janice and family, I’m so very sorry for the loss of friend, husband and your children’s father and grandfather, he was a very special man and friend to all. He will be missed my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Praying ???????? Gwen

  11. We are so sorry to hear about Mike. Our condolences to your entire family. Mike was a great guy.

  12. Michael, Michelle and Family My deepest sympathy goes out to you all during this time. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Helen and Family, Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of Michael. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May his memory be eternal! With Love in Christ,

  14. Dear Janice and Family, I was so saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. a sweet family and many friends to share your sorrow. may you be beheld in God’s arms and find peace. love you and send prayers for moments to remember all the special times.

  15. Dear Family how very sorry I am to hear of Mikes death.I know how hard it is to accept.He was such a great guy and I will remember him in many ways,Love and God Bless,Judi Gaynor

  16. Chris, We are so sorry to hear about your dad, this stuff is never easy!! We are here for you guys if you would need anything, no matter how far apart we are! We miss and love you guys! Hang in there Chris, Heather and Tay, in our prayers!!

  17. Chris, Heather, and Taylor I am so sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you and your family.

  18. I so sorry for your loss. I went to school, work with Mike in the mill and Auto Zone and golfed with him. He will be missed very much by all who knew him. Prayer are with the family

  19. Janice, We are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Pauline and Stephen Varitek

  20. Dear Janice,Helen and family,Please accept our deepest sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss. I will never forget his smile,laugh and kind words. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  21. Chris, and family, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. Any time I saw him, he would gave me a smile and A hug. He was always so sweet. You and your family are in my prayers.

  22. Janice: I am so sorry for your loss. I’m so glad I got to see Mike a few days prior. When he would start harassing Rich about golf, it would just crack me up. Mike was always laughing; such a good guy! You and your family were truly blessed; I know, not long enough. I will keep you in my prayers.

  23. Janice & Family – we are so sorry for Michael’s passing. I will always remember his smile, kind approach and wit. As a younger cousin, I always looked up to Michael. I am so glad I had the opportunity to play golf with him a few years ago and will always remember how much fun and laughs we had that day. We loved him dearly and will never forget him. May his spirit live on in all of us. He made the world a better place for all.

  24. Janice and family. We were stunned to hear the tragic news about Mike. There are no words to adequately express our sympathy for your families loss. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Gary and I were out of town at this time. So sorry.

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