michelle kuczynski
Michelle Lauren “Kook” Kuczynski, of Weirton, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021, following complications that originated with metastatic breast cancer. She was 40 years old. Michelle was born in Steubenville, OH, on May 31, 1980. A lifelong resident of Weirton, WV, Michelle was a cheerleader at Saint Paul's Grade School, Madonna High School, and West Liberty State College, where she graduated with a Criminal Justice degree. In addition to cheering at West Liberty, she also cheered for the Arena Football League in nearby Wheeling, WV. Michelle was currently employed as a caseworker for Jefferson County Job and Family Services, investigating child abuse and neglect. She was a caring, strong-willed advocate and voice for these young children. Michelle also represented the members of the Communication Workers of America Union Local 4572 as their Union President. Michelle’s love for cheering had her instructing area girls throughout the Ohio Valley. She judged tryouts for area high schools, and when she was the cheer coach for her alma mater Weirton Madonna High School, Michelle was selected to coach the OVAC All-Star Cheering Squad from West Virginia. Most of all, Michelle will be remembered for her beauty both inside and out, her outgoing, carefree personality, hysterical sense of humor, and love of life. Michelle will be remembered with love by her mother, Sandra Moroz Kuczynski. Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM Saturday at Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church 229 California Avenue Weirton, WV. Very Rev. Dennis R. Schuelkens, Jr., V.E. will preside. Michelle will be laid to rest at Saint Paul’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Michelle’s memory to Weirton Madonna High School 150 Michael Way Weirton, WV 26062. Please share tributes and memories of Michelle's vibrant life at www.grecohertnick.com

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with her mother and my entire MHS family ! May her beautiful smile and memory be eternal ! 🙏🏻❤️

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you Sandy so many great memories. She was beautiful inside and out ❤️🙏

  3. Michelle was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. She loved life and it showed. She greeted everyone she knew with that beautiful smile!! I will miss you!! God has gained an angel!!!

  4. So sorry for her family and friends. May our Lord and His Blessed Mother wrap their arms around you.

  5. Sandy, I remember first knowing Michelle when she was a student at Madonna and friends with Season Gutwald. Then I had the privilege of seeing Michelle again when my daughter, Abby, was cheering for Madonna. She was always such a kind, sweet young lady. I cannot begin to express how very sad I am to hear of her passing. I will be praying for you as you grieve your beautiful Michelle, and that she is resting with the angels. My most sincere condolences and love to you. Cindy Harcharik

  6. Sandra so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. My God be by your side and provide you strength. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and all the lives Michelle touched. 😢💔🙏❤️

  7. Sandy I am so sorry I just want to go back to St Paul days having them running around being silly it’s not right you are in my thoughts and prayers I wish I could just hold you and hug you and have a cigarette and beer💕

  8. My deepest sympathy Sandy and family. My heart aches for you all and I’m keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Just heartbreaking! Sending our condolences to you Sandy and family! May she Rest In Peace! 🙏🙏🙏

  10. I never had the privilege of meeting Michelle, my thoughts & prayers are with her Family & friends. So so sad.

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Sandy! I will always cherish the memories that I have with both you and Michelle.

  12. I am so very sorry for your loss and send my deepest condolences. Fly high angel. Madonna class of 98.

  13. I am so sorry Sandy ,she was beautiful inside & out ! I will continue sending my prayers for all of you. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  14. Rest in peace Michelle, you have touched so many lives. Sandy, may your heart find comfort in knowing what a loved a special person you raised.

  15. Sandy…my prayers for strength and comfort are with you. I did not have the pleasure of meeting your beautiful Michelle but from what I know of her she was a beautiful soul who loved her momma with her whole heart. Take comfort in your memories as they will keep her alive always in your heart. Sending hugs. Tammy Cope

  16. Michelle was the coach the year my daughter was on the OVAC all star cheering squad. My daughter had suffered an injury and was afraid they wouldn’t let her cheer, but Michelle said she deserves this and allowed her to attend. She was a caring person and we are so saddened by her passing. Diane and Kelsey Schau

  17. Although I didn’t know her long, she was a person you instantly took a liking to. She was beautiful and funny. She was a dear friend and a big part of my daughter’s life. There are no words to take you pain away Sandi but I pray that God lifts you up and fills you with strength. …Lynn Grabits

  18. The news of Michelle’s passing filled me with great sadness. We worked together for 14 years and she will be missed by all of us. Her brave spirit remains. May she rest now in peace. My sympathy to her mom Sandra and her friends and family. May God sustain you in the days ahead. Diane Alberts

  19. Many prayers for comfort to all who love you, Michelle. What a big footprint you have left on this Earth 💗

  20. I had the pleasure of working with her as cheer coach assistant at Madonna High School. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She was such a joy and the girls just loved her. My deepest sympathy. Shelley Sadler Greenlief, MHS class of 1981

  21. Sandy I am so very sorry for your loss. I would often see you with your daughter when Makenna cheered, you two had a very special bond.I will keep you in my prayers during this very difficult time. I pray God will hold you close to His heart and comfort you in your sorrow. sending love .Peggy Thomaselli

  22. Sandy, You are in my thoughts and prayers at the loss of your beautiful daughter. Angela (Carpini) Reinard

  23. My memories of Michelle will always be dear to my heart. She was a very special person. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

  24. I will always remember Michelle because of her beautiful smile and her sweet personality. She loved her job and did an amazing things to help her families. May she Rest In Peace. Sandy, Kent and I send prayers to you and hope God will heal your broken heart.

  25. I only met Michelle a few years ago, but she left a lasting impression. So full of life and love. I will always remember the fun times shared together. She will be missed by many. My deepest condolences go out to family and friends. Sending prayers for strength and comfort through this difficult time. xoxo Carrie Rollo

  26. My heart is heavy for you today Sandy. Sending love to you and your family. Jayne Olszewski NY/NJ team

  27. This beautiful, kind woman will be missed terribly. She brought a lot of smiles to many people in her lifetime. May she soar with the angels.

  28. Sandy my deepest sympathies to you right now. I will always fondly hold a place in my heart with the memories of growing up with Michelle. She was always so full of life and laughs! She was a beautiful person inside and out. Sending you love. -Angela (DeCaria) Blankenship

  29. Thinking of you, Sandy, during this unimaginably difficult time. May Michelle’s memory be a blessing.


  31. Our beautiful Michelle: Your spirit will be with us always! We love and will miss you more than words. . Until we meet again – Wilkerson sisters

  32. Sandy, I can’t put into words how deeply sorry I am hearing about the loss of your beautiful Michelle. I continue to pray for you both. God give you comfort and bless you always. ❤️

  33. Michelle.. to my bus buddy!! Thank you for all the good laughs and memories ❤️ All for one and one for all, all the prayers for Michelle. Coach Vargo

  34. With deepest sympathies. I’m so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Kara (Guida) Ferringer

  35. Michelle, thank you for making me feel accepted when I arrived at Madonna. You led by example and I wish so many could be like you. You will forever be missed.

  36. Sandy: I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your daughter. May God help you during this painful time. Again, I am so sorry.

  37. I remember Michelle as a kind, sweet & good student of mine at St. Paul School. My condolences to the family. Veronica Kobulnicky (Mrs. K)

  38. Dear Sandy, I was so sad to read about your lovely daughter, she was a beautiful girl, just like you my friend. Please know that I have you in my prayers. Once again I am so sad to read about her sad passing.

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