mitchell jagela
Mitchell Jagela, 83, of Weirton died Monday January 8, 2007, at the Weirton Medical Center. Mitchell was born on July 31, 1923 in Weirton, WV, the son of the late Joseph and Mary Verona Jagela. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers, Walter, and Edward S. Jagela. Mitchell retired from the Anode Room in the Tin Mill of Weirton Steel after 42 years of service. He served his country in the United States Army 561st Field Artillery Division, during World War II. He was a member of the Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, PNA, and the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club. Mitchell is survived by his three nephews, Dr. Edward Jagela of Steubenville, OH, Rev. Fr. Walter Jagela of Bethany, WV, Michael and Nikki Jagela of Weirton, WV; his niece, Kathy and Harold Fish of Bloomingdale, OH; his great nephew and great niece, Matthew and Elizabeth Jagela. Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 PM Wednesday, at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Funeral Liturgy with mass will be celebrated 10 AM Thursday, at the Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. Rev. Fr. Walter Jagela and Rev. Fr. Kent Durig will preside. Interment will follow at the Saint Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church. Share tributes and memories at

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  1. ED, I am so sorry for your loss. You were such a good nephew to him by looking after him, visiting all the time, and having such an overall concern. My deepest sympathy. Anne

  2. Ed, Walt and Michael, We are so sorry to haer about Uncle Mitch’s passing. I best rember him by the phone calls and visits to Weirton during our ICO days. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Ed and family – Our sympathy for the loss of your uncle, I know you were very close to him. Joe McMillin forwarded the notice on to us. Todd

  4. Ed, Walter and Michael I am sorry for all your family members that have passed. You have taken care of your loved ones during the past years as Mitchell has of his parents and brother. I remember Mitch at the Christian Center at the north end of Weirton. He coached basketball,weight lifting and wood shop. He always had a smile as you have. He was proud of his service during WWII and any help he gave in life. I worked at the Tin Mill near his shop untill he retired. He wanted to make sure his and Walter’s names were listed on WSX Honor Roll. Like I said, he was a proud man. Peace be with you always. Thanks for your visit at my mother’s showing. Angelo Semenick

  5. Dear Ed, Walt, Michael & Kathy: Please know of our heartfelt prayers and deepest sympathy on the loss of your uncled Mitchell. He was a kind and gracious guy to so many of us. I still have the numerous Polka Cassettes he would send me over the years. He is now at peace with the family.

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