mitchell baltich
Mitchell M. Baltich, 86, of Weirton, passed away on Tuesday April, 28, 2015 at Acuity Specialty Hospital in Weirton . He was born Nov. 3, 1928 in Weirton, the son of the late Charles and Anna (Roksandich) Baltich. He was preceded in death by his five brothers Bronko, George, Pete, Daniel and John Baltich. Mitch most recently worked at Guida Enterprises. Previous to that he worked as a supervisor at Weirton Steel Plant Security, was a Weirton police officer for 20 years, and retired as a Hancock County Magistrate. He was a member of Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, the Serbian Men's Club and the Fraternal Order of Police. Mitch is survived by his beloved wife Shirlee (Gryskevich) Baltich whom he married on Sept. 11, 1955, his loving daughter Jan Baltich, of Weirton, brother Charles Baltich of CA., sisters Nancy Baltich of Weirton and JoAnn Thompson of FL., and God-daughter Sarah Wright of Weirton. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M., at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV., where Funeral Services will be held at 11 A.M. on Friday. V. Rev. Father Rade Merick will officiate. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family would like to extend a special and most grateful thank you to the nurses and aides on level 7 of the Weirton Medical Center for their compassion, kindness, and tender and loving care given to Mitch. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, 528 North 4th Street, Steubenville, OH 43952.

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  1. We are so sorry to hear of Mitch’s passing. Know you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  2. Im going to miss you Uncle Mitch. I will always remember him saying to me” Annie” get your gun, even if I had just seen him a few minutes before. It’s so funny because I never liked anyone to call me “Annie” but when Uncle Mitch called me “Annie” get your gun, I never ever minded, ever..It’s hard to write this because I miss all my other Uncle’s, and now I don’t have anymore Uncle’s left…..Love to you Aunt Shirley and Janice…my deepest thoughts and prayers to both of you..

  3. Shirlee & Jan,

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless,

    Bill & Paulett Galiotos

    Minnie Bogdan

  4. Shirlee and jan and family , sorry to learn of your loss Shirlee u are so special to all the Hamill family from rhe bank and the pool u will always be special Our thouhts and prayers are with all of you with love Carl Alan and Jerry hamill

  5. Shirlee, Jan, & Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Mitch’s passing. One of the good guys, for certain. Please accept my sympathies.


    Jimmy Musulin

  6. Shirlee & family: So very sorry to hear of Mitch\’s passing. He was a great mentor for Larry and a friend to me. Praying Our Lord keeps you all close to His Heart during this sad time….Larry & Penny Dotson

  7. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

    May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

    May your memories of Mitchell M. Baltich, give you peace, comfort and strength…

    Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.

    I thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family of….. Weirton Police Dept., Mitchell M. Baltich, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

    † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 â€

  8. Kuma Shirlee and Janice:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Kum was a special part of my childhood. Lots of great memories. May Kum’s memory be eternal.

    Danny and Carrie

  9. The Family of Mitch Baltich, What a great man he was!! always helping someone with the affection that anyone could feel that it was sincere. May God be waiting at the pearly gates for you.

    Patti (Gordon) & Dale Visyak


  10. A really nice guy, God Bless him and his family! Always looked forward to seeing him at Jumpin’ Jimmy’s.

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