Nick Merkich, 71, of Weirton, went to be with the Lord on October 1, 2007. Nick was born on July 27, 1936, in Weirton, WV, the son of the late Dorothy Sadik. He was also preceded in death by his brother Mitch. Nick retired from Weirton Steel, where he worked on the Shipping Floor in the Strip Steel. He served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp. One of his favorite pastimes was drinking coffee with his buddies and baking with his friend Rose. He also loved and enjoyed God’s creations especially caring and feeding all of the birds in his yard. Nick is survived by his loving nieces, Christine and Brian Schnau and their daughter Annie; Lisa and Frank Biondo and their children Matthew, Michael and Christina all of Michigan; his cousins, Jerry and JoAnn Jones and Family; Pete, Pam Jones and their son Tommy; Rose Israel and her son Rick; Sheila and Larry DiGasbarro; Nick and Lynn Merkich; George and Margaret Merkich; and Fred and Barb Huff. Nick will also be sadly missed by Renee, Lew, Jennifer, Joey, Shelby, his little buddy Jacob, and his many wonderful friends. Visitation will be 2PM until time of services at 4PM Saturday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.

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  1. We will truly miss our dear friend Nick. The most caring and loving friend that would listen and talk to us for many hours over many cups of coffee. Heaven has another angel to watch over us so peace be with him and we will never forget our dear friend NICK. With all our love and thanks for the memories. Your loving friends, Bruce, Cheryl, Jason and Lisa Costello

  2. You will be truly and deeply missed by myself and especially by my sister Renee and Lew and their family,and also loved by little buddy Jacob..you have been such a wonderful,thoughtful and loving person through out the years that i have known you and may God always bless you with his special graces, you will always be in my prayers and God has truly received an “Angel”!!!

  3. We were saddened to hear of the loss of such a good person. Nick was always there to listen. He was a great conversationalist. He had a big heart and was so generous to the people that he cared about.We will miss him, but he will never be forgotten. Ted, Hope, and Danielle Aria

  4. When I think of Nick, I see a smile, a jolly person, sometimes with a box of donuts. I wish I knew you better, but my good friends Lew and Renee’ always told me what a great person you were. You are so missed by all your friends now, but forever in a good place with the Lord. Theresa

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