Norman J. Oliver
November 12, 1926 ~ February 12, 2001
Norman J. Oliver, 74 of Weirton, WV died Monday February 12, 2001 at the Trinity Medical Center West.
Norman was born on November 12, 1926 in Sharon, PA the son of the late Joseph and Jennie Paladino Oliver. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Angeline Oliver Welshans.
Norman was employed at the National Steel Corporation for 42 years and retired in 1985 from the research and development department. He was a Deputy Assessor for Hancock County for 30 years. He was an active member of Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, Past President of the Four Season Senior Association, Monsignor D.P. Murphy Knights of Columbus Council 3734 Fourth Degree Assembly, Sons of Italy and the Weirton Winemakers Club. He enjoyed organizing an annual golf trip for his friends to Myrtle Beach for over 30 years.
Norman will be remembered by family and friends as a loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle and as a very caring, giving and gracious person.
He is survived by his loving wife, Frances Pirraglia Oliver, whom he married on June 21, 1947, two daughters, Jeanette of Tacoma Washington and Genevieve Oliver Newson of Sandy, Utah a son in Law Howard Newson, two grandsons, David and Joseph Newson, a brother Vincent Oliver of Weirton, five sisters Ida Puzzoule of Steubenvile, OH, Antoinette Oliver of Wheeling, Mrs. Anthony (Helen) Carpini, Mrs. Sam (Josephine) Cekinovich and Mrs. Allan (Rose Marie) Mark all of Weirton, WV and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 7-9 PM Wednesday and 2-4 & 7-9 PM Thursday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be Celebrated 10 AM Friday at the Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church Weirton
Prayer Services will be held Thursday at 3:30 PM and K of C Rosary will be recited 7 PM Wednesday.
Interment will be in Saint Paul Cemetery.
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Dear Family, I knew Norman for many years and know that you will feel the loss. Please take care of each other and accept my sympathy.
Sorry we can’t be there at this time of your sorrow…we send our deepest sympathy…our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family…
Sorry to hear about your loss Mrs. Oliver. If you ever need anything including help around the house please let me know, I am just next door and I will do what ever I can to help you out. I see by the cars at your house that you have plenty of support right now. I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am to hear about this. Eric
Dear Frances & Family, I am unable to put into words how troubled I was to learn of Norman’s passing. While I lived in Weirton, it is hard for me to think of how anyone could have ever had a better friend- and I know that there are countless others who must feel the same. Please know that you have my deepest sympathy and my prayers always. God Bless. as ever, John L.
God bless all of you in your sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Joey
You all have my deepest sympathy. I treasure of our good time on Beech Rd. NOrman was my hero. He will be missed. What a guy! Love, Patti
You all have my deepest sympathy. I treasure all of our good time on Beech Rd. Norman was my hero. He will be missed. What a guy! Love, Patti
Goodbye, Uncle Norman.
Aunt Frances, Jean & Gen, My heart goes out to you at this time. I know your wonderful memories of Uncle Norman will give you peace and comfort and sustain you during this time of great loss. Uncle Norman was always very kind and generous to me. He always took an interest in what I was doing and had the time to listen. Both Uncle Norman and Aunt Frances were both good role models for how a married couple should live. I will miss him. Aunt Frances, your home was a haven for us kids growing up, the welcome mat was always there for us, especially me and Joann. I love you, and you are with me in spirit. Be assured I am praying for you and Gen and Jean. My heartfelt sympathies. Jeanette & Don
Norm was a good friend & K of C brother of mine. Council 3734 will always feel a deep loss. All of us that had the honor to know him will never forget his generous friendship. May God Bless him.
Even though the miles are between us you are in our families prayers. So sorry to hear of your loss We pray for your strengh in this difficult time
Aunt Frances and Twins: I only have loving memories of you and Uncle Norman. You were such a vital part of our childhood. Your love and concern for us kids will forever remain in my heart. Our prayers are forever with you, Love, Joann and Dave
Aunt Frances: Sorry we won’t be able to make Uncle Norman’s funeral but please know that we will keep you in our prayers. Remember that scripture holds an eternal promise for those that put their hope in Jesus. Keep pressing on Aunt Frances & we hope to see you soon. Phillipians 3:14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Much Love, Nephew Frank & family
Aunt Frances, We will miss Uncle Norman and we will think of him often. He was very loving and kind. He loved our children and they will miss him also. Please know that we will always be here for you. Goodbye Uncle Norman and please watch over all of us. We Love You, Mary, Gary, Sara, and Matthew
aunt frances and daughters just want you to know aunt frances ,that you were uncle normans greatest asset. you took excellent care of him, even unto death. you did everything right. ultimately ,he is home and we are homesick. jean, gen,he loved you guys dearly, be at peace. much love from annie and phil.
Today is the day we put you to rest Dad. We are so very, very proud of you and the tribute that was paid to you by all of your family and friends. You were such a loved man and so many people came to tell you so. You really are our hero and if we can live our lives with only half of the humility that you have and the love for people that you shared then we will be doing well. You are a wonderful, loving, giving father and we love you with all of our heart and soul. We miss you so very much, however we know you are at peace and free of pain. Mom will be well taken care of by all of the friends and family that surround her as well as Gen and I. We know it’s our turn now to make sure she is well taken care of and we won’t let you down. Please look down upon us with grace and mercy and lead us in the path that will bring us together again. The heavens sang with joy and we are blessed to have shared this world with such a wonderful man like you. Your loving daughters, Jeannette & Genevieve
You have my deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers at this time.
Aunt Frances, Jean and Gen, You know how we feel about Uncle Norman and all of you. We have shared many years of memories that no one can take away from us and that we will all treasure all the days of our lives. As we move to another phase of our lives, we will always keep our love for Uncle Norman and each other alive. We now must listen for Uncle Norman to speak to us with our hearts and not with our ears. Love Always, Tim, Angela, Bob and Chris
Dear Mrs. Oliver, Jeanette and Genevieve, I can’t tell you how many times I have thought of you over the years. It’s only with the death of your husband and father that I knew where you were. It seems odd to think about a friendship that seems to have come to an end over forty years ago, but I still remember walking to your apartment on Crist Lane (?) and what a good time I had. I wanted to tell you all how sorry I was to hear of your husband/ father’s death. My dad died three years ago and it’s still hard to bear. I will remember him in my prayers and treasure our brief friendship. Love, Sharon (Davis) Green
Dear Frances, Norm was such a special guy. He was always such a fun-loving person to be around. I will always remember his kind-hearted ways from the “good old days” at R&D and our family bowling parties. Frances, please know that you and the girls are in my thoughts and prayers. Norm will be missed by so many.
It is nearing a year since you left us to be with our Savior. How can I describe the difference in our lives your absence has caused? While the sun has risen every day since your passing, the brightness has been dimmed by your absence. It shows in all of us. It shows in all that you touched. Time has healed the external wounds left by your passing, but internally I cry rivers. The thought of you lingers and the pain of Goodbye rings louder than ever. I love you’s were words we shared too few of, but just in case you didn’t know, I love you so much. If I could be half the man you were, I would be twice the man that I am. I miss you. Pray for us. Rest in God’s peace. Love and Memories a nephew
Dear Norman … Ten years have passed – the loss is still felt and the memories still linger. Your Sister…