osvaldo dibartolomeo
Osvaldo DiBartolomeo, 93, of Weirton, passed away Friday, May 26, 2006 at the Weirton Medical Center. Born December 28, 1912 in Goriano Valli, Italy, he was the son of the late Joseph and Laura DiBartolomeo. Osvaldo was also preceded in death by his brothers Carlo and Anthony DiBartolomeo and sisters Justina DiBartolomeo, Marietta Guidone and Elvira DiBartolomeo. With 25 years of service, he retired from Weirton Steel where he worked as an operator in the clarification plant. He also was a self-employed contractor and construction engineer in Ethiopia for 4 years. He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, the WSX 25-Year and ISDA. He served in the Italian Army and was a POW in World War II in the African Campaign for 5 years in India. He is survived by his wife Gina Guidone DiBartolomeo; sons Joseph DiBartolomeo and his wife Maria and Carlo DiBartolomeo and his wife Gretchen all of Weirton; brother Nino DiBartolomeo of Rome Italy; 4 grandchildren, Christina, Joseph, Hunter and Chase and sister-in-law Ella DiBartolomeo. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10AM Wednesday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. Reverend Father Larry Dorsch will officiate. Entombment will be at St. Paul Cemetery. Share tributes with his family at www.grecohertnick.com Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  2. Dear Carlo, Gretchen and Family, May good memories carry you through this sorrowful time. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Our deepest symapthy, Edie, Kelly and Carly

  3. Our heart-felt sympathies and prayers go out to your whole family at this time. Connie and I loved our visits with Ozzie and Gina when we would come to Weirton and stop by and have wine, salami and homegrown tomatoes in the summer. We were sorry we didn’t get to visit with them both the last few trips, but I’m glad I got to see him a few weeks ago. We will miss his stories, his compassionate heart, and Connie will miss the flower seeds he always had for her. Keith & Connie Vierbicky Psalm 116:15

  4. Joe & Family, My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your Dad. May his memory be eternal. Bertha Simich

  5. BG DiBartolomeo and Family: May God bless you and your family with strength and comfort during this difficult period. With deepest condolences, Sharon Reyes US Army Special Forces Cmd (Airborne)

  6. BG DiBartolomeo, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. May your memories of him fill the hole in your heart. God bless you and your family. Sue USASOC G-1/CHRD

  7. Very sorry to hear of the loss of your love one. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  8. On behalf of the USASOC Surgeon’s Office, we wish to express our deepest sympathy and concern to your family.

  9. General ‘D’ – so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this time. Phil Juby

  10. May God bless you and your family with strength and comfort during this difficult period. With deepest condolences, Rodney Shuler USASOC CIO/G-6/IA

  11. Sir: I would like extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God bless you in your time of need. Your father had a long and fulfilling life. His sacrifices are what has helped make this country great.

  12. BG Dibartolomeo and Family: Our Condolences to you and the Dibartolomeo family from the Eadie family.

  13. As part of the Special Operations family my thoughts and prayers go with your family during your time of bereavement. May you be encouraged and strengthen of the many memories you have of your loved one. Be Blessed.

  14. Sir, words are truly inadequate at a time like this and cannot do justice to losing someone we love. I pray that your heart will be filled with a deep, abiding peace and wonderful memories. God bless and keep you and your family always. Ellen

  15. Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  16. Sir, My condolences on your loss. You can take solace in the fact that your father lead a very full life and was surrounded by such a wonderful family at the time of his passing. My prayers are for you and your family in your time of sorrow. Sincerely, Rebecca Ellison

  17. Sir, Please accept and extend to your family my sincere condolences regarding the loss of your father. Very Respectfully, Jonathan P. White Major, SF USA

  18. Sir, it is with my deepest condolence that I express this feeling; If not for his passing I would never new of his life, yet I feel a great honor and pride to have read of his service and his amazing history. often fathers are proud of their son but I have a feeling that this son is very proud of his father. Sir, may God fill your heart with happiness in this moment of sorrow and accept our deepest sympathy.

  19. Joe and family: We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. At times like this we don’t know what to say. Please know we are keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers. May you find comfort in your memories of him and through these memories he will always be with you – nothing can ever take that from you. May God provide the strength to your family during this time. Lynn and I wish to share our deepest sympathies to all of you. If you need anything – please just call on us!

  20. Sir, Sorry to hear about your loss. I will have you and your family in my prayers. Take Care, Joe Caseman, Robin Sage, Camp Mackall

  21. Sir, Words cannot express when we lose a love one. Our prayers are with you and your family. May, he give you peace courage and strength in this time.

  22. BG DiBartolomeo and family, My sincerest condolences on the passing of your dad. Sir, without doubt, he rests with God and is at peace. Please know that your dad and your family will be in my prayers. If you need anything, please call me. VR, Kevin

  23. My prayers and thoughts are with you. May God give you and your family the comfort He only can give. Ch Velez

  24. Sir Our prayer for you and your family in this time of sorrow, may GOD receive your father soul in his kingdom. v/r Rosario

  25. Joe, Pls accept my sincere condolences at the passing your Dad. I will say a prayer for him and all of you. V/r Hawk

  26. Sir, So Sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Bill & Robin Jeffrey

  27. Sir. Tough loss losing your Dad. Lost mine several years ago. How I hate to see these old veterans go. God’s blessing to you and your family. Respectfully, Buck and Geneva Benson

  28. It is never easy to lose a loved one. Your Dad, husband and grandfather, is a self-made man and leaves a legacy behind…be proud of his lifetime achievements. Our faith tells us that upon his passing his soul shall rise into heaven where he will dwell in the house of our Lord for the rest of eternity. This is our faith and we accept that notion as truth. So, be happy and rejoice; celebrate his new life. An Eastern philosopher once said, “…death is only blowing out the light from the lamp; because the dawn has come.” May your sorrow quickly pass and your fond memories bring you great joy all the days of your live. Peace, Phil Provencher

  29. BG “D”, My prayers are with you and your family during your time of sorrow. Your father led a full and long life. Take comfort that he is at rest and in a better place. Sincerely, Sharon Smith

  30. Dear General DiBartolomeo and Family, I was saddened to hear of the passing of your father. Please know that our family will pray for your comfort and solice during this period that all of us must face. With Deep Respect, LTC T.S. SLEMP & Family

  31. Dear DiBartolomeo Family, I only knew Osvaldo for a short while, but he made a giant impression on me. When he would come to our office I would flirt with him and we would laugh and talk. He had amazing stories to tell. He told me he still baked his own bread and grew his own tomatoes. He used a spade to turn the earth, said he didn’t want to use anything modern like a tiller. I always told him I wanted to take him home with me. You knew just by meeting him that he was a man of honor. Every time I hear his name, a smile appears on my face. I won’t forget Osvaldo. For his family and friends, you have my deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers. God Bless you all.

  32. I remember all the times as a child visiting my Godfather and Godmother, which I always enjoyed. I would sit downstairs with all the adults and chat with everyone while drinking 7UP with a tiny bit of Osvaldo’s wine. He would let me walk around, view the wine cellar, play in the backyard and play with the “fat” cat. He would also tell me stories about my grandfather since I was too young to remember much of him. These are all good memories from my childhood that I will remember about Osvaldo. With Deepest Sympathy, Jason Semerakis

  33. Joe, our sincere condolences at the passing of your father. It is always difficult to lose a parent, especially one who had so much to do with shaping your own life. God bless him, you and your family. May he rest in peace.

  34. BG DiBartolomeo, may the Lord lovingly embrace your father and console you and your loved ones. V/R SFC Joel Tejeda

  35. BG DiBartolomeo & Family, Sometimes words sound so hollow when you have suffered the loss of someone you loved. Just know that the prayers of friends are being continuously sent up to the Lord to give you peace and strength to sustain you during this time. Your father has reached the ultimate goal of life – to be in Heaven with the Lord. Peace to you and your family. Linda

  36. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family during this time of mourning.

  37. BG DiBartolomeo, My sincere condolences to you and your family. After reading your father’s bio, it is obvious the world has lost a great man. God’s Speed, Garry

  38. BG Dibartolomeo and Family, You have the deepest sympathies of all of us here at the United States Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) during your time of sorrow. Our prayers are with you. God Bless. SSG Thomas Battle

  39. BG DiBartolomeo and Family, With heartfelt sympathy, my prayers go out to you at the passing of your father. May God continue to bring strength and encouragement to you and your family.

  40. BG DiBartolomeo and family, Godspeed to cherishing, recalling, and more importantly, memoralizing your father. Very respectfully, Ulysses

  41. BG DiBartolomeo and Family, My condolesences and prayers go out to you all during this time. As your father has left this life and entered the next, may GOD The Father keep him in His protective care. Very Respectfully, Major Vince Bramble

  42. Sir, My sincere condolences on the loss of your father. You are in my prayers and the prayers of the 20th Group personnel. VR Len

  43. Joe: I want to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. Please know that during this time of sorrow that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  44. BG Dibartolomeo, We are sorry to hear about the loss of your father. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. v/r Dan, Erin, & Kellen Salisbury

  45. BG Dibartolomeo and Family, We were saddened to hear of the passing of your father. Please accept our condolences and wishes that the warm memories that you shared will carry through this most difficult of times. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Gary Shimizu and your friends in the USASOC ACE.

  46. Maria & Joe, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Joe’s father. May the memories of your times with him comfort you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you, c nixon

  47. GEN Joe, Please accept my most sincere condolences. Though I never met your father, if he is anything like you, he was indeed a very beloved man. I will keep you in my prayers.

  48. Joe and Family, I am real sorry to here about your Dad. I know how much he meant to you. We will be praying for you and your family in this time of loss. May God Bless you. Kurt & Simone

  49. Dear Joe,Maria and Children: Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear father and grandfather. Happy memories will be your solace,but missing them never stops. We share your pain and will pray for you all. If you need anything, please call. Take care and God Bless.

  50. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Hopefully you and your family can focus on your happy memories to help through the pain. Sincerely, Cathy and Terry

  51. Joey and Carlo, this is a blast from the past. Remember me, the little girl that used to live next door to you when we were all young.I have wondered about your parents for years. I loved them. They left a very good ITALIAN impression on me when I was young and I have missed them, especially your mom’s cooking and your dad’s grapes we used to smash up! I just added Weirton’s paper and funeral homes to my favorite list a couple weeks ago so I can keep up. I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He lived a long time. My mother in law will be 93 also. Please tell your mother I said hi. She is the best cook in the world! If you get the chance please email me and let me know where she is living. Is she still in the house? I would love to come see her sometime. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Debbie Clayton-Walsh

  52. The passing of a Father leaves a void which is never filled. With time your tears will dry and be replaced with memories. Bill

  53. Joe DiBartolomeo & Family; Big Joe, So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. When I got world of his passing, I remembered back to time you took me to meet your Mom & Dad, & have dinner with them. What a man your Dad was, the stories, the photos, and the great food & wine. I knew from then on, how & why your Dad meant so much to you, as well you always making him proud! Any how Our most sincerest condolences on the passing of your Father. We will keep him, you & your family in our prayers. Bill, Dee, Eddy, & Geneva Chrisman.

  54. BG DiBartolomeo, Sir, you sure have my condolences. I lost my mom in february, so I know how you feel. You Dad must have been one amazing man. Brooke

  55. From the brotherhood of the web foot warrior, who continue to share the battlefield in this next generation of warriors seeking to maintain our freedom’s; and we at the Irregular Warfare Support Program send our sympathies at your loss. May God Bless and provide the sanctuary with the knowledge we will all be together again.

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