Patelis George Tsekouras, 92, of Weirton passed away December 25, 2010 at the Weirton Medical Center . He was born January 30, 1918 in Anapotamia, Greece, the son of the late George and Eleni Tsekouras. His wife Mary Tunanidis Tsekouras, daughter Helen Tsekouras, brothers Nick and Eric Tsekouras and sister Maria also preceded him in death. Patelis retired from Weirton Steel BOP department where he worked for 32 years as a laddle liner. He was a member of the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Weirton, the 25 year club of Weirton Steel and the Greek Senior Citizens. He served his country in the Greek Army during WW II and the Greek Merchant Marines. He is survived by his sons Nick of Weirton, Tom of Montgomery, Alabama; daughter, Dr Georgeanne Burns of Monroe, Louisiana; grandchildren, Patrick, and, Katie Burns, Christopher, Eleni, Rainey, Alex, Erik and Ian Tsekouras and great grand children Daphne Tsekouras and Jordan Cherry. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St, Weirton, WV, where Trisagion services will be held at 7:30PM in the funeral home. Additional visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 to 10:00 AM the time of the funeral service at the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, Weirton. Interment will follow at All Saints Greek Orthodox Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, 3528 West St, Weirton, WV 26062.

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  1. Tommy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your father (and mother as well) will always be a fond memory of growing up on Weircrest. My heart is heavy today. May you find comfort in your family and faith.

  2. To the Tsekouras family, may you feel the comfort of Gods touch during this difficult time. We pray that you are able to find time to talk, tell stories and laugh about the good times you had with your father and grandfather for laughter can ease the pain. There will certainly be tears over Mr. Tsekouras’ passing but keeping the memory of an awesome man alive will continue for a lifetime. May God bless and keep each one of you.

  3. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Uncle Patelis was a gentle soul and a warm hearted man. My memories of him are not many but he left his print. He will be missed by all of us. Everyone from Greece is sending their condolences to your family. God bless.

  4. Dear Cousin Nick and the rest of the Tunanidas-Tsekouras families… Uncle Pantellis was my favorite. He was a smart man and a gentle soul. He was also the best gardener and a great provider for his family. I always looked forward to our summer visits in Weirton. Life will not be the same without him. Uncle Pantellis will be sadly missed, however…I will always cherish fond memories with him and his family during our annual family reunion in Weirton. I can imagine Aunt Mary saying to Pantellis… “It’s about time you get to Heaven! ” Your niece Irene T.

  5. He was our beloved cousin and he was well-loved by all of his relatives in Greece. He always thought of his family in Greece. His wife Mary was a good wife to him and a good mother to their children. They will both always be in our memory and in our hearts. Our deepest condolences to their children and grandchildren.

  6. Dear Tsekouras family; So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Our heartfelt sympathy, Jim and Sue Testaguzza

  7. Nick, We are sorry to hear about the loss of your father. We extend our deepest Condolences to you and your family.

  8. To the family of our beloved friend Patelis G. Tsekouras. It is with a sad heart that we heard of the passing of Patelis. I have known him since 1959 when we worked in the open hearth. In all the years that I have known him he always greeted me with a smile and kind words. I remember him coming to church and sitting quietly in the back. Also I will never forget him making a stop at the church office during the 2003 Restoration Project and thanking me for chairing the project. May his memory be eternal. It is with regrets that we will not be able to attend his funeral since we are visiting our children in the Baltimore-Virginia area.

  9. To Nick, Georgianne, Tom and your families It is with deep regret that I learned of my beloved cousin’s passing. He was a caring and loving man who gave his all for his immediate and extended family as well as his community. We will always remember him with love and respect. My children Rita and Panayota and my grandchildren also extend their condolences and love. May he rest in peace with your beloved mother and sister.

  10. To Nick, Georgianne, Tom and your families It is with deep regret that I learned of my beloved cousin’s passing. He was a caring and loving man who gave his all for his immediate and extended family as well as his community. We will always remember him with love and respect. My children Rita and Panayota and my grandchildren also extend their condolences and love. May he rest in peace with your beloved mother and sister.

  11. To the family of our beloved friend Patelis G. Tsekouras. It is with a sad heart that we heard of the passing of Patelis. I have known him since 1959 when we worked in the open hearth. In all the years that I have known him he always greeted me with a smile and kind words. I remember him coming to church and sitting quietly in the back. Also I will never forget him making a stop at the church office during the 2003 Restoration Project and thanking me for chairing the project. May his memory be eternal. It is with regrets that we will not be able to attend his funeral since we are visiting our children in the Baltimore-Virginia area.

  12. Dear Tsekouras family; So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Our heartfelt sympathy, Jim and Sue Testaguzza

  13. He was our beloved cousin and he was well-loved by all of his relatives in Greece. He always thought of his family in Greece. His wife Mary was a good wife to him and a good mother to their children. They will both always be in our memory and in our hearts. Our deepest condolences to their children and grandchildren.

  14. Dear Cousin Nick and the rest of the Tunanidas-Tsekouras families… Uncle Pantellis was my favorite. He was a smart man and a gentle soul. He was also the best gardener and a great provider for his family. I always looked forward to our summer visits in Weirton. Life will not be the same without him. Uncle Pantellis will be sadly missed, however…I will always cherish fond memories with him and his family during our annual family reunion in Weirton. I can imagine Aunt Mary saying to Pantellis… “It’s about time you get to Heaven! ” Your niece Irene T.

  15. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Uncle Patelis was a gentle soul and a warm hearted man. My memories of him are not many but he left his print. He will be missed by all of us. Everyone from Greece is sending their condolences to your family. God bless.

  16. To the Tsekouras family, may you feel the comfort of Gods touch during this difficult time. We pray that you are able to find time to talk, tell stories and laugh about the good times you had with your father and grandfather for laughter can ease the pain. There will certainly be tears over Mr. Tsekouras’ passing but keeping the memory of an awesome man alive will continue for a lifetime. May God bless and keep each one of you.

  17. Tommy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your father (and mother as well) will always be a fond memory of growing up on Weircrest. My heart is heavy today. May you find comfort in your family and faith.

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