June 24, 1925 ~ September 25, 2011
Pete Momcilovich, 86, passed away on Sunday, September 25 in the Weirton Geriatric Center.
Born June 24, 1925 in Dunglen, OH, he was a son of the late George and Mildred Tepovac Momcilovich.
He graduated from Weir High School in 1942 and served in the U. S. Navy from 1943 - 1946 aboard the USS Louisville. He joined the Weirton Police Department in 1949 and rose through the ranks to become Captain. He retired from the police department in 1970 and joined Weirton Steel, where he worked in Plant Protection until retiring in 1988.
Pete was a member of the Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox church in Steubenville, Ohio. One of his greatest joys was singing in the Petar Krstich choir and the Tsar Lazar male chorus. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, past president of the Serb National Federation Weirton lodge, a 60+ year member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2716, and recently received his 50-year pin from the Weirton Masonic Lodge 171 AF&AM. He enjoyed bowling and golf and following Weir High School Sports.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary (Mutzi) and his sister Sophie Brdar.
He is survived by his daughter Marianne and her husband Bill Pierce of Greenville, SC, daughter Marcia and her husband Pete Sternart of Weirton, grandchildren Matthew and Meghan Sternart, sisters Dorothy Milosh of Weirton, Mary Belich of Monaca, PA, and Mildred "Tootsie" Subotich of Milwaukee, WI.
Pete's daughters wish to thank the staff at the Weirton Geriatric Center for the special care of their Dad.
Visitation will be Tuesday 4-8 PM at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV
Pomen Services will be held 7 PM Tuesday.
Additional visitation will be 10 AM until time of funeral services at 11 AM Wednesday at the Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church 530 N. Fourth Street Steubenville, OH 43952.
Interment will follow at the Serbian Cemetery, Weirton, WV with Military services conducted by the American Legion Firing Squad.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Petar Krstich Choir c/o Holy Resurrection Serbian Church 530 North Fourth Street Steubenville, OH 43952
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Marianne and Marcia you have my deepest sympathy on you loss of your father and my dear friend. I have many memories of Pete from his policeman days and from PVCC. I will miss his kind thoughts and nice words he always spoke to me.
Dear Marcia and Family, We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I know it leaves a hole in your heart. You were a wonderful and caring daughter. May his memory be eternal. With Deepest Sympathies, Georgia and Rande
Dear Marcia and Marianne and families, I have such fond memories of both your mom and dad. They were wonderful people, always warm and welcoming no matter how long it had been since I’d seen them. May God comfort you. Vjecnaja Pamjat. MaryAnn Markovina Lindberg
Marianne and Marcia, you have my deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad.I always will have memories of him when we bowled together with a good friend of his who has just passed away, John Baltich.
Marianne, Marcis, & Family, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. A big smile, a hearty, jolly laugh, & a big heart. I have many good memories of your Dad & Mom. Take those memories to help ease your grief & hopefully make the pain go away. Vjecnaja Pamjat. Love, Jimmy
To Pero’s Family, I am so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. What a gentleman he was, as a policeman and an individual. He was one that believed in, To Protect and To Serve. God Bless Him and his family.
To the Family of Pete Momcilovich, I was privledged to have worked with your father and see him at Weirton VFD Co.1 Bingo. He was a very good man and he will be missed by all very much. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. Scott A. Moore
I am sorry to hear of Uncle Pete’s passing. He was truly an amazing man. I have only the fondest memories of him and your mom. He was such a wonderful story teller. Please know that you are in my prayers and I wish I could be there to share in your grief.
Dear Marcia and Marianne and Families So very sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. He truly was a dear man and I am sure PK Choir has missed him for a long time now. He leaves lots of good memories. Memory eternal. I have a candle burning for him. Marie, Laurie and Peter and Families
Dear Marcia & Maryann and Families, What a wonderful man Pete was!!! We will always remember him riding or walking up the street and stopping and talking when he saw us. We will keep all of you in our prayers during this time. Love to all!
Dear Marcia,Pete, and Family, Our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Bill and Paulette
Dear Momcilovich Family, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad. Many years ago I was a young high school graduate who was hired to become the Secretary to the wonderful Chief Ed Frankovitch. Your Dad, Ed Gialluco, George Kource, Eggs Rumora, Mitch Baltich, Sal Trujillo, Joe Cuprik, Andy Olenick, and Bob Musick were all so wonderful to me and protective of me. Now 40+ years later and 13 Chiefs later I want you to know that your Dad is thought of fondly at the Weirton P.D. We tell the young Officers stories of how great he was, never a harsh word about anyone. May his memory be eternal. Bertha Simich Weirton Police Department
To the Momcilovich family: I had the pleasure of serving on the Weirton Traffic Commission with Pete for several years. He and your families will be in my prayers during this difficult time.
May You Rest In Peace Uncle Pete..
Marcia & Pete I am so sorry for your lost. I just saw him the other day when I was over at WGC. I know the pain that you have, but just know that we will all be together soon.
When I think of Pete, I think of “How Great Thou Art” and “Please Release Me.” He would always come to my office and ask me to print the words to those songs for him and then he would sing those songs for me. He was my shining star in the “Happy Choir.” We had choir practice the other day and when we sang, all I could think of was Pete sitting in front of the chapel door singing. He taught me how to sing “The Lord’s Prayer,” and it was beautiful. He was a great man for the time that I knew him, and he will always hold a special place in my heart. Love, Kathy Yates
Dear Marcia, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. I got reacquainted with him when I visited my Mother at the Geriatic Center, she passed away on August 16,2011. He was very friendly to me every time I saw him. He called me into his room one time to talked to me. One time he said, on one of my visits, that I had just missed seeing you. May God bless you and give you peace and strenght during this difficult time.
I always enjoyed seeing your dad when we went to Butsy and Dorothy’s for Christmas and other Serbian events. Always a nice man . I am sorry for your loss. Bonnie
Dear Marcia, Marianne and families, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I have such wonderful memories of him and your Mom. They always had such a happy way about them. I would go with my Dad as a child to watch the bowling team on Monday nights. I always enjoyed being with your Mom at my Dads jewelry store. She was a wonderful happy lady. They bring back such great memories. I will cherish having known both of them. I am very sorry for your loss.