peter wounaris sr.
Peter S. Wounaris, 77 of Weirton, passed away Friday February 22, 2019 at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville. Born April 27, 1941 in Weirton, he was a son of the late Steve and Elizabeth Bara Wounaris. He was also preceded in death by his brother Bill Wounaris and step-son Mark Oliver. Peter proudly served in the United States Army from 1963-1965. He worked at Weirton Steel as an electrician for 37 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was a member of the VFW. He is survived by his wife Cecilia Oliver Wounaris; son Peter (Laurie) Wounaris Jr., of Mingo Junction, OH; daughters Trula (David) Rae of Hopedale, OH, Petera (Greg) Robinson of Steubenville, OH, Angie (Chuck) Graham of Akron, OH and Carole (John) Thomas of Akron, OH; grandchildren Stevie, Jake, Patricia, Felicia, Joey, Jonathon, Gunner, Jennifer, Stephanie, Joe, Samantha, Brittany, Gregory, Steven, Michayla and Ashleigh; several great-grandchildren; sisters Katherine DeLauder of Lisbon, OH and Irene Cristman of Follansbee, WV, and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Sunday from 1-3, 5-7 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton, where additional Visitation will be held Monday from 10 until the time of the funeral service at 11AM. Rev. Father Frank Milanese will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton, with military honors conducted by the United States Army and the American Legion Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Share tributes and memories at

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  1. Cecilia, Forever Remembered, Forever Missed We share in this time of grief but also share in the love and memories of Pete. May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort. Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of Pete’s passing. My heart is with you. I pray that in the midst of your sorrow you find comfort in all the joyful memories shared. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends and family for strength, and always remember how much you are loved. I will always be here for you my friend.

  2. I wasnt a very good daughter but i loved you and all of my memories the sitting on the couch cracking up as we looked out of the corner of our eyes at each other,the time you brought our cat in we hid in the dog cage ,the time i showed you the Florida oranges a boy brought me from Florida and the Christmases and birthdays we never did without.The times you always made sure we saw family .Thank you for the memories and also for when you chose me ..I love you ,your daughter Carole.And yes Cecilia she was good to you!

  3. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Peter S. Wounaris, Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Peter S. Wounaris, Sr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  4. I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. When someone we love dies, it’s natural to want to see that person again. God promises us that He will comfort us in our trials if we go to him in prayer. 2 Corinthians 1:3 calls him the God of all comfort. I’d like to share with y’all this link that shows 12 steps on coping with grief that is good for sharing. I have personally found this very comforting and I hope y’all do as well.

  5. Cecilia, We’re so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. You are in our prayers at such a loss. May Our Lord Bless You during this time of sorrow. With love and prayers. Tim and Angela Reinard

  6. Dear Cecilia: My heart sank when I went online and saw that you have lost the love of your life, Peter. Please know that I hold you and your family in my heartfelt prayers as I extend my deepest sympathy. Love, Stan Tuchalski

  7. The memories I have will be forever be held onto although I am truly broken hearted I am at ease knowing your free 💔 I love you Dad you have always Been and will always be my hero! I hope you know how much I love you and will always miss Our memories are mine forever 😘

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