raymond mckitrick
Raymond Gene McKitrick, 79, of Weirton, passed away Friday, June 05, 2015 in the Weirton Geriatric Center. Born on May 17, 1936, in Weirton, WV, Ray was a son of the late Eugene and Grace McGaughey McKitrick. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Lee Jones McKitrick on July 5, 1979, and his brother, Robert McKitrick. With 36 years of service, Raymond retired from Weirton Steel, where he was the Superintendent of the Sinter Plant. Even though Ray enjoyed working, his family and his faith were the most important parts of his life. In his leisure time he cherished the times he spent on the golf course with his golfing buddies. Ray was a very active member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, where he served on the Board of Trustees. He was also a member of the United Methodist Men. He is survived by his wife Lucy Schiffer McKitrick of Weirton; son William (Amy) McKitrick of Charles Town, WV; daughters Judith (Wesley) Compton of New Cumberland, WV, Sue (J.J.) Bernabei of Weirton, Amy (J.J.) Furman of East Liverpool, OH, Amanda (Patrick) Totten of Weirton, his brother, Richard "Dick" McKitrick , and his wife, June of Paris, PA;and his twelve grandchildren, Chase, Austin and Michael McKitrick, Stephanie and Paige Pittinger, Anthony, Audra, and Abigail Bernabei, Zac Campbell, Allyson Furman, Owen and Ellie Totten. Visitation will be held Sunday 1-3 and 6 - 8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Additional visitation will be held Monday 10 AM until time of funeral services at 11 AM, at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 300 Ridge Avenue New Cumberland, WV 26047. The Reverend Michael J. Rowe will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or to the Trinity United Methodist Church 300 Ridge Avenue, New Cumberland, WV 26047. Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com 304-748-3219.

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  1. One Fine man right here. I’ve been so blessed to have know him and known his genuine love, flawless heart and gentle spirit. Uncle Ray you are already so very missed. My love for you runs deep.

  2. Lucy and family, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your wonderful and abundant memories strengthen and sustain you in the days ahead. God Bless….. Kay, Terri, Bonnie and families

  3. Dick,June, Lucy, I was so sorry to read of your loss. Ray was always such a gentleman whenever I saw him. My prayers are with you at this time in your lives.

  4. Judy, Bill and Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember playing at your home when we were small children. Always liked your dad, he was always so nice at church. He will be missed greatly!

  5. Lucy, I’m so sorry to hear about Rays passing. May God give you strength, comfort and peace. It’s been a long road for the both of you but the reward is worth it. God Bless you and your family.

    In Christian love Vicki Sarap former Activity Director

    Alzheimer’s Unit

    (Vicki Sarap)

  6. I knew Ray and his family for a long time, I was sad to hear about his passing. When I think about Ray in the past, he was such a wonderful person. A family man, church man and a hard working man, what a pleasure it was to have known him. God bless him and his family.

    Condolences from the Dennis Neptune family.

  7. Dear Lucy and family – Our deepest sympathy to all who knew and loved Ray. All are in our prayers. His absence will be felt by many but the children all can truly say with hope and faith \”Our Father who art in heaven\” for we know that is where he is watching over all.

  8. Dick, June, Karen and McKitrick family, you are in our thoughts. May the good memories you have of Ray bring peace and comfort to your hearts.

    Pat Heiserman and family.

  9. Dear Lucy,

    I just learned of Ray’s passing today. I am so sorry to hear of this & want you to know that my thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. Find comfort in your memories of Ray, for with them, he will always be with you. He is now in a far Better Place, free from all suffering. God Bless!

  10. Dear Lucy, I’m so sorry about Ray passing. I just found today. You and your family will be in my prayers. God Bless. Kathy Shaw

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