richard baranowski
Richard Edward Baranowski, 56, of Granger Indiana formerly of Weirton, WV died suddenly Friday October 29, 2004, at his residence. He was born to Edward Baranowski of Weirton, WV and the late Regina Pulawski Baranowski, on April 7, 1948 in Steubenville, OH. His mother preceded him in death on March 15, 1999. Richard retired from National Steel Corporation, where he worked as the Director of Information Technology. He served his country at the Pentagon in Washington DC, in the US Army. He was a member of the American Association of Manufacturing, and the American association of Business Management. He attended Jefferson Technical College, Strayer College in Washington, DC. Richard was currently attending Bethel College in South Bend IN. Richard is survived by his wife, Kathleen “Kitty” Koper Baranowski, whom he married on August 16, 1968; his son, Jeffrey Paul Baranowski, and his wife Bonnie, of Jackson, MI; his father and step mother, Edward and Alberta Baranowski of Weirton, WV; his three brothers in law; Oren Little of Follansbee, WV, Lawrence Kelly of Weirton, WV, and Thomas Koper and his wife Judy of Weirton, WV; six nephews;one niece; four great nephews, and two great nieces. Visitation will be 2-4 & 7-9 PM Monday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Tuesday at the Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Weirton Entombment will follow, at the Saint Paul Cemetery, with military services conducted by the VFW Firing Squad and the American Legion Evert Maki Post 10 Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army 800 Cove Road Weirton, WV 26062 Share tributes with his family at

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  1. My heart and prayers go out to Kitty and Jeff. Rich was always a great friend to me. I will miss him dearly. Sorry I will not be able to attend the services, I would be there if I could. Always your friend, Mike

  2. Kitty, and family, Sorry to hear of your loss. I will remember Richard as one of my best students, as were u both at Weir HIgh. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, Jerry Hamill

  3. I worked with Rich at National Steel. He was a good man. I’m sorry for your loss. He is in my thoughts and prayers. Joe

  4. My deepest sympathies to your family. I will always have fond memories of Rich from our time working together at National Steel. I will keep Rich and your family in my prayers.

  5. I worked with Rich at NSC. We would go to breakfast/lunch over the past year, and were planning a lunch in the next couple weeks. I was deeply sadden to hear the news, and share in your loss. I regret not paying my respects in person. My prayers go out to Rich, Kitty, Jeff, and family.

  6. I worked with Rich at National Steel and Genix. I fondly remember Rich as the sort who always had a gag or two going with someone. We couldn’t stay ahead of him. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Dear Kitty & Family, Bill & I were so sad to hear of Rich’s passing. He was a very special man. We know that his memory will live on within the hearts of those who knew him. Deepest Sympathy. Barb & Bill

  8. Dear Kitty, I was so saddened to read about Rich’s passing. He was a really great guy and I know your loss is immeasurable. It’s been so many years since I’ve seen you, but remember fondly all those years in Weirton. I have sent Rich’s obituary to my step-brother, David Evans, who Rich hung around with in high school and the neighborhood. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. Cathy (Cunningham) Burton

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