richard fiedorczyk, sr.
Richard F. Fiedorczyk, Sr., 68, of Weirton passed away , with his family at his side,on Friday August 10, 2018. Rich died from complications of Parkinson's disease, a battle he fought for over 15 years. Born in Steubenville, OH, on September 30, 1949, Rich was a son of the late Stanley and Arlene Morris Fiedorczyk. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Stanley and Michael; and his sister, Barbara Fiedorczyk. Richard graduated from Weir High School in 1969, and went to work at Starvaggi Industries. After seven years he was hired by Weirton Steel, where he worked 25 years as roller on the number 7 tandem in the strip mill. He also owned and operated the Hideaway Club in Weirton. In his free time Rich enjoyed working the chains for 30 years for Weir High Football games, working on his cars, and cheering on his favorite Pittsburgh teams, Penguins, Pirates and especially his Steelers. He loved playing golf and bocce and spending time with his friends at the K of C, but most of all Rich cherished time spent with his family. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Weirton; Knights of Columbus 3734, where he was a past officer; and the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club. He will be remembered with love by his wifeof 45 years, Mary J. Chambers Fiedorczyk, whom he married on February 3, 1973; his son, Richard F. Fiedorczyk, Jr. and his wife Michelle; his daughter, Jocilyn Fiedorczyk and James Allen; his brother, Alex and Peggy Fiedorczyk, all of Weirton, WV; his sister, Theresa and Joe Baluh of Mount Pleasant, PA; his godchildren, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Fiedorczyk and Dr. Alanna Pritts; sister in law, Betty Fiedorczyk; several nieces nephews and great nieces and nephews; many great friends and last but not least his warrior dog, Onika. Visitation will be 12-3 and 6-8 PM Sunday, at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV Knights of Columbus Rosary will be recited 6:30 PM on Sunday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 2 PM Monday at Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Weirton Interment will follow at Saint Paul’s Cemetery, Weirton Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church 200 Preston Avenue Weirton, WV 26062 Share tributes and memories at 304 748 3219

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  1. Mary, Richie, and Jocilyn
    Thinking of all you during this time. Uncle Richie was a very special man and I remember him cheering Jocilyn and I on at our our basketball games both at Sacred Heart and Madonna 🙂 Love you guys and sending lots of love all the way from Florida. Katie, David, Christopher, Joshua, and Mckayla

  2. Mary so sadden to hear of Richie passing my heart goes out to you my dear and your children you all are in my prayers
    Diane Bertha

  3. A Big heart and he welcomed me into their home like family many, many years ago. Great Family Man loved his family and his sports teams. Many Steeler games yelling together!
    I will always remember family vacations in Myrtle Beach, one of which was one of the best trips in my life and attended one of the best penguins games I ever went to with Rich SR & JR against Toronto Maple Leafs down 7 goals and Penguins came back to win the game. We celebrated all 8 goals together! Great in the moment memories!
    I also learned how tough he was to have and to fight Parkinson till the very end! And I learned how strong Mary is as a person to keep the family together when his Parkinson’s was really bad.
    Glad I was part of his life. Glad I got to know him.
    Rest easy and I know you are on your way, taken to a great place with Uncle Mike and Sonny! ♥️
    I pray that Richie, Mary, Joci & family get the closure you deserve as Mr. F lived a great life. A life to be proud of.
    Love always and forever,
    Scott “Wood” Moore and Family

  4. Mary,Rich,Jocilyn &family,
    Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Rich was a wonderful man , who will never be forgotten. Your dedication to him throughout his illness is so admirable. No words can take away your pain but always remember how much your family loves you all. Our love & prayers, Michelle, Joel & Jared

  5. My prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow. I knew Rich for many years. I grew up on Weircrest and rode the same school bus. He was one of the boys from the “bowl”.

  6. Mary you and your family have my deepest sympathy I’m so sorry to hear of Rich passing he was one of my closest friend while we worked at Starvaggi industries and many years after that. He was my best man at my wedding. You will be missed…rest in peace my friend.

  7. Thank you, Wood. For sharing your memories. My dad enjoyed watching you young guys grow up enjoying friendship and living life.

  8. Thank you, Hiltunen family. Katie we sure do have a ton of memories of time spent with our awesome parents. Sleep overs, sports, camps, the list can go on. I know my dad loved seeing us grow up together.

  9. To Rich’s family, our deepest sympathy for your loss, he was a great guy, always friendly and nice to talk to. A smile & a handshake for everyone. Please know we are keeping you in our prayers during this very difficult time. Sincerely, Michael & Marlene Runkel.

  10. Aunt Mary, Richie, and Jocilyn I am so sorry I cannot be there but please know I am there in spirit. I loved uncle Rich and I will always remember the fun memories we all shared as a family, including the infamous wedding when Brad danced with uncle Rich! My heart is heavy for you and my prayers will continue for all of you during this difficult time. I love you! XOXO! Leslie & family

  11. Deepest condolences to the Fiedorczyk family on their loss. Although we never met Richard, Bruce Chambers told us what a wonderful man he was. Sincerely, David and Sean Holliday

  12. Mary, Jocelyn, and Rich

    Love and prayers to you all at this difficult time. We have such fond memories of Rich from our fun times at Madonna …. as we were always grateful for his coaching of Ryan in shot and discus. May your happy memories help you to get thru your time of loss. RIP Rich.
    Dan and Denise Kelly

  13. Mary, Jocelyn and Richie we are so sorry to hear of Rich’s passing. He was a great mentor to our two nephews Scott and Sean in their friendship with Richie. They were treated as family. Rich fought the good fight and may his memory be eternal. He will be missed by all.
    Bertha, Martha and Adam and the entire Simich family.

  14. So sorry for your loss Lump. He was a great man that I never saw without a smile on his face. Prayers and deepest sympathies.

  15. Thank you McFall family. We love you and my dad held a special place in his heart for your kids and hubby. Love you

  16. Thank you Kelly family. My father also cherished the fun times we all had together. I was just telling him last week what we talked about recently. It made him proud and happy to be part of Ryan life.

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