Richard J. Dofka, Sr., 78 of Brooksville, Florida, formerly of Weirton, passed away on November 24. He was born in Weirton on September 3, 1932, the oldest son of the late Joseph and Rose Dofka. Richard retired from the Mid-West Steel Division of National Steel Corporation. He served his country in the United States Navy in Korea. Richard enjoyed gardening and golf. His favorite saying was "I work 8 hours, I sleep 8 hours, I have 8 hours of fun." Richard is survived by his wife Jeanette of Brooksville; sons Richard Jr. and his wife Cathy of Brooksville, Mark and his wife Diane of Boardman, OH; daughter Lynette Tynan and husband Scott of Columbus, IN; 6 grandchildren, R.J., Carli, Shelby, Bradley, Liz and Emma; brother Edward and wife Barbara of Weirton, WV; sisters Rose Ann Keller and husband Bill of Denver, CO and Patty Zielinsky and husband Tom of Weirton, WV. Private services will be held at the convenience of Richard's family.

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  1. Patty, Roseann and Eddie, What a great picture of Richard. I always remember his wonderful smile. Sympathy and prayers to all of you. Love, Carol and Bob

  2. Patty We were so sorry to hear of your brothers death. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers ted and peggy

  3. Patti, I am so sorry to hear about Richard’s death. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Patty, I doubt that you remember me, but I certainly remember you from the Community Center, and I join with my sisters who knew Richard and Ed in sending our deepest sympathy to your family. Weirton won’t be the same without Richard. My best wishes go out to you for the Christmas season, but I’m sure it won’t be the same this year. God Bless You. Tom

  5. Fuz, sorry to hear of the passing of Richard my deepest sorrow to you. It’s something that I also live in Brooksville,Fl. Small world.

  6. To Richard’s Family: I worked with Richard at Midwest Steel and remember what a likeable guy he was. Working with him on the shift made the day a lot easier to get through. The memories of him are all good. I’m sure he will leave a void in many lives. My condolences go out to you.

  7. Dear Ed, RoseAnn & Patty, Our deepest sympathy in the passing of your brother Richard. Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers. Sincerely, Marlene & Michael Runkel

  8. Patty, Roseanne, and Ed, So sorry to read of Richard’s passing. What a handsome man and I know a wonderful family member. Hope your holidays are joyous even with this trauma…you are in our prayers. Love, Stephanie and George

  9. It’s nice to see what kind of an influence he had on others besides his kids. His one liners never die.” If you don’t shave a little everyday you’ll soon turn into a bum”, I shave almost every day now and almost every day I think of him him stumping me the first time he he told me this.

  10. To the Dofka family members: I’m sorry to learn that Richard has passed away. I will remember him and family members in prayer. God bless you all.

  11. Dear Rose Ann & Patty, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Kathy & Romie

  12. I wish to offer my condolences regarding the passing of your loved one,Richard,and my childhood friend.I often thought about him,being we played around their home in Weirton as youngsters.I still remember,when he told me about receiving offers for baseball from major league teams.May the Lord comfort you during this trying time. Sincerely, Duke Dopudja

  13. Patty (and Tom) – I am sorry to hear of your dear brother’s death. I think of you often and the friendship we’ve shared over the years and wanted to convey my condolences. Warmest regards, Eunice

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