richard yurko
Richard M. Yurko, 74, of Weirton died Saturday July 21, 2007 at his home. He was born on September 24, 1932 in Steubenville, OH, the son of the late Michael R. and Sophia Przybysz Yurko. Richard retired from the Weirton Steel Corporation, where he worked on the cleaning lines. He served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, and the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Yurko; his son, Richard M. and Susan Yurko, Jr. of Bridgeport, WV; his two daughters, Judith and Jon Cook of Weirton, WV and Janice and Tom Hunter of Wintersville, OH; three grandchildren, Joclyn Hunter, Jenny and Eric Yurko. There will be no visitation. Entombment will held at the Saint Paul Mausoleum, Weirton Memorial contributions may be made in Richard’s memory to the Weirton Area Ambulance and Rescue Squad 1305 Pennsylvania Avenue Weirton, WV 26062 Share tributes and memories at

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  1. Millie and family, Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. May God Bless all of you in this time of sorrow. John and Irene Grossi

  2. Dear Mildred & family, You Have my deepest sympathy to you and your family. He is in gods hand now. God bless you all. Mary & John Waskevich

  3. Sorry to hear about Richard aka “Grumps.” We send our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. He was such a great man – of character, passion, and faith. Reflecting back on the years that have past, he was such a loving person and kind; and always had a joke for “any” occasion. He brought so much joy and happiness in the moment. Those memories are still with me today. He will truly be missed. We’ll see you again my friend on the clouds of Glory – thank you for all the love you brought to us. Joclyn, Janice, Grandma Mildred, Dink, Susan and the family – thinking of you in this time of need and praying your hearts will be comforted. Love, Jason and family – Mercy, BriAna, McKayla, and Micha Hunter

  4. I am so sorry to hear about your father. I ask the Lord to hold you and your family in His arms and comfort all of you with His great love. Mary Lou

  5. Dear Mildred and Family, Iwant you to know how sorry I am to hear of Richards passing. He fought a long battle and he was always a wonderful patient. My prayers are with you always. Sandy at Dr.Manninos’ Office

  6. Mildred and family. Sorry to hear of Richard passing away. Have fond memories of happier times. Please know I am thinking of you all. Kathy Miller Hansen

  7. Judy, So very sorry about your father. I remember him very well from my years of playing baseball as a youth and him always coaching Termite baseball. He was a very good man and father and will be missed by all. Take care. Sincerely, Sam and Chris

  8. I’m very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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