richard mamula
Richard Mamula, 82, of Weirton, WV passed away on Wednesday April 27, 2016, at UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh, PA. His loving family was at his side. Born on June 10, 1933, in Weirton, WV, Rich was the son of the late Mele (Mike) and Mildred (Chapurdja) Mamula. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Goldie (Hayden) Mamula on December 4, 2015. Richard was the owner of the Richard Mamula Insurance Agency on Main Street Weirton, where he sold Nationwide Insurance for 40 years. The epitome of a perfect gentleman, Richard was a Weir High Graduate of the Class of 1951, attended WVU and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the VFW 2716, Serbian Men's Club, Aliquippa Serbian Club, and the Pleasant Valley Country Club. Most of all Richard loved his faith and church. He was a pillar in the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church in Steubenville, OH, where he served as Sunday School Teacher for over 25 years, as well as the past Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President of the church. Mr. Mamula was given the honor of Kumovi when the church celebrated it's 100 Year Anniversary. His hobbies included golfing, planting and tending to his garden and landscaping, playing cards with friends, teaching his grandchildren checkers, and playing his violin. Most of all Richard will always be remembered for his kind heart and friendly nature. He is survived by his son, Richard H. (Susan McCaig) Mamula of Oakdale, PA; and his daughter, Diane Mamula of Imperial, PA; his two grandchildren, Richard A. and Rachel Mamula of Oakdale, PA; two sisters, Elizabeth Miller of Diamond Bar, CA and Georgette Williams of Naples, FL. Visitation will be 4-8 PM Friday at Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. A Pomen Service will be held at 5:30 PM on Friday. Additional visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until the time of Funeral Services at 1:30 PM on Saturday at the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church, 528 N. Fourth Street, Steubenville, OH. V. Rev. Father Rade Merick will preside. Interment will follow at Saint Elijah Serbian Orthodox Cemetery in Aliquippa, PA. (Brodhead Road at Hillcrest Avenue) Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church, 528 N. Fourth Street, Steubenville, OH 43952. Share tributes and memories at

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  1. Uncle Richard, you have always been a wonderful example of a Godly man to our whole family. We will miss your kind heart. We are at peace knowing you reside in glory with our heavenly Father for all of eternity. Our love and sympathy is extended to Richard, Susan, their children and to Diane, may the Lord send his comfort to all of you at this time. Wishing we could be there with all of you, Love Cousin Stacey Marchione.

  2. Saying goodbye to you will just seem so unreal. You were my mentor and teacher for so long, but you were more than that. You became to me like another grandfather. I truly have and now always will cherish all the moments we spent together so early on Wednesday mornings at the Picnic Grounds taking orders. Our conversations moved from gardening, to family, to college so smoothly with ease. I was so blessed to have known you. I thank God for such a wonderful man. Prayers and hugs to the family at this time!

  3. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

    May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

    May your memories of Richard Mamula, give you peace, comfort and strength…

    Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.

    I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

    US Army Veteran, Richard Mamula, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

    † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 â€

  4. I am so sorry for your loss Diane and Richard. I have the best memories of Sunday school with your father as our teacher. He was always so kind and loving to everyone. Memory Eternal!


    Sharon Mataruski Gourlay

  5. Dear Diane and Richard and Family

    God Bless you all. We all have a very heavy heart with you this very important time in our Church year. Surely your Dad will be welcomed as he enters the pearly gates. We have often discussed that he was one of the “best” people we ever knew………Memory Eternal.

    Love to all.

    Marie, Laurie and Peter Families.

  6. Diane and Richard, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He truly was a gentleman in every sense of the word. It was my pleasure to work with him and your beautiful mother for all those years. Please know that your family is in my prayers. Sandy Schafer.

  7. I remember your father from many times spent at the Picnic Grounds working at the Chicken Blasts. I know both of my parents thought highly of him. Memory eternal. Jenny Zatezalo Morris

  8. Dear Mamula Family,

    I wish to send my sincere condolences upon the passing of your father Mr Mamula. I was an insurance client of his for many years when I lived in Weirton. He was a true gentleman, kind-hearted, and I am sure that he will leave behind many dear memories. He will be sadly missed.

    Renny Weghorst

  9. Richard and Diane,

    You were very young the last time I would have seen you. I remember how proud your parents was of you both. I knew you father in his work capacity. My father worked with yours in the insurance business. Our families were at company picnics together and your dad always had a ready smile and encouraging words. He was always ready to help in anyway and always with optimistic attitude. He and your mother are missed. god bless MJ(Vulgamore)McIntosh

  10. I’m so sorry to see the Richard has passed away.he was always such a nice parents loved him.he was so sweet to come to memorial service I had in weirton for my parents Mary and George deepest sympathy.may his memory be eterna!

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