robert  herkle
Robert James “Herk” Herkle of Weirton passed away at his mother’s residence with his family at his side: he was 64 years old. He was born in Weirton on September 24, 1957; Herk was the son of Dorothy Veselich Herkle and the late John Robert Herkle. As he was known to many, Herk was a member of the 1975 graduating class of Weir High. He retired from the former ArcelorMittal with over twenty years in their tin mill department. Everyone would say Herk is a great person. His warm yet quiet demeanor was welcomed by all who knew him. Robert was an avid Pittsburgh Penguin and Steelers fan. However, his most significant memories were made with his friends during their tailgating at Mountaineer field, enjoying the chicken blasts at the Serbian Picnic Grounds, and his annual trip to Myrtle Beach. In addition to his father, Robert was preceded in death by his sister Lori Eckles. Remembering Herk fondly is his mother Dorothy of Weirton and his sister Leslie Hopkins of Cenntenial, Colorado, nephew Michael Robert Eckels and many special friends he made along the way. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021, from 5-7 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:00 AM at Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. Rev. Fr. Anthony G. Thurston will preside. Memorial Contributions may be made to Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 229 California Ave., Weirton, WV, 26062. Herk’s family would like to thank the kind, and caring staff of Valley Hospice and Home Is Where the Heart Is for the outstanding care during his illness. Share tributes at 304-748-3219

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  1. We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ Greco Hertnick Funeral Home

  2. To Mrs. Herkle and Leslie, sorry for your loss. Goodbye my good friend, you will be missed. RIP! John DeVecchis

  3. Dorothy & Leslie, I am so sorry to learn of Bobby’s passing. He and Lori we’re both wonderful friends to all of us who grew up with them. Much love to your families. 🙏❤️

  4. I was just talking to Bob a month or so ago. Very nice guy he always waved when we were out side going past. My Deepest condolences

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