robert wright

Robert Wright, 70, of Weirton, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at the Valley Hospice Palliative Care Unit in Steubenville, OH. Born January 19, 1937 in Mingo Junction, OH, he was the son of the late Claude and Anna Hannan Wright. Robert was also preceded in death by his twin brother Lawrence; brothers Tom, Vernon and Eugene Wright and sister Celeste Bronson.

With 44 years of service, Robert retired in 1999 from the Norfolk & Southern Railroad where he worked at a conductor. He was a member of St. Peter’s Church in Steubenville and served in the US Marine Corp.

Robert’s survivors include his wife Janice Golec Wright of Weirton, whom he married September 16, 1961; son Mark Wright of Seattle, WA; daughters Jennifer McCain and her husband Brian of Gainesville, FL and Robin Wright of Rochester Hills, MI; brother John Hugh Wright of St. Clairsville, OH and grandchildren Lauren and Ethan McCain.

Visitation will be held at the convenience of Robert’s family. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10am Friday at St. Peter’s Church with Monsignor George W. Yontz officiating. Entombment will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Church, 425 North 4th Street, Steubenville, OH 43952 or Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.

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Funeral Home:
Greco Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV
US 26062

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  1. I am sorry for your loss some of my best childhood memories are of Mr Wright and fottball on Cleveland Ave.

  2. To the family of Robert Wright, I am truly sorry for your loss. I haven’t seen him, since we were kids. I graduated with his brother,Vernon.The twins were a couple of years younger than us.But I remember the good baseball games we played on the field acros from thier home,on Western Ave.. God Bless, Harry (Sonny), Huggins

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