roger gracie
Roger Jay Gracie, of Weirton, WV, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2022, after a recent battle with a stage four neuroendocrine tumor. He was 78. Roger was born in Steubenville, OH on March 14, 1944, one of five children born to Norman H. and Anjenetta Lyke Gracie. Roger graduated from Weir High School in 1962 and went to work at Weirton Steel. A career that spanned 38 years, Roger retired as a motor inspector on the C.A. lines of the tin mill. In the 70’s, Roger also worked part time at the Boron station on the corner of Colliers Way, and Pennsylvania Avenue. Quiet, kind, and gentle, Roger was always willing to help others in need. The son of a former POW of World War II, Roger served his community as a volunteer fireman and E.M.T. Roger along with the Stankiewicz brothers, Joe, and Jack, were instrumental in the formation of Weirton’s first Rescue Squad. His love for hunting and fishing, led him to become a lifetime member of the Paris Sportsmen Club, where he served as president, secretary, trustee. A talented mechanic, Roger taught his skills to his sons as they cherished quality time building and restoring cars, hot rods, and motorcycles. He loved riding his Harley and enjoyed watching car shows on television. Most of all, Roger will be remembered as a wonderful father and grandfather and a good husband. In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his brother, Robert “Bob” Gracie. He will be remembered with love by his wife, Donna Shank Gracie, his two sons, Michael and John (Karen) Gracie; his daughter, Mary Gracie - Richmond; his brothers, Richard “Rick” (Betty) Gracie, and Scott Gracie; his sister, Patty Rhoades; his sister-in-law, Rhonda Gracie; his grandsons, Dainen Richmond and Jacob Dunne; and his little dog, Laci. In honoring Roger’s wishes there are no services planned. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Hancock County Animal Shelter. Share tributes at

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  1. Donna and the entire Gracie family, Ernie and I are so very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God be with each of you in this trying time!!

  2. For the entire Gracie family, I sorry to here of you loss of Roger. I knew Roger through all his younger brothers. May he Rest in Peace. Nick Kundrat

  3. Donna and family, you , Mike, Mary , John and Karen are all in our thoughts and prayers with the loss of Roger. I was pleased to be there recently.

  4. Donna and family, I’m sorry for your loss. I remember Roer fondly, a kind man and good friend.

  5. Patty and the entire Gracie family, please receive my sincere condolences on the loss of another member of the family. May he rest in peace, and may you find comfort in your grief.

  6. Rick,Patty,Scott, & entire Gracie family : So sorry about the passing of Roger. I considered him my friend for many years. May his soul rest in peace. Larry Guio & Debra Moore

  7. Roger was a wonderful friend and great guy he will be missed and truly enjoyed his company and his visits at home and at state line. Roger was a dear friend of mine.. Harold & Louise(fred- state line) Bittinger

  8. Almost every time I walked to the corner, to Mr. Fresh, or to the Gatsby I would see Roger in the yard or in the garage. Always said hi, with a smile.

  9. To the Gracie family: Roger was a super nice guy.I used to see him in the tin mill alot.Great guy from a great family.Our sympathy to all of you.Mike and Nikki Dziatkowicz and family.

  10. To the Gracie Family: Roger, his sister and brothers and I grew up on Putnam Lane in the 1950s. Though only two years older than my friends and I he was one of the “big” kids on the block, yet he always treated us with kindness and courtesy. Truly one of the nice guys. It was an honor to know him. He will be missed by all. Les Halapy

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