roger champ
Roger Wilber "Buck" Champ, 85, of Weirton, passed away Friday, June 02, 2017 at his home. He was born February 22, 1932 in Flint, WV, a son of the late Wilber E. and Hazel Mae Adams Champ. He was also preceded in death by 2 great-grandchildren, his brothers Fred Champ and sister Violet Johnson. With over 56 years of service, Roger retired from Weirton Medical Center where he worked in the facilities maintenance department. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and driving around in his car. He especially enjoyed eating junk food, mostly Lays potato chips and apple pie. He was a member of the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church. Roger is survived by his wife Chrisoula Antoniou Champ of Weirton; sons Roger (Jery) Champ of New Cumberland, Ronnie and Randy (Carissa) Champ all of Jacksonville, FL, Robert (Lisa), Richard (Cindy) and Raymond (Loretta) Champ all of Weirton and Anastasiadou (Maria) Antoniou of Greece; daughters Cindy (Ron) Bennett of Weirton and Ann Champ of New Manchester, WV; brother Arthur Champ of Florida; sisters Sandra Tustin of New Cumberland and Linda (Larry) Pearson of Weirton; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren Visitation will be held Monday 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton where services will be celebrated at 1pm Tuesday. Trisagion service will be held 7:30pm Monday in the funeral home. The Reverend Father Frank Milanese will officiate. Interment will follow in Shadow Lawn Memory Gardens, Newell, WV. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

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  1. Sending our deepest sympathy on the passing of Roger to Soula and all the family !!!

  2. My condolences ,so sorry to hear of Roger.s passing. I worked at WMC where you knew he enjoyed every task. Cindy may you and your family find peace in his memories.

  3. So sad to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy to your family. I have known Roger since I was a very young girl,he was a neighbor & friend of our family. He was such a nice man. God broke the mold when he made him! May God comfort you at this season in life & always be with you! Rest in peace. Love & Prayers, Sandy Greathouse

  4. So sorry for your loss. He was such a good hearted person. Always a great smile and ready to help at a moments notice.. Prayers and hugs for Roger and your family members.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy to Chrisoula and the family. Roger was a very kind and good hearted person. He was always ready to help. He had a big smile for everyone. When he worked at the Credit Union, he was like a second father to all of us. He will be missed. Prayers for all the family. ????????

  6. So sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. He and Soula were so kind to me and my daughter for so many years, I will never forget them.

  7. Sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person to know. When i retired from wmc, the only item i was sure to take was a small wooden box he made for my desk. I still use it at home, and think of him every time i do. Prsyers for all of you.

  8. Roger was such a kind and generous soul. He was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed. He and Soula are two very special people. Deepest sympathy to his family.

  9. Soula – so sorry to read of the passing of Roger. I will never forget both of your kindness to me and my family. As everyone said, you both had a smile on your face with greeting us. He will be missed, with sympathy to you and your family. Veda and Bugs Orwasky

  10. I so enjoyed my conversations with Mr. Champ while he was still working, and the last few years too. We shared a love of fishing and the eastern panhandle area. I will miss that. A work ethic like no other. I send you a prayer for this good man who is being welcomed into Heaven by many. Sincerely, chas biewen + family

  11. Our condolences to Soula and the Champ family. Roger was one of the nicest people we had the privilege of knowing–always a smile to brighten your day. Jody & David Lashhorn

  12. My Thoughts and Prayers are with this Family in their time of need. If you should need anything Cindy please let me know.

  13. Deepest sympathy to the family.May God continue to bless you and keep you in his loving arms

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