ronald sekersky
Ronald G. Sekersky of Weirton , WV, died on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at his home. Born on September 19, 1937, in McKees Rocks, PA, Ron was a son of the late Walter and Pauline (Chylek) Sekersky. Ron is survived by his wife Jo Ann (Dalmasso) Sekersky, whom he married on November 3, 1962, a daughter, Renee (Jonathan) Zung of Raleigh, NC; a son, Rick of Parker Colorado; his three grandchildren, Andrew and Ashley Zung, and Carson Sekersky; and a brother, Kenneth Sekersky of Carnegie, PA. Amongst his greatest loves besides his wife who he called "Bright Eyes" were his children and grandchildren. He donated many grateful hours tutoring students in math. He always said it was his gift to God for all the many prayers during his illnesses. Ron was chosen as a "Community Star" and most recently was inducted into the Weirton Madonna Hall of Fame for all his years of helping area students. Ron retired from Weirton Steel as Director of Engineering with 45 years of service. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Institute of Technology, and his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. He received many certifications from the Business Departments of Pitt University and McMaster University in Canada. Ron was an active member at Saint Joseph the Worker Church as a Eucharistic Minister, a past member and chairman of the Pastoral Council, treasurer and president of the Holy Name Society. On the Diocesan side, Ron was involved in the WV Ninth Synod and served on the Wheeling Vicariate Council. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 3734 where he served as Grand Knight, Trustee and Financial Secretary. He was also a member of the Fourth Degree Assembly 1194, where he served as a Color Guard Member, Faithful Admiral, First Faithful Navigator, Faithful Scribe and Trustee. Ron was a corporate board member of the Weirton Medical Center, past president of the Hancock County American Cancer Society and Memorial Chairman. He served as president of the Weirton Area Junior Achievement and was a member of the Hancock County Sheltered Workshop Board of Directors. Ron was a member of the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club and Management Club. Professionally Ron was an active member of the Iron and Steel Engineering Society, where he served as chairman. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 7th from 4-8 PM at Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM on Thursday, September 8th at Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. The Fourth Degree Assembly will stand honor guard. Rev. Fr. Dennis Schuelkens, Jr. will preside. Interment will follow at Saint Paul Cemetery Weirton, WV. Memorial Contributions may be made to Saint Joseph the Worker Memorial Fund or Autism Speaks c/o Rick Sekersky 16647 E. Auburn Hills Drive Parker, CO 80134. A special thanks to Dr. Makar and his staff, neighbors, friends and especially Valley Hospice. Share tributes and memories at 304 748 3219 Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. “Eternal rest grant unto Ron, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the soul of the faithful departed servant, Ron, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.” Our prayers to Jo Ann and the family..

  2. Thoughts and prayers to you, JoAnn, & your family!! Ron was a super nice man and always had a smile on his face! He will be missed! Much love, Laurie & Rick

  3. Dear JoAnn & Family, Ron was a fine person filled with love and happiness!!! May God hold you tight until it is your day to be with our maker & your loving husband. We love you, Patti & Dale Visyak

  4. JoAnn & family, My heart is filled with sadness. Ron was a special friend, and will be remember forever. I’m sure Tom greeted him in heaven with their brotherly love. May God Grant Ron Eternal Peace. Love & Prayers to all of you. Delores

  5. Joann and Family, the Madonna students have been so worried about Ron. They put him on our list of petitions we pray for each day They will truly be upset and he will be missed at Madonna. Our prayers and love are with all of you….because you are family. Sandy Holmes

  6. JoAnn & family, I am saddened to read of Ron’s passing. I have missed him dropping by our office to see how we were doing and to chat. The last time he was in, he brought some architect magazines for Tommy and told me that he wasn’t feeling very good. We have kept him in our prayers and will continue to do so. I will miss him, his smile, his math problems & the time we shared together. He was an outstanding man who was always thinking of others. God grant him peace.

  7. In this unsettled world filled with craziness, Ron represented what God meant people to be. He truly lived the saying “faith, family, friends” in his daily life. We feel honored that he touched our lives. How wonderful that he isn’t sick anymore! .

  8. Dear Jo Ann and family, I am so sorry to learn of Ron’s passing away. He gave so much of himself to our community as well as his church. He certainly was a great man and will be remembered for his charitable deeds. May God who sees your sorrow guide you to a path of peace.

  9. Ron was unique among men. He suffered thru’ many illnesses and manage to overcome them and come out smiling. Despite his many medical problems he conti nued to serve his family, his church and his community untiringly. He was one of the best!

  10. The neighborhood lost one of the best! Ron touched so many lives and we were glad to be 3 of them. We love you Ron!

  11. It is an Honor to know Ron and his entire family. My family extends all of its prayers and love to the Sekersky family during this time of grieving and remembrance. I regret not seeing Ron during the last few years, and am sorry I couldn’t say a proper goodbye. I am sure I would have enjoyed a recap the weekly football games. I certainly know that he will now be watching from the big screen up in the sky. We will miss you!

  12. Joann .You have our deepest condolence .Ron was a wonderful man.He was always ready to help us when we needed to know about the dances at the KC.We didn’t know him well,but the little time we had with him we knew what a compassionate and caring person he was.God Bless you and your family.You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Dear Joanne. I have no words. Other then. Ron. Was my superman !!!! Always had a smile on his face and Never complained about his pain. I ll never forget doing smile Sundays those few times for the both of you when I could. You two are a beautiful couple. And he’s always going to be with you. A kind and gentle soul. I remember him being the knight at my dad’s Funeral. Always stood so proud and honerable. He’s definitely going to be missed and I know it’s going to be hard on you . But God will guide you and he will be with you always. I love you Love Sherri LaRosa Grieco. If you ever need to talk. I m here for you. I m still grieving so sometimes having a shoulder to cry on helps. We can help each other. See you soon

  14. Jo Ann : We are so sorry to read of the passing of Ron ,a great guy , husband and father, and always with a smile on his face. It was a pleasure to be your friends, our sympathy goes out to you and your family. Bugs and Veda

  15. My deepest sympathy to Ronald’s family. Not only did he and I attend Stowe High School together, we attended school together from First Grade at SS. Cyril & Methodius Church in McKees Rocks until graduating there in Eighth Grade. I remember also his brother Kenneth, who was a few years behind us in school. Our families were church friends (Hvostal)for as long as I can remember. Prayers being sent up for all. God bless.

  16. Dear Jo Ann, we were so sorry to hear the passing of Ron. We were always happy to see you two when you would come to Parker. And when I would see you in church in Parker. You both have great smiles and warm lots of hearts. Rest in Peace Ron, Rose Ann & Bill Keller

  17. To the Sekersky family: I was saddened to hear that Ron passed away. He was a very caring, patient, and supportive man who always helped me with my math homework when I went to Madonna. I know he will be greatly missed by myself and many other people in Weirton. May his soul rest in peace.

  18. Joann, It was with sorry that we learned of Ron’s passing. He was a fine man- and excellent example of Christian Living. We will miss his ready smile and “Good Morning” in church every Sunday for as long as I can remember. He loved you very much , and his living proof of the marriage sacrament was a shining example to all of us. I am sure the Lord greeted him with, “Welcome my good and faithful servant!”

  19. Jo Ann, so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your children. May your lifetime of loving memories bring you comfort.

  20. Jo Ann and family, our deepest sympathy on the passing of your husband and father. Every time you would see Ron he would have a smile on his face. Such a wonderful person. May God give you comfort and strength in the days ahead and grant you peace. Hold on to those loving memories of a life well lived.

  21. I met Ron when I served under him on SJW Parish Council. What an honor. I witnessed him, over the years, serving the parish with such a servant’s heart. His beautiful smile touched my heart, I admired his courage, and I am grateful that I knew this man of God. Jo Ann, you were always at his side–a witness of a Godly couple. I offer you my heart of sympathy. You and Ron have touched and left your fingerprints on all who know you. I will miss him.

  22. Joanne and family, Our deepest sympathy. Ron was a wonderful person and will be missed terribly. We are out of town but our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss seeing him at our SHM processions in his 4th degree uniform. Always there for every event. So sorry for your loss.

  23. Rick & Family- so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I remember him fondly from my Junior Achievement days. Prayers to you and your family

  24. Dear JoAnn and Family, I will remember you on Thursday morning at mass as you celebrate the life of your beloved husband, father and grandfather and mourn his loss. God’s peace and comfort be with you. Love, Mary Jane Golden

  25. I’m so sorry to hear of Mr. Sekersky’s passing. He will be greatly missed at Madonna! My sincere condolences to the family. God bless you all.

  26. JoAnn, Renee, & Rick, I am sorry and sad to hear of Ron’s passing. What can I say, he was truly a wonderful man! He was so patient and kind with the biggest heart always willing to help everyone. My heart is heavy for you today, I am sorry I could not be there. Ron always had a smile on his face every time I saw him so you can’t help but smile when you think about him. My prayers are with you during your time of grief. God Bless. Love, Leslie McFall & family

  27. Joann, Rick & Renee….so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing….he was a great inspiration to all of us and truly is with Jesus in heaven. Larry & I were out of town, but still praying for all of you… Rick….Julie & family also send their condolences to you and so sorry to hear of your loss…. God bless and keep all of you close to Jesus’s heart… Larry & Penny Dotson

  28. Dear Joann, Renee, Rick and families, Please know that you are in my thoughts. I remember Ron being a very kind and sweet man. You have a wonderful family and I am sure that you will find strength in one another. May the beautiful memories you have all shared give you comfort and peace through this difficult time. Love, Heather Amos-Yeo and Family

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