rose ticich
Rose Marie Ticich, 84, formerly of Weirton, WV passed away in Kingwood, TX on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 after a courageous and lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born November 11, 1929 in Weirton, WV, she was a daughter of the late Cecelia Binkowski and William Karwinski. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Ticich. Rose Marie was very active at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church before coming ill. She was a greeter at the 8:00 a.m. mass, Eucharist Minister, choir member, Chain of Love member, and prayer chain volunteer. Her personal ministry was sending cards to family, friends, and church members. Rose Marie was also a volunteer at Weirton Medical Center where she loved to visit patients and family members. Rose Marie is survived by her two sons, Jeffrey and David Ticich, both of Florida; two daughters, Dr. Kathleen Ticich of Florida and Mrs. Charles (Susan) Brown of Texas; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A 6 PM Rosary service followed by calling hours until 8 PM will be held Sunday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM Monday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church with the Reverend Father Manuel Gelido officiating. Interment will follow at Robinson's Run Cemetery in McDonald, PA. A 5 PM gathering will be held Monday at Giovanni's Restaurant, 3013 Pennsylvania Avenue, Weirton, WV. All in attendance will be invited to share memories as they enjoy a meal that has been prepared in honor of Rose Marie. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at

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  1. Dave, Susan and family. I am so sorry for your loss. She was so sweet and kind. My God Bless you all in your time of sorrow.

  2. Dave and family, We are so sorry for your loss. So glad she was able to spend some time with Samantha

  3. Dear David and Susan and family, we are saddened by the loss of Rose. May it give you comfort to know that she is no longer suffering and now is with the Lord. Your brother Jeffrey & Family.

  4. Sue and family, Sending condolences and prayers for your family at this difficult time. Your mom was such a wonderful lady, as you well know. I remember her well from our days at West Lib…always pleasant and kind to everyone!

  5. Dear Susan and Dave, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I remember her sweet and kind spirit. My sympathy to all of you.

  6. Susan and David, Your mom was very kind to my family during the last days of my parents’ lives. You have my condolences.

  7. Susan and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God Bless you all.

  8. To all our Family & Friends,

    Thank you for your outpouring of thoughts & prayers for Mom! Our families are truly blessed and Mom is smiling up above. We are over whelmed by your love and sincerely appreciate all that commented, sent cards, emails, notes and joined us while in Weirton to bring Mom home and complete her final wishes. Lastly, to the Greco- Hetnick family, thank you for providing more than a service to the community and treating both Mom and our families with a level of class & respect that was beyond expectations.

    God Bless,

    Susan Brown & Family / David Ticich & Family

  9. To the family of Rose Marie. Rose was my Godmother and the best friend of my mother Helen Hirkala Faccinto who was also from Weirton and attended Catholic Central HS. Since I left Steubenville at the young age of 5 years in 1955 due to the fact that we relocated from Steubenville to Las Vegas I was unable to spend much time with Rose, but I remember her very well since we came back to Steubenville and Weirton every summer for the next 10 years. I will never forget her smile, laugh and most of all her kindness to everyone. A real class act. The last time I saw my Godmother was when I was visiting my Aunt Mary Ference in Weirton many moons ago. My aunt lived on Colliers Way and Rose lived right down the street. I was so happy to see her, after all you only have one Godmother and Rose welcomed me with open arms and she was just as excited to see me as I was excited. My mother \”Herky\” always talked about Rosie, and always said she was her best friend. Mom passed in 2005, and now they are laughing again together. Thank you for letting me say good bye to my Godmother and God Bless all or you. Al Faccinto, Jr.

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