rose rurak
Rose Rurak, 89, of Weirton, passed away June 13, 2011 in the Weirton Medical Center. Born August 8, 1921 in Chester, WV, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Frances Kopek Wargacki. She was also preceded in death by her husband Julius M. Rurak, three brothers and 2 sisters. Mrs. Rurak was a homemaker who enjoyed making Polish dishes for her family and friends. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church and Christian Mothers. She is survived by her son John Rurak of Weirton; daughters Margaret Rurak of Columbus, OH and Frances Knox of Pittsburgh, PA; grandchildren Megan Rurak, Maura (Attila) Votin and William Rurak and 4 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10AM Friday at the Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Joseph Augustine officiating. Interment will be in the St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church, P. O. Box 2247, Weirton, WV 26062 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Rose’s family would like to take this opportunity to send a special thanks to the Skilled Nursing Unit at Weirton Medical Center and the members of Hospice Care for the excellent treatment Rose received.

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  1. Marge (& Family), I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  2. Margie & Family: Sorry to hear of your mom’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. She lived a good, long life and was so blessed to have children like you to care for her. I’ll always remember her and Mr. Rurak as part of my childhood memories growing up next door to them. They are now reunited in that perfect Place. With love and prayers…

  4. Dear Rurak family, Rose made the best long nut rolls. I remember so many delightful evenings visiting with Marg in her parents’ kitchen and being offered an array of treats and having Rose join our conversations. These memories of Fairview Avenue are very special. She was a great lady. I can visualize her cooking, baking and playing bingo with her friends. She has moved on to a better place and will continue to embrace you with her love. Bernice

  5. Dear John,Fran,Margi, and family, You have our deepest sympathy. Aunt Rose will be missed. She always had a way to make us feel welcomed & loved. Your mother was an amazing cook & made the best pickles! Your parents always gave us an extra jar & our daughters had that extra jar gone before we could make our long drive back home! May God Bless you at this difficult time and may your memories ease your sorrow. Love, Anna, Marc Muscaro and family

  6. Margie, I was saddened to hear of the death of your mother. You have my sympathies and prayers.

  7. Dear Fran, Sorry for your loss.May God bless you and your family during this difficult time. regards, Anu

  8. Rose was a beautiful sweet lady I had the priviledge of growing up next door to. She has a beautiful loving family. I’m very sorry for their loss but am glad that Rose is in Heaven now with her husband Julius. They were both wonderful people.

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