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Roy Scarfo, 89, of Weirton, WV, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at his home with his family by his side. Born January 17, 1929, in Weirton, he was a son the late Nick and Margherita Principato Scarfo. He was also preceded in death by his wife,the love of his life, Florence Gubitti Scarfo in 2017; brothers, Frank and Joe Scarfo; sisters, Mary Coen and Jeanette Mull. Always a farmer at heart, he loved working in his garden, and mowing grass on his son's 1954 Power King, as well as eating his pasta! Roy never met a stranger, and was someone you would like to be friends with. Always a kind and humble man, his passion was his family, and spending time with them. He never complained about a hard day's work, as he worked at various jobs into his late 70's. He worked at Starvaggi Industries for 43 years, and people in our area always say "Ray Scarfo did my cement work!!" A United States Army veteran of the Korean War, Roy was member of the American Legion Post 10, the Teamsters Local 92, and Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. Leaving to cherish his memory are his three devoted children, David (Cynthia) Scarfo of Weirton; Daria Norcia of Columbus, OH and Denise Burrows of Atlanta, Georgia; brother Nick Scarfo ; sister, Carmeia Fehl ; 4 grandchildren; Nicole, Candance, Christopher, and Erik; 9 great-grandchildren, Jessica, Kyle, Matthew, Ashley, Cyan, Magdelyn, Sofie, Ally and Missy and 2 great-great grandchildren, Bella and Cole Patrick. Visitation will be Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 9:30 AM. Rev. Father Tony Thurston will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton, with military honors.

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  1. I was so privileged to have this wonderful man as my uncle. Missing you and celebrating the wonderful memories of many summers spent in Weirton when I was a child. Knowing you and loving you has made my life better in ways to many to count.
    Always and forever,

  2. Dear David and family of Roy Scarfo, It was was my pleasure to get to know and call Mr Scarfo my friend,. Such a devoted husband and kind and humble man would be hard to find. He will be missed and the world is a sadder place without him, may God test his soul in peace. His friend Ted Ameredes

  3. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
    May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

    May your memories of Roy Scarfo, give you peace, comfort and strength…

    Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
    I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
    My thoughts
    and prayers to the family of ….

    US Army Veteran, Roy Scarfo, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

    † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  4. May the love of your life be at the gate waiting for you. Even though I did not meet you, I feel as if I know you through your children and the wonderful tales they and my sister Cindy have told. Here in Virginia we will forever remember you for your “SCARFO” tomatoes. Rest in peace as your work on earth is done.

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