Rudolf “Rudy” Puskarich, Sr., 72, of Weirton, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2005 at the Weirton Medical Center. Born November 11, 1932 in Weirton, he was the son of the late George and Catherine Matajasic Puskarich. Rudy was also preceded in death by his brothers Thomas and Marco Puskarich. After 32 years of service, Rudy retired from Weirton Steel where he worked as a Roller in the Temper Mill of the Strip Steel Department. He was Catholic by faith and a member of the WSX 25-Year Club. He served in the Army 82nd Engineers during the Korean Conflict. Rudy was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and good friend to many. Rudy’s survivors include his wife of 46 years, June Darlene (Liggett) Puskarich of Weirton; son Rudy Puskarich, Jr. and his wife Jean of Weirton; daughters Kathy D. Fury and her husband Thomas of Clarksburg, WV and Carolyn Puskarich of Weirton; brothers John Puskarich and his wife Shirley and George Paar and his wife Helen; sisters Rose Puskarich and Maryanne Tassey and her husband Lou all of Weirton and grandchildren Monica, Alexis, Jordan and James. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Friday from 2-4 and 7-9PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where funeral services will be conducted at 10:30AM on Saturday with Father Stephen Dube presiding. Interment will be at St. Paul Cemetery with Military Services being conducted by the VFW Firing Squad and the Evert Maki American Legion Post 10 Honor Guard. Please consider a contribution in memory of Rudy to the American Cancer Society, Hancock County Unit, Post Office Box 2166, Weirton, WV 26062. Share tributes with his family at www.grecohertnick.com Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. All my memories of Rudy are of his giving nature. He always cared about people and tried to meet any need he thought someone might have. He will be missed by everyone who ever knew him and his passing leaves a hole in the hearts of many.

  2. Uncle Rudy always tried to make me feel like a part of the family. Even when I was shy and withdrawn, he went out of his way to get me to feel comfortable. I still remember the summer I spent two weeks with Uncle Rudy and Aunt June, and Uncle Rudy stayed up late to make Kathy and me his famous deep fried chicken. He kept telling me how good it was going to be. He was right. Thank you Uncle Rudy for letting me know you cared! You are always close in my heart.

  3. Rudy came into our lives when his daughter, Kathy married my son Tommy. Rudy was a caring, giving person who treated my son as his own. Rudy will be missed by our family. We will see Rudy again someday in heaven. Until then “Rest in Peace,Rudy.”

  4. To June and the rest of the family, I want to say that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please know that you can turn to God for loving help at this time of bereavement. Especially to you, June, your church family loves you and is there to help you any way we can.

  5. Rudy was certainly a man with a good& warm heart. To be in the same room with Rudy you could feel the warmth that he projected. We were certainly blessed to have known him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him.

  6. I was so sad to hear about Rudy passing on. He was one of the kindest men I’ve ever met. When I would stay at their house, Rudy would take Carolyn and I to Krogers, and she would get all kinds of goodies. He was always good to me.My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. To all the family of Mr. Puskarich – I want to express my deepest condolences on the passing of Mr. Puskarich. He is in a better place with no suffering or pain and those of us left behind must remember all the good things that have been shared with he. With much love to all. The McKenney Family

  8. Miss Rose Puskarich, So sorry to read about the loss of your brother. My deepest sympathy for you and your family. God Bless you all, Pam Gurrera (former student)

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