russell prochaska, jr.
Russell Carl Prochaska, Jr., 63, of Weirton, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2011 in the Weirton Medical Center. Born December 16, 1947 in Glendale, WV, he was a son of the late Russell Carl and Elizabeth Mae Lashure Prochaska, Sr. He was also preceded in death by his sister Myrtle LeMasters. With 40 years of service, he retired from ArcelorMittal Weirton, where he worked in the BOP Caster Department. He was Catholic by faith and a member of the WSX 25-Year Club. Russell always enjoyed camping, hunting and boating with his family. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Mr. Prochaska is survived by his wife Beatrica Colvin Prochaska; daughters Monica Pulice and her husband Dino, Lisa Phillips and her husband Charles, Kimberly Glass and her husband Joshua and Elizabeth Prochaska all of Weirton; sister Carol Jones of Weirton and grandchildren Bryan and Allison Phillips, Nicholas Glass and Nathaniel Pulice. Friends will be received Friday 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where funeral services will be celebrated 11am Saturday. The Reverend David Colvin will officiate. Private interment will be in Maple Lane Masonic Cemetery, Hebron, WV.

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  1. Dear Monica, Lisa & Kim & families, Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your father during this difficult time. We are keeping you in our thoughts & prayers. Love, Michael & Marlene Runkel

  2. Kimmie, Lisa and Monica, Please know that we are here for you! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families! We love you! We can’t comprehend just how sad you must feel For the loss of someone you love. This sorrowful time must still feel unreal And you’re looking for strength from above. We hope, from our hearts, that your pain will decrease, That your spirit will gain strength again, And we pray that your faith will create inner peace And that God will send blessings….Amen. Till then, if you need us to lighten your load, We’re waiting to come to your aid. Just call on us, and We’ll walk down that road, Until the dark times start to fade.

  3. Dear Lisa, Kim, Monica & Families, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My prayer is that God will keep you in his arms during this difficult time and bless you all with his comfort and peace. Love, Josie and Sam Cekinovich

  4. Monica, Lisa & Kim – I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Praying for peace for all of you.

  5. To the Prochaska & Colvin family, We are terribly sorry to hear of your loss. We pray that the Lord emcamp His angels round about you. We pray for peace in this time of trial. You all are in our prayers. God bless.

  6. Kim, I’m so sorry for your loss. May you and your family find strength during this hard time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Kim, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. You and your family, along with your mom and siblings are in my thoughts and prayers. May the peace which comes from the memories of your father, comfort you now and in the days ahead.

  8. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We will miss him driving by the camper and stopping to chat. God Bless.

  9. Theresa & Lizzy.. I will miss spening time with Russell, listening to his stories, talking on the phone and those great Pancit Noodles that he made. I recall him and I up on the ladder painting the trim on the old trailer you use to live it. Good times and great conversation! My thoughs and my heart are with you now and always. Love..JO

  10. So sorry for your lose. We grew up together as good friends in Sun Valley. Knew the whole family. sister and mom and dad. Spent a lot of good times just doing what kids do growing up. I will always remember his smile. I am so sorry for your family lose. I worked at Sun Valley Store and we would all get together and go roller skating to drive in. there was about 15 of us that just hung out together, more like brothers and sisters. So sorry for your lose. I will miss him and his smile. Sue

  11. Kim and Family, May the Lord comfort you and keep you during this sad time of the passing of your Father.Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kim and your entire family. You know I am always here for you. Love,Cheryl

  12. Teresa and Elizabeth, we are so sorry for your loss, but we will continue to pray for you to have strength and courage in the days ahead. We have so many fond memories of Russell and will miss him when we are in WV! We love you all!

  13. Dear Teresa and Elizabeth, we are so very sorry for your loss. You are both in our thoughts and prayers. With love, Adrienne and Amanda

  14. Monica,Lisa, and Kimmie, I am so sorry for your loss. I am sorry I’m not there but you and the rest of his family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your dad always had an ornry smile and a joke right at the tip of his tongue! @Lisa, I love you and if there’s anything you need just call me my friend. Distance, time, not keeping that well in touch doesn’t mean anything. You will always be my friend, my sister! Love you! Maggie Hissom Porter

  15. To everyone- Russell was such a sweet and caring man. He made a huge impact on my life and I will never forget him. I’m very sorry for this tragic loss. My wishes and prayers are with his loved ones. -never to be forgotten but always to be cherished-

  16. Dear Mon, Lisa, Kimmy and Families, We are so, so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God welcome him and surround him with eternal peace and happiness, and may He comfort you during this painful time. With heartfelt sympathy, Dom, Gina, SofiaTeresa and Lucia Di Bacco

  17. I just found out that Russ had passed. He was a good cousin when I would visit him and his family way back when. He drove me in from the airport when my Dad died in 1978. I really have only seen Monica since then. I am sorry I missed the funeral, but I work out of town and only read the paper once in a while. Only good memories of Russ remain.

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