sally lonchar

Sally Madich Lonchar, 90, of Weirton, passed away Friday, May 28, 2010 at Serra Manor. Born January 26, 1920 in Johnstown, PA, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Milica Spich Matijevich. She was also preceded in death by her first husband Sam Madich in April, 1974; second husband Mike Lonchar; brothers Stanley “Jumbo”, Eli, Mike and Nick Matijevich and sisters Mary Matijevich Mott, Mildred Emilie Kelchak, Martha Matijevich and Katie Goykovich Palmer.

Mrs. Lonchar was a homemaker, a member of the Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church in Steubenville where she was an active member of the Peter Kristich Choir, who traveled throughout North America. She was also a member of the Serbian Women�s Club, known for being the best nutroll maker in the world. She also enjoyed decorating the church for various functions and, in her spare time, enjoyed painting.

She is survived by her sons Perry Madich and his wife Meg of Newnan, Georgia and Sam Madich and his wife Holiday of Rollins, Montana; daughter Sandy Cupp of Laguna Niguel, CA; stepson, Charles and Betty Lonchar of Beaver Pa; step grandsons Micheal Lonchar of Beaver, Pa and Mark and Heidi Lonchar of Columbus, OH; brothers Milos “Al” and and Adam Goykovich both of Weirton; grandchildren John Cupp, Hunter Madich, P.J. Adams and Parker Adams and great-grandson Levi Adams.

Friends will be received Sunday from 1-3 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton where a Pomen service will be held at 1PM. Additional visitation will be held Tuesday from 10 until the 11AM funeral services at the Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church. The Very Reverend Father Rade Merick will officiate. Interment will be in the Serbian Cemetery, Weirton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, 528 North 4th Street, Steubenville, OH 43952.

Memories Timeline


  1. Sandy, Sam, & Perry, Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mom. She was was a wonderful lady and always had a good outlook and a smile. Memory Eternal. Jimmy Musulin

  2. Dear Sandy, Grant and I share your sorrow on the loss of your dear mother. Susan Spencer-Smith (Susan Kearns)

  3. Sandy, my deepest condolences for you and your family. I am sending you hugs and support!!

  4. Sandy, Sam, Perry & Family, We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of you mother Sally. An obituary can only highlight a small portion of her life. What a beautiful woman your mother was. The memories our family have of both your mom & dad we will cherish. She loved her church family almost as much as all of her own family. Our Church and Petar Krstich Choir have been Blessed to have Sally as a member. She gave not just with her heart but also the love she poured out to each and every one of us is priceless. Sally was an original member of the Petar Krstich Choir even in the nursing home, when our choir would Christmas Carol she didn’t sit, she stood up and sang with us and said this is MY choir, don’t we sound beautiful. God is receiving a real singing angel, her soprano voice will be right up there with the choir of angels Singing and rejoicing in the Lord. May her Memory be Eternal. You are all in our Prayers. Jerry, Mary Lynn (Pavkovich) & Nicholas Ricci

  5. To Sally’s family: Please accept my condolences at the loss of your mother. May her memory be eternal. She was so kind to my parents and family, and I will always remember that nut roll fondly!

  6. Dear Sandy, Sam, and Perry God Bless you and your families at this sad time. Sally was a good soul and cared tremendously about you, your families, and our beloved Petar Krstich Choir. We can be sure she will be singing in heaven because she was such a dedicated person here. Love and Hugs from all of us. Marie, Laurie, and Peter and Families

  7. Perry, Meg, and family: So very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was such a vidid memory of my life at the church in my years there. Memory Eternal, Dan and Carrie Petrovich

  8. Dear Sandy, Sam and Perry: Please accept my deepest condolences at Kuma Sally’s passing. She was a wonderful woman, and her beatiful voice singing the Kol Slaven solo is one of my deepest and earliest church memories. May her Memory be Eternal. Love to you all.

  9. Dear Sandy, Sam, & Perry, My deepest sympanthy to you all in the passing of your mother. We were neighbors on Ave. H for many years. Your mom was such a special woman, mother, and friend. I can remember going to choir practice with you and your mom, and believe it or not your home was the first place we ever saw tv. What a great cook she was too. You have so many great memories that will help you through this difficult time.

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