sandra reardon
Sandra Reardon, 73, of Weirton, WV passed away Thursday May 13, 2010, at her home, with her loving family at her side. Born January 19, 1937, in Jacksonburg, WV, Sandy was a daughter of the late Ersilio and Mabel Rogers Marsella. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Layton Reardon on January 30, 1999. On April 15, 2010, Sandy retired from the Mary H. Weir Library after 20 years of service, where she was the Children's Librarian conducting many years of Story Hour and the summer reading program. Prior to her employment with the Library, Sandy was an elementary school teacher with Saint Joseph the Worker Grade School in Weirton. When Sandy was not devoting her time to the area's children, she enjoyed reading books, playing cards, and vacationing with her family, especially in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Sandy was a member of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton She is survived by her two sons, Michael P. Reardon and his wife Karen of Weirton, John L. Reardon and his wife Denise of Follansbee, WV; Her daughters, Michelle Wharton and her husband, Bob, and Arlene E. Reardon all of Weirton, WV; a brother, Ersilio "Bill" Marsella of Houston, PA; her three sisters, Barbara Tunno of Burgettstown, PA, Deborah Donley of Orlando, FL, and Demeta DeSantis of Follansbee, WV; her seven grandchildren, Amy Dragisich, Robert Wharton, Jr., Paul Anthony Reardon, Rachael Nicole Reardon, Marissa Rae Reardon, Shannon Noel Reardon, and Kristen Alexis Reardon. Visitation will be 12-3 and 6-9 PM Sunday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Monday at the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. Rev. Fr. Dean Borgmeyer will preside. Memorial; contributions may be made to the Mary H. Weir Public Library 3442 Main Street Weirton, WV 26062 Share tributes and memories at

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  1. We are truly sorry for your loss. Sandy was an amazing lady and I was very privledged to have gotten the chance to know her and work with her over the past several years. She will truly be missed. Our heartfealt sympathy goes out to all of you in this time of loss. May God Bless you and keep you now and forever. Janine, Mark, Kelson, Jayce and Kiri Jerrel

  2. So sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. She was a wonderful and kind person. I knew her when she worked at St. Joseph’s and at the Library. Always had a smile for you and loved her students. May God keep you all close to His heart during this sad time.

  3. Amy and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sorrow. Brenda Wright

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. She was such an amazing lady and will be missed by so many. I will always remember her as one of my favorite teachers from St. Joes and I’m grateful to have stayed in touch with her through Amy. All of you are in my prayers. God Bless, Amy, Ty & Matthew

  5. Amy, I am so sorry to hear about your Nunna’s passing. I hope it was peaceful for her at the end. Condolences to you and your family. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Love, Deb

  6. To Amy and family, Please accept my deepest sympathies on your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God carry you through this difficult time.

  7. Amy, I am deeply sorry for the loss of your grandmother. you are in my thoughts and prayers!! melanie sims

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this tough time. I was also very close to my grandmother who passed away just this past February, so I empathize your sorrows.

  9. Amy, I’m so sorry about your grandmothers passing, If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

  10. Amy & Family – My hope is that time will ease your sorrow. Find comfort in knowing that Sandy is now amongst the angels….forever there to protect and guide each of you. My thoughts and prayers are being sent your way. With Sincere Sympathy – Teresa Crawford

  11. Amy, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. Please take care and remember all the special times you have shared with your grandmother. God Bless. With deepest sympathy, DeeDee Rusnak

  12. Deepest sympathy to John and his family and extended family. May God bless you with his peace and comfort.

  13. John and Family, Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. Even though she is now in a better place, it is still hard to say goodbye. Sandra was very passionate in her job at the library. Our daughter Natalie attended story hour when she was younger, and you could tell that your mom really enjoyed reading to and being with the children. We’re sure she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. God Bless.

  14. Dear Amy, My deepest sympathy to you and your family with the loss of your dear grandmother. I know how close you were to her. May God protect and guide you and your family through this very difficult time. My prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless, Cindy Ferencic

  15. Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your mom. It is so hard to let go of a loving parent. But she will be in a good place and God will take care of her now. She will still be with you. You will always have the memories and then you will see her again someday when the time is right. Love, Chuck and Bonnie Kinney

  16. My sincere sympathy to the Reardon Family. Sandy was a classmate of mine and we became evan closer the last 10 years sending emails to each other. I could tell of her love of her family with the stories she would brag about her grandchildren. She was very proud of her job and I could picture her reading stories to the children. I have missed her emails for some time but it is time to let go. A life well lived Sandy

  17. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time in your lives. I will always have fond memories of Mrs.Reardon. She was a very sweet teacher of mine and I enjoyed seeing her at the library. God Bless, Jennifer Pulice Curtis

  18. My sympathy, prayers and condolences are extended to the family and friends of “Nana” Reardon. May her legacy of strength, love and compassion reside with each of you. Blessings, Michael

  19. Just read the obituary and saw Sandy’s name. You all have my deepest sympathy. I remember her fondly at St. Joes and the library.

  20. Amy and family, I am very sorry for your loss. Cherish your memories. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Amanda

  21. My deepest sympathy to the entire family. I went to story hours since I was 3 years old and for the last 5 years, I volunteered with Mrs. Reardon for the story hour programs. I grew close to her over the years. My childhood library memories always include her and the library’s programs, and some of the most fullfilling things I’ve ever done were while volunteering with the programs.

  22. My sympathies to the whole Reardon family. It’s amazing how one person touches a life in many ways- as my teacher, my own child’s story book teacher, and to see how special she was to my friend, her beloved granddaughter Amy. May she rest in peace. Kelli Fournier

  23. Mike and john, and families, Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. What a wonderful classmate she was at Weir High. She always had a smile for everyone. my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, jerry Hamill

  24. Many thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I have such wonderful memories of times spent with her and the family as I was growing up. She will always be Nana…she will be sadly missed by all those who had the pleasure to call her a friend. May you all find the strenght to move on during these difficult times. My heart goes out to each and every one of you.

  25. Arlene, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  26. My deepest condolences to the Reardon family. She was an amazing teacher who will never be forgotten.

  27. Dear Reardon Family, I was sorry to read of your mother’s passing. Your all are in my prayers. Carol Hudachek

  28. Michelle, Mike, Arlene, and John (and your families) I am sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during your time of sadness.

  29. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Mrs. Reardon was a teacher’s teacher and I will never forget her instruction of the Gettysburg Address when I was in the Sixth Grade at St. Joseph’s. May God’s Grace strengthen you and fill your heart with peace and comfort.

  30. The Reardon Family, Our Hearts and Prayers go out to all of you in this very difficult time! Although I haven’t seen her in years I remember all the years growing up on 20th Street and what a nice woman your mother was! God Bless you all! May your Beloved Mother Rest in Peace!

  31. Mike, Adeline, Karen, Paul, and Reardon Family: I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. Always remember all the good times you had together as a family. My prayers are with you and all of your family members during this time of sorrow!

  32. Arlene and family, so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a sweet lady; I remember how funny she was way back to grade school! Sorry didn’t make it to viewing. All of you are in my prayers. Take care.

  33. Dear Arlene, I was so sorry to read about your mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Diane

  34. Arlene and family, We’re so sorry to read about your mom’s passing. I know how difficult it is to lose your mother. Remember all of the good times with her. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Tom and Linda

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