shirley sciarrino
Surrounded by her entire family, Shirley Sciarrino, 75, of Weirton, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2009 at her home. Born December 4, 1934 in Weirton, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Mildred Rakowski Wenzel. She was also preceded in death by her husband Mike Sciarrino whom she married on October 10, 1953 and who passed away October 31, 2005, son Michael Sciarrino and brothers David, John and Robert Wenzel. Shirley attended Weir High School. After school, and until her marriage to Mike, she worked as a “tin flopper” for Weirton Steel. She also worked for the former Craft Haven shop in Weirton. She was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, St. Paul Christian Mothers, AARP and Four Seasons. For 46 years, she was an active card club member and enjoyed sewing in her spare time. Shirley will be sadly missed by her children Mickey Fulmer and her husband Jerry, Kim White and her husband Keith, Sherry Swiger and her husband Mark and Tony Sciarrino and his wife Debbie all of Weirton and Vikki Sciarrino and John Kutcher of Cadiz, OH; brother Fred Wenzel and his wife Fran of Weirton; sisters Connie Fancalski and her husband Joe of Weirton and Rite Boyce of Smithfield, OH; grandchildren Amanda and Michael Swiger, Jenna, Jessica and Anthony Fulmer, Tony Sciarrino, Jr. and great grandson Vance Swiger. Friends will be received Tuesday 6-8PM and Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. The Rosary will be recited at 2PM Wednesday in the funeral home. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 11AM Thursday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church with The Reverend Father Larry Dorsch presiding. Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 140 Walnut Street, Weirton, WV 26062 or Teramana Cancer Foundation, 380 Summit Avenue, Steubenville, OH 43952.

Memories Timeline


  1. Mickey, Jerry, and Family, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Mickey and family, I am so sorry for your loss.I will keep your mother and your family in my prayers. Love and prayers, Mary Anne Pulice and family

  3. Mickey, Kim, Sherry, Tony & Vikki, I am so sorry for your loss…you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom will be missed.

  4. Micky, Jerry and family, We’re so sorry for your loss. I know there are no words to ease this time of sorrow, but I hope it helps a little to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Your mother was a special person and I know how much she’s going to be missed. Please take care. Love, Sara and David

  5. Mickey, Jerry, Kim, Keith & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a beautiful person and along with your father raised a beautiful family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Jerry and Mary Kay Angelo

  6. My dearest cousins and families, My deepest symapthy to you all. Your mom will always be remembered as one of the most loving and caring member of our family. She always made my family and I feel so welcome when we would come to visit. She has always had a special place in my heart as well as your father and all of you. May you find comfort in knowing your parents are together once again in God’s house now, as I have with mine. God Bless you all and know my thougths and prayers are with you all.

  7. Dear Cousins and all Sciarrino Family, It is so hard to lose the ones you love so much but I pray that your memories and God’s love will keep you strong. When your feeling down, look up, Heaven has a new Angel. Take care, Cheryl Dunaway (Karas-Sciarrino)

  8. Sherry and family, So sorry to learn of the passing of your Mom, especially during this Holiday Season. I can still remember going to your house so many years ago in Junior High. Your Mom was always such a sweet lady. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Suzette

  9. Sherry,Mark and Family, Sorry for the loss of your mom, just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you and the family.

  10. To the Sciarrino family, So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing, she is going to spend Christmas with Jesus this year. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Terri and David Cline

  11. Mickey, Jerry and family: Please accept our deepest sympathy over the passing of Mrs. Sciarrino. She was such a lovely lady. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Dan & Patti McCune and Family

  12. We are out of town and heard about Shirley’s passing. We worked in the tin mill together and I was a bridesmaid in her wedding. I remember our fun times together and her contagious laugh. She is a very special lady that was loved and will be missed. Love, Delores Gruda Strauss

  13. Dear kids and of course Connie,I have so many fun memories of your mom.Her stories and love for you and your dad. We were in card club for many years and she advised me how to raise my kids! We had wonderful times and I loved her very much,God Bless and you will be in my prayers,Judi Gaynor

  14. Sherry, I am so sorry for your loss, I will be thinking of you in the days and weeks to come. I know it as been a rough year on all of your family. May the good Lord wrap his arms around you all to help you through this very hard time.You know I’m there for you when ever you need to talk.

  15. Mike and I send our sincerest sympathy for the loss of your beautiful mother.Our prayers are with you all. Love Melanie

  16. Dear Mickey,Kimmie,Vicki,Sherry and Tony… I was SO sorry to hear about your mothers death. Ihave wonderful memories of your mom and dad and watching you all grow up. You were very lucky to have them as your parents and, in all of you, they have much to be proud of.. My sincerest sympathy to all of you at this time.

  17. Mickey, Kimmie, Vicki, Sherry & Tony: So very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I know how especially difficult this is during the holidays. Take comfort knowing that she’s with your dad. All my best, Kelly

  18. Dear Mickey, Kim, Sherry, Tony, Vikki & families: We are so sorry about the passing of your wonderful mother. She was such a caring person to all. May she be at peace with your father & the angels above. Love, Vicki & Terry

  19. Dear Sciarrino family, We are deeply sorry for your loss. Having spent alot of time at her house with Tony, she was always kind and generous, the epitome of a good mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  20. Dear Sherry&Connie,Tom & I are so sorry for your lose.We will keep you in our prayers. If ever you need something please know that we are here for you.

  21. To Kim and Family, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Keep the wonderful memories alive. God Bless. Sincerely, Diana Moldas

  22. Dear Sherry, Kim and Family, Our deepest sympathy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Bill and Paulette Galiotos

  23. Sherry, Words can’t express my thoughts for you at this most difficult time, but you know I’ll be keeping you & your family in my thoughts & prayers. I know how much you loved your “Mommy” & how close you & her were & can only imagine how you must feel. But, remember this…take comfort in your memories of her, for those can NEVER be taken from you & with them, she will ALWAYS be with you. Heaven’s gained an angel – She’s at peace now & free from all pain & will be spending Christmas with your Dad once again. Hope it helps to know I’m here for ya whenever you want to talk-I’m up late, so don’t hesitate to call. Love ya & Big Hugs, Michele

  24. Mickey & Family, May the peace and hope of this Christmas season help you through your loss of you beloved mother and grandmother. Much love, Bonnie

  25. Sherry we were so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I know the heartache of losing your mom but she will always be with you. Love and prayers are with you!!

  26. Mickey, Kim, Sherry, Vikki and Tony, Our sincere sympathy…you are in our thoughts and prayers. Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

  27. Mickey- I have so many memories of your Mom when we were in high school and I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Linda & David

  28. Sherry, Mickey, My deepest sympathies to your family at this sad time for you all. My prayers are with you. Roberta

  29. Mickey and Jerry and families…so sorry for your loss especially @ Christmas time…love and compassion for one and other is the only way to get through hard times like these and I know you guys have both…stay strong with your faith and for your family and God will not fail you.

  30. Kimmie,Sherry,Mickey,Vicky,Tony, and families My heartfelt sympathy to all of you on the loss of your dear mother. I have many fond memories of the times I spent at their house. You’re so blessed to have had such wonderful parents. May God’s love be with all of you during this difficult time.

  31. Kim, You & your family are in my prayers. Take comfort in knowing that your mom is in a better place. God bless.

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