sondra pennacchio
Sondra Lee Ehler Pennacchio, 76, of Weirton, went to be with our Lord, on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Born on August 19, 1938, in Wheeling, WV, Sondra was a daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Smith) Ehler. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Brinkman. A graduate of the Class of 1956 of Saint Joseph's Academy, in Wheeling, Sondra worked for Dr. Perez, as a secretary, and also worked the voting polls for Hancock County. Sondra was a loving, devoted wife and a wonderful, caring mother. NaNa lived to please her grandchildren. She enjoyed taking care of her family and keeping a tidy house. She really enjoyed the trips her and her husband, John, took to Williamsburg and Sugar Creek. Her family and friends will always remember, when the Guiding Light was on television, you could only call to talk during a commercial break. Sondra was a member of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Saint Joseph's Christian Mothers, and the treasurer of the Women's Auxiliary of the Weirton Knights of Columbus. She is survived by her loving husband, John J, Pennacchio, Sr.; loving children, John J. Pennacchio, Jr. (Christina) of Weirton, WV, Lisa M. (Pennacchio) Ayers (Dan) of Carlisle, PA, and Tony Pennacchio of Dallas TX; loving grandchildren, John J. Pennacchio, III, Monica M. Pennacchio, Stephanie M. Pennacchio, and Alex Ayers; loving brother, Ed Ehler (Sharen) of Wheeling, WV; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM, at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM Friday at Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. Rev. Fr. Tony Thurston will preside. Entombment will follow at Saint Paul's Cemetery Mausoleum. Share tributes and memories at 304 748 3219

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  1. John, Christina, & Family,

    Joe and I are saddened to hear of the loss of your mother/grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May God welcome her into the kingdom of heaven and may he grant all of you comfort and peace in the knowledge that she is with our lord and savior. Much love, Joe and Janice

  2. John and Christina….I’m soo sorry for the lossof your Mom…….She was such a nice person……may God be with all of you and hold you close……..Starry Milosh

  3. The Pennacchio Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Sondra’s passing. She was a kind and sweet woman. We will always have fond memories of her.

    Our condolences,

    Bill & Paulette Galiotos

    Minnie Bogdan

  4. To the Pennachio Family,

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Sondra. My father could not stop talking about her. She was family to us. I have so many sweet memories of her. Have comfort that she is with our Lord. My thoughts and prayers for her and your family.

    Iris Perez

  5. To The Pennacchio Family,

    So very saddened to hear of the loss of your wife/mother. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend. Always a smile and never passed by without smiling and waving.

    May God welcome her into His Kingdom and the Perpetual Light always shine upon her.

  6. John and family,

    We are sadden to hear about the passing of your mother / wife she was always nice to me, our thoughts are with you

  7. John and family, I am very sorry to hear about Sondra/mother may Gods prayers be with you and your family at this time.

  8. John Sr., John Jr., and Family,

    We were so saddened to hear of Sondras passing. She was a wonderful lady…always smiling and kind to all. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Jim and Roxanne Mazzone

  9. Pennacchio family,

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. May God help you through this most difficult time of great sorrow. We are so sorry for your loss.

    Melanie and Gerry Donofe

  10. To the Pennacchio family,

    Very sorry to hear of the loss of your wife/ mother. I have so many great memories of all of us growing up. Take comfort in your memories of her and knowing that she is with the Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Linda and Tom Millbauer

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