stanley zgurski
Stanley C. "Stush" Zgurski, 67, of Weirton died suddenly on Friday November 14, 2014, at his home. Born on December 5, 1946, in Steubenville, OH, Stush was the son of the late Stanley and Betty Smith Zgurski, Jr. A 1964 graduate of Weirton Madonna High School, Stush retired from Weirton Steel after 33 years of service. After his employment with Weirton Steel, Stush continued his employment with Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort for an additional 10 years. Most of all Stush will be remembered for his dedication to our area's youth. He coached football, baseball, and basketball for over thirty years, coaching with the Weirton Junior Dons, Sacred Heart of Mary Falcons, Weirton Madonna Blue Dons, Toronto Red Knights and Weir High Red Riders. He was an active member of Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, where he volunteered his time cooking for the Lenten Dinners, and working the Annual Polish Picnic. He was the Sergeant of Arms for the Knights of Columbus 3734, a member of the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club, and the Monthly Card Club. Stush is survived by his wife, Pamela Truax Zgurski of Weirton, WV; his son, Stanley "Zach" Zgurski (Robin) of Northport, FL; his daughter, Tara Hixenbaugh (Jerrod) ; his sister, Sharon A. Bracken (William); his two aunts, Leota McPeek and Karen Pendergrass; his mother in law, Janet Truax all of Weirton, WV; his grandson, Stanley "Austin" Zgurski of Northport, FL; his brothers and sisters in law; nephew, nieces, great nieces and nephews, cousins; and many friends and players he met in his lifetime. Visitation will be Monday 3-8 PM at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM Tuesday at Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church 200 Preston Avenue Weirton. Please meet at the church at 10 AM. Interment will be held privately at Saint Paul's Cemetery Weirton, WV. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church or to Operation Share tributes at 304 748 3219

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  1. Pam and family, I am so sorry to hear of Stush’s passing. He was such a character his entire life. I remember a lot of fun things about him. I am so glad you both got to come to our reunion last month. You are all in my prayers…………Kathy Fodor, Palm Harbor FL

  2. Stush was a great guy! Knew him well and will miss him. His involvement w/ young children in sports will be greatly missed. He was a great asset to our community!

  3. Pam and Family, so sorry to hear about Stush, always love talking to him and you at the K of C when I visited Weirton in the summer. Love talking to him about the good ole times when we were kids playing baseball and of course bocce at the Knights.

    He will be dearly missed by all of us. Our deepest condolences.

    Steve and Pauline Varitek Dover,FL

  4. Pam, Sharon, Zach , Tara, & Ginger

    I am so sorry to hear that Stush has passed. There are never words to comfort anyone at a time like this. I hope at some point you will be able to reflect on his accomplishments and you are able to smile at wonderful memories. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Tink & Bill

  5. Pam, Sharon, Zach , Tara, & Ginger,

    family, friends, and classmates.

    our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

    There is nothing I could write

    to lift spirits at any time during moments

    such as the passing of someone

    so loved by all. Stush had a way about him with

    that contagious smile to lighten

    up the room and bring all to smiles. I can

    see him right now at the Gates of Heaven

    welcoming all in to a great party inside.

    He was not just a good man he was one

    of the great ones.

  6. Pam,Zach,Tara and all of the family.

    I was shocked to read about Stush’s passing! He was a great husband,father,grandfather,coach and most importantly a true friend.

    I will never forget our times together,they bring a smile to my face each and everyday just like he did to all people he met. You all now have a great guardian angel watching over you forever. May God be with you and watch over all of you forever!

    Ron and Mina Paul

  7. Pam, I am so sorry to hear of Stush’s death. My prayers are with you and your family during this time. He could always make me smile and laugh.

  8. Dear Zgurski Family,

    I am a classmate of Stush and am deeply saddened by his passing. I remember him as a sweet, happy and generous person who had a smile for all. Embrace each other during this difficult time and hold onto the wonderful memories.

    With love and compassion,

    Deya Hill





  10. Zach and Family,

    I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your dad. He was a great coach and friend to those that had a pleasure of knowing him. He did a great job of teaching sports to us and I had to say I learned a lot from him. He was a great guy and will be remembered by many. We will keep your family in our hearts and prayers.

    Mike Hvizdzak and family.

  11. To the Zgurski family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Stush, yet I rejoice that he is with our Father in heaven. I worked with Stush for many years in Weirton Steel where he was our clerk, and you couldn’t find a nicer or funnier guy. He was a real joy to work with and always brightened the gloomiest days! God Bless all of you, and he will always be remembered by all with the fondest memories.

  12. Pam and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sadness. Stush was a good role model and, more importantly, a class person. We will all miss him. God bless.

  13. Please accept my most sincere sympathy on the death of Stash. What a wonderful and generous man. Know I will offer Holy Mass for him, and for the consolation of the family.

    Sincerely in the Heart of Jesus,

    Fr. Richard Davis, TOR

  14. When it is all said and done, it is not as much about what

    was said as much as what was done. Stush exemplified that actions speak louder

    than words. His dedication to the area’s youth, in addition to his time spent volunteering

    at Sacred Heart, attest to his sincerity. He was truly a good man. Pam, I

    extend my deepest heartfelt sympathy, to you and your family, for your loss.

  15. I am very sorry to hear about Coach Stush’s passing. He was a great coach, mentor and friend… I thought the world of him as I am sure everyone did. The world is just a bit colder without him around. May God bless him and his loved ones!

    Tim Daugherty

  16. Pam and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time! God Bless!

    Chip and Melinda Greco

  17. Dear Pam & family,

    So sorry to hear of Stush’s passing. I know he will be missed by all. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts during this difficult time. xoxo

    Patti Mrvos Craighead & Howard Craighead

  18. Pam and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Stush’s sudden passing. He lived life to the fullest. He (and you) were so kind and loving to my father. My father loved spending time with you all & going to the Serbian picnic grounds. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Teresa Grossi

  19. Pam, Zach, and Tara, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Stephanie

  20. Pam and Family – my prayers – if you described fun then you will talk about Stush – from early morning breakfast at Mario’s and playing football at the state pen he was always having fun and his laugh – no words will make this any easier but let his friends surround you and your family and I know Stush will be smiling as always – Dave Budney Tarpon Springs Fl

  21. I am so sorry for your loss! Stush was a great man and I will miss him. My prayers go out to your family. I pray that the comforting and healing hands of the Holy Spirit rest upon you all.

  22. Pam, Zach, Tara and family,

    Stush was a great guy, you are all in our thoughts and have our sympathy over his sudden passing. Many of my memories of him are from the Dickson Street days along with some more recent; same good guy through and through. May the good memories you have of Stush help you through this very difficult time.

    Pat Heiserman

  23. To the family. I didn’t know Stanley, but as a friend of many of the folks at the Sportscourt, I know he is grea

  24. Zach and family,

    Jess and I am so sorry for your loss. I remember the many great times we shares in Myrtle Beach.

    Thoughts and prayers,

    Andre and Jessica Barnabei

  25. Stush was a great guy to coach and work with…i will always remember his jokes about 4 1/2! big heart and bigger smile.

  26. Pam, Zachary, and Tara,

    We are so sorry to hear of Stush,s passing. he was always a lot of fun and so glad we got to know you all.God Bless you,

    Mike, Jenn, Chris and Amy Alvaro

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