stella maceyak
Stella Maceyak, 86, of Weirton died Friday April 24, 2009, at the Weirton Geriatric Center. Stella was born on January 11, 1923, at Steubenville, OH, a daughter of the late Mele and Mildred Babich Gvozdich. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel and Michael Gvozdich; and two sisters, Anne Dadasovich and Dorothy Dragisich. Stella retired as the owner and operator of the V.I.P. Club in Weirton. She was a member of the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, and the Christian Mothers. Stella is survived by her husband, John Frank Maceyak, whom she married in January of 1942; her two daughters, Janet Lee (John David) Lynch of Morgantown, WV, and Karen Sue (Bruce) Darney of Lewisberry, PA ; a brother, Nick Gvozdich of California; four grandchildren, Lori Lynch, Dr. J. David Lynch, Colin Darney, and Page Darney; five great grandchildren. Visitation will be 1-3 & 6-8 PM Sunday and 9 AM until 9:30 AM Monday 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. Entombment will follow at the Saint Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church or to the Teddi and Justin Licker Memorial Fund. Share tributes and memories at

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  1. Family of Stella, I am sorry to hear of the passing of Stella. She was my baby sitter for myself and was always a joy when I went to VIP club. It was the nicest club in Weirton. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you Sincerely, Jerry Hamill (Coach Hamills youngest)

  2. John and girls, I’m sorry to hear of Stella’s passing. We go back to the days of the D&M. She was a beautiful lady and a very good business lady. Always a lady. My deepest sympathy.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear about Stella’s passing. I just went to see her a couple weeks ago. I never dreamt that this would happen, especially to someone like her. She lived a great life & is truely a model of Christ. May she be there to greet us at the gate. RIP Stella, you will be missed. Please continue to be our angel. Love u! Thank u for all the advice. ~ Love Kristen

  4. John and family, you have my deepest sympathy on Stella’s passing. I have very fond memeroies of all the help that Stella provided me. I will always remember her. Nickie

  5. Dear John and Girls: My very deepest sympathies in the loss of Stella. I had the pleasure of meeting Stella when I worked for Mr. Koumarous and she was a wonderful person who I always enjoyed seeing and talking to. After selling the VIP, I only saw the two of you twice a year at tax time and that we always picked up exactly where we had left off the previous year. I truly missed seeing Stella this year and catching up with her. Keep the memory of Stella alive in your heart always and she will live forever. I will truly miss her. May God offer you peace at this difficult time. Love, Michelle

  6. To the family of Stella Maceyak. On behalf of the Bereavement Ministry of Saint Joseph The Worker Roman Catholic Church, your parish family extends their deepest sympathy to each of you. Stella, in loving memory, will be enrolled in the church’s memorial fund. Many blessings-Bereavement Ministry Saint Joseph the Worker Christian Mothers

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