stella wolfe
Stella Wolfe, 96, of Weirton, WV, died Sunday, March 19, 2017, at the Weirton Geriatric Center. Born January 9, 1921, in Bradley, OH, she was a daughter of the late Alex and Mary (Baca) Chuma. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Peter Wolfe, Jr., on May 1, 2004; brothers, Alex Chuma, Jr. and Nick Chuma; sisters, Mary Dishauzi, Anna Andochick and Sophia Pryor. Stella is remembered by her family as a loving mother and grandmother. She was a hard worker, loved to cook, and enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren. They were her pride and joy. She and her husband owned and operated the Grand Caf on Main Street. She loved her church, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and was a member of the Ladies Altar Society. She was also a member of Three Score Seniors Club, and the Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary. She is survived by her two daughters Madeline (Don) Hennon of Sewickley, PA, and Patti (Rick) Barnabei of Weirton; seven grandchildren Kim (Glenn) Puntil, Donald (Julie), Robert (Joann), Scott (Janet) Hennon, Brian (Jennifer) Barnabei, Beth (Pete) Kohelis, and Marcy (Casey) Hendrickson; five great grandchildren, Megan, Kathryn, Daniel, Ruby and Finley Hennon. Visitation will be 5-8 PM Wednesday at Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Additional visitation will be 10 am until the time of funeral services at 11 AM Thursday at Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church, 608 Colliers Way, Weirton. The Very Reverend Fr. Paul Suda will preside. Interment will follow at Saint Nicholas Orthodox Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church Memorial Fund or to Saint Jude's Research Hospital. Stella's family would like to thank the staff of the Weirton Geriatric Center and the Serra Village Grace Cottage for all their love and care they provided during her stay.

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  1. Patti and Rick, my deepest sympathy for the passing of your mother and mother-in-law. I remember her well.

  2. Our deepest sympathy to Patti and the family on the loss of your mother. How great to know she is with God in heaven. This is consolation enough but prayers will be said for those left to wait. God Bless All

  3. Patti and family: We are so sorry to hear of your recent loss. We will keep you in our prayers and may God help you and your family in this time of pain.

  4. Dear Patti & Rick & Family, we give our heartfelt sympathy to you. We couldn’t have asked for any better neighbors than your Mom & Dad. We will pray for you and your family. Our love, Patti & Dale Visyak

  5. Patti & Madeline; our deepest sympathy for your loss. Your mother was was a sweet heart. I will always remember her with great fondness. It was always a pleasure to be a guest in the Wolfe house.The Clark’s & Herkle’s always valued the family connection with your mom , dad and grandparents. May your mother REST IN Peace !

  6. Patti and family: Kathy and I are sorry to hear of your recent loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

  7. Patti, so sorry to hear of your loss. May sweet memories of your mother bring you comfort during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Party and Madeline I so sorry to learn of Stella’s passing. I took care of Stella at Grace cottage, she was a wonderful storyteller of old weirton and her love Pete. May u be comforted knowing she is with God and back with her husband.

  9. Brian and family – I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your grandmother was such a devoted member of our church community and always had a smile on her face. May her Memory be Eternal.

  10. Madeline,and Patti and families. I am so sorry for your loss. You mom was a great neighbor and a very loving and caring person. She was super special to me and I have missed her for a while now. You were truly blessed to have had her as your mom, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a loving and kind person and I know how much you all will miss her and we will have you all in our prayers as you face this hard time in your life. God bless you all!

  11. I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother on March 19th. I just had surgery yesterday, so I will not be able to make it to the funeral home, and I really wanted to see you and your family. Your parents were special people. I have very fond memories of your Mom and Dad, when I was growing up. My name is Mary Orecchio and I am the daughter of Lefty and Verna Ostroski. I remember going to the Grand CafĂ© with my parents and also visiting you at your parent’s home, where I remember having a wonderful time. Lefty died in 1964, and Verna died in March 1985. My husband Tony died in 2000. We have 3 children, Anthony . Lisa and Michelle. Anthony has 2 children Nathan and Lindsay. I was a registered nurse at Weirton Medical Center and retired in 2009. I still live in Weirton. Again you are in my thoughts and have my deepest sympathies at this difficult time.

  12. Sending our deepest sympathy for your loss. I remember picking up my dad at the bar after he got out of the mill and Pete or Stella offering me a coke. I was commuting to West Liberty and had to hurry back to Weirton and always appreciated that offer! I remember my mom (now 99) and Stella were always in the church kitchen with the other ladies making nut rolls, pierogies, etc.! May all your wonderful memories help get you through the days ahead! Memory Eternal! Chris (Lengyel) Greco and mom Irene Lengyel

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