Stephanie P. Townsend 89, of Weirton, died May 3, 2002, at the Weirton Geriatric Center. She was born August 18, 1912, in Charleroi, Pa., the daughter of the late Stefan and Paulina Vajci Kostolansky. Her husband, Carl Townsend; a son, Harry Townsend; her daughter in law, Janice Burkey Townsend; two brothers, John and Joseph “Corky” Kostolansky, also preceded Stephanie in death. Stephanie was a homemaker, a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America, and St. Paul Christian Mothers. She is survived by two sons, Carl Townsend and his wife Joyce; Donald Townsend and his wife Rita, all of Weirton; her daughter, Polly Meredith and her husband Paul of Oviedo, Fl; a stepson, Boyd Townsend of Mingo Jct., Ohio; two brothers, Steve Kostolansky of Charleroi, Pa., and Paul Kostolansky of Clearwater, Fl; thirteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday, May 6, 2002, from 2-4 and 7-9PM, at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton, where a prayer service will be held at 3:30PM. Funeral services will be10:00 AM Tuesday, at Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. Burial will follow at Chapel Hills Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 140 Walnut St., Weirton, WV 26062 Share tributes with her family at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Sonny, Don, Polly Ann, and families, Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry I cannot be there to console you. She was always so kind to me and i wont forget that. Love, Jerry Hamill

  2. Dear Sonny, Donny and Polly Ann, I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s death. As you know your house was my second home for many years. Steffie was one of the kinest people that I’ve ever known. How I loved having her freshly baked rolls. Your whole family will always share a very special place in my heart. May there be comfort knowing that she is with our Savior now in Heaven. “Harv”

  3. The Townsend Family, We are deeply sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing away. We remember her as being a kind,warm hearted person. We feel your loss. Sincerely Stan & Fran

  4. I’m sorry to about the passing of your mom.. She was a fun lady to know.. You folks will be in my thoughts

  5. Sonny, Our deepest sympathy to you and the family. I shall never forget her. She was such a nice lady. I know my mother also will miss her. Love, Tony and Ruth Licata

  6. Dear Carl, Joyce, and Family, We are so sorry over the loss of your mom. You and yours are in our prayers.

  7. Grandma..You will always be the heart and soul of the Townsend family. All of my childhood memories stem from being at your house for dinners and spending time with our family. I will charish all the memories, family values and morles that you and Grandpa passed on to all of us. You will be missed by many..Please watch over us along side Grandpa, my mom and dad…I miss you all and I pray for the four of you daily…I love you Gram…you mean the world to me… Love, Tina Marie

  8. We were blessed to have such a wonderful woman in our lives. She taught us all about what it means to be a good person and the importance of a loving family. She will be missed but will remain in all of our hearts forever. John Townsend

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