Stephen Pete Rzepka
June 26, 1933 ~ July 10, 2019
Stephen Pete Rzepka, 86 of Weirton passed away Wednesday July 10, 2019 at Acuity Specialty Hospital, Weirton. Born June 26, 1933 in Domaradz, Poland, he was a son of the late John and Amelia Goszytla Rzepka. He was also preceded in death by brother Joseph Rzepka, sister Jeannette Granchay and nephew John Granchay.
Stephen retired after 42 years of service at Weirton Steel. He proudly served in the United States Army. He was the first foreign born master mason in New Cumberland. He enjoyed Pittsburgh and WVU sports and spending time with his family.
He was a member of Point Pleasant United Methodist Church in New Cumberland and he also attended Paris Presbyterian Church.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Jacquelyn “Joyce” Bainbridge Rzepka; son John William (Sharon) Rzepka of Weirton; daughter Delia (John) Egan of Weirton; grandchildren Kara (Dean) Channels, Emily Egan, Stephanie (Michael) Egan-Schantz, Lynette (Brian) Williams, Meshell Masters and nine great-grandchildren.
Per Stephens request there will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Lodge AF & AM #22 or to the American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton.
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Joyce, Dee, Billy and family: I am so terribly sad for your loss. Steve was a gentle, loving, kind man. I never heard him say a harsh word and I know he was loved and thought so highly of by everyone in the Bainbridge family. Hold on to your wonderful memories of a man who lived for his family and worked hard to provide all he could. He loved you all so very much. I don’t know for sure what happens when we leave this earth but I pray one day we can all gather once more for a big Bainbridge celebration with all those who went before us and are patiently waiting. Much love to all of you and prayers for comfort in this difficult time. Kathy (Bainbridge) Kyer
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Stephen Pete Rzepka, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Stephen Pete Rzepka, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
Dear, Joyce and family, Steve was a joyful and kind friend, neighbor, Sunday school classmate and brother in faith. We are saddened by his earthly death but know he lives forever with Christ. Our prayers are with you. Love, Susan and Grant