steve dorich
Steve J. Dorich, 73, of Weirton, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at the Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Born May 21, 1931 in Weirton, he was the son of the late Marion J. and Agnes A. (Rodoevich) Dorich. Steve was also preceded in death by his brother Michael. With 43 years of service, Steve retired from Weirton Steel. Steve graduated from Weir High School in 1950 and served in the US Air Force from 1951 to 1958. He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, K of C Fourth Degree Assembly, Knights of Columbus 3734 and Counselor of Columbian Squires. He was also a member of the Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 and Croation Lodge, Italian Lodge #183, St. Paul Holy Name, St. Paul Cemetery Board and the Financial Committee. Steve served as 6th Ward Councilman for the City of Weirton from 1967 to 1971. In 1995, he was elected to serve as Councilman for Ward 1. He was re-elected in 2003. For eight years, Steve also served on the Weirton Planning Commission. His most enjoyable past-time was being JUICEMAN and Manager for Madonna High School Basketball. Steve’s survivors include his wife Christine (Segamiglio) Dorich of Weirton, whom he married May 7, 1960 at St. Paul Church in Weirton; three daughters, Annette Magnella and her husband Christopher of Austin, TX, Kristen Dorich of Pittsburgh, PA and Annmarie Dorich of Waldorf, MD and two grandchildren, Nicholas and Rocco Magnella both of Austin, TX. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6-9PM and Sunday 1-4PM and 7-9PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. A Prayer Service will be held at 3PM, and the Knights of Columbus will recite the Rosary at 7 PM Sunday. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 10AM on Monday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church with Monsignor Patrick Fryer and Reverend Father Tony Thurston presiding. Entombment will follow at St. Paul Cemetery with Military Services being conducted Memorial contributions may be made to the Steve Dorich Memorial Madonna Basketball Scholarship Fund. Share tributes and memories with his family at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Dear Chris, You and Steve were always my family. Some of my most fun-filled memories are with you at your home, especially at Christmas. I will always remember Steve’s kindness and generosity. He was the best. May he now rest in peace close to God’s warmth. I hope my Mom and Grandpa don’t stay too long at Steve’s house in heaven!! My love, Toni

  2. Chris and family, We’re so sorry to hear about Steve. He certainly was a character. He could always make me laugh. Our prayer for you is that you are able to draw strength from the Lord. He is the great sustainer. He is right there by your side. God Bless You, Chuck and Cindy Oliver

  3. Although we can’t be there for the services, each member of our family is with each of you in thoughts and prayers. Although the miles may separate us today, they cannot separate us from the love and tears we will shed as we think about and pray for each of you as you remember and honor Steve. Love, Woody & Donna & families

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this very difficult time. Annette, our family thinks the world of you, Chris and the boys. Please let us know if we can help you with anything. We are here when you return. God Bless. Dana, Mark , Micah, Keeley, and Kellen Wagner

  5. God is our comfort. Lift your sad eyes to Him, for He dries each tear with a promise for tomorrow. Sharing your loss; praying you find strength.

  6. Kristen, So very sorry for you and your family. Please know that we are here for you, if you need us. love, dee

  7. we are so sorry for your loss. i know there is nothing that can be said that is truely a comfort. But, remember you have friends that care and understand what you are going through. God Bless, Pam, Ron, Avery and Cameron

  8. Dear Kristen and Family, I would like to express my heartfelt sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Elyse, Michael,& Mollie

  9. Dear Chris… Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time…May God bless all of you

  10. Dear Chris and Family, You are in our thought and prayers. We are so sorry for your great loss. God Bless. I miss you.

  11. Mrs Dorich and family, I am very sorry for the loss of Mr Dorich..He was a great man and did whatever he could for me..I’ll always remember how he knew that I liked water after his famous juice before every game and would always have it ready for me, and how he would buy me shoes before every season. But more importantly how he said he wanted to be like my grandpa after mine died. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time…

  12. Our thoughts and prays are with all of you during this difficult time. I know how hard it is to lose your Father! Please know that we are here to help and that we love you!

  13. While it has been a long time since I was privileged to be in Weirton, I extend to you my prayers and sympathy at this time.

  14. Dear Chris and girls: Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Steve will be missed, but his memories live forever through all of you. You are such a beautiful family and I’m privileged to have been given the opportunity to be around such wonderful people as yourselves. Chris, you are truly an inspiration to me and I love you like a second mother. Take care of yourselves and please tell me if you need ANYTHING at all.

  15. My prayers and thoughts are with you kristin and your family. You and your family are loved by many. God Bless, Beth


  17. Dear Ann & family, Our sincere and deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care, Lina Miranda Reyes & Rodolfo

  18. To Annmarie, and the rest of the Dorich Family. I was out was out of town and was so sad to hear the news. My deepest condolences, and my prayers are with you all.

  19. Annette, Chris, Nick & Rocco, We just wanted to let you know that we are thinking about you and send our love and prayers. Let us know if there is anything we can do when you return. Ed, Melanie & Brian England

  20. I only knew Mr. Dorich through his daughter Kristen, but I am confident that he was instrumental in building his daughter’s integrity and confidence! Her admiration and pride in her father was frequently on her lips. It was obviously that way for many reasons! We all send our thoughts and prayers from Shadyside Hospital.

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