steven budney
Loving father, husband and son, Steven Michael Budney, 33, of Weirton, passed away Friday, February 24, 2012 in the Weirton Medical Center. Born January 24, 1979 in Weirton, he was the son of David Budney of Tarpon Springs, FL and Betty Link Kelly of Toronto, OH. Steven worked as an operator for AZZ, Inc. in Benwood, WV. He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. His favorite pastime was spending time with "his girls", who he unconditionally and irrevocably loved and supported with every fiber of his being. In addition to his parents, Steven is survived by his loving wife Schanda Budash Budney whom he married October 15, 2004; daughter Ava Jane Budney, who he reffered to his "Minnie- Me" both of Weirton; step-father David Kelly of Toronto, OH; maternal grandmother Betty Link of New Manchester, WV; brothers David Budney, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL and James Budney of East Liverpool, OH; step-brother Nathan Kelly of Columbus, OH and step-sister Nicole Jones of Columbus, OH. Visitation will be held Monday from 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10AM Tuesday, at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church with Reverend Father Larry Dorsch officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Ava J. Budney Education Fund C/O Sue Shank Wesbanco 3265 Main Street Weirton, WV 26062

Memories Timeline


  1. Schanda and Ava Jane- my heart is breaking for you. I wish I could there to help ease your pain during this most difficult time. Praying for God’s angels to surround and comfort you both and to help you make sense of this loss. May God bless and keep you in his loving care. Love and miss you!

  2. David Sr. and family. I am so very sorry for the loss of your son Steven. God will guide you each step of the way. Trust in Him.

  3. David Sr and family i would like to extend my condolences and tell you that i am sorry to hear of your loss will keep you in my prayers

  4. There are no words for the hurt I feel inside. I have so many memories that I’ll hold close to my heart. I’m proud to know you and blessed to have had the time I had w you. I’ll never forget you, you were an amazing friend and a great man. I’m gonna miss you, i just cant believe this is real, ugh. You were always there to talk to, and I’m grateful for the many years of friendship. Rest easy super Steve…xoxo Love Muff Dogg

  5. Schanda, my heart breaks for you and beautiful Ava, i wish I could say or do something, anything to help ease the pain. Please know I’m here anytime of anyday for you and Ava both. My heart goes out to both of you and my prayers will always be w you Xoxoxo Muff

  6. Schanda and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We have known Steven’s Aunt Sue (Tish) since high school. Our Grandson, Ethan attends school with Ava. What a precious little girl. Please accept our sympathy and prayers for your entire family. Mark and Barbara Trushel (Taelor’s Grandparents.)

  7. Shaunda and Ava Our hearts ache for both of you. This is so tragic. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. With love and prayers, The Rauch Family – Chris, Laura, Cameron, Brayden, and Peyton

  8. Schanda and Ava and David, God bless you and I am sure Steven will enjoy his time with God. We are so very sad to lose a fine young man. God be with his family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and your entire family. We wish you strength at this time, and faith to go forward to take care of “his girls”…. Our heart breaks for you all.

  10. David and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our prayers at this most difficult time of sorrow. Jim and Nancy

  11. Schanda and Ava: I went to school with Steven’s proud father David. We had just connected about a month ago after more than forty-five years. Still, in the spattering of conversations we’ve had, he bragged about Steven, his wonderful family and how you brought meaning to his life. Please accept my condolences for your loss. As I am tapping these words, I am sending you love and warm wishes that you can heal from this tragedy. I know David and the rest of your friends and family will be there helping you along the way. Much love, Kitty Melville

  12. David, So very sorry for your loss. Losing a child is such an incomprehensible tragedy. Your inner strength and faith have been stretched to the limits this month. Take comfort in knowing Steven is with your mom & dad. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. God Bless, Brenda L. Morris

  13. David, Schanda and Ava i offer my deepest sympathies to you all. David, although you have been through much pain, keep the Lord by your side and in your heart. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. to the budney family, I went to school with steve at christian school he was a great guy.there was no other like steve. we all hang out back in the day at my house steve,the colemans,terry & I. THEY WAS FUN TIMES & WE ENJOYED THEM.well,i hadnt talked to steve for a long while till about a yr ago & we talked on facebook. LOVE & PRAYERS, Sunny D.Curtis

  15. well here is the rest of mine. when we talked he talked about his wife & little girl. when i heard and seen it on facebook i was so shocked & its hard to beleive oh. i never met his wife or little girl but knew from just talking to him a little bit here & there on facebook that he was glad to have them oh. he was happy & loved them very much. THERE IS NEVER ANYTHING U CAN SAY TO HELP EASE THE PAIN RIGHT NOW. i just want to say I AM THINKING & PRAYING FOR U GUYS. STEVE WILL BE MISSED BADLY NOT ONLY BY HIS FAMILY BUT BY HIS CLOSE FRIENDS AS WELL.I feel real sorry for his little girl & wife especially now.Well,I am glad I got to know & hang out with Steve back when we was in school.REST IN PEACE STEVE.We all will see u again one day. LOVE & THOUGHTS, SUNNY D. CURTIS

  16. there are no words to say in times like this.So prayers are with you Dave you have had a tough time but know God is with you and your family.

  17. Our sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Steve. It was a priveledge and an honor having Steve part of our family at AZZ Galvanizing in Benwood. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult of times.

  18. Betty, I just wanted to say how sorry I am for the lost of your son. I remeber you and I talking about our child together many times in the mill. I too lost my daughter to cancer Dec 7, 2010. I pray you cling to your faith and let the God of your understanding help you. Becauseit seems from experience nothing else can. Praying for you and the rest of your family. Love JoAnn

  19. Betty, I just wanted to say how sorry I am for the lost of your son. I remeber you and I talking about our child together many times in the mill. I too lost my daughter to cancer Dec 7, 2010. I pray you cling to your faith and let the God of your understanding help you. Becauseit seems from experience nothing else can. Praying for you and the rest of your family. Love JoAnn

  20. Steve was one of the greatest men my husband and I know and we are deeply saddened by his passing. He was our best friend and not a day goes by that we will miss Greatly. If anyone from the family needs anything please let jimmy and I know. Rest in peace Steve we love you Love, Jimmy, Nicole an Aiden

  21. Schanda and Ava- We are so sorry we are unable to be with you during this difficult time. Please know we love you both and send our deepest sympathy. Love, Heather, Erin, Lance and Lillian

  22. Shaundra and family, I am your cousin that you never met. I am deeply saddened by the news of your husband’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers as is your entire family. We are so sorry for your loss and if there is some way that I can help please let me know. I would be there but am suffering from an abscessed tooth and am on bedrest until Friday. God be with you and your family and give you comfort and peace. Love Mary and George Velegol

  23. Schanda…Ava…Aunt Jane, I’m so sorry for your loss. No one should lose a son, or a husband or father so young. I remember sneaking out and swimming at Gram’s with Steve..he helped teach me to swim there. We didn’t talk much the last few years or see each other, but I still loved him very much. He was a great cousin.

  24. Dear David, Schanda and Ava, To David, I truly believe there’s no greater loss than your own child, To Schanda and Ava, you’ve lost your husband and daddy way too soon. We send our deepest sympathy and sincere prayers to you all as you grieve. I pray that you have many wonderful memories that will always comfort you. Be strong, many people grieve with you and for you. With love and friendship, Mike and Janice Petrovich Memories Eternal ~~~

  25. Rest in peace, Steve. The news of your passing is devastating… the life of a wonderful person cut way too short. I will always remember you.

  26. I didn’t know Steven, but my heart goes out to his family. He passed away too young and I am sure he will be so badly missed. God be with all of you.

  27. We our so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Ken and Linda Kopras

  28. Schanda and Ava — May you sense the Lord’s comfort during this difficult time. I’m so very sorry for your loss. You’ll be in our prayers.

  29. So thankful for our many years of friendship and for the times we all shared together. I know many people will miss you. Prayers for your daughter and wife.

  30. Schanda I just came across this information and my heart breaks for you. I am not even sure what happened but I just wanted you to know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. If you ever need anything let me know. Thinking of you. Jen

  31. Schanda i just found out and though i dont know the details i want you to know you and ava and the rest of your family are in our prayers. Such a sad reason to get ahold of you…so so sorry.

  32. I taught Steve when he was a student at Mercy Baptist Academy. He made me laugh every single day. He was a good man and I know he will be sorely missed by all who love him.

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