Stratis Steve Atsalis, 97, of Weirton, was received into the loving arms of his Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, in Daytona Beach, FL. He was born November 2, 1925, in Pittsburgh, PA, a son of the late John and Catherine Baron Atsalis. On July 15, 2019, Steve lost the love of his life, his wife, Norma Letitia Germano Atsalis. His brother, William Atsalis, also preceded him in death.
Throughout his lifetime, it has been said that Steve never met a stranger. He enjoyed conversing with friends of all ages and sharing his interests in the arts and his love of all music genres, from Classical to Blues and Jazz, and even Rock. With a quest for knowledge, Steve earned his B.S. Degree in Accounting from the College of Steubenville’s first graduating class. He also had an affinity for history and was able to recite events, dates, and people with precise clarity and accuracy. Being an avid Arts and Culture aficionado, Steve was a student of World and American History, as well as Classic and Contemporary Literature. He was a statistician with a special fondness for the WHS Red Riders and the Pittsburgh Steelers and could recite, in detail, scores from the inceptions of these teams. But most of all, Steve loved and adored his family.
At a young age, Steve worked in his father’s restaurant before proudly serving his country in the United States Navy until his Honorable Discharge in 1946, Steve was awarded an American Theater Ribbon and a Victory Medal for his valor. Returning to the area after his tour of duty with the Navy, Steve and Norma were married on August 22, 1953, and soon began their family together in Weirton. After over 30 years of faithful service, Steve retired from the Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Accounting Department. and relished his time with his family and his hobbies.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Linda Aurora Milbrath of New Smyrna Beach, FL, and Steven J. Atsalis, Esq. of San Antonio, TX, and granddaughters, Alexandra Milbrath of New York City and Adriana Milbrath of Hollywood, CA.
Friends and family are invited to join and celebrate Steve’s life on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at 12:00 pm at the St. Paul Cemetery. Pastor Rachel Swihart will officiate, and Military Honors will be conducted by the United States Navy and the American Legion Honor Guard.
Entombment will follow in St. Paul Cemetery Mausoleum.
Memorial donations may be made to either the American Legion Post 10, Attention Honor Guard, 3140 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton, WV 26062, or online to the Disabled American Veterans, www.dav.org
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