Theresa Dorich, of Weirton, a pillar of Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020, at the residence of her daughter, Juliana Halsey. She was 84. Theresa was born on October 31, 1935, in Weirton, the firstborn daughter of four to William and Julia Szymanek Sobieraj. She was a graduate of Steubenville Catholic Central. She worked outside her home as a dental assistant with Dr. Louis Anetakis and a medical assistant with Dr. Timothy Brown. Theresa nourished her faith at Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, where she was a member of the choir, the women's guild. She also spent countless hours preparing meals for the parishioners, picnics, repast meals, and Lenten Fish Fries. She will always be remembered as a strong-willed, loving mother and grandmother. In addition to her parents, Theresa was preceded in death by her husband, Michael L. Dorich, on November 8, 1996; son, Gerald G. Dorich, on February 2, 2015, and son-in-law Michael Fox, on January 26, 2020. She will be remembered with love by her two sons, Thomas G. (Norma) Dorich, Louis R. (Jeanie) Dorich; daughters, Michalene Fox, and Juliana (Michael) Halsey, sisters, Bernice Bradley, Frances Smalley, and Mary (Donnie) Rice; her eight grandchildren, Jennifer Dorich, Amanda (Daniel) McEwen, Katherine Dorich, Jason (Megan) Fox, Brittany Dorich, Michael (April) Dorich, Briana Halsey (Daniel Waltersdorf) and Georgiana Halsey; ten great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A private family-only Liturgy of the Word Service will be held Noon on Friday, at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV, with entombment to follow in St. Paul Mausoleum. Rev. Fr. Tony Thurston will preside. Please view a live stream of the service on the Greco Hertnick Facebook page. Please visit to share a video or written message or send a hug from home. When permission is granted by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Theresa at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 200 Preston Ave., Weirton, WV, 26062, or to Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital. 304 748 3219

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  1. We are all so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and we will remember all the times in the kitchen with her. You are all in our prayers. Padraic Sikora and Family Mary Ann Henderson

  2. It was a privilege to know and work with Mrs. Dorich during my time in residence at the Franciscan House. May her memory be Eternal and she be rewarded for the life she lived. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  3. To the Dorich Family: I was so very saddened to see the obituary of your mother posted. Your mom was truly a pillar of SHM and a tremendous woman to me personally over the years, for which I will remain grateful as long as I live. An old Slavic belief is that if someone dies during the Easter Season, they go directly to Heaven in the Resurrection Season. Your mother would be there Easter Season or not, I as m sure! You have my deepest and heartfelt sympathy. My prayerful support is offered as you geieve your loss. Lovingly, Stan Tuchalski – Kissimmee, FL

  4. To one of the hardest working woman I had ever known .It the pleasure of having you for my mother n law. You was so giving and kind to everyone you met. You will be missed very much I love you and may you Rest In Peace.

  5. Dear Michalene and families – I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I pray the Lord gives you strength. Susie (Long) Nolan – class of ’72

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