thomas kazienko
Thomas Edward Kazienko, 63, of Weirton died Saturday April 23, 2011, at the UPMC Montefiore Hospital, in Pittsburgh, PA. Born September 20, 1947, in Steubenville, OH, Tom was the son of the late Walter E. and Mary Platko Kazienko. Tom served his country during the Vietnam War, in the United States Navy. He retired as a production foreman on the number 9 tandem mill of Weirton Steel. After his retirement he worked part time with Sherwin Williams in Weirton. He was a member of the BPOE 1801, and the VFW 2716. He enjoyed golfing and bowling, but nothing compared to spending time with his beloved grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, and best friend, Roberta Solomon Kazienko, whom he married on April 20, 1969; his son, Dr. Brian Kazienko, and his wife Dani Karpinski Kazienko; his beloved grandchildren, Nate and Katarina Kazienko; and a sister, Patricia Straka. Visitation will be 5 PM until time of funeral services at 8 PM Monday, at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton. Associate Pastor of the Family of God Christian Center, George Gerbo will preside. Interment will be Tuesday in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, with US Navy Funeral Honors. Memorial contributions may be made online to the Navy Seal Foundation at Share tributes and memories at

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  1. Dear Roberta, So very sorry to hear of the loss of your best friend and husband,Tom. We remember how he loved his grandkids. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Pat and Bill Austin

  2. Dear Roberta & Brian and family, We send our deepest sympathy for your loss. I can always remember seeing a smile on Tom’s face, he was a very pleasant guy. Keeping you in our thoughts & prayers.

  3. Roberta and Family – my prayers for your loss and a special friend a special prayer – RIP in peace until we can play one more round

  4. Dear Roberta, My sincerest condolences at this sad time. I have many wonderful memories of both you and Tom from our days in the Weir High Band. Your beautiful grandchildren will give you much comfort as you go forward. May you have peace in your heart knowing that. Love, Karen

  5. Roberta and famialy,My prayers are with you at this time of grief.There will be one empty chair now. Hold on to those grand children Tom was so proud of they will help ease your pain.

  6. Roberta, I am sorry to hear about Tom’s passing away. Please know that I am praying for you and your family. May God be with you during this difficult time. Ruthis

  7. Roberta, We are so sorry for your loss. Every day I would look to see if Tom was on the porch in the morning and in the evening we would joke around, talk about the grandkids, the day he would always be there. He was an icon on Cloma Circle! We all loved him.

  8. Bozie: So very sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. It seems like yesterday that Fazi — cutting my hair in the Heart of Town — jokingly said to my mom, “Did you hear? That girl got married. Why’d she go and do that?” I guess it would take 42 years to answer that question. All my love, and very deepest sympathy, Kell

  9. Roberta, My deepest sympathies to you and your family in your loss. I was in the class of ’65 with Tom. We had several classes together. I remember what a cute couple that you were. I know that you will miss him. I will keep you in my prayers.


  11. Roberta and the Kazienko Family, I was shocked to read of Tom’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. May God comfort you at this sad time.

  12. Bozie and Brian….. My deepest sympathy goes out to you both. I know Tom was very special in your lives. There are too many good memories to mention. I still will never forget that he was the one who got me hired at Sherwin Williams when i needed a job. May God be with the whole family today and in the days ahead.

  13. May you rest in peace, Tom. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. So sorry for your enormous loss…..bless you all. Always look into your heart for the memories of love, family, and happiness.

  14. Roberta, I’ve been gone a long time, but I’ve never forgottten growing up with Tom. And, you are remembered in my prayers.

  15. Mrs Kazienko, Im so sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. He was a wonderful man and a joy to work with. Ill miss hearing stories of the grandchildren and talking politics during our swim sessions. God Bless you and your family.

  16. Brian, I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope that in time you can find comfort in memories of your dad that will help fulfill the void of not having him here physically. I admire and thank him for serving our country.

  17. Bozie, Brian and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Know that your family will be in my thoughts and prayers! Love you guys! -Shelley and Greg Robinson

  18. Roberta, Patty and family… Please accept our deepest condolences on Tom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most diffcult time. “To live in hearts we leave behind, Is not to die.” Romona Kazienko Family (Frank)

  19. I was sorry to read this. I remember Tom from all the way back in jr. high & of course, band. He was so much fun & a nice guy as well. Roberta, you’re in my thoughts & prayers.

  20. Tom and I worked together in Process Control in the Tin Mill for quite a few years. Roberta did my Mom’s hair for many years also. My deepest sympathy to your family. God bless you all.

  21. I am sorry to hear of tom’s passing. I only knew him for a short time but enjoyed working with him at sherwin williams. My thoughts and prayers are with Roberta and family.

  22. So very sorry to hear about Tom, he was always frindly and fun to be with and enjoyed being acquinted with him for about 47 years. May good bless him and the family. Sorry we are in Columbus today visiting our grandchild but my thoughts are with Brian and Roberta.

  23. So very sorry to hear about Tom, he was always frindly and fun to be with and enjoyed being acquinted with him for about 47 years. May good bless him and the family. Sorry we are in Columbus today visiting our grandchild but my thoughts are with Brian and Roberta.

  24. Bozie, My condolences to Brian and you. I’ll always remember Tom’s laugh. Your in my prayers.

  25. Our prayers are with you & your family with the passing of Tom. Your memories of him will always be carried in your hearts. We Thank him for serving our country. Love & Prayers, Mike, Olivia, & Jennifer

  26. Roberta, Brian and family~ We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Tom. He was truly Roberta’s best friend as she always shared stories of their adventures together. Hold those wonderful memories close to heart. He will always be with each of you as an angel wrapping his loving arms around you. Praying for each of you for strength to get through this most difficult time. With Love, Susan and Gary Bogarad & family

  27. Dear Roberta and Family, Our sincere sympathy and prayers are with all of you. May you cherish his memories always.

  28. Dear Roberta, Brian, and Family I was very sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. I was not aware that he was having health problems. We live in the same town-been friends since high school and we still do not see each other enough. I was out of town during the showing, but I extend my deepest sympathy to all of you. May God’s grace comfort you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim & Jackie Brandolino

  29. I always remember Tom with a big smile on his face when we would talk. He was ALWAYS so interested in “what I was up to.” I loved telling him all my stories because I knew he loved hearing them. Will miss him alot! Sincerely, Darla

  30. Dear Roberta & Family, We’re so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Another reminder of just how precious and short life really is. Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers for you all as you grieve….many people grieve with you. Sincerely, Mike and Janice

  31. We spent time together eating those lamb sandwiches at the bar. Bozie, Brian my condolences. He was very proud of you Brian and loved those grandkids. He was a good diver. And told some interesting stories about Nam. One in particular he chuckled all the way through. God Bless you are in my prayers. The cuz and his family.

  32. Boji, So so sorry to hear about your Tom. My prayers are with you. I know you will be okay. Love, Paula

  33. Roberta, my mom and I were so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing.I know you were both enjoying your grandkids and the many rounds of golf I’m sure you played together. I know he must have been so proud of Brian! You were always so supportive of us, especially my mom after my dad passed away. we really appreciated that. Wish we were closer to return the favor. Keep your husband close to your heart with all your wonderful memories. Hugs and prayers to you and also to Brian! Love, Michelle and Claryce Sullivan

  34. Roberta, We were sadden to read about Tom, both Bob and I said what a wonderful and genuine golf fan of the Woodview Ladies Golf Scrambles. I know that you life will never be the same again but he would want you to stay strong. Will be keeping you in our prayers, sorry, that I was not able to attend the services. Theresa and Bob Stotler

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