Tonia Ranee Garan, 51, of Weirton passed away November 27, 2013, at her home. Born on November 1, 1962 in Steubenville, OH, Tonia was a daughter of Thomas Andreozzi, Sr. and the late Mildred Benzo Andreozzi, who passed away on December 5, 1979. Always known for her big heart, Tonia took care of her family when her mother passed away when Tonia was 17 years old. When she later got married her homemaker skills carried over, taking care of her husband and her two sons. She was an excellent cook, and her secret recipe for sauce, may never be duplicated. She enjoyed sports, attending her son's soccer matches and Pittsburgh Penguin games. Family vacations, to Ocean City MD, and movie nights, with her boys, were among her favorite past times. Her employment included jobs with Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Mario's Italian Restaurant, and Marland Heights Deli. She was a member of Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church, former member of Brooke High School Soccer Boosters, and the Past President of Lauretta B. Millsop Primary School PTA. She is survived by her father, Thomas Anderozzi, Sr. and his wife Kathy of Follansbee, WV; Her two sons, Alex Garan of Weirton, WV and Mark Garan of Morgantown, WV; her former husband, Bobby Garan of Weirton, WV; and her brother, Thomas Andreozzi, Jr. of Follansbee; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Visitation will be 1-3 and 6-8 PM Thursday on Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street, Weirton where funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

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  1. Tonia was only in my life for a brief time but I will cherish those memories always. We had big plans for the future of our kids, but life happens and dreams don’t always come true. I’ll miss you Tonia, especially on Christmas Eve. You were always a wonderful host! You raised two wonderful boys and I hope the best for both of them. Rest in peace until we meet again.

  2. I didn’t know your Mom, but she and all of you, her family and friends, have been in my thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace. With my deepest sympathy, Tammy Lewis

  3. To the Garan and Andreozzi Families,

    I am so sorry for the loss of Tonia. I have known the Garan Family and Andreozzi Family for many years. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers in this time if sadness and dark times!!!

    To Bob and Sons I send thoughts and prayers for you to be given strength and peace in this time of need!!!

  4. To Tom, Kathy and Family

    Our deepest sympathy to you during this time of sorrow.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and for the soul of Tonia. God bless all of you.

  5. Tom and Kathy;

    We wish we knew what words to convey to help heal your pain and sorrow.

    Keeping you close in thoughts and prayers.


    Kenny & Cookie

  6. May the Peace of Jesus be with you at this time. Although I never knew you, You had to be a wonderful Mom as I see the values of your son Mark.. As you look upon them now from heaven–give them the peace & comfort they need at this hour..God Bless each of you.

  7. Praying for the comfort of Mark and his family at this time. May you find peace and cherish the love and memories you shared with your mom. Remember that your work family is here for you always. Love, Lindsay

  8. Tom & family You are all in our thoughts & prayers May you find peace & comfort in our Lord Jesus Christ.

  9. Dear Andreozzi and Garan Families,

    My deepest and sincerest sympathies to you. Tonia and I were in my sister’s (Monica) wedding together and I enjoyed her immensely. Peace and love to all family members.

  10. Cousin, Even though I haven’t seen Tonia for years, I do remember my babysitting days with her for I was still a baby myself! Life is never fair or works out the way we think it should. My prayers are for Tonia’s soul and for peace in your heart! There is a heaven and she is now with her mother and grandmother! We will all be together again one day! All my love!! Paula Andreozzi

  11. Mark, Alex, Family…

    When I lost my grandfather, I was devastated… But someone said to me something I will never forget: “The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God.”

    Just know that you are all very loved and very special people. Keep your heads up and hearts strong.


    -Kelly (Galloway) Goonan & Family

  12. This truly saddens me, Tonia & I go back a lot of years. I got to see her at my reunion a fe years back and i it felt great to see her. Love and Prayers to the family. I hope you RIP, my friend, Eileen

  13. My thoughts and prayers have been with your wonderful family. I remember her well. Words are simply inadequate…I’m so very sorry for your loss.

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