velma endrich
Velma Beatrice Endrich, 96, of Weirton, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in the Inn at Wyngate. Born April 15, 1917, in Bridgeport, CT, she was a daughter of the late William and Ellen Hedine Martin. She was also preceded in death by her husband George A. Endrich in October, 1991; a brother, William "Jim" Martin; a sister, Joan Zaleta and a grandson Patrick. Mrs. Endrich was a homemaker and a former member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Syracuse, NY. She also was a former volunteer at the Community General Hospital, Syracuse, NY. Mrs. Endrich is survived by her sons Dr. Joseph Endrich and his wife Jane of Weirton and Thomas Endrich and his wife Liz of Chippenham, England; daughters Joanne Blaha of New York and Judy Hartigan and her husband Rick of Vale, Arizona; a brother, Kenneth Martin of Seattle, WA; a sister, Jean Brelsford of Charlton, MA; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. Private family funeral services will be held. Interment will be in Florida Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Weirton Medical Center Foundation, 601 Colliers Way, Weirton, WV 26062.

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  1. Dear Dr. Endrich and all of the Endrich family- I am so very, very sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful mother. I was so fortunate to get to know her and I will certainly miss her. Her beautiful smile lit up the room, and she was grace personified, a lovely lady. I met her at The Wyngate as I visited my mother there, she was such a sweetheart. My heartfelt condolences to you all. Kim Rees

  2. Joe, Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our prayers and sympathy are with you and your family. Tony & Ruth Licata

  3. To the Endrich Family You have my sincere sympathies on the loss of your mom. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time. My mom was at Wyngate, and every time I went to see her, your mom would come over to see us both. She even came to the funeral home when my mom passed away last October. She ALWAYS had a BIG smile on her face.She was a dear,sweet lady. GOD BLESS HER !!!

  4. Dr. Endrich and family. I extend my deepest thoughts to you and your family on the passing of your Mother. She had to be a special person to raise a son like you. Miss you dearly and hope for the best.

  5. To the Endrich family: May God give you the strength to move on without her. We’ll keep you all in our prayers. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace, Amen.

  6. To cousins Joanne,Tom,Judy,Dr. Joe,and families,Fred and I were so sorry to learn of Auntie’s passing. She was so very special to us, I will forever miss our correspondence.In our thoughts and prayers. Love Kathie and Fred

  7. Dear Family I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I prayed the rosary every Thursday and she was always faithfully with us other then the days she was not feeling well. She was always dressed so beautifully. I am going to miss her for she was an inspiration for me.She was such an elegant woman with much class.I shall always remember her beautiful smile.

  8. Dear Joanne, Tom, Judy and Joe, I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Velma’s death. She was very special to me, with such a warm smile and loving personality. She, and you, are in my thoughts. Deepest sympathy, Chris

  9. Dear Joe, Jane and your family, May you treasure the memories that your Mom have you & your family, that have enriched the tapestry of your lives. I will keep you & your family in my prayers. May you embrace the wisdom, talents, gifts, and spiritual guidance that your special Mom, Grandmother and Great Grandmother provided for your family.

  10. Dr Endrich and Jane,

    I am saddened to hear of your moms passing ! She was such a beautiful woman !!! It was a great pleasure getting to know her . My deepest sympathies to all . I will miss her dearly.

    Gina Di Pietrantonio

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